The Anna Centenary Library, at Kotturpuram in the Chennai city, is set to become a treasure trove for book lovers and research scholars. The eight-storied complex, which is scheduled to be completed soon, will house about 12 lakh books, e-journals and e-books on a wide variety of subjects.
A separate floor had been planned for Tamil language, for which a hunt had been launched to collect rare manuscripts. The fourth floor had been dedicated to Dravidian and other Indian languages. The library complex, coming up on eight acres of land, will have a capacity of 1,250 people. It will also house a separate auditorium with a capacity to seat 1,280 people and an amphitheatre on the terrace.