Kotturpuram Anna Centenary Library: Address, Map, Directions

Kotturpuram Anna Centenary Library is now open to public. It is supposed to be second largest library in the country.

Cost: 172 Crores

Inaugurated by: Chief Minister of TamilNadu Karunanithi

Date of opening of Library: September 15,2010

Total floors: Nine floors including Ground Floor

The library will have the following in each Floor:

Ground Floor: Two conference halls and Braille and ATlking books section

First Floor: Comfort reading hall and exclusive Children section!

Second Floor: Tamil Books

Third Floor: English Books

Fourth Floor: Books on Dravidian Languages Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada

Fifth Floor: Back issues of Newspapers and periodicals

Sixth Floor: Government Documents

Seventh Floor: Book Collections from donors and audio visual section

Eighth Floor: Rare books, preservation unit, photo and digital libraries. Store and food court are also planned.

Auditorium Capacity: 1200

Amphitheater capacity: 800


Anna Centenary Library‎
Surya Nagar, Kotturpuram
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
PIN: 600085
Map Location:

Driving Directions Route from Madhya Kailash, Adayar:

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  • Chandrakant J

    I am from Surat. how can i reach the anna library from chennai central ? Pl. guide me.

  • Manikandan S

    i want to read books from anna centenary library in online.
    so pls send the online address for ACL

  • nitin

    sir please inform me about anna library kotturpuram web site or books list.


  • Santharaj

    We have a study centre were around thirty children come for free tuition from 6pm to 8pm. Most of them study in the chennai schools at Koyembedu. We want to bring these children and show this library for them especially the children’s section.
    Whom should we contact and when should we bring them? May be some saturday when the school is having leave they can be brought for a visit. Kindly let us know so that we can make it possible.
    I visited the library in Nov 2010. People incharge informed that the entire library will become fuctional by Pongal 2011. Hope it is totally functioning now.
    Thank you
    Yours cordially


    Did that other countries book is there in this library ? like foreign author?


    i am from mumbai, how can i reach the anna library from chennai railway station.

  • geethajayaraman

    Please tell me today is library is holiday or workingday

  • Gita

    Reading books is a very good habit and lot of us want to
    inculcate the habit in our kids. In Chennai Kotturpuram, our Government has
    opened this 9 story

    and a floor exclusively for the kids. I took my 3 year old Daughter on Saturday
    and she really enjoyed reading the books. There was so much of variety. I was
    so excited by it and wanted to share with our folks, so that this Summer it
    might help your kids to spend some time in a positive way.

    The Kids section is for kids below the age of 14. Only one
    parent can accompany the kid. The timings are 10am to 8 pm (approximately).
    There are no charges for using the facility. The AC was kept at an optimum
    temperature, the place was clean and there were lot of people helping you to
    select the books.

  • Kavithaigaya

    i want the bus route from central to reach the anna centenary library

  • Kavithaigaya

    i want the bus route from central to reach the anna centenary library

    • http://www.krishnamoorthy.in krishnamoorthy

      Bus numbers: 5C or 18B. Approx 1 hour journey

      More details:


  • Ajeethasms

    i wanna membership in this 2nd largest library in the country.  Am very interesting to join in this library.

  • Ajeethasms

    HY! FRIENDS, can u help me ? how to join a membership in this library? 

    • Arul Nambi

      Today i visited, they are yet to start the membership…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002702395917 Sharan Rangarajan

    phone number

  • raju raju

    Save Anna Centenary Library by signature campaign, http://2bnamed.blogspot.com/2011/11/save-anna-centenary-library-support.html

  • arul

    very nice set up,every one should visit. Atleast take their children.

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    sir please inform me about anna library kotturpuram web site or books list. tnks G,DHANARAJ