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National Library

Belvedere, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700 027, India
+91 33 2479 1381
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largest public library

the largest public library in India since pre independence India, the whilte facade like most... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Dishaa S
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New Delhi, India
Storehouse of knowledge

Visit the place to feel the vastness of knowledge. Students and scholars go to the Library every... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
s1chakraborty
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Belvedere, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700 027, India
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

the largest public library in India since pre independence India, the whilte facade like most buildings in kolkata has its own charm. rumours are that this place is haunted after dusk.

Thank Dishaa S
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Visit the place to feel the vastness of knowledge. Students and scholars go to the Library every day in search of something extra that is not found elsewhere.

Thank s1chakraborty
Reviewed 14 June 2017

National Library in Kolkata is located on the Belvedere Estate in Alipore, Kolkata, is the largest library in India. It is under the Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism & Culture - Government of India. It is open between 9 am and 8 pm on...More

Thank Arunangshu M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

For a city which loves reading and book lovers are everywhere, this is a place to be. Just go there enjoy the art of reading. One the best and biggest libraries has wonderful collection which can blow your mind off.

Thank riaz79
Reviewed 17 April 2017

this place is easily accessible as it is in the center of Kolkata. almost all the books are available for enthusiasts

Thank Chandra P
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I have heard so much about this library being India's biggest library with books in millions. However, when I visited the library it is not quiet what I expected. But if we talk about the ambience, it is pure bliss to sit, read and relax....More

Thank Sumit A
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Every Indian should know about it. We may get information about different subjects. Very good collection of books are available here.

Thank ndave2017
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Calcutta Public Library was established in 1836. It was not a Government institution. It ran on a proprietary basis. Any subscriber paying Rs 300 at one time or in three instalments was considered a proprietor. Poor students and others were allowed to use the library...More

1  Thank Chef M
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The national library is by far the biggest public library in India by volume of books, journals and other literary collections. If you're looking for some books that ran out of publication or some of the oldest journals in this country or of abroad you're...More

Thank stantp1916
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This is an iconic library with a heritage building and a treasure trove of information with all its collections.

1  Thank Suvarghya
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Response from Sumit A | Reviewed this property |
You should bear a valid Identity card such as Adhaar Card, Drivers License etc. Ask the person at Card issuing counter for membership & he'll ask u to deposit a particular fee followed by a membership card.
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