Best libraries in Delhi for all bibliophiles
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Best libraries in Delhi for all bibliophiles

Delhi Public Library provides a plethora of genres and subgenres for you to choose from

Best libraries in Delhi for all bibliophiles

Reading lets you travel to several destinations without moving an inch. Books let you delve into a world unknown and take you to several places, sometimes beautiful, sometimes scary. For all the bibliophiles, there is no better place than a library. There are several public libraries in Delhi with their gates open to welcome all the bibliophiles to explore their enormous collections.

Delhi Public library

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Delhi Public Library provides a plethora of genres and subgenres for you to choose from. They have up to 16 lakhs books, both academic and non-academic, in twenty-eight languages. It has locations in different parts of Delhi, so all Delhiites have easy access to all their favorite books. If you are a Delhi resident, be sure you carry proof of residency with you when you go over there.

Location - H5GV+8XC, H Block Near, Main Market, Sarojini Nagar

Timing- 9 AM to 7 PM

The Central Secretariat Library

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There is a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction at the Central Secretariat Library, which contains dictionaries and encyclopedias as well as several political books and documents. It is the perfect library for those who never stop learning.

Location- 688+4FC, G-Wing, Shastri Bhawan, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, Central Secretariat

Timing- 9 AM to 6:30 PM

The British Council library

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This library provides people with the best British content, with an extensive collection of 85,000 books and 14, 000 eJournals. The library also provides a wide variety of films, e-magazines, and more digital resources, making for a dynamic and dynamic learning environment.

Location- Connaught Place

Timing- 10 AM to 7 PM

The American Library

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This is one of the most famous libraries in Delhi offering a wide range of books. They provide free access to all kinds of research information, as well as offer a membership plan for those who want to use WiFi, borrow books, or attend workshops, readings, movie screenings, and workshops.

Location- American Centre, 24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Near Barakhamba Metro Station

Timing- 10 AM to 5 PM

The Japan Foundation Library


The Japan Foundation Library provides an extensive collection of Japanese literature that has now been recognized as masterpieces of the English language. If you're in Delhi NCR and interested in learning more about Japan and its culture, we recommend a visit to the library.

 Location- 5A, Ring Road, Near Moolchand Metro Station, Vikram Vihar, Lajpat Nagar IV

Timing- 11 AM to 6:30 PM

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Dyal Singh Public Library

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This library is known for having a huge collection of over 40K books covering social sciences, liberal arts, and literature. You can get free access to their collection, or you can choose to become a member if you want to borrow books. They provide access to different magazines, journals, and national newspapers, and they have audio and video equipment if you want to do research in-depth.

Location- 1, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, Mata Sundari Railway Colony, Mandi House

Timing- 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Nehru Memorial Library

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There are plenty of things to learn about Indian history at the Nehru Memorial Library. If you are one of those who crave information about India and its history, then this is the place. In addition to a collection of books and journals on colonial and post-colonial India, there are also more than a few microfilms and photographs available.

Location- Teen Murti Bhavan, Teen Murti Marg

Timing- 9 AM to 5:30 PM