The first time I visited Anna Centenary Library was in November 2010, was a few months after it was opened. At that time only select floors were functioning.

Today, when I went again all the 7 floors were open and filled with books. I had gone in the morning this time, and I was able to spend nearly half-a-day reading many books. I had taken my son along and he was feeling happy being left to himself and loads of books around.

This place is a treasure to Chennai’ites, I hope Tamil Nadu Government saves it and develops it further in the coming years.

Seven floors of Books Paradise
The book racks were neatly spaced, wide and easy to access
Surprised to find centuries-old records from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Surprised to find centuries-old records from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia