Hello bookworms, if in the age of Kindles and e-books, you are looking for a Library in Chandigarh, then we have got you covered. Here is a list of libraries in Chandigarh, that are a treasure trove of books of all genres. Latest top sellers to hidden gems, Fiction, Biographies, Encyclopedias to Mythological Sagas, you can find everything here and take home for some solid reading. So, quit stalling and visit them soon to keep your book-reading habit alive.
British Council Library
At British Council Library you can access books varying from fiction and short stories to life sciences and graphic arts. Apart from the books, journals, CDs/DVDs, and audiobooks you also get unlimited online access to e-journals, academic e-books, newspapers, contemporary magazines, and independent movie streaming. Library Timings : Monday-Saturday (11:00am-7:00pm) , Sunday Closed
An amalgamated concept of both a library and a bookstore, the first entry on our list is one of the most visited and talked about libraries in our state. Located in the plush and posh sectors of Chandigarh, the library houses an ostentatious decor, which surprisingly gives both a homely feel, as well as adds to the sophistication of this highly loved library. Having a collection worth dying for, the place has a wide variety of books ranging from children to fantasy, fiction to romance. Equipped with a trained group of 10 people who share our love for reading and stories, you're bound to be as captivated by the books in the area, as you are with the place. Library Timings : Monday-Saturday (10:00am-7:30pm) , Sunday Closed
Our next stop goes to a Library in Chandigarh Sector 34, whose inception goes way back to 1995. Among the biggest libraries in the state today, the State Library has a whopping area close to around 2500 square feet, evenly distributed among the three floors present in the place. Having a huge collection, the place has books based on romance, drama, action and whatnot, all which can be read in a large reading room. Other than this, the place also has a binding, children and acquisition section. Containing some of the most hep magazines, the trending newspapers and a huge lobby, State Library ticks the list of go-to places for many citizens residing here. Library Timings: 8:00am-10:00pm)
One of the oldest libraries of the city, Central State Library is frequented by adults, children, researchers, scholars and the likes of several other people. Containing both academic and non-academic books, the library also has reference books, blocks, soft toys, recreational games and a lot more. For those with the inability to access the library, meaning people living away from the vicinity of the library, the place also has an online mobile service enabled for faithful readers. Library Timings: Monday – Sunday (8:00am-8:00pm)
By far the oldest library in Chandigarh, the AC Joshi Library in Chandigarh has earned a name for itself way before any of a majority of the libraries had even come up. Having a comfortable environment, an air-conditioned atmosphere and one of the best seating arrangements, you're bound to get cozy while reading in this place. One of the only libraries in Chandigarh that operates 24 by 7, it has a tremendous number of publications including books, dissertations, rare books, government documents, bound volumes of journals, backfiles of newspapers, reports and much more. Library Timings: Monday – Sunday (Open 24 hours)
For all the spiritual readers who find comfort in the solace of books related to religion, this library was practically made for you. Including religions such as Jainism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, Taoism, Sikhism and Confucianism, the library has established a wide readership because of its associated premise and theme. The library also includes some books on Indian folklore, history, biographies of Indian personalities, world wars and on religious and cultural movements, Indian epics, mythological sagas, and biographies that provide valuable insight into the lives of celebrities. Visit it for the ambiance and the wide choice of books. Library Timings: Monday-Friday (8:00am-8:00pm) , Saturday-Sunday (9:00am-6:00pm).
The rich heritage of Panjab was rapidly dwindling and degenerating due to the destructive effects of time, age and human negligence. So with the mission of locating, digitizing, preserving, collecting and making accessible the accumulated wisdom of the Panjab region, Punjab Digital Library started digitization of historical texts in 2003. Manuscripts, books, official records, newspapers, miniatures, murals, periodicals, paintings, pictures, architecture etc are all are being digitized at PDL. To date, PDL has digitized over Eight million pages from different manuscripts, books, newspapers, magazines, photographs, etc. Library Timings: Monday – Saturday (8:00am-4:00 pm), Sunday Closed
These libraries have books belonging to diverse genres and are perfect for people of all ages!!
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