List of 42 Public Library in India | First, Biggest, Largest, Oldest Library in India

Top 42 National and Public Library in India, Discussion Largest, Oldest, Biggest, and First Library in India.

There are very few libraries in India like the National Library, Public Library, some are Commercial Library, Government Library, Medical Library, and University and Educational Institutions Library, etc.

A library is a place where a collection of textual compartments/Books resides. Thus, the library is the place where study material (books, films, magazines, maps, handwritten texts, gramophone records, and other readable material) is stored and the contents are protected.

There is a great need for a library in the village of India so that people of all classes are educated and can increase their knowledge. There is a need to give new dimensions to the people of the village and cities India.

List of National & Public Libraries in India 

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List of Library in India. Below are the names of some prominent libraries' names and their place.

#01. National Library of India, Kolkata, West Bengal

The National Library is the largest and oldest library in India. In order to preserve the splendor and history of any country and the knowledge gained by mankind and the achievements achieved by it, a library is very much needed in the center of the country, which is called the National Library. 

The National The library is a library maintained by the nation and National The library is the central library of any country.
Opened: 1 February 1953
Phone: 03324792968.

Address: Belvedere Road, Block A, Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700027.


National Library Kolkata
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#02. National Science Library

National Science Library is India's central govt owned science library, archive, and repository.
Founder: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
Founded: June 1963 by the Government of India.
Phone: 011 2686 3759
Address: Block A, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi, Delhi 110067

#03. National Medical Library

National Medical Library is a medical library.
Established: 1 April 1966 by the Government of India.
Address: AIIMS, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, 110029

#04. Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Library

Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Library is one of the national libraries of India. Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library a unique repository of more than 21000 Oriental manuscripts and 2.5 lakh printed books.

Established: 29 October 1891
Location: Banks of the Ganga River, Patna, Bihar, India.

#05. Delhi Public Library

Delhi Public Library sponsored by UNESCO and the Government of India. It has 37 branches across the Union Territory of Delhi.
Established on 27 October 1951

#06. Sachchidanand Sinha Library

Sinha library is a public library in Patna, India.

Established: 1924 by Dr. Sachchidananda Sinha, He was the chief justice of Patna High Court.

Address: Dak Bangla chouraha Patna, Bihar 800001. 

#07. Nehru Memorial Museum & Library

Nehru Memorial Museum & Library aims to preserve and reconstruct the history of the Indian independence movement.

Established: 1964. It is located in New Delhi, India.

Nehru Memorial Museum Library Delhi

#08. Mysore University Library

Established: 1918
Location: Mysuru, Karnataka

#09. The Asiatic Society of Mumbai

Established: 1804 by Sir James Mackintosh
Address: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

#10. North Bengal State Library

North Bengal State Library is a Public Type Library and Established on 9 July 1833 & Located at Cooch Behar in North Bengal.

#11. Sayaji Rao Gaekwad Library

The Sayaji Rao Gaekwad Library is the main library of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh in India. it is listed in the Survey of Manuscripts in India. Established in 1917.

BHU, CENTRAL LIBRARY

#12. Allahabad Public Library

It is known as Thornhill Mayne Memorial is a public library. Established in 1864 in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India

#13. Gautami Grandalayam or Sri Gowthami Regional Library

Nalam Krishna Rao was the establishment in 1998 of Gowthami Grandhalayam or Sri Gowthami Regional Library. He was a great poet and social reformer.

Address: Near Aryapuram Post Office, Lakshmivarapu Pet, Seshayya Metta, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh 533101

#14. Maa Chandrakanta Ji Public Library

Address: Pansuhi Sihi, Patna, Bihar 801102

#15. Goa State Central Library

It is also known as Krishnadas Shama State Central Library and it is the main library in State Goa. It is located in Panjim. 
Address: Patto Centre, Panaji, Goa 403001

#16. Dr. Francisco Luis Gomes District Library

Established: On 21 November 2010 by the Government of Goa, It is Located at Navelim Salcete South Goa.

#17. State Central Library, Thiruvananthapuram

State Central Library is also known as Trivandrum Public Library. It is the State Central Library of Kerala.

Establishment in 1829 during the reign of King Swathi Thirunal of Travancore.
Address: Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Near Kerala University Stadium, University of Kerala Senate House Campus, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695033.

State Central Library, Trivandrum, Kerala

#18. Bookworm Trust & Library

Bookworm is a library for children. It is located at Panaji, Goa.
Our vision: Inspire and develop a love for reading as a way of life, nurturing human engagement in every girl and boy.

#19. Maulana Azad Library

The Maulana Azad Library was Founded in 1960, It is the central library of India & It is the largest university library in Asia. MZL has about more than 1,800,000 books.
Located in: Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh

#20. Dyal Singh Public Library

It is managed by the Dyal Singh Library Trust Society.
Address: PDDU Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi, Delhi 110002.

#21. Gulab Bagh Public Library: Udaipur, Rajasthan


#22. Chowgule College Library, Goa India


#23. Goa University Library


#24. Andrews Library: Established on 1 July 1850, Located in Surat, Gujarat


#25. Kavi Narmad Central Library

Established on 24 August 1991 by Surat Municipal Corporation in Surat, Gujrat, India

#26. Ernakulam Public Library: It is the oldest public library in the state of Kerala, India. It is Established in 1870.

#27. Central Library, IIT Bombay

The parent organization of Central Library, IIT Bombay is Indian Institute of Technology
Established: 1958

#28. David Sassoon Library, Mumbai, India.

#29. Romain Rolland Library

It is Public Library Established on16 May 1827 as the Bibliothèque Publique, Located in Puducherry, India

#30. Harekrushna Mahtab State Library

It is a Public Library Established in 1959, Located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

#31. Prakrit Bharati Academy

It is a public library established on 21 February 1977 in Jaipur, Rajasthan India.  Prakrit Bharati Academy Library prime goal to publish books in Prakrit, Sanskrit, Hindi, and Other India Language.

#32. University of Rajasthan Library: The University of Rajasthan was established on 8 January 1947.

#33. Adyar Library

Adyar Library and Research Centre were founded in December 1886 by theosophist Henry Steel Olcott. The library is at the Theosophical Society Adyar in Adyar, Located in Chennai.

#34. Anna Centenary Library

ACL Public The library is established on 15 September 2010 by the state library of the Government of Tamil Nadu. It is located at Kotturpuram, Chennai.

#35. Connemara Public Library

Connemara Public Library is a Public Library, Established on 5 December 1896, Located at Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

#36. Roja Muthiah Research Library (RMRL)

RMRL is a Research Type Library, Established in 1994, Located at Central Polytechnic Campus, Taramani Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

#37. Mahakavi Bharathi Memorial Library

It is also known as called as Karungalpalayam Library. MBML is a Public Library located in Karungalpalayam, Erode, Tamil Nadu.

#38. Daniel Poor Memorial Library in Madurai

DPM Library is a century-old college central library. Established on 28 June 1915, Located at Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.

#39. Saraswathi Mahal Library

It also called Thanjavur Maharaja Serfojis Saraswathi Mahal Library.  It is one of the oldest libraries in Asia. It is established during the 16th century by Nayakas of Tanjavur and has on display a rare collection of Palm leaf manuscripts.
Located in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India.

#40. State Central Library

State Central Library is a public library. It is also known as the Asafia Library, Established in 1891, Located at Afzal Gunj, Hyderabad, Telangana.

#41. Sri Krishna Devaraya Andhra Bhasha Nilayam

It is also known as Sri Krishna Devaraya Andhra Bahasha Nilayam Library. Established in  1901, Located at Sultan Bazar, Hyderabad

#42. Raza Library

Raza Library is a Public type library, It is a repository of Indo-Islamic cultural heritage and a treasure-house of knowledge.

It is established in the last decades of the 18th century, Located at Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Apart from these libraries, there are many big and small libraries where people can fulfill their hobby of reading their books.
Some book lovers and social workers also started the moving library also called Library on a wheel.

Nehru Memorial Museum Library

Many books are collected in a moving van or trolley truck, which is rotated in streets, villages, towns, cities, and books are provided to the people there.

Its purpose is to bring books and knowledge to those who cannot come to the city and buy nerve books.


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