British Deputy High Commission 737 Anna Salai Chennai Tamil Nadu 600 002
Telephone number
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Note: The British Council library in Chennai will remain closed on Tuesday 6 April 2021 due to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly elections. Appointments for the library visit and pick-up of books ordered online will not be available on this day. The inconvenience caused is regretted.

 

We are happy to announce that from 22 February 2021, we’re reopening our physical libraries in Chennai, by appointment only.

To know more, click here for details.

You can also avail our online book ordering and pickup service. If you're a member of our library in Chennai, you can pre-select your favourite books from our physical collection and collect them from the library at the given date and time. Click here for details.

You can also browse through our full collection online or download our myLOFT app to access our resources on your mobile.

Have a question? Call us at +91 9830068181, Mon-Sat 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

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Opening hours and holidays

Opening hours

We are excited to announce that from 22 February 2021, we’re reopening our physical libraries in Chennai by appointment only. Members can now visit the library, self-browse and borrow their favourite books.

To make an appointment, click here.

Public holiday closing dates 2021

Date Holiday
1 January New year's Day
14 January Pongal
26 January Republic Day
2 April Good Friday
4 April Easter Sunday
14 April Tamil New Year
14 May Eid-ul-Fitr (Ramzan Id)
21 Jul Eid - ul - Zuha (Bakri Id)
15 August Independence Day
10 September Ganesh Chaturthi
02 October Gandhi Jayanti
4 November Diwali
24 December Christmas Eve
25 December Christmas Day

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