British Deputy High Commission 737 Anna Salai Chennai Tamil Nadu 600 002
Telephone number
Indialibraries@britishcouncil.org

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In light of the Covid-19 situation in India, our physical libraries remain closed until further notice.

As the first step towards resuming our physical services, we are resuming our online book ordering and pickup service for members. This service is currently available for members in Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata only.

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Members are encouraged to use our wide range of educational and recreational resources online and stay connected with us through our vibrant series of online workshops and programmes.

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

In light of the Covid-19 situation in India, our physical libraries remain closed until further notice.

As the first step towards resuming our physical services, we are resuming our online book ordering and pickup service for members. This service is currently available for members in Delhi and Chennai only. Click here to know more

  • Head to the library section if you're interested in our digital library.
  • Find out more about our wide range of educational and recreational resources online

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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