British Deputy High Commission 737 Anna Salai Chennai Tamil Nadu 600 002
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Our library in Chennai is now open for members! Members can now book an appointment online to schedule their visit to the library, browse their favourite books and borrow them. Stay in the library will be limited to two hours only for each member. 

Your health and safety is our priority. Our library spaces have been adapted to enable staff and members to maintain social distancing. Members between 15 and 65 years of age are allowed to access the physical library in Chennai.

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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

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

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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