British Deputy High Commission 737 Anna Salai Chennai Tamil Nadu 600 002
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Our library has over 20,000 books, DVDs, magazines and newspapers. You can browse through our full collection online or you can visit the library. 

We are now open seven days a week and happy to be right next door to the Thousand lights Chennai Metro station. Gear up for the convenient travel to the Chennai center on the metro and visit us on all seven days of the week.

Have a question? Click here to Chat with us, Mon-Fri 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

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Opening hours and holidays

Opening hours

Day Office hours Visitors hours
Monday - Sunday 9.00 hours - 19.00 hours 9.00 hours - 19.00 hours

Public holiday closing dates 2019

Date Holiday
15 January Pongal
26 January Republic Day
14 April  Tamil New Year/Baisakhi
19 April Good Friday
21 April Easter Sunday
05 June Ramzan
12 August  Bakr Id
15 August Independence Day
23 August Janmashtami
02 September Ganesh Chaturthi
02 October Gandhi Jayanti
07 October Durga Pooja
27 October Deepavali
25 December Christmas
26 December Boxing Day

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