British Deputy High Commission 737 Anna Salai Chennai Tamil Nadu 600 002
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Our libraries in Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata have reopened with care. Members can now sit and read, browse and borrow their favourite books from Monday to Saturday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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? Chat with us, Mon-Sat 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

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Opening hours and holidays

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Public holiday closing dates 2023

Date Day Holiday
26-Jan-2023 Thursday Republic Day
7-Apr-2023 Friday Good Friday
14-Apr-2023 Friday Tamil New Year
22-April-2023 Saturday Eid ul Fitr (Ramzan Id)
8-May-2023 Monday King's Coronation 
15 Aug-2023 Tuesday Independence Day
2-Oct-2023 Monday Gandhi Gayanti
25-Dec-2023 Monday Christmas Day

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