British Deputy High Commission 737 Anna Salai Chennai Tamil Nadu 600 002
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Our online book ordering and pickup service is now available in Chennai!

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

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Opening hours and holidays

Opening hours

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, our libraries will remain closed until further notice. However, you can avail our online book ordering and pickup service. To know more about it, please click here for details.

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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