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 2020

Date Holiday
1 January New year's Day
15 January Pongal
26 January Republic Day
10 April Good Friday
12 April Easter Sunday
14 April Tamil New Year/ Bengali New Year
25 May Eid-ul-Fitr (Ramzan Id)
1 August  Bakrid
15 August Independence Day
22 August Ganesh Chaturthi
02 October Gandhi Jayanti
25 October Ayudha Puja/ Durga Puja (Nabami)
14 November Deepavali
25 December Christmas

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