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. without a prior appointment. To enquire about our facilities and resources, non-members can visit us on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.  

Please note: As per government guidelines, we are still maintaining a 1 meter social distancing rule. Hence, only a limited number of patrons may access the library at any one time.

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

Public holiday closing dates 2022

Date Day Holiday
1-Jan-2022 Saturday New Year's Day
14-Jan-2022 Friday Makar Sankranti / Pongal
26-Jan-2022 Wednesday Republic Day
14-Apr-2022 Thursday Mahavir Jayanti/ Tamil New Year
15-Apr-2022 Friday Good Friday/ Bengali New Year/ Bahag Bihu
17-Apr-2022 Sunday Easter Sunday
3-May-2022 Tuesday Eid ul Fitr (Ramzan Id)
3-Jun-2022 Friday Platinum Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II's monarchy
10-Jul-2022 Sunday Eid - ul - Zuha (Bakri Id)
15-Aug-2022 Monday Independence Day
31-Aug-2022 Wednesday Vinayaka Chaturthi/ Ganesh Chaturthi
2-Oct-2022 Sunday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti/ Maha Saptami
4-Oct-2022 Tuesday Maha Navami/ Ayudha Puja
24-Oct-2022 Monday Diwali
25-Dec-2022 Sunday Christmas Day

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