British Council Division, British Deputy High Commission, L & T Chambers, First Floor 16 Camac Street Kolkata West Bengal 700 017
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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 10am and 6pm without a prior appointment. To enquire about our facilities and resources, non-members can visit us on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday between 10 am and 6pm.

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 and find out more about our recreational and skill based programmes 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 Saturday New Year's Day
26-Jan Wednesday Republic Day
18-Mar Friday Holi/ Doljatra
15-Apr Friday Good Friday/ Bengali New Year/ Bahag Bihu
3-May Tuesday Eid ul Fitr (Ramzan Id)
3-Jun Friday Platinum Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II's monarchy
10-Jul Sunday Eid - ul - Zuha (Bakri Id)
11-Aug Thursday Raksha Bandhan
15-Aug Monday Independence Day
2-Oct Sunday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti/ Maha Saptami
3-Oct Monday Maha Ashtami
4-Oct Tuesday Maha Navami/ Ayudha Puja
5-Oct Wednesday Dussehra
24-Oct Monday Diwali
25-Dec Sunday Christmas Day

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