British Council Division, British Deputy High Commission, L & T Chambers, First Floor 16 Camac Street Kolkata West Bengal 700 017
Telephone number


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 Monday to Sunday.

The British Council in Kolkata is now open on Sundays from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. for English language classes. The library opens at 10.30 a.m. 

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 - Saturday 09:00-19:00 11:00-19:00
Sunday 9.00-17.30 10.30-17.30

Public holiday closing dates 2020

Date Holiday
1 January New Years Day
26 January Republic Day
10 March Holi
10 April Good Friday
14 April Tamil New Year/ Bengali New Year
25 May Eid-ul-Fitr (Ramzan Id)
15 August Independence Day
02 October Gandhi Jayanti
23 October Durga Puja (Saptami)
24 October Durga Puja (Ashtami)
25 October Ayudha Puja/ Durga Puja (Nabami)
26 October Vijayadashami / Durga Puja (Dashami)
14 November Deepavali / Naraka Chaturdashi
25 December Christmas

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