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 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Public holiday closing dates 2023

Date Day Holiday
26-Jan Thursday Republic Day
7-Mar Tuesday Doljatra
7-Apr Friday Good Friday
22-Apr Saturday Ramzan
8-May Monday King's Coronation
15-Aug Tuesday Independenace Day
02-Oct Monday Gandhi Jayanti
21-Oct Saturday Durga Puja, Maha Saptami
23-Oct Monday Durga Puja, Maha Nabami
24-Oct Tuesday Dussehra
13-Nov Monday Diwali
25-Dec Monday Christmas

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