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 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

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, our offices, libraries, and English Learning Centres will remain closed until further notice. 

Public holiday closing dates 2021

Date Holiday
1 January New Years Day
26 January Republic Day
28 March Dolijatra
29 March Holi
2 April Good Friday
15 April Bengali New year
15 August Independence Day
02 October Gandhi Jayanti
12 October Maha Saptami
13 October Maha Ashtami
14 October Maha Navami / Ayudha Puja
15 October Dussehra
4 November Diwali
25 December Christmas 

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