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 physical library in Kolkata is now open to members!

You can schedule your visit to the library by booking an online appointment. Click here for details.

You can also avail of our online book ordering and pickup service. If you're a member of our library in Kolkata, you can pre-select your favourite books from our physical collection and collect them from the library at the given date and time. Click here for details.

You can also browse through our full collection online or download our myLOFT app to access our resources on your mobile.

Have a question? Call us at +91 9830068181, Mon-Sat 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Opening hours and holidays

Opening hours

We are excited to announce that from 8 March 2021, we’re reopening our physical libraries in Kolkata by appointment only. Members can now visit the library, self-browse and borrow their favourite books. 

To make an appointment, click here.

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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