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 have 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 2019

Date Holiday
1 January New Years Day
26 January Republic Day
20 March Doljatra
21 March Holi
19 April Good Friday
5 June Id-Ul-Fitar
12 August Id-Ul-Zuha
15 August Independence Day
02 October Gandhi Jayanti
05 October Durga Pooja (Saptami)
07 October Durga Pooja (Nabami)
08 October Durga Pooja (Dashami)
28 October Diwali
25 December Christmas

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