British Council Division, British High Commission, 17 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Delhi 110001
Telephone number


Note: 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. without a prior appointment. To enquire about our facilities and resources, non-members can visit us on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.  

Please note: As per government guidelines, we are still maintaining a 1 meter social distancing rule. Hence, only a limited number of patrons may access the library at any one time.


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.

New Delhi Library

British Council

Opening hours and holidays

Public holiday closing dates 2022

Date Day Holiday
1-Jan Saturday New Year's Day
26-Jan Wednesday Republic Day
1-Mar Tuesday Maha Shivratri
18-Mar Friday Holi/ Doljatra
15-Apr Friday Good Friday/ Bengali New Year/ Bahag Bihu
3-May Tuesday Eid-ul-Fitr (Ramzan Eid)
3-Jun Friday Platinum Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II's monarchy
11-Aug Thursday Raksha Bandhan
15-Aug Monday Independence Day
19-Aug Friday Janmashtmi
2-Oct Sunday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti/ Maha Saptami
4-Oct Tuesday Maha Navmi
5-Oct Wednesday Dussehra
24-Oct Monday Diwali
25-Oct Tuesday Govardhan Pooja
26-Oct Wednesday Bhai Dooj
8-Nov Tuesday Guru Nanak Birthday
24-Dec Saturday Christmas Eve
25-Dec Sunday Christmas Day

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