National Library, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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  • This is one heritage site and a house of knowledge.It not only has many good books but also a great campus  more »
  • The original library building is now a museum with information on those who are famous for resisting the British. All the books are in a much newer building and it's easy to get a visitor pass to look...  more »
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  • Not at all a place for engineers,scientists,doctors or story book lovers. May be only helpful place for historians. Extremely non cooperative staffs. You can go there if you have ample time in your hand. Can't find recent storybooks or magazines. The catalogue shows many but staffs can't actually find any. Recent publications of common books are not there and you can't borrow books of more than 30 yrs age. Practically you can't borrow books you like. Also the staffs use the computers for watching movies and are extremely non cooperative. I went today for being a member and after being a member this has been my experience in a single day. I even doubt the maintainance of ancient books and scriptures there. If you want to only touch old books then it is worth a visit. Also to mention, Asiatic Society is far far far better if you want old books only. The apparently best library of India is only a showcase of extravagance.
  • Over 10 decades they are servicing the nation with variety of knowledge and wisdom. One will love the place if he she love books. Great place and huge collection of books.
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