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Libraries in Mumbai

Mumbai has a rich culture of books and the city houses well stocked up libraries that make your leisure periods worth cherishing. Some of the libraries are as old as the pre independence era. Here are some the famous libraries in Bombay where you can visit and sift through a host of books as per your needs and choices.

The Asiatic Society of Mumbai
Established in 1803, the Asiatic Society of Mumbai is a public state library as a Bombay branch of The Royal Asiatic Society, founded by Sir James Mackintosh. Situated in Town Hall, Horniman Circle Fort, the Asiatic Society of Mumbai has over hundreds of thousands of books out of which 15,000 are classified as rare and invaluable. This library has over 3000 ancient manuscripts in Persian, Sanskrit and Prakrit.

David Sassoon Library
This beautiful Romanesque structure built from yellow malad stone, David Sassoon Library was set up in 1870 on 152 Mahatma Gandhi Road Fort in Kala Ghoda, Mumbai. For any information about the library you may ring 22843703.

British Council Library
Among the list of high-end libraries, British Council Library comes to sure prominence. Set up on the 1st floor of Mittal Tower, A Wing, Nariman point, British Council Library has well stacked up books concerning almost all genres of studies. Apart from books the library has top-end internet connectivity providing all the information you need.

H.D. Kanga Memorial Sports Library
Set in the precincts of Mumbai Cricket Association in Wankhede Stadium near Churchgate, H.D. Kanga Memorial Sports Library has some of the most valuable books covering a wide gamut of disciplines including those on sports. For any enquiry you could call on 22812714.