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Libraries in Bangalore

Libraries in Bangalore

Spending time at a library in Bangalore is the perfect escape from your everyday life. We know for sure. Cuz honestly, life in a metro can be super taxing. Unless you practice the art of taking a breather. And sure, cafes and clubs are cool places to chill. But reading your favourite stories (maybe at British Library Bangalore) is the most old-school way to slow down time.

And nope, we’re not psychics. Just folks who know a thing or two about the importance of catching a break. Because that’s all we do, add a bit of fun and frolic into your otherwise stressful routine. Why else would we put a full-fledged entertainment zone in our Stanza Living residences? It has loads of bean bags, wide-screen TVs, and gaming consoles for you to lay back and relax. Plus, we make sure you don’t have to go back to cooking meals or cleaning your room after – we take care of it. And what’s more? We help you with your itsy bitsy tasks too. Like doing some research and compiling a list of contenders for the ‘best library in Bangalore’. So you can go out and let go of your stress. The old-school way!

Best Libraries in Bangalore

These are the 5 best libraries in Bangalore for sure:

  • British Council Library, Kasturba Road Cross
  • My Hangout Library, Bellandur
  • State Central Library, Jayanagar
  • Indian Institute of World Culture, Basavanagudi
  • Muslim Library, Gandhi Nagar
  • Looking for a place that helps your score high on the chill meter? Check our residences in Bangalore or our Flats in Bangalore.

    British Council Library, Kasturba Road Cross

    The ‘British Council Library Bangalore’ is a sought-after name when it comes to libraries. And why not? It has a collection of 16,000 books. Including graphic novels and E-magazines. Plus, if you have a special membership card, you get 200MB of data every day. Now, that doesn’t sound much at first. But that’s like dozens of E-books right at your fingertips.

    My Hangout Library, Bellandur

    My Hangout library is the perfect place to, well, hang out with your fellow bookworms. As it happens to be a community reading space. On top of that, it holds a lot of fun activities and classes. Like storytelling, phonics, rubik’s cube, and writing. So if you’re a corporate slave by day, and Instagram poet by night, this is where you go on weekends.

    State Central Library, Jayanagar

    The State Central Library Bangalore is a historical landmark in the city. It houses around 50,000 books in its iconic brick-red building. Plus, it’s got loads of open spaces and benches for you to sit around and read a book. Or perhaps, channel your inner Forrest Gump and narrate your favourite story to a stranger sitting beside you.

    Indian Institute of World Culture, Basavanagudi

    This library is an ode to Bangalore’s cultural heritage. It has a collection of over 40,000 volumes and 400 periodicals. And on top of it, it has books on various languages like English, Kannada, Sanskrit and French. Plus, it conserves some rare manuscripts which are 400 years old. But to be honest, they still look better than the college books caked in dust since your first semester.

    Muslim Library, Gandhi Nagar

    If you search for a Bangalore library online, the internet will show you this unique place. Believe it or not, the Muslim Library has a catalogue of over 30,000 volumes. And most of them are written in Urdu, Persian, and Arabic languages. Perfect place for you to explore your favourite collections of Ghalib and Faiz. We mean, the books which are mostly given as housewarming gifts these days. Ahem Ahem.

    FAQs on Libraries in Bangalore

    Which are the Best Libraries in Bangalore?

    By popular opinion, these are the best libraries in Bangalore:

    • State Central Library Bangalore
    • British Council Library
    • Indian Institute of World Culture

    Which is the Biggest Library in Bangalore?

    Well, the State Central Library is the biggest library in Bangalore for sure. It houses over 16,000 books of literature.

    How many Public Libraries are there in Bangalore?

    Believe it or not, there are over 200 libraries in Bangalore. Yup, it isn’t just for entrepreneurs and corporates, Bangalore is a city for bibliophiles too.

    Where can I get Free Books in Bangalore?

    In order to get free books, just visit ‘thelittlelibrary.org’ and fill out their form. And a cardboard box with a surprise collection of books will arrive at your doorstep. No kidding!

    Where can I Buy Study Books in Bangalore?

    Avenue Road is easily the best market to buy reference books in bulk. And if you’re lucky, you may also find second-hand books at dirt cheap prices.

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