Libraries in Pune
Even in the age of reading devices, knowing a library in Pune, or two is always a good thing to do. Whether you’re a student looking for a rare math journo. A bookworm searching for a limited hardcover. Or simply a peace-seeker searching for a quiet place to study. Nothing beats putting on your earpods and spending time at a public library in Pune.
Because we know, young folks like you have a lot to deal with. Like social media clutter, pending deadlines, and long-distance (or otherwise) relationships. And if you’re new to the city, finding your quiet time could be way harder. And that’s exactly why we’re here to make things easy for you. Just look at our Stanza Living residences for proof. We provide professional housekeeping, prepare homely meals and take out your laundry. Plus, you can share feedback via our app (yup, we’re super tech-driven) if there’s anything taking up your headspace. And even when you’re going out, we help you out too. Like compiling this list of the ‘5 best libraries in Pune’. So note these names (especially ‘British Library Pune’) and find your peace, bro. Even if you find it in a math journo!
Best Libraries in Pune
The 5 best libraries in Pune for sure:
- British Council Library, Baner Road
- Jagtap Model Library, Gaikwad Nagar
- Just Books Library, Viman Nagar
- Books Meridian, Library Kalyani Nagar
- Friends Library, Salunki Vihar
British Council Library, Baner Road
The British Council Library has been an iconic library in Pune. Unfortunately, the physical library closed down in 2020. And it’s now completely digital. So it was a major bummer for their existing members. Cuz you literally had to wait for a couple of years before your membership got approved. Now, that’s like waiting in a long line to withdraw cash. But only to be greeted with ‘The ATM is not dispensing cash’ at the end of it.
Jagtap Model Library, Gaikwad Nagar
The Jagtap Model Library is popular for its collection of Marathi books. But you’ll also find classic English novels that are on everybody’s booklist. Plus, they take out a survey every month and the collection is updated as per the members’ preference. That’s more democracy than a lot of nation-states in 2021.
Just Books Library, Viman Nagar
The Just Books Library does not only provide, well, just books. They also deliver them to your doorstep. On top of it, the non-fiction section is what draws most people. It stocks books on travel, general knowledge, spirituality, and much more. And that’s perfect for curious kids who are interested to know a little bit of everything. Kinda like the kids in school who used to win Bournvita Quizzes, remember?
Books Meridian Library, Kalyani Nagar
Another one on the list of ‘best libraries in Pune’ is the Books Meridian Library. Believe it or not, it houses around 18,000 books and 115 different types of magazines. Basically, if you were the kind of kid who used to read your mum’s magazines without understanding a word of it, this is a must-visit place. And without your mum accusing you of ‘not being old enough.
Friends Library, Salunki Vihar
If you’re looking for a library in Pune for study books, this should be your go-to place. Plus, it also has a Xerox shop. So you could just get photocopies of the specific chapters of a study book you need. Basically, the good folks at this library are not just your ‘friends’. But more like lifesavers, you know.
FAQs on Libraries in Pune
Which are the Best Libraries in Pune?
By popular opinion, these are the top 3 libraries in Pune:
- British Council Library
- Bookaholic Library
- Just Books Library
How many Libraries are there in Pune?
Well, there are around 2500 libraries and study circles in Pune. So if you’re looking for a lending library near you, you’ll find one for sure.
What is the Cost of a Membership Card in Pune?
Depending on the library, you’ll get different membership plans. But just to give you an idea, the membership fee can vary between 50-300 rupees per month. So you could choose what suits you best.
What is the Pune Weather like?
Well, Pune has good weather throughout the year. Summers are bearable, and the chilly winters are perfect for reading a book alongside a cup of hot coffee. Probably why a lot of Mumbaikars travel to Pune during the winter months.
How is Pune also known as?
Pune is known as the ‘Queen of the Deccan’. Because of its historical, cultural, and political significance. Plus, it is one of the most scenic places in the Deccan. So if you’re thinking of moving to Pune, it is definitely worth it.
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