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Cater To Your Bibliophilic Needs By Signing Up For These Libraries In Bangalore

By Architi Batra

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 6 min read

A little reading is all the therapy which a person needs sometimes and no one can possibly feel alone in a room full of books. Thus, libraries are a magical place filled with centuries of stories, fiction, and reality to feed your quenching thirst for all the times to come. So if you are a bibliophile like us and are always on the hunt for good books, these Libraries in Bangalore will fulfill all your needs at a very minimal cost.

 

1. British Council Library

British Council Libraries are clearly the most sought out names all over the country and its branch in Bangalore is no exception. The library has over 16,000 digital graphic novels and books, Films, E-Magazines, Fiction, Classic, Crime, Historical, Horror, Poetry, Short Stories, Non-Fiction on all imaginable genres and even provides online training. With a special membership card, you can also get 200mb data every day. 
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Address: Prestige Takt 23, Kasturba Road Cross, Bengaluru, KA 560001 (Get Direction)
Timings:  Mon-Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Sunday Closed
Contact Number:  0120 6684353

 

2. My Hangout Library

My Hangout is a community reading space, a library of books, and an activity center based out of Bellandur, Bangalore. You can also get the books to deliver to your house/office by browsing through their online portal. They have a collection of over 10000 books for children, young adults and adults stacked neatly in a 1500 sqft center. The library is cozy with bean bags and sofa chairs to ensure full comfort. The library also holds buzzing activities and classes for all age-groups like storytelling, art/craft, writing, phonics, Rubik's cube, etc. 
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Address: Near Sobha Lakeview Clubhouse, Green Glen Layout, Bellandur, Bengaluru, KA 560103 (Get Direction)
Timings:  Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm. Monday Closed
Contact Number:  80409 25506

 

 

3. State Central Library

Also one of the biggest landmarks in the city, the City Central Library with its brick red walls and a huge collection of books is a pride of the city. The library has more than 50,000 books, open space and even a small park to read your books in. They also have a huge collection of regionals language books such as Kannada novels and academic books, Telugu, Hindi, Tamil languages books. The library is divided into over 30000 different sections!
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Address: Jayanagar 3rd Block, South End Circle, Opposite Vivek Showroom, Bengaluru, KA 560011 (Get Direction)
Timings: Mon 10:30 am - 5:00 pm. Tue-Sun 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Contact Number:  080 26548829

 

4. Indian Institute of World Culture

This library in Bangalore is a cultural heritage. Found in 1945, the Indian Institute of World Culture caters to the need of every bibliophile with a collection of over 40,000 volumes and 400 periodicals in languages like English, Kannada, Hindi, Tamil, Sanskrit, Malayalam, German, and French. The library is categorized into 3 main sections - Magazines, Children & the Main section. You'll find many rare manuscripts and books in this library that date back to more than 400 years old
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Address: 6, BP Wadia Road, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru (Get Direction)
Timings: 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM. Closed on Monday.
Contact Number:  +918026678581

 

5. Muslim Library

Established in 1912, this age-old Muslim Library is a very unique place. With a collection of more than 30,000 volumes written in Urdu, Persian, English, Farsi, and Arabic languages, the Library preserves great literary work. They hold books that date back to 200 years ago and is every researcher's dream.
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Address: 560009, 1 Palace Road, Ambedkar Veedhi Gandhi Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001 (Get Direction)
Timings: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM & 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Closed on Holiday


 

6. Eloor Lending Library

Set up in 1988, this is one of the best libraries in Bangalore. The Eloor Library has more than 1.5 lakh books that include everything from fiction, biographies, business, self-help, classics, novels, science-fiction, non-fiction, academic books, sports books, management journals, cookery books and many more! You can sign up for a membership at a decently priced fee and lend books frequently.
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Address: G-9, Blue Cross Chambers, Behind Safina Plaza, Infantry Road, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru (Get Direction)
Timings: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Contact Number:  +918042057280

 

7. Just Books

JustBooks is a community library chain that is spread across 13 cities in the country. The Just Books in Bangalore provides a unique reading experience to book lovers with a wide range of books from every genre. You can borrow 2 to 10 books at a time as per the plan you opt for. They have over 70,000 books that can be accessed through membership. 
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Address: 972/1, Ground Floor, 13th cross, 16th Main, 2nd Stage, Banashankari, Bengaluru (Get Direction)
Timings: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Contact Number:  +918069999499

 

8. Nool Library

Every reader's dream, the Nool Library is a treasure of books in Bangalore. With over 25000 books, their mission is to provide lifetime learning to people. Not only books but they have a huge collection of magazines as well. You can become a member at affordable rates through the different plans: Basic, Standard, and Premium plans are there. The membership can also be customized as per your need. 
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Address: 8, 1st Floor, 1st Cross, CV Raman Nagar, Kaggadasapura, Bengaluru (Get Direction)
Timings: 09:00 AM - 1:00 PM , 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Closed on Tuesday
Contact Number:  +918951517171

 

9. JRD Tata Memorial Library

Formerly known as the Library of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), the JRD Tata Memorial Library is by far the most impressive educational library in the country. It was set up back in 1911 and has always aimed at serving those working in the field of science and research. With an annual budget of over 12 Crores, they have subscriptions for international mathematical and scientific publications like periodicals and journals, books spread over an area of 5000 sq meters
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Address: IISC Campus, Gulmohar Marg, Devasandra Layout, Bangalore (Get Direction)
Timings: Mon-Sat 08:00 AM - 2:00 AM , Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Contact Number: 080 2293 2407

 

10. Mythic Society

This 100-Year-Old library as the name suggests is a mythical place with a treasure trove of books with over 40,000 amazing books for every book lover. They have books donated by Sir Hugh Daly and also has the collection of books from The Mysore Secretariat’s Library. You can't lend the books to take home but can enjoy a whole day at the library itself and the membership to the library is absolutely free
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Address: 14/1, Nrupathunga Road, Opp. Reserve Bank, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru (Get Direction)
Timings: 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM. Closed on Monday
Contact Number: +918022215034

 

Now that we have handpicked the best libraries in Bangalore for you, choose the very best for yourself. Happy Reading!

 

 


FAQs

 

Q.1. How does one become a Librarian in India?
A. You have to pursue diploma and certificate courses, students must have passed 10+2 level education. For bachelor courses like B.Lib. (Bachelor of Library Science) & BLI Sc (Bachelor of Library Information Science), candidates should have a graduate level degree from any recognized university.


Q.2. Can you buy books from the Library?
A. You borrow a book from a library. It is not meant to be bought and they have no sales mechanism. You buy books from a bookstore, whether online or actual physical store. If you see a book you want to own in the library, write down the name, author, and ISBN.

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