Mumbai is one of the best places in India where you have a diverse range of tourist attractions. From the calm beaches and temples, the city has night clubs, cultural centres and museums that would attract travellers.
If you're a bookworm, the first thing you would check out in a new place is from where to get rare books, and would also want to visit the libraries of that place to just feel and sniff the books, if not to read them! Here are some of the best libraries in Mumbai that you may want to try visiting on your next trip to the dreamer's paradise.
Jawaharlal Nehru Library
Jawaharlal Nehru Library is located in the campus of the University of Mumbai, and is the main library of the university. With almost a million books to browse through, several journals and encyclopedias, this place is going to steal your attention for sure once you enter it! The library has an extensive collection of books on sciences such as behavioural and social sciences.
Address: University Of Mumbai, Kalina, Santacruz East
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David Sassoon Library
This is one of the classic libraries of the world, and it is not to be missed if you're a bibliophile. The library is one of the heritage structures in the city and is an archaic book with a huge collection of classic books and many other rare collections as well. This 145 year old building is a monument protected by the Government.
Address: 152, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Off David Sassoon Library Marg, Opposite Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, Fort
British Council Library
This amazing library has around 30,000 physical books and 1,20,000 e-books. Apart from books, they also have CDs, educational journals and other documents that can be browsed through. These books are mostly by those who are British by birth, or belonging to a British colony. An interesting part of the library is that they home-deliver your books once you book them online!
Address: 901, 9th Floor, Tower 1, One Indiabulls Centre, 841, Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone Road West
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The NCPA (National Centre of Performing Arts) library is one for art lovers. You can find an extensive collection of books on arts, theatre, dance, painting, sculpture, architecture, photography and the like. Books on classical music is something unique here, and they also have a collection of periodicals on arts.
Address: NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Visit these libraries on your next trip to Mumbai and escape to the world of words - to the fragrance, the feel and the nostalgia!