Maulana Azad Library, Aligarh

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The Maulana Azad library is unlike any other library. Officially, it is the main library of the prestigious Aligarh Muslim University. It consists of a central library and over 80 departmental libraries spread across various floors. These libraries are well-stocked and cater to the needs of postgraduate students and professionals.

The library is considered to be the largest in India and the second largest within Asia. The collection of books here not only caters to the needs of the students but also throw light on India’s history and culture. Especially worth a mention is the library on the seventh floor which is a magnificent old Muslim style building surrounded by well-manicured lawns and gardens. Besides being the largest library in the country, the Maulana Azad library is also considered to be the most beautiful one.

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