Sunday, February 28, 2010

Anna Centenary Library to be open by June

Housing 1.2 million books, the Rs 170-crore Anna Centenary Library being built by the Tamil Nadu Government, modelled on the famous National Library in Singapore, would be ready for inauguration by June.

The nine-storeyed modern library complex, built on an area of 3.75 lakh sq ft in Kotturpuram area of the city, would also subscribe to about 10,000 e-magazines of several genres.

"It (library) is completely modern...something similar to the high-tech Singapore National Library Board. This library will be dedicated to the public by June," state School Education Minister Thangam Thennarasu told PTI. "The government had so far spent Rs 170 crore for the library...we have sought UNESCO's support for tie up with various universities across the globe for accessing e-journals," he said.

Full report here PTI

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