Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai

Library

Sri Ramakrishna Centenary Library (public Library) was started in the year 1936—the birth centenary year of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna—and has now completed seventy eight eventful years of service to the society.

The aim of this Library is to provide quality information and knowledge to common man and cater to the educational needs of lower and middle class section of the society. It provides a congenial atmosphere to its members and non-members to sit and read. The library membership is available at a very nominal membership fee. Members can borrow books to take home; there are 850 adult members and186 members for the children section. Non-members are allowed to sit and read books and magazines.

The library has got a collection of 34, 668 books and 177 magazines in the general section. It keeps books mainly on Philosophy, Religion and Spirituality, Literature, Culture and Ramakrishna movement in different languages viz. Tamil, English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam to cater to the needs of different people. A good collection of Sanskrit classics are also available for research scholars.

CHILDREN SECTION (AGE GROUP: 9 to 15 YEARS)

The Library has a special section for children (age group: 5 to 15 years) and has 2000 books of attractive titles and 3 magazines.

MEMBERSHIP DETAILS

ADULTS: (ONE BOOK)

DEPOSIT (REFUNDABLE) – Rs. 200.00
ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION – Rs. 120.00

CHILDREN: (TWO BOOKS)

DEPOSIT (REFUNDABLE) – Rs. 200.00
ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION – Rs. 60.00

A VALID IDENTITY CARD FOR ENROLLMENT AS A MEMBER IS NECESSARY

(E.g. RATION CARD, VOTER ID, PASS PORT, BANK PASS BOOK … Etc.)

A Member can borrow a book for 2 weeks and subsequently can renew the book (by e- mail / telephone / in person can come to the Library) for 2 times (2 x 2 weeks), in total a member can keep the book for 6 weeks. After 6 weeks, the member has to return the book otherwise overdue charges will apply.

OVER DUE CHARGES:

1 WEEK: Rs. 5.00; FORTNIGHT: Rs. 10.00; 1MONTH: Rs. 20.00

JOINING HOURS:

9.30 AM To 11.30 AM & 3.30 PM To 5.30 PM

LIBRARY TIMINGS:

9.00 AM To 12.00 Noon & 3.30 PM To 6.15PM

WEEKLY HOLIDAY: WEDNESDAY