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Library in Surat

Surat is an ancient city on the banks of the Tapti River. It is mentioned in the Mahabharata and is an important city port visited by ships from all over the world. It became a stronghold of the Portuguese and later of the British East India Company, turning into an important commercial port. 

It is the second largest city in Gujarat and India’s eighth most populated with a maximum number of textile units and diamond processing units located in and around the city. 

You will find a number of libraries dotted all over the city, serving as storehouse of knowledge for those who love to read. 

Read on to get some info on Surat libraries.

central library in Surat

Of all these libraries the Kavi Narmad Library, managed by the Surat Municipal Corporation, is undoubtedly the largest. It has a collection of over 226000 books and there are about 47000 members. 

The library occupies an area of 6158 square meters, has a large reading room and a newspaper section. The library takes its name after the famous poet Veer Narmad and was built to commemorate his 158th birth anniversary.  

The recently renovated library has a rare book collection, conference hall, audio-visual room and a section for senior citizens. Children to adults to senior citizens visit this library each day and with so many titles and sections, it is indeed a treasure house of knowledge.

The Surat Municipal Corporation manages the Kavi Narmad Central Library as well as the Dr V T Vividhlakshi Vanchanalay. 

The University Library is another large library with the fundamental aim of serving a reader with books for every type of educational needs.  This large library has a separate collection of diverse books, a film collection, a collection of Indian journals and foreign journals for scholarly reference. 

Students can access the internet here, bring in their own laptops and study in peace. The library remains closed for only 8 days in a year including Dipavali, remaining open from 9 AM to 9 PM each day. 

Here are the libraries in Surat city:

Kavi Narmad Central Library
Address: M-9, Scheme, No.5, Ghod Dod Rd, Opposite Umra Police Station, Athwalines, Surat, Gujarat 395009
Phone: 0261 266 5873

Aayushi Library
Address: Shashwat Residency, 3rd floor, Udhna, Surat, Gujarat 394210

S.M.C. Library
Address: Kamal Park Soc, 2, Lambe Hanuman Rd, Surat, Gujarat

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