59-Year Old British Council Library In Bangalore Has Got A Make Over

by Angel Srivastava
59-Year Old British Council Library In Bangalore Has Got A Make Over

Attention all bibliophiles and history junkies, we’ve got an exciting update! This is for everyone who is fascinated by the smell of old books, and never get tired of gazing at ancient architecture. The 59-year-old British Council library, located in Bengaluru has got a makeover, and here is every reason you need to check it out as soon as possible.

What Is It?

Established in 1960, the British Council Library in Bengaluru has recently undergone major changes, turning it into a cultural hub that will also be hosting theater workshops, art workshops, literary events, and panel discussions. Sounds cool, right?

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Extremely popular amongst the people of Bengaluru, the library is operated from the first floor of Koshy’s Parade Cafe. It is regularly frequented by avid readers of all age groups who like to immerse themselves in a good read. Several older members of the library have ensured to pass on the gift of knowledge among the younger crowd by passing their memberships to them.

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The renovation of the library was pushed due to user demand as over 40 per cent of the members fall in the 18-35 age group. In the days to come, the library will be holding theater workshops, art workshops, literary events, panel discussions and exhibitions. This is to ensure that the library feels like a common space for cultural enthusiasts, and young professionals from across the city to network.

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What’s More?

The new and revamped library will be completely digitalised as well. Here, readers will have access to over 10,000 books, DVDs, popular UK newspapers and magazines, digital access to over 11,500 books and 14, 000 journals ranging from different subjects and genres.

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The British Council Libraries across the globe has over 3,300 members out of which over 10 per cent of it’s members in India are from Bengaluru. The library also has branches in Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, New Delhi and Pune.

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Sound’s like your kind of place? Then check it out as soon as you get the chance.