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The American Library, Chennai
The library was established in the year 1947 to "promote understanding between the people of South India and the United States."
The library is rich in both print and non-print resources. It has 14000+ books, 140+ jouornals, US Government publications and numerous reports. The library also subscribes to many online electronic databases. For details you can browse the catalogue of library at http://chennai.usconsulate.gov/libcat.html
The common online catalogue OPAC can be searched at http://amlibindia.state.gov/
The librry access is open to all (Read Security Notice here) but some of the library services are available to registered members only. The membership is open to all citizens of India aged 18 years or above. The membership is subject to rules and regulations of the library. The membership form and other details can be found http://chennai.usconsulate.gov/membership.html.
The memberhsip fee is as under,
Library Membership Fee
|One Year||Two Years|
The circulation privileges for each category are as under,
|Category||Books/number of weeks||Journals (Back Issues)/number of weeks||Videos/number of weeks|
Monday to Saturday from 09:30 am to 05:00 pm
The library is fully automated and the catalogue can be browsed online at http://amlibindia.state.gov/
Also the library is fully equipped with state of the art ICT and documentation facilities.
The library organizes an event of saturdays called 'Saturday Matinee' where popular Holywood movies are shown to visitors. Its a great attraction at the library.
The American Library,
US Consulate General,
Phone: +91 44 2857 4223/4041/4321
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