Double the space, promise of one lakh books, online public access catalogue and
lots more, Nehru Centre Library is becoming ‘the’ library to visit in the city
As we flip through The Emperor of Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee, Desai cuts the reverie by stressing, “The library boasts of a wide range of general and subject encyclopedias, special Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi collections, and one of the best biography collections in the city. We also pride ourselves in the fact that we have the single print copies of the National Geographic magazine dating back to January 1947. Since we are not a membership driven library; we do not have a huge fiction section, but we do have most Indian fiction authors. Plans are on the anvil to build a section on South Asian countries, specially our neighbouring countries.” As if this wasn’t astounding enough, we are told that 1,50,000 articles are all set to be digitised and be available as links to the readers. The dream of a buzzing library is imminent; Mumbaiites, go grab a book in the marvellous wonderland, we urge.
ON Monday to Friday; 1st, 3rd and
5th Saturdays: 10 am to 6 pm;
2nd and 4th Saturdays:
10 am to 2 pm
AT Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli.