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Connemara and it came up on a vast ground used to be called the
The Pantheon. With the passing of Madras Public Libraries Act of 1948, after India's independence, it became a separate public library in the same year.
A Braille Library, an IAS study center, video room, reference room, etc., were added later. One entire floor is dedicated to books on various Indian languages. The state government allocated funds every year to purchase valuable books of Indian origin as well as books from overseas.
As per Public Libraries Act of 1954 under the provision of Delivery of Books and Newspapers, Indian publishers have to deposit a copy of their publication with this library. In 1973 itself additional buildings came up to accommodate countless books, periodicals, and other services. One striking aspect of the old colonial structure is it is not stuck with one type of style. As a matter of fact, its impressive architecture is a combination of Indo-Saracenic, Gothic cum neo-Byzantine, Rajput Mughal and typical Southern Hindu- Deccani style. The library, for unknown reasons, is yet to be a member of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).