Nilgiri Library Timing & Entrance Fees

Museum 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Nil 2 Tips

Timing : Tue-Sun : 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, Mon : Not open

Membership Fees : Rs 20,000(Life time), Rs 1,800 (for one year)

Camera Fees : No

Things to do : Reading Books

Places nearby :  St Stephens Church (0.5km), Holy Trinity Church (0.5km),  Botanical Garden (0.8km)

The Nilgiri Library
On 28th August 1867, the foundation stone of the main building was laid by Hon. Mr A.J. Arbuthnot, then the Chief Secretary to the Madras Presidency. A religious ceremony was conducted by Rev. Dr G.U. Pope. A parchment in the name of the "Holy Trinity" was placed under the stonework. The Nilgiri Library which was opened earlier in 1859, was shifted to the present premises when the building was completed. The additional reading room which was also known as "silent room", the upper storey and ladies cloak room were sanctioned in 1897 and completed in 1899. The site on which the library stands once housed the Jail and Post Office. Registered as an Association in 1878, The Nilgiri Library has one of the largest reading rooms and many rare books in its collection. Built of brick, and lime mortar with arched windows, the building is a gem of Victorian architecture. Set in sylvan surroundings, The Nilgiri Library is an oasis for members and book lovers from all walks of life.

The Nilgiri Library is one of the very old building from British period.The building has beautiful landscape and a vast collection of good books.It is magnificient and the atmosphere is very serene.It was indeed a beautiful place and a great library.

2 Reviews and Tips

12/22/2022 10:45:55 AM

Wonderful to know about such wonder,I really want to be a life member in this library,when I get required amount I will try to become it's member and divine's grace to make it happen.

5/19/2017 4:16:44 AM

Good and pleasant place to visit, Here are some tourist places to visit in ooty

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