Best Libraries in Mumbai

We know mommies that you want to expose your child to the best from the world of books. At zenparent.in, your wish is our command! So here is a list of 10 best libraries in Mumbai for the year 2017!

1. British Council Library 

The best thing about this library is its virtual feature. Once you register and become a member of the British Council, the library offers a wide range of international quality of books, CDs/DVDs and online resources.  Sitting in the comforts of your home you can browse through the collection of books on offer and book the ones that you’d like to read. The book is delivered to you within two working days! Just like that, you have access to the best reading material for you and your child!

Address: 901 One India Bulls Center, Tower 1, S.B.Road, Elphinstone (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013

Contact: 022 6748 6748

Website: https://www.britishcouncil.in/library/about/mumbai

2. Trilogy by The Eternal Library

This library is famous for being the city’s first curated library and bookstore. Most of the books here are hand-picked to delight children and parents alike. Triology frequently organises creative writing and sundry other workshops for children, that makes this a very happening place to be in. The books are an amalgam of Indian and international books. One can join the library by choosing a membership plan that starts from Rs. 300 per month to Rs. 1000 per month for the entire family. Their website offers you all the membership options and latest plans.

Address:  1st Floor, Building No. 28, Above Mercedes Service Centre, Raghuvanshi Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel (W), Mumbai, India

Contact: 080 805 90590

Website: www.teltrilogy.com

3. Enchantico

Enchantico is a library that offers books and so much more. Once you subscribe every month you will receive a box that will contain 2 books, collectibles, activities and an activity sheet as a guide. They have an interesting array of books from the biggest publishing houses to keep your child’s interest glued. To begin subscribing you need to go to their website and fill in particulars of your child’s age, interests and a few details like address and choices. The minimum subscription is 3 months. You can choose the 6 months version or go up a year. The 3 month subscription is for 2999 plus shipping charges, 6 months is at 5499 plus shipping charges and 12 months is at 9999 plus shipping charges

Telephone: Their number is not listed, but as soon as you go on their website a chat window instantly pops up that gives real time answers.  

Website: https://www.enchantico.in/

4. Kahani Tree

The library stocks a large variety of Indian authors organises author interactions and events, and helps set up mini-libraries and reading corners. They collaborate with non-profits too and create unique story bags to suit every school’s requirements.

Where: Industry Manor, 2nd Floor, Above JK Banquet Hall, A. Marathe Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400 025.

Phone: 022 2430 6780

Website: https://www.facebook.com/kahanitree/

5. MCubed Library

MCubed stands for Maharashtra Mitra Mandal. The library houses several books that include books in Marathi, literature and its music. It was founded in 1981. The library also hosts music recitals, plays and a literary festival. People can become members of this library at the cost of Rs 100 per month, in addition to Rs 250 as deposit per book.

Address: Maharashtra Mitra Mandal (MCubed) Library,Princess Building, Near Bandra Gymkhana,

D’Monte Park Road, Bandra (West), Bombay 400050.

Phone: 022 26411497

Website: http://mcubedlibrary.com/

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6. Curious Kids Circulating Library

Another useful library that delivers books at the mother’s doorstep, the Curious Kids circulating library is the best thing for a busy parent. With over 5000 books and 1000 toys to choose from the comforts of your home, this is a boon for busy parents. They also conduct story telling sessions every Saturday morning and also screen movies for children. They have membership schemes depending on what you require. It has 3 branches – Oshiwara (main library), Juhu (part of the Activity center at The Learning Experience), opp. JW Marriott and Seven Bungalows (part of the Activity center at The Kinderbay Learning Center).

Address: 1302,Deep Tower, Oshiwara,Lokhandwala Complex,Andheri West, Near Samarth Aagan, Andheri (W)

Contact: 022 40110964

Website: http://www.mycuriouskids.in/

7. J N Petit Institute Library

If you don’t mind travelling to the Fort area, the J.N.Petit library is a must visit. The library is massive with old British architecture that will leave you looking at the wide spaces and rows upon rows of books in awe. The library has a massive reading hall where over 300 people can comfortably be seated. Recently the library renovated its spaces and has a spanking new children section. The membership fee for three months is Rs 180 as and the place is open from Mon-Sat from 7 am to 8.30 pm (closed on Sundays and public holidays). The library has over 1 lakh books.

Address:  312, Dr. DN Road, Fort, Mumbai- 400001, Maharashtra

Contact:  2202 5887

Website: http://www.jnpetitinstitute.org/

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8. The Asiatic Society of Mumbai

This is the place you need to head to if you want books that you’ve been searching for and couldn’t find anywhere. This massive building has periodicals that date back to 1860! They have manuscripts in Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian, Urdu and even Prakrit. They also have coins from 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. So if your child is a history buff, head to this amazing place daze you!

Address: Town Hall, Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Fort, Mumbai – 400 023

Telephone: Tel.: 9122-2660956 Fax.: 2665139

Website: http://asiaticsociety.org.in

9. David Sasoon Library

The library is located on Rampart Row, looking across the Kala Ghoda. It is open between 8 am and 9 am and positively reeks of history and culture. You cannot but be awestruck by the spaces for reading that Mumbai had for the last 100 years and you never even knew. For membership to this old library applications need to be filled out, address proof of living within Greater Mumbai/Thane district/Navi Mumbai in ration card etc have to be submitted. If this reminds you of a bygone era, than the prices shouldn’t. Membership costs Rs.4000/-.

Address: 152, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Off David Sassoon Library Marg, Opposite Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001

Telephone: 022 – 2284 3703

Website: http://www.davidsassoonlibrary.com/html/start.html

10. Librarywala

Librarywala is the easiest to use websites that offers a collection of over 8000 titles to choose from. Choose your subscription plan that ranges from monthly quarterly, 6 monthly and yearly plans ranging from as low as Rs.110 per month to Rs. 6000 annually. Once your plan is in place the procedure is simple – browse, select, have it delivered, have it picked-up when done!

Address: Dharya Information Pvt. Ltd, Unit no A-218, Antop hill warehousing complex, Vidyalankar College Road, Wadala(E), Mumbai – 400 037

Contact: +91-22-67595901-999

Website: http://www.librarywala.com/web/Index.aspx

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