(Last Updated on : 04/09/2019)
According to the Andhra Pradesh
Reorganization Act, 2014, Hyderabad
in the existing state
of Andhra Pradesh, was declared as the common capital of Telangana
and Andhra Pradesh, for a period not exceeding ten years. This city is spread over an area of about 650 square kilometers. This city has a population of about 6.7 million and a metropolitan population of about 7.75 million. Hyderabad has several libraries
which serve as significant sources of information and wisdom for the students.
State Central Library
The State Central Library
(SCL) was earlier known as Asafia Library. This library was established in the year in 1891 by Nawab Imad-ul-Mulk. INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) Hyderabad granted heritage status to this library in the year 1998. This library is a storehouse of about 500,000 books and magazines including some rare palm leaf manuscripts
Sri Krishna Devaraya Andhra Bhasha Nilayam
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Andhra Bhasha Nilayam">Sri Krishna Devaraya Andhra Bhasha Nilayam was constructed on 1st September, 1901. This library was named after Sri Krishna Devaraya and during the initial days of its foundation it was operated from the home of its founding secretary named, Jagirdar Ravichettu Ranga Rao. It is said that this library was a major nerve-centre of nationalist rebellion against the regime of the Nizam
and promoted Telugu language. Readers will notice over 40, 000 books, apart from old magazines and newspapers
British Library of Hyderabad was erected in the year 1979 and it is said to be one of the most famous local libraries of this part of the country. The library is home to a gigantic collection of books on a wide range of subjects like History
and Science and numerable encyclopedias. Digital book reading facility is also available in this library which adds an element of interest to it, particularly amongst the young readers who visit this library.
Sundarayya Vignana Kendram
Established by a voluntary trust organization to commemorate late Puchalapalli Sundaraiah during the year 1988, Sundarayya Vignana Kendram
is yet another significant library of Hyderabad. It aims to preserve the rich cultural heritage of the civilization of the country and possesses over 2, 500, 000 documents belonging to the 19th and 20th centuries. They are available in the form of English, Telugu
and Urdu literature
. This library buys the latest reports and books regularly and remains updated.
Other Libraries in Hyderabad
There are several other well-known libraries in the city of Hyderabad which provide interesting sources of knowledge and are thronged by numerous readers. They are City Central Library, Vivekananda
Library, Archaeological Museum
Library at Gunfundry, Indo American Study Centre for International Studies, Telugu University Library, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Library, Elite Library, NIMSME (National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) Library, JustBooks clc, InkReaders, Osmania University Library, Children's Library, Idara E Adabiyat E Urdu Library, Sundarayya Vijnana Kendram at Gachibowl etc.