Romain Rolland Library Puducherry Entry Fee

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Romain Rolland Library Puducherry Address: 8, Goubert Ave, White Town, Puducherry, 605001, India

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Romain Rolland Library Puducherry Timings

Day Timing
Monday 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wedesday 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Romain Rolland Library Puducherry Timings
Day Timings
Daily 9:00 am - 12:30 pm & 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Children's Section
Weekdays 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Weekends 9:00 am - 12:30 pm & 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A part of Puducherry that is forever engraved in the halls of a beautiful structure, the Romain Rolland Library is a silent reminder of the struggle and beauty of this small union territory. A resource of knowledge, power-packed with a collection of some of the most beautiful literary works, you can enjoy some quiet time visiting this library.

#Trivia: It was earlier known as the Bibliothèque Publique and is one of the oldest libraries of India.

All about the Romain Rolland Library

Established in 1827, this library has stood the test of time and freedom struggle, setting a mark on today's young generation. It is an elegant white building with contemporary architecture lined with the most prized books dating back several years. Nearly 177 years old, it comprises almost 335,000 books of all genres set against the timeless walls of the library.

It has an extensive collection of manuscripts, French and Portuguese books, Hindi and Tamil literature, and English literature. If you are a bibliophile, it boasts of a treasure trove of reading material that can take years to complete. However, with a detailed history, the library helps scores of individuals to research their subjects and spend some quiet time reading.

The library also has a good collection of over 8000 e-books, and several rare books get micro-filmed frequently to preserve them.

#Trivia: In the birth centenary of the notable French scholar, Romain Rolland, the library was renamed after him in 1966. He was a close compadré of Mahatma Gandhi.

Location of the library

The library is close to Raj Niwas on Ananda Rangapillai Street or White Street. It is surrounded by different eating joints and gorgeous palm trees too.

After visiting the library, you can see a few places nearby, such as the Mahakavi Subramania Bharathi statue, old bandstand, Jawaharlal Nehru street, the Promenade beach, and much more.

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Entry fee and Timings of Romain Rolland Library

The library is open to the public from 9 am to 12:30 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm every day. There is no entry fee for the library. It has separate sections for kids to enjoy reading their favourite stories and books.

Best time to visit the library

One of the top tourist destinations of Puducherry, the library is open all through the year except for public holidays. You can visit it in any weather; however, if you want to explore the length and breadth of Puducherry, it is best to come here during winters from October to March. The other months are hot and humid, owing to their proximity to the sea.

How to Reach Romain Rolland Library Puducherry

The quickest way to reach the library is by hailing a cab from top car rental companies in Pondicherry or by a local rickshaw.

If you are visiting Puducherry from other cities, you can come by –

Air: Puducherry has a small airport with a few flights coming in every week. You can take one after checking the flight schedule and availability online. Alternatively, you can come to the nearest airport, Chennai airport, and take a cab from there.

Rail: Puducherry is well-connected with all major cities of the country. You can reach the library within ten minutes from the railway station.

Road: You can travel by NH45 to reach Puducherry from almost all cities in India. If you are driving yourself, you can park your car near the library entrance and take a peek inside to explore it on your own.


Books provide us with a gateway to fuel our imagination and help us become better each day. So if you are a bibliophile and fall in love with books all the time, the Romain Rolland Library in Puducherry is for you. As one of the top tourist attractions of Puducherry, it attracts scores of research scholars, tourists, students, and locals to explore the immense treasure of knowledge it holds.

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