Saraswati Mahal Library - Tamilnadu

Saraswati Mahal Library, also known as Tanjore Maharaja Serfoji's Saraswati Mahal Library, is a famous library. It is one of the oldest libraries in Asia and has a large collection of ancient manuscripts, rare books and historical documents. Saraswati Mahal library is housed in a beautiful building that exemplifies the architecture of the Maratha period. The library complex has several sections, including the Main Library, Library Area, Palm Leaf Area, and a section of rare book collections. This is the best place for Scholars, researchers and students from all over the world vas the library has extensive collection of books. The library has a rich and diverse range of books on literature, philosophy, religion, astrology, medicine, music, dance and other subjects. It has more than 60,000 books written in various languages ​​including Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Persian, Arabic and English.

Saraswati Mahal Library

How to reach in Saraswati Mahal Library:

By air - Tiruchirappalli international airport is the nearest from Tanjore. A drive from the airport to the library takes around 60 km
By Train – from Tanjore junction, it takes around 2 km to reach the library.

Why should you visit Saraswati Mahal Library?

One of the main reasons to visit Saraswati Library is its extensive collection of books and resources. This is a must visit library for students, researchers and also to bookaholics. In addition to the Fine collection, the Saraswati Library has a quiet space that encourages meditation and contemplation. The library is designed to provide a quiet environment conducive to learning and intellectual inquiry. A large reading room with comfortable seating and ample lighting creates a wonderful space for uninterrupted reading and meditation. The quiet environment of the library allows visitors to listen to the content they want without interruption. Whether you seek solitude or enjoy learning with like-minded people, Saraswati Library provides an environment that encourages self-help-oriented learning.

Visiting Time in Saraswati Mahal Library:

10.00am to 1.00pm and 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Entrance Fees in Saraswati Mahal Library:

No Entrance Fee

Camera & Video Fee in Saraswati Mahal Library:


Holidays in Saraswati Mahal Library:

(Closed in all government holidays)