State Central Library located in Hyderabad is the public library in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The State Central Library is also known by its former name as Asafia Library. The State Central Library is one of the important structures in the city and a heritage place. It was constructed in 1891 by Nawab Imad ul Malik and its spread over an area of 75,000 square yards.
State Central Library is located in Afzal Gunj on the bank of famous River Musi which flow through the city. The foundation stone of the library was laid in January 1932 by Prince Mir Osman Ali Khan. The library houses more than 50,00,000 books and magazines including manuscripts. It has books dated early 19th century including the books in various languages like English, Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Guajarati, Marathi, Urdu, Arabic, Sanskrit and Persian. It houses more than 17,000 manuscripts dated fifth and sixth centuries which were transferred to Andhra Pradesh Oriental Manuscripts library in the year 1967.
The State Central Library of Andhra Pradesh is the source of reference materials for researchers and scholars and also serves as the focal point for interlibrary loan on books. The library also organizes book exhibitions, professional seminars, conferences and celebrations. Some of the known events conducted here are National Library week.
Due to the growth in technology, why to be in old era of old work, the work of digitalization has begun in State Central Library of Andhra Pradesh and during the first phase of it, the software developed by National Informatics Center make the library go computerized and networking accessed.
How to Reach
If you are looking to read books and know further about what you are interested to read or discover, you can reach State Central Library of Andhra Pradesh which is located in Afzal Gunj.
The address is
Afzal Gunj, Feelkhana,
Near Bus Stop, Feelkhana,
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500012,
India +91 40 2460 0107