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In a first, transgender library opens in Madurai

Launched in 2016, the centre focuses on the promotion of transgender people and making people aware of the no-binary gender.

24 Sep 2019 3:01 PM

Finland's 'ode' to a new era in libraries

Helsinki's central library officially opens on December 5 at end of year of festivities marking centenary of Finland's independence.

03 Dec 2018 9:33 AM

Haruki Murakami working towards creating library of his works

Library will archive his books, drafts of novels, materials he used and his translation work, as well as his massive collection of music.

05 Nov 2018 8:22 AM

Books for the people, by the people

A Mumbaikar has created a free online library on a social media platform. On his off days, he delivers books all over the city for free.

14 Aug 2017 12:04 AM

Class V student who runs library in slum gets Chief Minister to help

Muskan Ahirwar who started small library last year has Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan offering assistance of Rs 2 lakh.

04 Aug 2017 12:47 PM


Colombian garbage man uses discarded books to make library

Jose Alberto Gutierrez said that he started collecting books when he realised that people were throwing them away.

06 Jun 2017 4:48 PM

For the love of books

As Books on Toast gets ready to host a quiz for bookworms in the city, Anuya Jakatdar talks about building a community of lit fans.

29 Mar 2017 12:06 AM

State’s library makeover initiative boon for booklovers

The librarians of these model libraries will be imparted training by experts from Nasscom.

28 Mar 2017 3:33 AM

Mumbai University library’s 11 pm regulation for girls sparks protests

The 11 pm curfew is for both male and female students but the administration is lenient towards the former and strict with us.

05 Feb 2017 1:40 AM

Book overdue for 43 years returned to UK library

The biography of local poet and writer Edwin Muir by P H Butter was due to be returned to Orkney Library before October 24, 1973.

27 Jan 2017 7:57 PM


At four, bookworm turns new chapter

Hayden and Arana sat in on meetings, met with library staff and roamed the many halls of the library.

16 Jan 2017 4:48 AM

Book returned to library after hundred years

Johnson found the 1909 book, by F. Hopkinson Smith, in an old steamer trunk in 1996.

15 Jan 2017 6:33 PM

Flip through book chapters as your coiffeur works

With little time on their hands between work and childcare, most women simply do not have the opportunity to seek out books.

05 Jan 2017 5:39 AM

Librarian takes books to salons, inspires women to read

In a novel idea to get women reading, the national library has lent books to hair salons which is a popular hang-out spot for women.

04 Jan 2017 7:14 PM

Woman returns book to library after 130 years

The school does not charge for overdue books.

10 Dec 2016 6:12 AM