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About

Connect4Books strives “To Educate, Entertain and Empower Through Books”.

Connect4Books is a lending library that rents and delivers books and magazines to avid readers in Chennai . Connect4Books has a wide range of books in Fiction, Children and Knowledge categories in both English and Tamil.

Our plans include expanding our library network and offering home delivery of books across Chennai and suburban areas.

Connect4Books is an initiative of Connect Here 4 InfoServices Private Limited (Connect4Services).

Connect4Services has a strong business and social mission of taking essential services to people to improve their lives through consisent social and business initiatives.It offers varied online and offline services in real estate, property management, book libraries, ICT (Information and Communication Technology) business service centres for rural/urban areas, housekeeping, education and training.

Connect4Services was founded to meet the growing need for professional service providers in fast developing metropolises, sub-urban, small town and rural areas of India.

Where We Are?

Our library is located in Sakthi Nagar, Porur (behind ICICI Bank and Dominoes Pizza) in Chennai. We also operate an exclusive "Jungle" themed library for children at our main branch in Porur.

Library Working Hours & Holidays

Monday to Saturday: 10 am to 9 pm

Sunday: Holiday

We are closed on national and festival holidays. Please confirm before you plan a visit.

Pongal
Republic Day
Tamil New Year’s Day
Independence Day
Vinyaka Chaturthi
Gandhi Jayanthi
Ayudha Pooja
Diwali
Christmas
New Year

Why Books?

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” - Albert Einstein

A book has been one of the earliest forms of communication used by man. Books as a medium have been used to deliver information on various subjects. Books fall under many categories and its primary purpose remains “Reading”. A book provides an individual knowledge, skill and spirit. They help us to learn about a number of things that enriches our lives.

In this context, Connect4Books would provide access to books that will "educate, entertain and empower" an individual. Our books would fall under following broad categories – Children, Fiction and Knowledge.

Did you know?

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with more than 151.8 million items on approximately 838 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 34.5 million books and other print materials, 3.3 million recordings, 13.4 million photographs, 5.4 million maps, 6.5 million pieces of sheet music and 66.6 million manuscripts. The Library receives some 22,000 items each working day and adds approximately 10,000 items to the collections daily

According to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), USA in the last decade public libraries were visited 1.59 billion times by the public in the USA

The first libraries consisted of archives of the earliest form of writing - the clay tablets in cuneiform script discovered in Sumer, some dating back to 2600 BC

The Library of Alexandria, in Egypt, was the largest and most significant great library of the ancient world. It flourished under the patronage of the Ptolemaic dynasty and functioned as a major center of scholarship from its construction in the 3rd century BC until the Roman conquest of Egypt in 30 BC.

Tianyi Chamber, founded in 1561 by Fan Qin during the Ming Dynasty, is the oldest existing library in China. In its heyday it boasted a collection of 70,000 volume of antique books. The first library classification system was set up during the Han Dynasty.

In North America, it is believed that personal collections of books were brought over to the continent by French settlers in the 16th century. The oldest non-personal library on the North American continent was founded at The Jesuit College in Quebec City in 1635.

The National Library of India (Bengali: ভারতের জাতীয় গ্রন্থাগার) at Belvedere, Kolkata, is the largest library in India by volume and India's library of public record. It is under the Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Government of India. The library is designated to collect, disseminate and preserve the printed material produced in India. The library is situated on the scenic 30 acre (120,000 m²) Belvedere Estate, in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). The Library is the largest in India, with a collection in excess of 2.2 million books.

The history of the National Library began with the formation of Calcutta Public Library in 1836. The Imperial Library was formed in 1891 by combining a number of Secretariat libraries in Calcutta.

1903, Lord Curzon, the Governor-General of India, conceived the idea of opening a library for the use of the public. He noticed both the libraries—Imperial Library and Calcutta Public Library were under-utilized because of limited access and lack of amenities. He decided to amalgamate the rich collection of both of these libraries.

The new amalgamated library, called Imperial Library, was formally opened to the public on January 30, 1903 at Metcalfe Hall, Kolkata. Metcalfe Hall had earlier been the residence of the Governor-Generals Wellington, Cornwallis and Warren Hastings.

In 2010, Google estimated that since the invention of printing, approximately 130,000,000 unique titles had been published.

Source: Wikepedia

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