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David Sassoon Library and Reading Room Mumbai

August 8, 2013 | Posted in Libraries
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Established way back in 1847, David Sassoon Library and Reading Room is a famous library cum heritage structure in Mumbai, India. Located at the centre of the metropolis at Rampart Row looking across the Kala Ghoda, it was architected and designed by G. E. Gosling and J. Campbell at a cost of Rs. 125,000 – an amount that donated and borne by David Sassoon and the Government of Bombay Presidency respectively. This yellow Malad stone Library in Mumbai was build with the aim of to promote knowledge and learning in the areas of mechanical models, architectural designs, science and technology and cultural and social development. Today the building finds itself in the list of 145 old building which have been declared as protected monuments by the government. David Sassoon Library and Reading Room Contact Details has been provided below.

David Sassoon Library and Reading Room Contact Details 

Address: 152, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Off. David Sassoon Library Marg,
Kalaghoda, Fort, Mumbai – 400023. India
Contact Number: +91-22-22843703
Email: dslibrary1847@yahoo.com, vajgaonkar7@gmail.com

Being one of the oldest Libraries in Mumbai, it has it a storehouse of 40,000 amazing collection of books and volumes dating from 1798. Apart from English there are also volumes scripted in Marathi, Gujarati and Hindi for the use of common man. The library has recently set up an art gallery near the entrance of the building to encourage young, upcoming, talented artists to exhibit their art materials. David Sassoon Library Membership can be availed only by applicants who have completed 18 years of age. The applicant is eligible to use the library only after his/her application is passed in the committee meeting and membership commences from the date of their application being passed by the Managing Committee. It remains open all 365 days a year from 8 in the morning till 9 at night. Interested individuals can also make donations to preserve and protect the grand heritage that has been serving for many generations.

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