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State Central Library, Bangaluru

Seshadri Iyer memorial hall is also a State Central Library located at Cubbon Park, Bangaluru, Karnataka, India. It was built in 1915 AD in a classic European style with Tuscan and Carinthian columns, in honour of Sir K.Seshadri Iyer who was Dewan of Mysore State from 1883 to 1901, is an impressive red building with gables. It houses the Seshadri Memorial library.The memorial building is ensconced in the middle of the park, framed by the greenery of the park and with a beautiful frontage of the rose garden.The Library has an area of 300 km² and functions as the Apex of the Karnataka Public Libraries system, which is governed by State Library Authority.In the year 2000 AD, the Library was awarded the Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation Award for the best state central library in India in recognition of its outstanding contribution to meritorious services rendered in the spread of knowledge and gearing up of library movement in the city of Bangalore in particular and in the state of Karnataka in general. The library has presently a collection of 2.65 lakh books and also a Braille section.

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