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Readers' Nook: Bookmark These Online Libraries In Chennai To Order Books

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In this fast-paced world, most of us have forgotten the feeling of engaging in sincere reading and letting our imagination run wild as words and characters take shape in our minds. It's either laziness or the inability to make time for such indulgences that keeps us from picking up a book. If you're on this side of the road but are still somewhere hoping to reignite that passion for reading, here's a list of online libraries you can check out. They not only deliver all your favourite titles and books to your doorstep, but some of them also don't charge you any late fines. 

The Library

A subscription-based library, you can order as many books as you want from here with no joining fee or deposit. All the books are neatly catalogued by genre and author on their website. If you're not sure about which book to pick, you can check their recommendations and even place requests for books you can't find online, and they will buy them for you. Subscription plans range from monthly to 2 months, 3 months, 6 months and a whole year. Once you get the books, (maximum of 2 get delivered at a time), you can read them at your own pace and return them after you're done. No late fines charged! 

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Reader's Club

With a yearly membership fee of just INR 250, you get to access over 15000 books for all age groups spread across genres like romance, fiction, autobiography, comics, travel, History and more in both English and Tamil. All you have to do is pay a nominal delivery fee and you'll have your books delivered to your place. You can get up to two books delivered at a time and can keep the books for up to 15 days. New books need to be returned within a week. 


This online library offers books in Hindi, English and Bengali across genres like entertainment, children, teens, self-help, fiction, sports and more. They've got a Corporate library too that you can pick out books from. You just need to sign up for a subscription plan based on the number of books you would like to read per month and then decide on the duration of the plan. They've got plans for 3 months, 6 months and a year. You can get up to two books delivered at a time (the ones you prioritise get delivered first). While this one works out a little expensive as they charge a registration fee (INR 300) and a refundable security deposit (INR 1000), we like how they can get your books to you within one to three days. 

Just Books

We totally love this online library as it's got a huge bank of books for you to choose from. Over one million. No, really. All you've gotta do is sign up for a membership plan and start curating your booklist. With the option to get as many books delivered as you want at a time, there's no reason for you to hold back. It gets better. Their deliveries are absolutely free and you can get them within three hours sometimes. Just pay up a one-time security deposit of INR 600 and you're sorted.

Short stories, General Fiction, Horror, Memoirs, Science Fiction, Literary Classics - you name it and they've got it. While there are no due dates or fines, you've got to pay a registration fee and a security deposit (refundable) of INR 300 each. You can subscribe to a 6 months membership or an annual one. The pricing changes based on the number of books you wish to get delivered per month (you get to pick from 1 to 4 books). They also don't charge for delivery!