This library, at the Chittaranjan Bhawan, began in 1970, with the local residents all donating their own collections in order to establish this space. Today, the DCMS Library boasts a fairly large collection of more than 30,000 historical, political, and literary works. You will find both English, and Bengali texts here. There is even a room specially allocated for children’s literature, and young-adult fiction. The administrative staff is made up of senior-citizens who have decided to spend a few hours each day, to work in the library.
They also host a rare book collection, consisting of hundred year old books, and a signed copy of Sri Aurobindo’s collected works, so if you’ve spent enough time there, they might let you see it!
Membership Requirements: A permanent residency proof, two passport-sized photographs, a one-time deposit of INR 300.
Yearly Fee: INR 180