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Top 10 Reading Libraries To Visit In Guwahati

“The gateway to the North-East”

 The largest city in all of Assam, Guwahati stands as the gateway to the Seven Sisters of North East India. The gushing Brahmaputra river carries with it untold tales from thousands of years past, and the peaceful ambience lingering in the city despite its modern lifestyle is one of the main reasons you should visit Guwahati. It will give you an authentic taste of the local history and its development through the years.



Humid sub tropical climate Average annual temperature is 22°C


  • Air- Guwahati is served by the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, in Borjhar, about 20 kilometres west from the heart of the city. With all major domestic and international airlines flying into Guwahati, it is the thirteenth busiest airport in India.
  • Railway Station – The Guwahati railway station, located in Paltan Bazaar area of Guwahati, is the major railway station of the city.There are three more railway stations in the city – the Kamakhya Junction ,  New Guwahati Junction and Azara Railway Station. There are regular trains connecting Guwahati to and from other major cities of the country.
  • Public Transportation –

Transportation is well developed in the city. Buses are the major means of public transport in Guwahati. The state owned Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) and private operators provide the city bus services within the city. A metro rail project has also been planned to relieve the hectic traffic conditions on the streets.

libraries and books

‘Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed & some few to be chewed and digested’ – Francis Bacon.

Libraries in Guwahati house vast number of books that an individual can think of. Be it rare or popular, fiction or non-fiction, regional or foreign languages, one can find all types of books in various libraries spread across the city. Books at all times have been a source of knowledge, entertainment and leaning to mankind. Libraries and books have always been instrumental in opening a new panorama of knowledge and understanding for their readers. Guwahati has many good libraries that helps an individual to gain knowledge, and spend one’s leisure time in a productive manner.

“Books are the person’s best friend , No Complain and No Demand

Top 10 Reading Libraries In Guwahati

First library you must visit in Guwahati

District Library in Guwahati

District Library in Guwahati

The District library was established in the year 1955-56. The library has more than 85,000 collections. It has three sections –science and technology, reading and reference and issue at present and is planning to add four more. The library not only helps in carrying the classroom instructional programmes but also unwind the perspective of knowledge in regard to the different research programmes conducted by the University. It exists with an aim to set high standards of excellence in the preservation of knowledge.

Magazines, Newspapers, Periodicals, References, Manuscripts, Journals, General Books, Novels, Literatures, Philosophy, Biographies, Poems, Story Books & Thriller Books.

Contains Enormous Amount of Books – “Clean & Calm Place to Read”.

  •     Timings
  • March – September: Tue -Sun 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • October – February: Tue – Sun 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • (Mon Closed)
  • Contact
  • Address- Gopinath Bordoloi Road, Mawhati, Ambari, Guwahati.
  •     Phone No. 03612545198

Second library you must visit in Guwahati

Beltola Students' Library

Beltola Students’ Library

Mystery and Thriller, Biography, Cookbooks, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Travel, Graphic Novels, Romance, Western, Kids Section, Literatures, Newspapers & Magazines.

Peaceful & Inspiring Study Environment – Locker Facility & Well maintained atmosphere

  • Timings
  • Mon – Sat 10:30 am – 2:30 pm|5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • (Sun Closed)
  • Contact
  • Address- Basistha Road, Basistha Chariali, Krishnapur, Guwahati.
  • Phone No.  97077 86119

Third library you must visit in Guwahati

Lakshminath Bezbaroa Central Library

Lakshminath Bezbaroa Central Library

Central Library of IIT Guwahati, which is an exceptionally calm place to read and is open till 2 am. You can visit the Bibliophile Café ,located in Panbazar near the Western Book Depot. It’s a wonderful place for book lovers with a wide collection of books on many topics as well as all the classic and known novels.

Window to the world of latest information in sciences, engineering, technology, humanities & social sciences. The Library of the Institute was named after the renowned and much revered literary figure Sahityarathi Lakshminath Bezbaroa on 5th December, 2014. Being a major central service point, it provides necessary supports for teaching, learning, research activities of the Institute by creating state-of-the-art facilities and offering innovative services to the academic community.

The Lakshminath Bezbaroa Central Library is housed on a four storeyed building having a floor area of about 7500 sq. meter.The Library currently has 1,54,564 printed volumes and 2291 subscribed current journals. Several e-books and online fulltext and abstract database, across all domain of academic pursuit are available through the campus network.

  • Timings
  • 8:00AM to 2:00AM (including holidays)
  • 24 hours during mid/end sem. exams.
  • Contact
  • Lakshminath Bezbaroa Central Library
  • Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
  • Guwahati- 39,   Assam (India)
  •  Phone No. 91 361 258213
  • Email:

Fourth library you must visit in Guwahati

S.K. Bhuyan Library

S.K. Bhuyan Library

Dr Surya Kumar Bhuyan Library of Cotton University founded at the time of the inception of the college itself is one of the oldest libraries in entire north-east region. Initially it was housed in one of the two large halls of a spacious single storied building.  

 When the volume of books started increasing, it has been shifted to an independent building which was earlier used as Physics department. The new library building has been named as Centenary building of the college and was officially inaugurated by the Former Chief Minister of Assam Sri Tarun Gogoi on 29th May 2001.

  • Contact
  • Dr Surya Kumar Bhuyan Library, Cotton University, Guwahati, Panbazar Guwahati, Assam, India PIN – 781001
  • Phone No. 91-361-2606155
  • Mail

Fifth library you must visit in Guwahati

Udayachal Public Library

Udayachal Public Library

Udayanchal is a learning space which draws strength from diversity and inclusion. It strives to provide development opportunities for people of different ages and specially for children with special needs. Udayanchal assists the differently abled through services oriented towards attaining their full potential growth and maintaining a life with dignity.

With a vision of an inclusive & holistic development and a collective growth of the differently abled, Udayachal offers Medical & Special care; Academic & Extracurricular support and Vocational Training. Therapeutic care at Udayachal includes- Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Special Education, Counselling and Yoga.


  • Study Hall -A place where they study and hone themselves so that they can define future.
  • Auditorium – A place where they study and hone themselves so that they can define their future.
  • Library-Where the children learn to dream with open eyes.
  • Playroom – Because play is the highest form of research. 
  • Contact
  • Address – Joymoti Nagar, Pandu, P.O. Pandu,
  •  P.S. Jalukbari, Dist: Kamrup (Assam), Pin:781012.
  • E-mail:

Sixth library you must visit in Guwahati

Bishnu Nirmala Children Library

Bishnu Nirmala Children Library

Bishnu Nirmala Children Library was established in the year 1985. This library is specially for Children who are under the age of 4 to 16 years. This library is situated  in-front of Latasil playground of Guwahati.The library comprises of three separate sections.

One is for reading books, one is a children’s corner for playing games and watching TV programmmes like cartoon & news etc,the last one  is a lending section. No formal membership is required to use the reading section. Any child can enter the library, sign in a register and use the books.

It is well equipped with books in English , Assamese, Hindi, Bengali and the library provides children  with reading material for information and fun. At present the Bishnu Nirmala Children Library holds about fourteen thousand books and eleven periodicals of English and Assamese language.

  • Timings
  • Mon- Sat (10am–5pm)
  • Sun (closed)
  • Contact
  • Lamb Rd, Latasil, Uzan Bazar,
  •  Guwahati, Assam 781001

Seventh library you must visit in Guwahati

Marwari Hindi Pustakalaya

Marwari Hindi Pustakalaya

  • Address: Panbazar, Guwahati – 781001 ,Assam    
  • Phone No: 0361 – 2516132

Eighth library you must visit in Guwahati

Bina Library

Bina Library

  • Address: College Hostel Road, Panbazar,
  • Guwahati – 781001 , Assam
  • Phone No: 0361- 2544081

Ninth library you must visit in Guwahati

The Student's Library

The Student’s Library

  • Address: B.Barooah Road,
  • Opposite B.Barooah College Gate,
  • Ulubari, Guwahati – 781007
  • Phone No: 9706842256

Tenth library you must visit in Guwahati

Nabin Bordoloi Library

Nabin Bordoloi Library

  • Address: Near Dighali Pukhuri,
  • Panbazar, Guwahati – 781001
  • Other than the libraries one can also explore some excellent book stores in Guwahati.

Following are the list of some of the book stores in Guwahati :

◆ Novelty Book Shop

  • Address: Opp Ghar, Mln Road, Panbazar,
  • Guwahati – 781001
  • Phone No: 0361-2516170

Western Book Depot

  • Address: Jaswant Road, Pan Bazar,
  • Guwahati – 781001
  • Phone No: 0361- 2543228

◆ Prime Books & Periodicals

  • Address: S C Goswami , Panbazar Road,
  • Lakhtokia, Guwahati – 781001
  • Phone No: 0361- 273

◆  As Book Depot

  • Address: M N Road, Panbazar,
  • Guwahati – 781001
  • Phone No: 0361- 254389

◆ Pauline Book & Media Centre

  • Address: G N B Road, Ambari,
  • Guwahati – 781001
  • Phone No: 0361 – 2133852