The Auroville Library has been in operation for over 25 years, it is now located on the crown road near the Solar Kitchen and houses a wide selection of books.
Today it contains more than 30,000 volumes in eight languages - English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Russian and Tamil. All the books are divided up by subject matter into approximately 60 different sections, including a section especially for children. The cataloguing of the books follows the international standard of the Dewey Decimal Classification.
In addition to the books, most of which have been donated over the years or purchased, the Library also maintains a small number of subscriptions to weekly and monthly Indian and international journals.
The Auroville Library is open to Aurovilians, Auroville guests and Auroville workers.
The Library opens from Monday till Saturday, morning from 9 to 12.30, and afternoons from 2:00 to 4:30 pm.