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The American Library, Mumbai is a public library, open to all Indian citizens. Our library is free and open to public for reference, research or just exploring the collection.

We provide timely, reliable and comparative information on a variety of topics ranging from American politics, culture, history, economy as well as international relations and global issues.

With books, journals, English language learning materials along with DVDs, newspapers, U.S. government publications,  there is something for everyone. Even the young reader will find more than 10,000 titles of fiction and non-fiction at the American Library.

Become a Member

Enjoy invitations to select American Center events: EducationUSASessions; Book Discussions; Film Screenings; borrowing privileges as well as remote access to the eLibraryUSA database.

Membership is open to anyone 16 years of age or older. Applicant must present valid photo identification with proof of current residence. Click here for more details

Why Join? / Services

• Virtual Catalog- borrowing privileges in all four libraries in person or by post

• Access to eLibraryUSA – a virtual library at your fingertips 

• Computers with internet access

• Personalized reference services – in person/ by phone/fax/email

• Multimedia facilities

• Photocopy and printing services

• Library orientation and database training 

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The American Library, Mumbai has more than 11000 books, 145 periodicals, 500 DVDs and an online database - eLibraryUSA. 

Our library catalog is available online and has a complete listing of material in all four American Libraries in India: Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi. Click here for more details.

Access to the American Library is quick and easy

All visitors are requested to produce an original valid photo-identification (ID) at the entrance to the U.S. Consulate General. 

Mobile phones and laptops are permitted, but Bluetooth technology must be disabled. Cameras, memory storage devices, and other electronic equiment are not allowed. Click here for more details

Photography and video recording in and around the Consulate compound is strictly prohibited.

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