With the district central library reopening its gates at its original location on West Boulevard Road near Singarathope on Wednesday, the book lovers of the city have reasons to rejoice. Though the building works were completed a few months ago, the library continued functioning on the temporary premises at Brindavan Road, near TVS tollgate, in the city. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa inaugurated the new building through videoconferencing today.

The two-floor structure with an area of about 3,200 square metres has been built at a cost of Rs. 4.30 crore with separate section for reference, record rooms, magazines, dailies, periodicals, children’s section, lending, internet browsing facility, and IAS Study Centre.

Currently, the lending and periodicals sections are open for public use and the other sections are expected to begin functioning shortly. There are 1.5 lakh titles in English and Tamil languages at the library that functions from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The residents of the city welcomed the restoration of the library to its original premises and were seen busy making use of the facility even on day one.