Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall

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Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall

Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall, a classic European style with Tuscan and Corinthian columns was built in 1915 AD to honour of Sir K.Seshadri Iyer who was Dewan of Mysore State from 1883 to 1901.

Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall

It is a striking red building with gables. The memorial building is situated in the middle of the Cubbon Park, surrounded by the foliage of the park and has a stunning facade of the rose garden.

It houses the famous Seshadri Memorial library, which has an area of 300 kmĀ² and it functions as the Apex of the Karnataka Public Libraries system, which is governed by State Library Authority.

In 2000, the Library was awarded the Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation Award for the best state central library in India in appreciation of its exceptional contribution to commendable services rendered in spreading knowledge and gearing up of library movement in the city of Bangalore in particular and in the state of Karnataka in general.

The library currently has a collection of 2.65 Lakh books and also a Braille section.

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