Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Save the British Library!!!

I am sure many of us have used the British Library at one time or the other, especially for rare references for all those projects that we have undertaken. Recently, the British Council has shocked the patrons of the Library by announcing its sudden closure from April, 2008. (Read the news report)

Vociferous protests have arisen against this move to close one of the most valuable resource institutions in the State and efforts are on at all levels, including that of the State Government, to reverse the decision and to preserve this venerable and valuable institution in Trivandrum. An online petition has been created to support this effort, and I request you to take a few minutes off to sign the petition.


Please pass on this link to any of your friends or relatives who may want to support the cause as well. I fervently hope that the British Library will continue to be an integral part of life in Ananthapuri for a long time to come, with all our support. Thanks in advance.


  1. Hi Ajay,

    Came across you blog while searching for info related to the british library. Some of us have formed a blog to campaign for the library to stay here. would you like to join this effort? the url is

    if you want to join , reply to this comment, or send a mail to krishnamohan01@gmail.com

  2. I will be happy to join up for this great cause. Read in The Hindu that there is organised activity against the proposed closure. That's quite heartening to see.



Thanks for your comment, I will take a look at it and put it up at the earliest.