Mussoorie Library

Open Time : 10:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m

Entry : free

Address : Library Chowk, Library, The Mall Road, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Website :

Phone : 095572 84310

Why to visit Mussoorie Library

With its towering exterior of elaborate steel columns, gabled roofs, and striped windows, this reliquary of words overlooks Gandhi Chowk and is one of Mussoorie's most well-known landmarks. It features sizable reading rooms filled with numerous types of musty volumes from older eras.

A few highlighted books in the Mussoorie Library:

  • You can read Room on the Roof, the first book by Ruskin Bond, which has been in print for more than 50 years.
  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles, the first book by English crime author Agatha Christie, was inspired by a notorious murder that took place at the Savoy Hotel in 1911.
  • You can look at Sir Walter Scott's books, which were best-sellers when Mussoorie was first established by the British as a hill station in the 1830s and '40s.
  • One of Landour's landmarks, Rokeby Manor, is named after a book-length poem Scott wrote toward the conclusion of his career.

Mussoorie Library's policy:

Visitors are welcome to browse the foyer, but they are only permitted to go inside if they have a membership card.

Nearby Places:

  • Benog Wildlife Sanctuary (0.2 km)
  • Mussoorie Christ Church (0.6 km)
  • Gun Hill (0.6 km)
  • Company Garden (1.1 km) 

Nearby Restaurants:

  • The Royal Afghan (25 m)
  • The Grand Dining Hall (69 m)
  • The Writer’s Bar (0.2 km)
  • Cafe Tea Totaler (0.4 km) 

Distance from Library Bus Stand: 230 m

Ideal duration: 1 hour 

FAQ on Mussoorie Library

What are the nearby attractions close to Mussoorie Library?

The nearby attractions include: Benog Wildlife Sanctuary (0.2 km), Mussoorie Christ Church (0.6 km), and Gun Hill (0.6 km).

What are the nearby hotels close to Mussoorie Library?

The nearby hotels include: The Oasis Mussoorie (600 m), Sterling Mussoorie (2.4 km), and The Claridges Nabha Residence (3.5 km).

How to reach Mussoorie Library?

Since the Mussoorie Library is located in the heart of the city, getting there is simple. Jolly Grant Airport is a nearby airport from which you can take a taxi to get to this location.

Can outsiders borrow books from the Mussoorie Library?

Visitors are welcome to browse the library, but only members are permitted to purchase or borrow books.

What are the nearby restaurants close to Mussoorie Library?

The nearby restaurants include: The Royal Afghan (25 m), The Grand Dining Hall (69 m), and The Writer’s Bar (0.2 km).

Special Tip

The Mussoorie Library is conveniently located at Mussoorie's main entrance, making it a great starting point for exploring. After reading a book, you could visit some nearby sights. Please keep in mind that visitors can view the books and experience the Mussoorie ambience, but only library members are permitted to take books with them.

By Abhilasha Prasad

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