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Today it contains more than 30,000 volumes in eight languages – English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Russian and Tamil. All the books are divided up by subject matter into approximately 60 different sections, including a section especially for children. The cataloguing of the books follows the international standard of the Dewey Decimal Classification.
History & Today’s organization
Auroville is a place for research and unending education, which requires an easy access to information. The Auroville library, set up in 1975, has continuously contributed to the realisation of Auroville’s aims. A few years ago it has moved into a new building, an aesthetic space for book lovers, completed with floor cushions, fresh flowers and ongoing art exhibition of the Auroville artists.
The Auroville Library offers the public over 34,000 volumes in eight languages – English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Russian and a substantial section in Tamil. A wide range of both fiction and non-fiction is covered, and there is a complete collection of Sri Aurobindo’s and Mother’s works.
Vision and Missions
Offer to its multicultural community, it’s visitors and the region, its multilingual collections; ample areas for browsing and reading ; meeting room space for social contact with people of similar and different backgrounds;
Provide a cultural hub and focal point for the community and the region, attracting a wide range of users, accommodating a range of activities for research, leisure and learning.
Provide technology such as computer training rooms, large areas for public access to computers, dedicated computerised work stations for staff and additional storage for audio-visuals and digital media.
Include a special section catering to the needs of the youth, with adequate space and outdoor seating areas.
Leaders & Team
Ashatit is working with a team of 4 people.
Location:Crown Road, Near Solar Kitchen - Auroville 605101 Tamil Nadu India