Romain Rolland Library, formerly known as Bibliotheque Publique, is one of the oldest Libraries in the country. It is named after Romain Rolland, a French scholar and a close companion of Mahatma Gandhi.
The library houses a collection of over 315,000 volumes in different languages. A separate section functions here to foster the reading habit of children. Another prominent feature is mobile library facility, which stocks over 8000 books. It is generally utilized by the rural folk.
Separate section for competitive exam books, open access system and microfilm unit are among the facilities. Apart from this, ready reference and current awareness services are available. Library is open from 7:30 hrs to 16:30 hrs except for Mondays and public holidays.
Located on the Romain Rolland Street, the library is in close proximity to major sites such as Aurobindo Ashram, Legislative Assembly and Head Post office in Pondicherry.