17 Popular Book Libraries For Kids In Mumbai

As a new parent you just can't stop buying books. Neither could I. As books became an integral part of our day with a new book with every meal I realized that buying books is not really helping. I soon ran out of space. I would spend hours on Flipkart and read through reviews and buy books every single day. Let me tell you it's not sustainable. My baby was probably 18 - 20 months only and I had no space.

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Only after I enrolled into a toy library and realized that borrowing works way better than buying. I soon started borrowing and then realized that borrowing once a week and maybe only 1 book is not enough in our case and started looking for once a week unlimited options. Also I don't know how many of you'll agree but going to the book library each week and browsing through about 10 books before you pick 2 and flipping through those pages makes you feel like it's time off.

So here is our list and make sure you consider borrowing books. If you have a favourite then share it with us in the comments below. A lot of toy libraries also have books but they have not been listed here. Click here for are 21 most Popular Toy Libraries here.

1. Trilogy by The Eternal Library 

Trilogy, started by The Eternal Library, is Mumbai's first curated library and bookstore, and literary event space. In addition to serving as a popular library and bookstore in the city, Trilogy also organizes creative writing and storytelling workshops and other literary events periodically. The amazing feature about Trilogy is the confluence of a library and a bookstore.There are Indian and International books for writers and photographers, entrepreneurs and travellers, parents, children and history buffs. You can join the library by choosing any of the  membership plan based on the duration you want to retain the books. The very basic plans start from Rs. 300 per month to Rs. 1000 per month for the entire family. Check out their different plans in their website.

Age: All age groups

Address:  1st Floor, Building No. 28, Above Mercedes Service Centre, Raghuvanshi Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel (W), Mumbai, India

Contact: 080 805 90590

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.teltrilogy.com

2. www.enchantico.in

Unlike a physical library , enchantico is an book subscription box exclusively for kids. It works in the same way as activity and snack boxes for kids- a new box every month with whole new content! Every box contains 2 books, collectibles, activities, author cards (explaining about the authors to parents and children) and an activity sheet as a guide. Through their subscription boxes, Enchantico aims to bring home to your kid some of the best publishers such as Harper Collins, Penguin Random House, Pan Macmillan, Westland, Duckbill Books, Little Latitude and FunOkPlease. To start your book subscrition- log on to their website and then fill in a few details and select your child's age group: 5-6 / 7-8 / 9-10 / 11-12 years, to a tenure of your choice: 3 months/ 6 months or a year. The 3 month subscription is for 2999 plus shipping charges, 6 months is at 5499 plus shipping charges and 12 months is at 9999 plus shipping charges.

Contact details:

Website: Enchantico

Facebook: Enchantico

Twitter: Enchantico

Instagram: Enchantico

3. MCubed Library

This library was an initiative of three women Sonal Bima, Vaishali Shinde, Vibha Kamat. They realised that what kids needed was a public library where they could spend time reading. The library houses around 4000 books. People can become members at the cost of Rs 100 per month, in addition to Rs 250 as deposit per book. They cater different languages like English, Hindi & Marathi. To read more about this library, click here.

Age: 4- 16 years

Address: mCubed, ground floor, Princess Building, next to Bandra Gym, Bandra (W)

Contact:  022-26411497

Email[email protected]

Website: Mcubed

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4. Curious Kids Circulating Library

The library has over  4500 books and over 750 toys. Regular story telling sessions are conducted  on Saturday mornings. They also screen movies for children and conduct other craft workshops at a price. There are various membership schemes depending on what you require.It has 3 branches - Oshiwara (main library), Juhu (part of the Activity center at The Learning Experience), opp. JW Marriott and Seven Bungalows (part of the Activity center at The Kinderbay Learning Center).

Age: 0 - 15 years

Address: 1302,Deep Tower, Oshiwara,Lokhandwala Complex,Andheri West, Near Samarth Aagan, Andheri (W)

Contact: +91 9870101594

Email[email protected]

Facebook: CuriousKids

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5. British Council Library 

British Council library  entitles you to a range of services which include access to wide range of books, CDs/DVDs and online resources. myLibrary Mumbai is the most unique library offer in comparison. It has a virtual medium through which you can browse the collection after registering yourself as member. It gives you the option to queue your selection and wait for the book to be delivered at your doorstep within two working days.

Age: 3 - 60 years

Address: 901 One India Bulls Center, Tower 1,, S.B.Road, Elphinstone (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013

Contact: 022 6748 6748

Email[email protected]

Website: BritishCouncilLibrary

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6. Door Step Books Online Library

Doorstep Books is an online library started by Vikash Khandelwal. This venture was started to make reading books  hassle free, cost effective and pleasurable experience. All you need to do is sign up, choose a membership plan and order the books. The Door Step library provides you the service of dropping and picking up books from your doorstep.

Website: Doorstep

Facebook: Doorstep 

7. J N Petit Institute Library

The old British architecture and the high ceilings of the more than century-old-structure leave you in awe. The colossal space is used up with many sections devoted to books. The library also has a massive reading hall. Recently it has revamped its entire children section.
Rs 180 as individual fees for three months.It is open from Mon-Sat from 7 am to 8.30 pm (closed on Sundays and public holidays)

Address 312, Dr. DN Road, Fort, Mumbai- 400001, Maharashtra

Contact:  2202 5887

8. Kids Corner

The Kids' Corner is a collection of books and games for kids' age 6 to 12. The American Library, Mumbai has more than 11000 books, 145 periodicals, 500 DVDs and an online database - eLibraryUSA. It is a public library, open to all Indian citizens. The library is free and open to public for reference, research or just exploring the collection where kid's can browse, read and watch movies. . Library members may borrow upto 2 books from kids' collection on their library card for a period of three weeks. The American Library holds free Children's film screening on the second Saturday of each month at 11 a.m.

 Age: 6 – 12 years.

Address: The American Library, C - 49, G- Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East). Mumbai 400 051

Contact:  022-26724024/4231

Email[email protected]

Website: KidsCorner

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9. Librarywala

Librarywala offers around more than 30,000 titles. The book library allows to select the book after membership and delivers it to your house. You can get free pickup & delivery at your doorstep with no due dates or late fines.  They offers monthly, quarterly and yearly plans for memberships.

Address: Dharya Information Pvt. Ltd, Unit no A-218, Antop hill warehousing complex, Vidyalankar College Road, Wadala(E), Mumbai – 400 037

Contact: +91-22-67595901-999

Email: [email protected]

Website: LibraryWala

10.  Shemaroo

This library could be a visit for you as well as your kids. It serves the audience from kids as well as elders. You can become a life time member at a refundable deposit of Rs. 1500 and rent books by paying 10% of the book price. A very convenient way to get into the world of books with yourself and your kids!

Address: Shop NO: 3, Om Chambers, Kemps Corner,, August Kranti Marg, Kemps Corner, Malabar Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400026

Contact: 022 2367 0057

Email: [email protected]

11.  Robinage's Bright Sparks Library

The Bright Sparks library caters to older children and has very few select books. The Bright Sparks Library stocks over 1,000 books for children of all ages.

Library memberships are available as follows:

1 Year: Rs 1,000 + Rs 10 per book borrowed

6 Months: Rs 600 + Rs 10 per book borrowed

Age: 4 – 15 years.

Time: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Address: 11 & 12, Shah and Nahar Industrial Estate, Dr. E Moses, Worli 400018

Contact: 022 6662 6818

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.robinage.com/

Facebook: Follow Robinage

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12. Bizzi Bees

A friendly library filled with educational toys and books, multimedia access, weekend activities, clubs & workshops. It’s an educational playhouse for kids where kids can learn in a fun a creative environment.

Age: 2 – 10 years.

Time: Tuesday – Friday 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Saturday – 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Address: Rajat Apts, Mount Pleasant rd, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 400006

Contact: +91 22 23622502

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.bizzibees.co.in/

Facebook: BizziBees

13. Juniors Club

Junior’s Club is a place where kids from as young as 1 year old up to 12 years of age will be able to find a heaven specially created for them. From a toy-library to a book-library to an amusement park that provides fun-filled extra-curricular activities for your kids, Junior Club is one place for all your needs. You can also treat your kids with some off beat learning sessions like Abacus Classes, French Classes, Science experiment workshops, storytelling sessions and much more.

Age: 0.6 months to 12 years.

Time: Monday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 7:00PM.

Address: Shop No 56/560, Gulmohar Society,, Mahavir Nagar, Kandivali West, Opposite Parijat Apartment -400067

Contact: 022-28683477

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.juniorsclub.in/

14. Unnati Library

Established in the year 1999, they are the pioneers in creating the culture of educated Indian citizens. They aim to create conceptualized library that enhances child abilities to read & Play by providing the best relevant resources at the same time encouraging the Indian traditional culture. They also provide guidance to parents on giving school interviews.
Centrally located at Mumbai - Dadar, Matunga, Byculla, Goregoan, Kemps Corner. Also based in Pune and Bangalore and expanding.

Address: 207/D, Vasudev Sadan, Ground Floor, Near Datt Mandir, Dr.Ambedkar Road, Matunga (E),Mumbai - 400 019.

Contact: +91 93225 97951 / +91 98334 93757

Timing: Mon to Fri ( 9 am to 6 pm ) & Sat ( 9 am to 3 pm )

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://unnatilibrary.com/

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15. Neighborhood Book cafe

It’s a cool place to be at for you as well as your kids and an even better one for groups. A café and a library is a cool match that you cannot miss out on. The Toy Library is for kids of 6 months to 6 years and book library serves all age groups. Further educational toys for kids in the age of 6 months to seven years are also available. The book library caters to a wide array of subjects like Fairy Tales, Educational Books, Enid Blytons, Comics, Indian Mythology, Classics, Thrillers, Magazines and Fiction.

Age: 6 months – 6 years (Toy Library) & All Age Groups (Book Library)

Address: Neighborhood Book Cafe, Shop No.3, Samadhan Society, Vashi Road, Sector 2, Kopar Khairane, Navi Mumbai-400709

Contact: +91 9820174160

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: Neighborhood Book Cafe.

16. Tuffy Tiger Book Club

You can find more of recommended books here for kids in the age group of 2 -12 years. Tuffy Tiger believes that children today are so tech savvy that they are reading far less than recommended. With 2 books at a time they provide up to 6 books in a month. Delivery on Tuesdays and Fridays is totally free of cost. Requests for specific book title is entertained for reading enthusiasts.  Consultation is also provided to find out what kind of books your children must read. Club members can treat themselves and their parents with child friendly events at regular intervals. With a limit of 30 members per year, the membership is exclusively by invitation only.

Age: 2 – 12 years.

Address: A – 1006, Sahyadri Upper Govind Nagar, Malad (E). Mumbai-400097

Contact: +91 1234 5678

Email: [email protected]

17. Roxy Circulating Library

Roxy Circulation Library is one of the largest private circulating book libraries with a collection of over 25,000 titles.
For the last 43 years, Roxy Library has been actively serving the reader from Mulund in Mumbai; They cover books in multiple genres, languages and across all ages and also have huge collection of more than 10,000 SKU and titles with a wide varieties of movies from 50's to current hits. They sell VCD / DVD movies which you can also rent. Their plan starts from Rs 250.

Age: 2+

Address  :Station Road, Mulund (W)

Contact: (022) 25653249/ (022) 25609114

Email: [email protected]

Website: Roxystore

18.  Colours Library

COLOURS is the first and only book & toy library in Mumbai to offer UNLIMITED EXCHANGES. They have a range of over 2000 books, toys, cds & worksheets on rent. They offer following plans  Weekly/Bi-Weekly Exchange Plan, Unlimited Exchanges Plan and Books Only Plan (Unlimited Exchanges).

Address  :Shop No 12, Rakhee Bldg, Vasant Utsav Back Rd, Opp. Kapil’s Salon, Near D’Mart, Thakur Village, Kandivali East,
Mumbai 400 101

Contact:  9167878771

Website: ColoursLibrary

Facebook: ColoursLibrary

19. Nutty Newtons Library

COLOURS is the first and only book & toy library in Mumbai to offer UNLIMITED EXCHANGES. They have a range of over 2000 books, toys, cds & worksheets on rent. They offer following plans  Weekly/Bi-Weekly Exchange Plan, Unlimited Exchanges Plan and Books Only Plan (Unlimited Exchanges).

Address  :Shop no 2,Ground Floor, Ratnamahal chs, D.K.Sandu Marg, Near Homework Tiles Chembur

Contact:  +919322596976

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