This short article contains information on Saraswati Mahal Library or Thanjavur Maharaja Serfoji Saraswati Library.
M.S.S.M or Thanjavur Maharaja Serfoji’s Saraswati Mahal Library at Tanjore , is one of the few medieval libraries in the world. It was made a Public Library in 1918 by the Madras Government. The library was registered in 1986, as a society under the Tamil Nadu Registration Act, 1975. It has a rare and rich collection of manuscripts in Sanskrit, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and other languages. A number of miniature paintings and colour drawing in its collection are very attractive which reflects the Tanjore School of Painting.