The State Central Library Hyderabad known as the State Central Library (SCL) earlier known as Asafia Library, is a public library in Hyderabad, Telangana.
It has a brilliant heritage building which was constructed in 1891. It is one of the most imposing structures in the city and was granted heritage status in 1998 by INTACH, Hyderabad.
The library is located at Afzal Gunj on the bank of the River Musi. It houses over 500,000 books and magazines including some rare Palm-leaf manuscripts.