Allahabad Public Library also known asThornhill Mayne Memorial is a public library situated at Alfred Park in Allahabad.
Established in 1864, it is the biggest library in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Thornhill Mayne Memorial is situated at Alfred Park and was designed by Richard Roskell Bayne in Scottish Baronial architecture with sharp pillars andturrets of granite and sandstone. It representsstructural polychromy with lofty towers and arcaded cloisters. ] When completed in 1870, the building cost approx. INR 94,222.
It was funded by Commissioner of Allahabad, Mr. Mayne and was opened as a memorial to Cuthbert Bensley Thornhill