Most of the 19th century newspapers, Arabic, Persian and Sanskrit manuscripts have already been microfilmed 5000 rolls of microfilms are already produced so far by the Reprography division.
The scanning and archiving of old, rare and brittle documents of the Library started during 1998-99. English books and documents published before 1900 and Indian publications preceding 1920 are considered for digitisation. 9140 selected books in Indian and English languages i.e. over 3.2 million pages.have already been scanned and stored in CDs and DVD and serving the public through the designated clients
The third phase of the Digitization Project started from 31 Jan 2012, around 3,200 bengali books already been scanned and they are in process. Presently English books are in progress. The project targeted for 20 lakhs pages in 12 months.