The National Library, India is the largest library in the country. It is an institution of national importance under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The library is designated to collect, disseminate and preserve the printed material produced in the country. The library is situated on a scenic 30 acres Belvedere Estate, in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta).
Aims of the National Library, India
Acquisition and conservation of all significant national production of printed material, excluding ephemera.
Collection of printed material concerning the country, no matter where it is published, and as a corollary, the acquisition of photographic records of such material that is not available with in the country
Acquisition and conservation of foreign material required by the country.
Rendering of bibliographical and documents services of current and retrospective material, both general and specialised.
Acting as a referral centre purveying full and accurate knowledge.
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Last updated on 18th November 2017
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