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National Digital Library of India | NDL | Free library for all Students Of India from KG to PG

NDL, is an initiative by HRD ministry, it is a huge collection of learning resources(68 lakh books) from Primary to PG level.

All Students of India can use it free of charge. NDL

Please share with your friends and students, go through briefly what NDL is providing for free for all the students of India.

Ministry of Human Resource Development under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology has initiated the National Digital Library (NDL) pilot project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility. Filtered and federated searching is employed to facilitate focused searching so that learners can find out the right resource with least effort and in minimum time. NDL is designed to hold content of any language and provides interface support for leading vernacular languages (currently Hindi and Bengali). It is being arranged to provide support for all academic levels including researchers and life-long learners, all disciplines, all popular form of access devices and differently-abled learners. It is being developed to help students to prepare for entrance and competitive examination, to enable people to learn and prepare from best practices from all over the world and to facilitate researchers to perform inter-linked exploration from multiple sources. The pilot project is devising a framework suitable for future scale up with respect to content volume and diversity to become a full-blown National Digital Library of India over time. It is being developed at IIT Kharagpur.


  • Educational materials are available for users ranging from primary to post-graduate levels.

  • Repository hosts contents from multiple subject domains like Technology, Science, Humanities, Agriculture and others.

  • More than 60 types of learning resources are available.

  • 15,00,000+ Items have been authored by 1.5 lakh authors.

  • Items are available in more than 70 languages.

  • Repository integrates contents from different Indian Institutional Repositories.

Learning Resource Types:

Books, Articles, Thesis, ManuScripts, Audio Lectures, Video lectures, Question Papers, Solutions, Web Courses, Data set, Annual Report, Reports, Technical Reports, Monographs, Manuals, Technical Manuals, Albums, Law Judgement.

Subject Domain:

Computer Science, Information & General works, Philosophy & psychology, Religion, Language, Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Technology, The Arts;fine & decorative arts, Literature & rhetoric, History & Geography.

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National Digital Library Project

Central Library (ISO-9001:2008 Certified)
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur,
India – 721302

Phone: +91-3222-282435

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