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Monday, November 06, 2006

MEGA Website for Indian Public Libraries - Is there any?

While, there are many portals, directories, gateways, about libraries in India, is there one specifically for (31563) public libraries in India? Is there a directoy of (28) state level public libraries? Any help in finding this? Note: Based on my research, I will be updating the following directory of state libraries:



  • Andhra Pradesh @ WikiMap [image source: The Hindu]
  • Chandigarh About
  • Delhi
  • Gujarat
  • Haryana About
  • Karnataka State Library
  • Kerala
  • Maharashtra
  • North Bengal State Library
  • Tamil Nadu About
  • West Bengal


    I checked the following, but found no help:

  • Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation
  • Finding a Public Library
  • http://www.wowdirectory.com/dir/16205/106.php
  • http://in.dir.yahoo.com/Regional/Countries/India
  • Calcutta Library Network (CALIBNET)
  • Delhi Librabry Network (DELNET)
  • Mysore Library Network (mylibnet)
  • List of Conveners of State Library Planning
    Committees of All States And Union Territories

  • State Libraries
  • Digital Library India
  • Libraries on the Web
    Asian Libraries">

  • www.dmoz.org
  • www.ipl.org
  • INFLIBNET
  • IP Information Professional
  • Library & Information Science Gateway
  • The Digital South Asia Library
  • Department of Information Technology, "Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India
  • National Informatics Centre (NIC), Department of Information Technology, Government of India
  • SHIPPED SITES, e-Granthalaya (NIC), Department of Information Technology, Government of India


    Images of other State Libraries: Central State Library of Punjab, more Much more

    See also books and chapters:
  • Status of State Central Libraries in India : An Analytical Study / R. Ramasamy. Delhi, Gyan, 318 p., tables, maps, ISBN 81-212-0823-8.
  • "Union/State Library Bills," and "Growth of library movement : statewise analysis," in Libraries in India - National Developmental Perspectives: A saga of Fifty years since independence, by Mohamed Taher. New Delhi, Concept Publishing, 2001
  • M. K. Jain, Chief Editor; P. B. Mangla, D. R. Kalia and Neela Jagannathan, Editors. Library and Information Services in India - States and Union Territories on the Eve of Millenium. Delhi: Shipra Publications, 2000. BOOK REVIEW
  • Public libraries: An idea that can transform India
  • Public Library Revitalization in India: Hopes, Challenges, and New Visions, by Ajit K. Pyati
    First Monday, Volume 14, Number 7 - 6 July 2009

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