National Mission on Libraries

The National Mission on Libraries India, an initiative of the Ministry of Culture, works to modernise and digitally link nearly 9,000 libraries across India to provide readers access to books and information. The scheme was approved by Government in November 2013 and the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee launched the mission.

  • Under the scheme, six libraries under the Culture Ministry, 35 Central Libraries in states and 35 District Libraries are to be developed as model libraries.
  • The scheme also intends to create a National Virtual Library of India (NVLI) to facilitate a comprehensive database on digital resources.
  • Carry out a census on the resources available in the libraries.