The Calcutta National Library is the National Library of India. It is the largest library in volume and the most important library in the country when it comes to public records. Managed by the Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the national library aims to collect, disseminate and preserve all printed materials produced in India.
Established in 1836 as the Calcutta Public Library, the National Library was the very first public library in this part of the world. It is located on Belvedere Estate and now has over 2.2 million books in collection. This is a huge number, especially considering the fact that [Read more…]