National Library of India, Kolkata


National Library of India is located in Kolkata and it is the largest library in India. It is India's Library of public record. Read this article to know more about the visiting hours, statistics, history, address and other essential informations of National Library of India in Kolkata.

The National Library of India



National Library of India, Kolkata

The Calcutta Public Library was built in the year in the year 1836 with which the National Library of India began. At that time the subscription for the proprietorship of this library was Rs 300 which was quite a significant amount at that time.
Books to that library came from individual donation and about a 4675 volume of books were donated from College of Fort William, Kolkata by Lord Metcalfe, the Governor General at that time. There were all kind of foreign books available in the Library. Many Indian and foreign books were purchased for the Library. There were donations received for the maintenance of the library as well as for purchasing books by the Government of India as well as other individuals.

This library was a unique library and such a well organized and efficient library was very rare and such library was not there even in Europe during the mid of the 19th century.

The National Library of India is under the Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Government of India.

This National Library of India contains many rare books and many journals which could not be found almost no where in the world.


Visiting place and time of National Library of Kolkata



National Library of Kolkata is located in Belvedere Road in Alipore, Calcutta.
Visiting hours of National Library of India is from 9 am to 8 pm on all working days and from 9:30 am to 6 pm on Saturdays. It is closed on all Sundays as well as during national holidays.

Library statistics of National Library of India, Kolkata.



More than 2,270,000 books are there.
Over 86,000 maps
Over 3,200 manuscripts
Over 45 kilometers of shelf space
Reading rooms can accommodate over 550 people


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