Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation

Registered under West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961, and established in May 1972, Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation (RRRLF) is a central autonomous organization. It is nodal agency of the Government to support public library services and systems and promote public library movement in the country commensurate with the objectives as embodied in its Memorandum of Association.

Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation (RRRLF) consists of 22 members nominated by the Government of India from amongst eminent educationists, librarians, administrators and senior officials. 

RRRLF functions as a promotional agency, an advisory and consultancy organization, a funding body for public library development in India. 

Objectives of RRRLF

  • to promote library movement in the country
  • to enunciate a national library policy and to help build up a national library system
  • to provide financial and technical assistance to libraries
  • to provide financial assistance to organisations, regional or national engaged in the promotion of library development
  • to publish appropriate literature and to act as a clearing house of ideas and information on library development in India and abroad
  • to promote research in problems of library development
  • to advise the government on all matters pertaining to the library development in the country.

RRRLF Digital Library Initiative

Digitizing of rare books, including pre-Independence newspapers, journals and other documents housed in public libraries will be taken up and a Digital Repository will be created for providing access to all stakeholders to digitized documents. Selected copyright-free materials, including paintings, photographs, manuscripts etc., available in public libraries will also be digitized and will be made available to the public. This National Digital Repository will be progressively developed to contain metadata of all rare materials available in public libraries in India as well as the Digital version of the copyright-free Works as part of National Digital Preservation Programme. This Digital Repository will also host contents on Libraries, Library System & Services and Library Development in India.

Contact Details

Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation
Block- DD-34, Salt Lake City, Sector-1, Kolkata-700064
Website: http://rrrlf.nic.in/

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