New Delhi: To ease access to numerous books free of cost, the MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource and Development) sponsored project titled National Digital Library of India (popularly called NDL) has been helping students in the country under National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT). Through this portal student can gain access to some other digital libraries across the world like World eBook Library, South Asia Archive, OECD iLibrary and Satyajit Ray Society but only after they get registered.
National Digital Library covers setting up 24X7 infrastructure, providing single window search and browse facility for eLearning resources to users, including eContents that are available in various institutions of the country by integrating Institutional Digital Repository (IDR) of respective institutions and registering users from Participating Institutions.
Launched in June 2018, the 39.8 crore project has been designed by IIT Kharagpur and is a storehouse of over seven lakh books from around the world. It also contain audios, videos, articles and lectures in over 70 languages. Students can log on to https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/, register themselves and get access to lakhs of books at one go at free of cost.