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Which is India's largest library, what is the size of its collection?

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Which is India's largest library, what is the size of its collection?
posted Mar 29, 2016 by Ankur Athari

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The National Library of India on the Belvedere Estate in Alipore, Kolkata, is the largest library in India by volume and India's library of public record.

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  • It is under the Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Government of India.

  • It is the largest in India with a collection in excess of 2.2 million books.

    • Over 2,270,000 books
    • Over 86,000 maps
    • Over 3,200 manuscripts
    • Over 45 kilometers of shelf space
    • Reading rooms can accommodate over 550 people
  • Before independence, it was the official residence of Lt. Governor of Bengal.
answer Mar 31, 2016 by Divya Shree
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