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.
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.