The National Library, in its systematic upgrade, introduced online resources for its users in April 2010. Online journals of reputable publishers such as Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press,
After Independence of India, the National Library came into being in place of Imperial Library by the “Imperial Library (Change of Name) Act” in 1948. It was accorded a special status of an institution of national importance in the Article 62 in the 7th Schedule of the Union list of the Constitution of India and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the then Union Minister of Education opened the Library to Public on 1st February 1953.
This gigantic new edifice, occupying 40,000 square meters, is accommodating all Indian languages divisions, the Main Reading Room, and many other divisions.