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  • Central Secretariat Library

Central Secretariat Library

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Central Secretariat Library (CSL), Ministry of Culture (MoC) is one of the largest government libraries in the country. Indian and foreign official documents are a valuable part of its core collection. CSL’s resources are an amalgamation of a number of libraries of pre-independent India and many other old institutions such as Imperial Secretariat Library. It performs the function of a secretariat library with its collection of government reports and gazettes. Central Secretariat Library mainly caters to the needs of all the ministries/ departments of the Government of India. Non-official users such as research scholars, academicians, students and others can also become a member of this library. As of date, the total collection of the library is 8.13 lakh documents which include books, government publications, reports and gazettes.


Address: G Wing, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi - 110001
Established: 1891
Institution Head: Shri Rajesh Kumar Singh (Director)
Hours: Mon to Fri: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm/ Sat: 9.00 am to 5.30 pm (for consultation only)
Phone: 011-23389383, 23389684
Website: http://csl.nic.in