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150 Years of Celebrating the Mahatma
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The Delhi Public Library (DPL) was established in 1951 by the then Ministry of Education, Government of India with the financial and technical assistance from the UNESCO. The Library was inaugurated by the first Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru on 27th October, 1951. At present, the Delhi Public Library is functioning under the administrative control of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The Head-quarter is located opposite Old Delhi railway station, it has since been developed into a premier public library system in the country covering the entire Metropolitan city. Besides providing free library services to the people, children and adult alike, irrespective of any distinction of sex, caste, creed and religion. DPL also looks after their recreational needs to harness the latent potential of the members of the public by providing a suitable platform for socio-cultural activities. The DPL has started its services from the NCR, initially from Noida on 10.03.2019.


Did you know in 2011-12...

you borrowed over 11,11,890 items
books - 11,11,890,
DVDs - 13,310

you walked through our doors over 2,44,499 times and visited our website more than 1,61,274 times

you asked us over 20,659 questions

Average No of Books Issued Per day 3,370






150th Gandhi Jayanti

Commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

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Sangam App

Sangam App

Pradhan Mantri Yojana

(Pradhan Mantri Yojana ) Launched by PMO

List of All Central Schemes


DPL accepts Donation/ Gift under CSR. During 2018-2019, the DPL has received the following under CSR:

i. Rs. 3.25 Crores for purchase of 5 Mobile Buses from Airports Authority of India.

ii. One sanitary napkin vending machine from CSR Foundation in association with ONGC.

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To Participate in any Activity/ Event/ Talk Show/ Book Reading Session :

1. Speaker/ Resource Person/ Subject Expert- 9643322854

2. Audience/ participant- 9643322855

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