The Central Reference Library (CRL) situated at Kolkata, a subordinator organization under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The CRL is administrated by a Librarian who is also the General Editor of its publications. The primary objective of the CRL is to compile and publish the Indian National Bibliography, an authoritative record of books published in 14 Indian languages including English. It also publishes the Index Indiana; an Index to articles in contemporary Indian language periodicals also comes under its ambit. The main objective of library is to compilation, publication and sell of the Indian National Bibliography (INB).


The CRL publishes the following :

1. Indian National Bibliography Annual.

2. Indian National Bibliography Monthly.

3. Language Bibliography Annual.

4. Special Bibliography.

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