Welcome to Central Reference Library
      Dr.S. Siva Prasad Senior Library and Information Officer

The Central Reference Library is a sub ordinate office of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India which is situated at Kolkata.  It also acts as the National Bibliographic Agency of the country. This library is administered by a Librarian who is also General Editor of its publications. The primary objective of this institution is to compile and publish the Indian National Bibliography, an authoritative record of books published in 14 different languages of India including English. It also publishes the Index Indiana; an index to articles in contemporary Indian language periodicals also comes under its ambit.          

The CRL publishes the following :

1. Indian National Bibliography Annual.

2. Indian National Bibliography Monthly.

3. Language Bibliography Annual.

4. Special Bibliography.

Whats New

  • 16-02-2024

    Filling up the post of Accounts-Cum-Administrative Officer by deputation in the Central Reference Library, Kolkata-27

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  • 30-11-2023

    Final Results of LIS Interns : Young Professional Graduates from Library & Information Science ( YPGLIS) 2023-2024

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  • 10-11-2023

    Shortlisted Candidates for Internship Programme : Young Professional Graduates from Library & Information Science ( YPGLIS) 2023-2024

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  • 01-09-2023

    Internship Programme : Young Professional Graduates from Library & Information Science (YPGLIS) 2023-2024

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  • 26-07-2023

    Revision of Recruitment Rule for the post of Assistant Library & Information Officer, CRL - inviting comments from stakeholders

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  • 26-06-2023

    Revision of Recruitment Rules(RRs) for the post of Librarian, CRL for inviting comments of stakeholders.

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  • 12-06-2023

    Launches/Unveiling during Museum Expo 2023

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  • 20-02-2023

    International Mother Language Day

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  • 24-01-2023

    राजभाषा कार्यान्वयन समिति, माह दिसंबर को समाप्त तिमाही, 2022 का कार्यवृत्त

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  • 15-09-2022

    केंद्रीय संदर्भ पुस्तकालय, कोलकाता में 14 सितम्बर, 2022 से 29 सितम्बर 2022 तक हिंदी दिवस एवं हिंदी पखवाड़ा आयोजित किया जा रहा हैं।

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