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  • Exhibition of Books on Mahatma Gandhi in Central Secretariat Library from 01.10.2018 to 05.10.2018

Welcome to CSL

The Central Secretariat Library (CSL) is one of the oldest libraries of the Government of India. It dates back to 1891 when the Imperial Secretariat Library was established in Kolkata (Calcutta). With the shifting of the Capital, the Library was also moved to Delhi and since 1969 it is housed in G-Wing of the Shastri Bhawan. In terms of size of collection (8,50,000 volumes + non-print material), it is the second largest Central Government library after the National Library, Kolkata. Its Hindi Regional Languages Wing Tulsi Sadan Library is temporary closed as the National School of Drama is constructing new building. CSL also has a text book library located at R.K. Puram, New Delhi. Central Secretariat Library is funded and administered by the Ministry of Culture of the Government of India.

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Exhibition & Event

Vietnam Corner

The Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam had requested for setting up a Vietnam Corner at the Central Secretariat Library.

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Quiz Competition

Central Secretariat Library had organized two Quiz Programme in 2017

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