MCIT Library Consortium

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The MCIT Library Consortium is a brilliant initiative by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to create a Digital/Electronic library with a mission of resource sharing and networking within the libraries. It also intends to provide electronic services to the users of the libraries thereby creating a model for Government of India libraries networking.

The MCIT Library Consortium comprises of three divisions namely-Department of Information Technology (DIT); Department of Telecommunication (DOT) and ; Department of Post (DOP).Each of these wings again have autonomous bodies and organizations under it all armed with their individual libraries. All these clubbed together form the MCIT library consortium.

  • The broad sections of MCIT Library Consortium:
    • Digital Library: This section of Digital Library is the most significant and comprises of ICT Resources available with Ministry of Communications & Information Technology.
    • e-Journals Subscription: Common and important e-Journals are available at Consortium price.
    • News Paper Clippings Service: e-News Clipping service is provided online from the national dailies published in India. There is specialized software named as NewsNIC developed by NIC for this.
    • Union Catalog: This section constitutes of a Union catalog of complete library collection from the ministry using e-Granthalaya software developed by the NIC. This union catalog is accessible online.
    • E-Granthalaya : This is a Digital Agenda for Library Automation and Networking, a software developed by the NIC to enable other libraries to automate their functions.
  • Constituent Members of MCIT Library Consortium:

    • Department of Information Technology
    • National Informatics Center (NIC)
    • Center for Development of Advance Computing
    • Standardization Testing Quality Certification
    • Software Technology Park of India
    • Society for Applied Microwave Electronic Engineering and Research
    • DOEACC
    • ERNET
    • Center for Material for Electronics Technology
    • CDOT
    • Advanced Level Telecom Training Center
    • Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd
  • Membership at MCIT Library Consortium:The MCIT Library Consortium lends its valued membership only to organizations or similar libraries but not to individuals. In order to benefit from their services the guidelines for become a member are as follows:
    • MOU is to be signed by the organization willing to join.
    • Signed copy of MOU must be sent to Consortium.
    • Send the IP Addresses of the machine(s) along with Contact person of the organization for accessing the e-journals / Digital Library Packages.
    • Select the e-journals/Digital Information Services for subscribing for your organization.

      Contact Address

Shri P.K. Upadhyay
Member Convener, MCIT Library Consortium
National Informatics Centre
A Block CGO complex,Lodhi road, New Delhi
Phone: 011-24365481