Log in to online library at book fair stall & devour contents
Kolkata, Feb 5 (PTI) An online library has come up at
a stall in the 43rd International Kolkata Book Fair, where
readers of all ages and interests have been crowding to
download books of their choice for free.
The National Digital Library of India (NDLI), in its
stall no 383, enables visitors to log in via computers or
install its app on smartphones and read the free contents.
"Download any number of your favourite books for
free, using QR codes," one of those manning the stall at the
book fair said Tuesday.
The NDLI was sponsored by the Union Human Resources
Development Ministry and developed by the IIT Kharagpur.
A visitor could access 1.5 crore contents hosted by
the NDLI in over 300 languages in various formats - text,
audio and video.
"If you go to any other stall, you might be buying one
or two books according to your budget. The best part of our
stall is that you can walk in without a paisa in your pocket
and take home as many books as you want at the click of
a button," Bibhas Samanta from Team NDLI said at the stall.