To enunciate a national library policy and to help build up a national library system;
To provide financial and technical assistance to libraries;
To provide financial assistance to organizations, regional or national engaged in the promotion of library development;
To promote research on library development
To advise the Government on all matters pertaining to the library development in the country;
To propagate the adoption of library legislation in the country.
In order to improve library facilities in the country, RRRLF has adopted certain schemes of Matching and Non-Matching assistance. To avail of assistance under the Matching Scheme a State/U.T. has to participate in the programmes of the RRRLF by contributing matching share on a pre-determined basis.
Assistance towards building up of adequate stock of books and reading materials.
Assistance towards development of Rural Book Deposit Centres and Mobile Library Services.
Assistance to public libraries for construction /renovation of Library Building
Assistance towards Training, Seminars, Workshops, Library Awareness Program and Book-Exhibitions
Assistance towards Organization of Mobile Libraries and Rural Book Deposit Centers
Assistance towards Modernisation, Computer for library application, TV-cum-VCP etc.
Non- Matching Schemes
Central Selection of Books ( Hindi and English) for State Central Libraries and District Libraries
Establishment of RRRLF Children’s Corner in Public Libraries
Assistance to Libraries run by Voluntary Organizations (NGOs)
Assistance to Children Libraries or Children Section, Women, Senior Citizen Sections, Neo Literate Section and Career Guidance Section in the Public Library.
Assistance towards Celebrations of 50/75/100/125 years
Assistance to Centrally Sponsored Libraries
Assistance towards Organization of Workshops, Seminars etc.
Assistance towards Collection & Compilation of Library Statistics
Assistance towards Providing facilities for differentially Abled users in the libraries.
RRRLF Digital Library Initiative
Digitization of rare books, including pre-Independence newspapers, journals and other copyright-free materials, including paintings, photographs, manuscripts etc., available in public libraries are being done to create a National Digital Repository of rare materials available in public libraries in India.
Digitization & Microfilming of 3 million pages of rare materials available at Rabindra Bhavan, Visva-Bharati have been completed with the technical assistance of CDAC, Kolkata.
CDAC has been approached for Digitization of 5 lakh pages of rare documents available at Bangiya Sahitya Parishad, Kolkata.
Skill Development Programme
To improve the skill of the working Public Librarians RRRLF has been organizing various types of training programmes.
National Mission on Libraries
RRRLF has been declared as the Nodal Agency for the National Mission on Libraries for administrative, logistic, planning and budgeting purposes. RRRLF is also the Technical partner of National Mission Libraries on Libraries for implementation of the following three projects :