Kalanidhi Non-Print Material

The Reference Library has a vast collection of Non- Print Material comprising of slides, microfilms and microfiche. The collection is generated and maintained by the Slide unit and the Reprography unit of IGNCA.

Reprography Unit – The manuscript microfilming programme at the IGNCA is a landmark project which was formed to encompass and preserve valuable unpublished Indian manuscripts that are lying scattered or fragmented in both Indian and foreign collection. At present, the reprography unit is in possession of a rich collection of more than 2.5 lacs manuscripts in more than 21500 microfilm rolls. The entire collection has also been digitized.


Visual Library – The Slide Unit has been in existence since 1989 and over the years it has acquired and generated over one lakh carefully selected slides from 17 centres in India and 16 centres abroad. The growth rate of the collection is approx. 3,000 slides per year. In addition to slides, there are more than 2270 photo-negatives on Himachal Pradesh (Land and people), monuments of Sri Lanka and museums in Jammu & Kashmir.