Panjab Digital Library

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Panjab Digital Library
Type Digital library
Established 2003, Online since 2009
Location SAS Nagar, Chandigarh
Items collected manuscripts, books, photographs, newspapers, magazines, Sound recordings, Photographs, etc.
Size 45,000 titles digitized
Access and use
Access requirements Open to anyone with a genuine need to use the collection
Other information
Director Davinder Pal Singh and Harinder Singh

The Panjab Digital Library is a NGO that is digitizing and preserving cultural heritage of Panjab since 2003. There are many historically significant documents stored and made available online. Its scope covers Sikh and Punjabi culture.[1] The library funded by The Nanakshahi Trust was finally launched online in August 2009. It is located at Chandigarh.[2]

The mission of the Library is to locate, digitize, preserve, collect and make accessible the accumulated wisdom of the Panjab region, without distinction as to script, language, religion, nationality, or other physical condition.


Scanned collections include manuscripts held by the Panjab Languages Department, items from the Government Museum and Art Gallery Chandigarh, Chief Khalsa Diwan, SGPC, DSGMC and manuscripts in the Jawahr Lal Nehru Library of Kurukshetra University.[3]


  1. ^ David Rothman. "Panjab Digital Library launched : Millions of rare pages on the Sikhs and the region". Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  2. ^ "Panjab Digital Library Goes Online at Chandigarh". Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  3. ^ Ashling, Jim (November 2009). "International Report: Implications of Google agreement for Europe". Information Today (Medford, New Jersey, USA: Information Today). p. 20. ISSN 8755-6286. OCLC 10142299. 

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