Terms and Conditions for using
National Digital Library of India (NDL India)


  1. User certifies that validated/edited user data submitted in NDL India are correct and complete. User shall use the NDL India access credential to use NDL India as an individual and not use the access credential for multiple users in a network or otherwise.
  2. User understands that NDL India is not creator or provider of any content being accessed through NDL India. It is a conglomeration of freely available or institutionally contributed or donated or publisher managed contents. Almost all these contents are hosted and accessed from respective sources.
  3. User understands that the responsibility for authenticity, relevance, completeness, accuracy, reliability and suitability of the contents accessed through NDL India rests with the respective organization from where the contents are sourced and NDL India has no responsibility towards this.
  4. User understands that NDL India is for personal learning and knowledge enrichment only and cannot be used for any commercial purpose.
  5. User understands that she/he is restricted from all of the followings:
    • Publishing any material accessed through NDL India in any media without explicit permission of concerned source organization
    • Publicly performing and/or showing any material accessed through NDL India in any media without explicit permission of NDL India and concerned source organization
    • Using NDL India portal in any way that is, or may be, damaging to NDL India portal or portal/website of any source organization of NDL India
    • Using NDL India portal in any way that impacts user access to NDL India portal or portal/website of any source organization of NDL India
    • Using NDL India portal contrary to applicable laws of and regulations, or in any way that causes or may cause harm to NDL India or any source organization of NDL India
    • Engaging in any data mining, data harvesting, data extraction or any other similar activity using NDL India portal or portal/website of any source organization of NDL India
    • Using NDL India portal for any advertising or marketing
  6. User understands that the copyright of the content rests with the respective author or publisher or organization from where the content is being accessed, as the case may be, and neither the full nor any part of the content can be copied or reproduced or used for any purpose without permission of respective copyright holder.
  7. User understands that the respective author or the source organization or IIT Kharagpur or Ministry of Human Resource Development, as the case may be, owns rights to the intellectual property of the respective material of NDL India or accessed through NDL India and all such rights are reserved.
  8. User understands that IIT Kharagpur, Ministry of Human Resource Development or any source organization of NDL India is not liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability or damage of any kind resulting from her/his use of NDL India or any information or data accessed through NDL India. User also understands that IIT Kharagpur, Ministry of Human Resource Development or any source organization of NDL India is not liable for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever (including, without limitation, legal fees) in any way due to, resulting from, or arising in connection with the use of or inability to use NDL India portal or portal/website of any source organization of NDL India.
  9. User indemnifies IIT Kharagpur, Ministry of Human Resource Development, content source organizations and any other third party associated in NDL India the fullest extent from and against all liabilities, costs, demands, causes of action, damages and expenses, including reasonable legal fees arising out of or in any way related to my breach of any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions.
  10. User understands that NDL India may log her/his access, session and usage of the NDL India for user experience tracking, to display recent searches or to improve upon user service and user interface.
  11. User understands that NDL India has taken all reasonable measures to secure access to NDL India portal and protect user data and users’ access, session and usage information. However, NDL India cannot guarantee or warranty absolute secrecy of these data.
  12. User understands that NDL India makes every effort to keep the NDL India portal up and running smoothly. However, NDL India takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the portal being unavailable due to technical issues or otherwise.
  13. User understands that if any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be unenforceable or invalid under applicable law, such enforceability or invalidity shall not render these Terms and Conditions unenforceable or invalid as a whole, and such provisions shall be deleted without affecting the remaining provisions herein.
  14. User understands that NDL India reserves the right to revise these Terms and Conditions at any time as it sees fit and I shall be bound by Terms and Conditions prevailing Terms and Conditions.
  15. User understands that NDL India reserves the right to withdraw or suspend NDL India portal or portal/website of any source organization of NDL India.
  16. User understands that NDL India reserves the right to withdraw or suspend the use of NDL India by any person who uses NDL India in breach of these Terms and Conditions. The limitation of liability and indemnity above survive any such termination.