DELNET is a major resource sharing library network in India connecting more than 6800 libraries in 33 states and 8 other countries. DELNET is devoted to the modernisation & networking of libraries since 1988. Started in 1988 at the Indian International Centre in New Delhi, it was registered as a society in 1992. It is located in JNU, New Delhi. “Networking libraries, Spreading knowledge” is the prime objective of DELNET.
The main objectives of DELNET are to promote resource sharing among member libraries by collecting, storing and disseminating information by offering networking services to users; to undertake scientific research in the area of information science and technology, create new systems in the field, apply the results of research; offer technical guidance to member libraries on collecting, storing, sharing and disseminating information; coordinate efforts for suitable collection development and reduce unnecessary duplication wherever possible; facilitate and promote the delivery of documents manually or mechanically etc. DELNET has launched Discovery Services and Knowledge Gainer Portal. The new portal has sophisticated features for advanced knowledge discovery. It is a simple, single window discovery layer which encourages the user to explore the networked library resources offered through DELNET in a feature-rich environment.
DELNET databases can be accessed through http://www.delnet.in/and click to “New Discovery Portal”