DELNET was started at the India International Centre Library in January 1988 and
was registered as a society in 1992. It was initially supported by the National
Information System for Science and Technology (NISSAT), Department of Scientific
and Industrial Research, Government of India. It was subsequently supported by
the National Informatics Centre, Department of Information Technology, Ministry
of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India and The
Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
DELNET has been established with the prime objective of promoting resource
sharing among the libraries through the development of a network of libraries.
It aims to collect, store, and disseminate information besides offering
computerized services to users, to coordinate efforts for suitable collection
development and also to reduce unnecessary duplication wherever possible.
DELNET information resources are bibliographic in nature but DELNET provides the
delivery of individual books as and when required by Member – Libraries and
photocopies of journal articles that are published in Indian and Foreign
journals through its Inter Library Loan / Document Delivery Services.