What is “One Library Per Village” (OLPV) ?

“One Library Per Village”(OLPV) is non profit organisation dedicated for reducing digital divide by networking the libraries and empowering the readers with latest technological tools.

Why Libraries ?

In India, approx 40% population is living below poverty line, illiteracy rate is more than 25-30% and digital literacy is almost no-existent among more than 90% of India’s population.

Connecting the community and its members to the world through the Internet is becoming increasingly essential for community vitality for the development and social progress.

Around the world, in developed as well as developing countries, Libraries play an important role in the dissemination of knowledge. The availability of information resources can often mean the difference between poverty and prosperity, particularly in underdeveloped  communities.

A library is not a building stacked with books – it is a repository and source of information and
ideas, a place for learning and enquiry, and for the generation of thought and the creation of
new knowledge. Public libraries in particular have the potential to bridge the gap between the
‘information poor’ and the ‘information rich’ by ensuring that people from all sectors and settings of society and the economy across world have easy access to knowledge they seek.

OLPV provides free Internet , Tablet PC's,training,etc and convert public Libraries into a community learning center.

What readers can do in OLPV ?

Uses of One Library Per Village

  • Get trained to use Tablets & PC's
  • Get connected to Internet
  • Read Millions of e-books
  • Clarify doubts with expert tutors
  • Attend Online courses (MOOC)
  • Apply for national/international Jobs
  • Create collaborative learning groups
  • Attend Online Tutoring
  • Attend Lectures & Seminars
  • Play educational games

For first time Internet users OLPV is a boon.

Advantages OLPV

  • We provide free Tablets PC & Internet connection.
  • Arrange volunteers for organising events/ sessions.
  • Free website
  • Online Library managment program.
  • Support in procuring books and educational tools
  • Promotional support

What OLPV do ?

  • Digitilize Libraries in Villages/town.
  • Network all Libraries using Apps
  • Provide free Internet  to Library members ( free wifi ).
  • Provide Training to Volunteers to teach first time Internet users.
  • Convert Libraries into community learning centers.
  • Enhance elearning activities in Library thru MOOC/Online tutoring.
  • Support local authors to publish their e-content

Role of OLPV in Villages ?

OLPV play a vital role in community development
In rural areas, the local library, along with the village hall, pub and shop, is the focal point of community life. It’s a safe, trusted place for meeting friends and neighbours, a place for learning, information and leisure and sometimes just a place to keep warm.

OLPV help to bridge the digital divide

The Library will be with in the reach of local area, it should be accessible to all within the village. 

Common  people in rural areas face significant challenges when it comes to IT access, including infrastructure problems and set-up costs.Libraries are social places where people can chat, read and keep in touch with the outside world. Layman  who can’t access computer or Tablets get support

Difference between OLPV & CSC (Aakshya) ?

CSC or Aakshaya centres are commercial places where people can get almost all digital services related to Government. It’s one of the most useful and must service for general public.
Library creates a collaborative learning atmosphere where people can come any time and get support from others . In library empowering happens through collaboration.

How OLPV  works?

  • Tablets with internet provided according to existing membership
  • Student volunteers from of nearest college will undertake responsibilities of the Library.
  • Each library have separate website where activities of members updated.
  • Library will act local point for implementing MyGov activities.
  • According to activities of Library and requirement further support provided.


Internet Safety Pledge

Internet Safety Pledge
A tribute Dr. APJ Kalam

Digital Literacy Week

Our Dream

We dream of prosperous world where knowledge is equally shared among rural or urban , rich or poor without any discrimination. We dream of a society that is not poor; a world which is literate, healthy and empowered.


To create awareness and share the latest tools, services and resources which enrich the experiences of users of the libraries and enhance their learning and career development activities.
To support scholarship, intellectual growth and critical inquiry, and to promote a continuing love of learning in a welcoming space where people choose to gather.

OLPV Vision

(1) Libraries as Universities
(2) Libraries as community centers for diverse populations,
(3) Libraries as centers for the arts,
(4) Libraries as community builders,
(5) Libraries as champions of youth.