FLN brings together free libraries from India and South Asia that offer reading materials and programs, knowledge resources and information at zero membership fee.
FLN's member-libraries welcome all members of its community without prejudice and advocate for clearing all barriers to reading and knowledge, through collective and community-owned thinking spaces.
- To connect with other free libraries
- To share resources, curricula, best practices & field knowledge
- To generate data insights about free libraries in India
- To build political consciousness that underlies free-library praxis
- To coordinate and act in solidarity on matters of policy & issues related to access to knowledge resources
Note that FLN does not create, own or operate libraries but is a coalition of free libraries, librarians and library activists in India and South Asia.
Free Libraries Network-FLN is registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act No. XXI of 1860 as applicable to the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
Joining FLN is free and involves a quick two step-process. First, read and agree to the solidarity manifesto below and then submit your application form.
The Solidarity Manifesto
As a member of Free Libraries Network (India & South Asia) I attest to working to build, operate and propagate free libraries that welcome all without prejudice of caste, class, religion, gender & sexual identity or disability. Libraries associated with me/this organisation strive to create free access to books & grow readers, who may or may not have the means to do so themselves. I pledge to support FLN and its members by sharing knowledge resources, networking avenues & solidarity in issues related to advocacy or policy-building for the free library movement.
As a member of FLN (India & South Asia) I promise not to indulge in any behaviour that puts other members or their libraries at risk or makes them uncomfortable in any manner. I will maintain civility & a spirit of fellowship in all my interactions on behalf of & within the Network.
By submitting the application form for Free Libraries Network (India & South Asia), I am now a member of this network.
If you are applying on behalf of a free-library, please click here.
अगर आप फ्री-लाइब्रेरी (निशुल्क पुस्तकालय) की तरफ से फॉर्म भर रहे हैं तो यहाँ क्लिक करें |
If you don't currently run or work in a free-library but are a library expert, educator or facilitator, please click here.
अगर आप फ़िलहाल फ्री-लाइब्रेरी (निशुल्क पुस्तकालय) में कार्य नहीं करते हैं लेकिन लाइब्रेरी एक्सपर्ट, फैसिलिटेटर या लाइब्रेरी से जुड़े शिक्षक हैं तो यहाँ क्लिक करें |
A member contributed list of resources to help curate and run free community libraries and associated activities. This is a growing list, please check back often for updates.
FLN YouTube channel
TCLN (former name of FLN) YouTube channel
Resource Sheet: Selecting, Curating and Acquiring Books For a Library (PDF)
'Reading Stars India' Library Readiness Program (PDF)
FLN & TCLP Library Practices & Read-aloud Resource Sheet
FLN & TCLP लाइब्रेरी प्रथा और रीड-अलाउड संसाधन
रीड-अलाउड कैसे करें? कुछ आसान पर ज़रूरी सुझाव
FLN Member Directory
The network currently has over 100 members (library organisations & individuals), with more joining each each week. A partial, but growing list of members is listed on this page.
Note: For privacy reasons, some members have not consented to have their information displayed on this website.