The following links direct to Sanskrit books available online as scans. If you find other websites or links that have scanned documents in Sanskrit, please send a note to sanskrit@cheerful.com. For encoded Sanskrit documents visit main page or list of texts elsewhere.

Digital repositories:


Software to obtain scanned books:

Here are some software programs to download books from the DLI collections.

  • A DLI Downloader prepared by Munish Chandel can be downloaded from dli-downloader.blogspot.in Jun4 2013 posting . It needs only the barcode to initiate downloading and generates a PDF (also adds a barcode on the first page). It is relatively faster than other tools. The latest version also has index of entire DLI catalogue, searchable and one can download a book with right click. (older link. )

  • A simple no-frill Linux script is developed by Shriramana Sharma. It is placed at https://github.com/sanskrit-coders/DLI-tools among other developers' tools for Sanskrit texts.

  • DLI Downloader 0.23: The DLI Downloader is an easy to use, comprehensive software solution to download books or selected pages from the DLI at high speeds. It is a one-click install and provides one-click downloads from both DLI sites. The DLI Downloader 0.23 is a completely free, small and fast tool from Prabhu of PR Labs and runs on all Windows platforms such as Windows XP, Vista, Server and Windows 7. The DLI Downloader can also be downloaded from locations 1. No other downloads are necessary. (DLID 0.1 users must install DLID 0.23 afresh.) See also its announcements and an FAQ on blogspot and wordpress.

  • DLI-viewer and downloader by Ajit Krishnan http://www.aupasana.com/software. The utility has a search capability, direct linking, PDF file creation and other features. It adds a page link as footer on each page.

  • Use an "Addon" called "batchdownload" for firefox to download books. Use the DLI-viewer and downloader above to generate a PDF file from the images downloaded using this addon.

  • Use an "Addon" called "downloadthemall" for firefox to download books. Use the DLI-viewer and downloader above to generate a PDF file from the images downloaded using this addon.

  • There is another Firefox plugin BatchDownload that can also be used for downloading series of images. Use the DLI-viewer and downloader above to generate a PDF file from the images downloaded using this addon.

  • ABS DLI Downloader V2.2 by Alok B. Shukla (for his name ABS). The file version 2.2 (1.067 Mb), marked April 2012, is shared at 4shared.com which requires registration. (If you do not want to register, download the file from absdlidownloaderv2.2.rar, renamed and relinked from convenience. Please use your own discretion.) Similar to above DLIDownloader by Prabhu, this also needs only the barcode of the bOok. Not all books are linked from here so check the DLI and compare. Alok has titled it as "Where Knowledge is Free" from a poem by Ravindranath Tagore.


Personal collections:

Several people have collected scans of Sanskrit books from the different repositories and placed them online.


Scanning facilities:

  • Pratish N Oza | Supreme Scanning Services Second Floor S-26/B - Prime Mall, Opp. Alfa, Irla, Vile Parle ( W ), Mumbai - 400 056 India
    E-mail - supremescanningservices at gmail.com
    Mobile : 091 773 8182 999 / 091 93 2222 9044
    www.supremescanningservices.com

    Depending on the volume of work, the skilled staff will come on site to do the scanning "in order to minimize the burden, reduce the exchanges, and lower down the cost, with willingness to serve."

  • Shree Gyanvardhak Charitable Trust C/O Arihant Graphics (Sudesh Shah) Nanakram Super Market, Shop No F-20, Ramnagar, Sabarmati Ahmedabad - 380005 (Gujarat) India
    Telephone +91 99988 90335 (India),
    E-mail - arihant.graf at gmail.com

    Scannner service for Jain elibrary.

  • Angela Rosa . Contact Customer Support Angela at scanmylibrary dot com. GDC America . 1200 S Pine Island Rd. Suite 370, Plantation, FL US 33324 .
    (954) 391-8565 .
    www.scanmylibrary.com

  • DocuLynx has service to convert any document/book to a digital file including, film, photo, fiche or mixed digital. Contact
    Rob Williams, Client Executive - Midwest DocuLynx, Inc. 6916 N. 97th Circle, Suite C & D Omaha, Nebraska 68122
    Direct 402-660-2626 Toll Free: 888-858-4718 Fax 402-339-4511
    Rob.williams@doculynx.com
If you have already downloaded books, especially Sanskrit/Marathi ones, and would like to offer them for public use, please send a note with links or mode of transfer to sanskrit@cheerful.com.
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