Initially the projeect was funded by the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India.

Subsequently, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Govt of India has taken over the funding of the project with various partner centres of the Digital Library of India.

Various Centres have also pledged their local resources to make the Digital Library of India a reality.

The individual centres would acknowledge and provide more details about the agencies from which they have received support in their websites.

National Science Foundation has provided funding for Scanners and Software research and development.