IDEAL is a ready platform for Agricultural Libraries of Indian National Agricultural Research & Education System (NARES) which enables them to adopt Integrated Library Management System for their day to day operations of all their library functionality. It is a software platform built on ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS) concept to provide hassle free, ready to use, international standards based platform for sharing library holdings through an union catalog (AgriCat). An integrated digital library delivered at the desk of researchers, faculty and students of NARES can definitely boost the quality of research output and save time. A robust set of servers along with failover servers operational at the data centre of ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Pusa, New Delhi provide hosting facilities for customized Koha open source software running independent instances for each library. Any library under NARES willing to be part of IDEAL needs to bring their catalog data to standard format and learn how to use Koha ILMS for library functioning. A unified library instance for 65 SAUs/ DUs/ CAUs has been created. Back