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The study undertook to examine the library websites of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Niper), which are situated in different parts of the country and identified as of national importance for pharmacy education in India. Based on previous studies, a standard checklist was prepared to know the contents and services of the websites through an online survey and observation method. To investigate the presence and absence of content that is provided by library websites in the selected websites. The study resulted that selected Nipers 7(100%) provided introductory information about the library/history and listed print/e-journal lists. 6 (86%) of the Nipers websites provided information on databases like Scopus, Drugdex, Rexys, and Scifinder. 5(71%) Nipers listed information about core collection, back/bound volumes and remote access facility. Niper Ahmedabad used CMS WordPress for their development of a library website and it has been an ideal library website among the Niper libraries. None of the Nipers provided feedback, FAQ’s, RRS feeds, or ask a librarian mechanism that collects responses and queries from the patrons. Based on over all findings, Niper Ahmedabad secured the highest rank compared to other nipers with a score of thirty four (34) out of fifty five (55). The study recommends performing such evaluation studies at regular interval will enables institutes to update their websites frequently enough to meet user expectations.