The University Central Library occupies a central location commanding a spectacular view of the quadrangle and hostels. The Reading Room is spread over 758 sq. metres of floor space providing 400 seats. As an integral component of the academic programs, the Library supports the University’s teaching and research. The Library is much more than a repository for the accumulated knowledge in law and social sciences, it serves as the heart of our intellectual enterprise.
The NUJS library is a participating member of INFLIBNET’s UGC-INFONET consortium whereby it regularly contributes to SHODHGANGA, and SHODHGANGOTRI. It is also a member of National Digital Library of India (NDLI) since 2018.
Books: The Library has a collection of more than 30,000 books including some rare out of print titles gifted by eminent persons from their personal collection
Journals & Bound Volumes: The Library subscribes to 100 journals and 13 daily newspapers. The back issues of the journals are bound and we now have over 6000 volumes of bound journals.
Archives: The Library archives hold the complete sets of Fleet Street Report, Public Law, AntiTrust Law Journal, All England Law Reports from 1558 and AIR from 1920 onwards. We have been enriched by donations from eminent legal luminaries and organisations.
Online Databases: We also subscribe to 29 IP based online databases in law and social sciences.
|Bloomsbury Collections||Cambridge eBooks||EBC Reader|
|Economic and Political Weekly (EPW)||HeinOnline||I-Law|
|Investor State Law Guide (ISLG)||JSTOR + 2 Thematic Collections||Kluwer Arbitration|
|Kluwer Competition||LegitQuest||Lexis Advanced|
|Manupatra||Oxford Competition Law (OCL)||Oxford Constitutions of the World (OCW)|
|Oxford Handbooks Online||Oxford Legal Research Library (OLRL)||Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL)|
|Oxford Scholarship||Oxford Spotify (3 Databases)||ProQuest Law Ebook Collection|
|SAGE Journals (17 Subscribed Journals)||SCC Online||Taxmann Online|
|Transnational Dispute Management (TDM)||WestLaw Asia|
Some of the international databases, we are the only national law school who subscribe to it. These databases may be accessed by students in the academic block, hostel and from home via remote access.
E-Books: We have purchased over 1794 e-books in addition to the ones that are available via the online databases. This collection is being constantly developed each year.
Facilities: The library has Laboratory for People with Special Needs. Books may be issued by users via a Self-Checkout machine. For security of users and collection we have CCTV, RFID & Digital Library Assistant, Magnetic Tattle tapes and Security Gate. Students, faculty and guests users can also avail of
Computers – 50
Scanners – 2
Printers – 2 (against Payment)
Photocopying – 2 (against payment)
Timings: The library is open 20 hours a day, and 24/7 fifteen days before examinations and throughout the entire duration of examinations. Additionally, it remains open for round the clock access during moot court competitions as well. The library is closed on three national holidays during a year.
Staff: The Library places equal emphasis on the provision of quality services for its users. Experienced staff are there to assist in using the collection and online services.
From its humble initiatives on 1 June 2000 there has been a rapid and significant growth in the collection making our library on par with all other Law Schools in the country.