Library

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 floorspace, providing 400 seats. As of 2009, the Library has a collection of over 14000 titles and more than 5000 volumes of bound periodicals as well a sizeable collection of electronic materials in CD-ROMs and legal databases providing online access via major legal platforms including SCC, Grand Jurix, Heinonline, Westalw, Lexis Nexis, and Manupatra online. The NUJS library has also acquired complete sets of Public Law, Law Quarterly Review, yearbook of Commercial Arbitration, Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal and Antitrust Law Journal. As an integral component of the academic programs, the Library supports the University's teaching and research. From the humble initiatives on 1 June, 2000, there has been rapid growth in the collection at par with the giant strides the university took in the last nine years of its existence. Currently the library subscribes to 124 journals including top-notch international publications - Journal of World Trade, American Journal of International Law, International Legal Materials, Economist & Time to name a few. The library archives hold the complete set of All England Law Reports from 1558 to date, All India Reports 1920 onwards, Fleet Street Reports, US Supreme Court Reports and other equally noteworthy collections. It has also been enriched by donations from renowned personalities and organizations, the most significant being the invaluable manuscripts and commentary on the Constitution of India of Late Justice Durgadas Basu. Internet access is available in the library on 21 machines and the library is wi-fi enabled allowing students and faculties to access the net and online databases subscribed to by the University from their own laptops. In addition to the central library, there are specialized collections held at the various schools and Centres of studies open to access by students. The library holds institutional membership with the British Council and the American Information Resource Center, enabling students to access their collections and databases. Tertiary facilities like photocopying, printing and internet facilities are available within the library. Read More on the Library.