• The library is primarily meant for bonafide student, faculty & members of the staff of Chanakya National Law University Patna.
  • The outsiders from other university / institution may be allowed only with the written prior permission of the Vice – Chancellor for a limited period. They shall, however, have to consult the documents within the premises of the library.


Monday to Saturday 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sunday and Holiday 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
(Except National Holiday)  
Book Issue – Return 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Book Issue (For Overnight books) 8:30 PM to 08:45 PM
Book Return (For Overnight books) 09:00 AM to 09: 30 AM

The above timings of the library are subject to change from time to time which will duly be notified in the Notice Board of the library.



No. of Books Loan Period Overdue charges
Two General Books 5 Days

Rs. 02.00 Per Day up to 7 Days

Rs. 03.00 Per Day up to Next 7 Days

Rs. 05.00 Per Day after 14 Days

One Reference Book
Overnight Only

Rs. 20.00 Per Day for 7 Days

Rs. 30.00 Per Day for Next 7 Days

Rs. 50.00 Per Day after 14 Days


  1. Fine/Overdue charges would be imposed on the Students who fail to return the book/books on or before the due date.
  2. In case of closure of library on due date the overdue charge will be realised from the very next day.
  3. Fine/Overdue charges will be collected immediate after due date up to return date without considering Holidays between them.
  4. Students Partcipating in moot court competitions should get written approval from the convenor about the topic and period on which they would borrow the books,for exemption of fine.
  5. If lost the Library card, Rs. 50/- will be fined.
  6. Documents (including thesis, journals, reports) from refernece section are not supposed to be issued.


Books can be renewed once for 5 days after the due date,if there is no request against the particular title.


  • The loss of books Borrowed by a user in his/her custody. The Borrowed shall be liable to replace the book or bear the cost of replacement. If the replacement is not done within 15 days, the defaulters will be charged as follows :-

(A) Two times the cost of the book, if the book is in print.

(B) Three times the cost of the book, if the book is out of print.

  • If lost the Library card, Rs. 25/- will be fined
  • Students participating in moot court competitions should get approval from the convener about the topic on which they would borrow the books.
  • Books from reference section may be given for overnight only by the permission of the V.C. / Registrar for moot competitions.


  • Every person who enters the library shall sign the gate register in token of his acceptance to adhere to the rules of the library.
  • All kinds of personal belongings except notebook are supposed to be kept in the property counter at the entrance.
  • While browsing books, no book should be replaced by the user on the stack themselves.
  • Books once picked out from the stack should be left in the reading table if not issued out.
  • The physical condition of the book should be checked while checking out. Mutilation of pages if found is to be brought to the notice of the circulation in -charge otherwise the borrower himself / herself shall be responsible for mutilation of the book if detected afterwards.
  • Underlining, marking, folding of pages, etc in the book is strictly prohibited.
  • The Readers shall keep silence within the library premises.
  • Smoking and spitting are prohibited in the library.
  • The readers shall behave in a civilized manner. The Librarian may expel any person if the presence of such a person is liable to create law and order situation.
  • The readers are liable for punishment and fine if they either misbehave or damage the books or any other property of the library.
  • If a member does not pay off the library dues, the privileges of borrowing books may be suspended till he deposits the requisite amount.
  • Readers are requested to let the guard check books issued. Please don't feel offended.
  • Token for bag will be issued only for library use hour.
  • Library staff will not be responsible for things left in the library hall.
  • Watching movie or video on laptop, Playing game on laptop, and eating any items are strictly prohibited.
  • Books of reference, illustrated and rare books, special books, multi-volume Collections, serial publications and periodicals will not be issued out.
  • Please keep your mobile in silence / off mode.