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Chanakya National Law University is one of the pioneering law universities in India. CNLU is a humble attempt to provide quality legal education to those aspiring for it, and in this attempt, CNLU Library acts as a major instrument by providing a variety of information services to the university community. The library has developed a comprehensive collection of literature predominantly related to law and its related subjects in a short span of time, which is useful for teaching and research purposes.

CNLU Library came into existence in 2006 with the establishment of the University on the campus of A. N. Sinha Institute. In August 2010, the University shifted to its own campus, and the library shifted to its present portal of knowledge: ‘Nishant-Nilayam’ (a place where the darkness ends).

The library is the heart of the University and acts as a temple of learning.

The mission of the library is to provide information services and access to bibliographic and full-text digital and printed resources to support the scholarly and informational needs of the university community. CNLU library has become the major instrument for achieving the goals of evolving and imparting comprehensive legal education at all levels to acquire excellence.

CNLU Library is situated on the ground floor of the huge three-storeyed building “Nishant Nilayam”. It is spread over 16,356,84 sq. ft. area. The library is sprawling, spacious airconditioned and well-equipped with modern facilities like Wi-Fi, CCTV, Remote Access, etc. It has four separate sections, a Textbook Section, a Reference Section, a Journal Section, and a User Section.  Besides these, a large hall in the centre for light reading like newspapers, magazines, fiction, etc. and a common hall for browsing and studying with own books.

About the Library

About the Library

Infrastructure

The CNLU Library is situated on the ground floor of the huge three-storeyed building ‘Nishant Nilayam’. It is spread over 16,356.84 Sq. Ft. area. The library is sprawling, spacious and Air-Conditioned. It is well equipped with modern facilities like RFID, Wi-Fi, CCTV, Remote Access, Computer Lab, etc. The library is divided into different sections a User Section, a Journal Section, a Reference section, a Central Hall, and a Common Hall for browsing and studying personal books with a total seating capacity of 200.

The library possesses a rich collection of information resources in the form of CD-ROMs, online databases, books, e-journals, reports, theses etc. The library has an opulent collection of more than 21000 books. Library subscribes to more than 50 Indian and Foreign Journals/ Magazines and 10 Newspapers. It follows the universally accepted DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION (DDC) scheme for classifying books. The library has adopted an open-access system to facilitate users ‘ easy access to the library resources.

Besides the print collection, the library provides several online and digital resources. The open-source library management software KOHA has been used to automate library housekeeping services.

Different Sections of The Library

  • The user Service Section consists of the Circulation Counter, OPAC, Bare Acts, Not to-be-Issued Books, Photocopy Service, New Arrivals, Faculty Publications and Librarian’s Chamber. A separate Reading facility for Faculty & Research Scholars has also been provided in this section.
  • The textbook Section is the section where all the textbooks of law and other subjects have been kept in open stacks in a classified manner.  Besides the stacks, a reading facility with workstation tables & chairs has also been provided.
  • The reference Section is the most valuable section of the library, where a huge collection of back volumes sets of National and international Journals, Reports and encyclopaedias have been kept. These volumes are regularly updated.
  • The periodical Section, where the subscribed learned journals are displayed, is a huge reading hall with tables & chairs for students.
  • Open Central Hall is a large hall in the centre for light reading like newspapers, magazines, & literary fiction.
  • Common Reading Hall is the area where students can study with their personal books.

Library Management Software

The library has adopted widely used open-source Integrated Library Management Software KOHA for automation of library house-keeping services.

Library Security & Surveillance

RFID systems and CCTV cameras are properly installed in the library.

Library Hours

Library Hours

Monday to Saturday 09:00 AM – 12:00 (Midnight)
Sunday 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Holiday 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Book Issue- Return 09:00 AM – 12:00 (Midnight)

Rules & Regulations

Rules & Regulations

The library is primarily meant for bonafide students, faculty & members of the staff of Chanakya National Law University Patna. The outsiders from other universities/institutions/alumni may be allowed only with the written prior permission of the Vice-Chancellor/ Registrar for a limited period. They shall, however, consult the documents within the premises of the library.

Borrowing Privileges / Conditions

STUDENTS (L.L.B. & L.L.M.)

NO. OF BOOKS

LOAN PERIOD

OVERDUE CHARGES

Two General Books

5 Days Only

Rs. 02:00 Per Day

One Reference Book

Overnight Only

Rs. 20:00 Per Day

RESEARCH SCHOLARS

NO. OF BOOKS

LOAN PERIOD

OVERDUE CHARGES

Four General Books

21 Days

Rs. 02:00 Per Day

No Reference Book

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  • Before submission of Thesis, the Research Scholar must have to return all the books and clear the dues to get “NO DUES CERTIFICATE” from the library.
  • Borrowing Card is not transferable. It is mandatory for every user to present himself/herself at the time of borrowing documents from the library.

VISITING FACULTY

NO. OF BOOKS

LOAN PERIOD

Three General Books

15 Days

No Reference Book

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  • Visiting/Guest Faculty, who wish to avail borrowing facilities, has to register himself/herself with the library for necessary formalities.
  • Visiting Faculty should have to take “NO DUES CERTIFICATE” from the library, before getting relieved from the university.

FACULTY

NO. OF BOOKS

LOAN PERIOD

Five General Books

21 Days

Two Reference Books/ Not to be Issued Books

1 Day

  • Faculty are requested to renew the books after 21 Days.
  • Faculty may retain 2 books out of 5 for whole semester, where multiple copies are available in the library, subject to requirement of library borrowers.

LIBRARY PERSONNEL

DESIGNATION

NO. OF BOOKS
(No Reference Book)

LOAN PERIOD

Librarian

5

21 Days

Dy. Librarian

5

21 Days

Asst. Librarian

5

21 Days

Sr. Library Assistant

2

21 Days

 

Renewal

Books may be renewed once after the due date if there is no request against the title. It is mandatory to present the book for renewal.

 

Fine / Overdue Charges

  1. Fine/Overdue charges would be imposed on students/ research scholars who fail to return the book/books on or before the due date.
  2. In case of the closure of the library on the due date, the overdue charge will be realised from the very next day.
  3. Fine/Overdue charges will be collected immediately after the due date up to the return date without considering holidays between them.
  4. Students participating 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 the library card is lost, Rs. 50/- will be charged for the duplicate.
  6. Documents (including Theses, Journals, and Reports) from the reference section are not supposed to be issued.

 

Loss / Damage of Borrowed Books

  • In the case of loss/ or damage of borrowed books by any user, the borrower shall be liable to replace the book(s) or bear the cost of replacement with a fine.
  • If the replacement is not done within 15 days, the defaulters will be charged as follows: –

(A) Two times the cost of the book with a fine if the book is in print.

(B) Three times the cost of the book with a fine if the book is out of print.

 

General rules

  • The presence of two library staff (one staff from at least Assistant grade and one Attendant) is mandatory to open the library.
  • Every person who enters the library shall sign the gate register in a token of his acceptance to adhere to the rules of the library.
  • All kinds of personal belongings except notebooks are supposed to be kept on the property counter at the entrance.
  • While browsing books, no book should be replaced by the user on the stack by themselves.
  • Books, once picked out from the stack, should be left on 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.
  • Photocopy service is provided to the users only for library documents, not for personal or outside documents. At a time, only 10% of a document can be photocopied according to the Copyright Act.
  • This service will not be provided on Sundays & holidays.
  • The Readers shall keep silent 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 a 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/she deposits the requisite amount.
  • Readers are requested to let the guard check issued books at the Property Counter. Please don’t feel offended.
  • The token for the bag will be issued only for library use hours.
  • The library will not be responsible for any valuable thing left in the library hall.
  • Watching movies or videos on a laptop, playing games on a 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.
  • Please keep your mobile in silence/off mode.

Library Services & Facilities

Library Services & Facilities

CNLU Library is committed to fulfilling the objectives of the University by catering for the scholarly and informational needs of the users. The library acts as a major instrument for achieving the goals of evolving and imparting comprehensive legal education at all levels to acquire excellence.

Library Services

The library provides a variety of information services to the users for maximum utilization of its resources.

  • Circulation Services: The library offers borrowing facilities, reservation of library documents, collection of fines, no dues certificates, and re-shelving of documents.
  • Reference Service: The Library provides both anticipatory and responsive reference services to its users.
  • Literature Search Service: On demand of the users, the library provides literature search services from print material to electronic databases.
  • Current Awareness Services: The Library provides awareness services to its patrons and keeps them abreast with recently published scholarly literature and reviews in the field of law and legal studies.
  • Email Alert Services: The Library sends electronic alert services to its patterns about the table of contents and new arrivals in the library.
  • Newspaper Clipping Services: The Library provides newspaper clipping services to the users.

Library Facilities

  • Reprographic Services: The library provides photocopy & printout facilities to its patrons subject to copyright laws.
  • OPAC: The Library provides electronic access to about 20,000 bibliographic records of library Books, Bound volumes of Journals, Reports, Theses and Dissertations through the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC).
  • Wi-Fi Facility: The Library is enabled with Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • Common Reading Hall: The Library provides a separate common reading hall to its users for browsing and studying personal books.

Library Resources

Library Resources

The CNLU library has developed an opulent collection of primary and secondary legal materials on various subject areas of Law, Economics, Linguistics and Literature, Political Science, Sociology, Management, & other interdisciplinary sections related to Law and Legal studies in print as well as digital and electronic formats.

Print Collection covers more than 21000 books, commentaries and treatises, national & international journals, reports, bare acts, reference collections, legal encyclopaedias, dictionaries, yearly digests, etc. A good number of English & Hindi literary fiction are also available for recreational use.  Books are classified and properly arranged on shelves according to their DDC notations. The library has adopted an open access system, and bay guides with broad subjects and DDC numbers have been provided for easy locating of the documents. To find out the books, bare acts, theses and dissertations, back volumes of journals & reports, etc., users can search the library catalogue OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue). Library Management Software KOHA is used for different housekeeping operations of the library.

The library subscribes to academic and reporting publications on law and allied subjects covering national and international jurisdiction. Besides referred journals, reputed national &   international magazines and newspapers are procured by the library.

Besides print resources, the Library subscribes to a wide range of electronic databases containing e-journals and e-books.  These e-resources are available to the users with remote access facilities.

 

BACK VOLUMES OF INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS & REPORTS

S. NO.

NAME OF THE TITLE

VOL

YEAR

All England Law Reports

1558-2021

All England Law Reports Annual Review

1982-2012

Australian Law Reports

1-390

1973-2021

Butterworth Medico Legal Reports

1-185

1995-2022

Criminal Law Review

1954-2021

Current Law Yearbook

1948-2021

English Reports

1-178

Harvard Business Review

10-12 & 96-98

2015-2020

Harvard Law Review

1-131

1887-2018

Hayward’s Patent Cases

1-11

1600-1883

Human Rights Law Reports-U.K. Cases

1-22

2000-2021

Intellectual Property Quarterly

1-25

1997-2021

International Arbitration Law Review

1-20

1997-2017

International Law Reports

1-198

1919-2022

International Legal Materials

1-59

1962-2020

International Trade Law & Regulation

1-27

1995-2021

Journal of Business Law

1957-2021

Judgment Today

2001-2008

Judicial Review

1-18

1996-2013

Law Quarterly Review

1-137

1885-2021

Law Reports

1865-2021

Law Reports of Commonwealth

1980-2016

Modern Law Review

1-79

1937-2016

Moore’s Indian Appeals

1-14

1836-1872

Public Law

1956-2022

Reports of Patent Cases

1-113

1884-1996

Reports of Patent, Design, and Trademark Cases

1998-2018

Stanford Law Review

1-70

1948-2018

United State Supreme Court Reports

(Lawyers Ed.)

1-189

1926-2018

Yale Law Journal

1-127

1891-2018

BACK VOLUMES OF NATIONAL JOURNALS & REPORTS

S. NO.

NAME OF THE TITLE

VOL

YEAR

AIR Accident Claims & Compensation Cases

2013-2020

AIR Cheque Dishonour Reports

2013-2020

AIR Civil Cases

2013-2020

AIR Law Lines

2013-2020

AIR Privy Council

1-10

1914-1950

AIR Ready Reckoner

2001-2021

AIR Supreme Court Weekly

1997-2020

All India Reporter

1924-2020

Annals of Library & Information Studies

2018

Bihar Bar Council Journal

2010-2019

Bihar Law Judgment

1982-2012

Calcutta Weekly Notes

1-115

1896-2011

CNLU Journal

1-9

2010-2021

Company Law Journal

2013-2020

Complete Digest of Supreme Court Cases

1-25

2000-2011

Consumer Protection Judgment

2010-2020

Corporate Law Adviser

46-159

2002-2020

Corporate Law Cases

2006-2012

Corporate Professional Today

2014-2020

Criminal Law Journal

1950-2020

Economic & Political Weekly

42-55

2007-2020

Education Law Cases

2014-2020

Goods & Services Tax cases

71-82

2019-2020

Income Tax Reports

71-448

1969-2022

Income Tax Tribunal Decisions

174-185

2019-2020

Indian Bar Review

1983-2020

Indian Journal of Public Administration

2019

Indian Management

55-58

2016-2019

Journal of Indian Law Institute (ILI)

43-61

2001-2019

Journal of Intellectual Property Right

14-21

2009-2016

Labour and Industrial Cases

1968-2020

Labour Law Journal

2019-2020

Law Animated World

2009-2017

Mainstream

2019-2020

Man In India

2019

Patent and Trade Mark Cases

39-93

2009-2023

Patna Law Journal Reports

1968-2023

Reports of The Law Commission of India

1-20

Right to Information Reporter

2012-2020

SEBI and Corporate Law

97-162

2010-2020

Seminar

653-736

2014-2020

Sociological Bulletin

2019

Supreme Court Cases

1969-2023

Supreme Court Journal

2008-2020

Supreme Court Labour Judgment

1950-2018

Supreme Court Reports

2015-2018

Taxation Law Reports

2009-2012

Taxman

220-275

2014-2020

Taxman Corporate Professional Today

29-49

2014-2020

Third Concept

24-33

2010-15 & 2019-2020

World Focus

32-40 & 481-492

2009 -2020

BOUND VOLUMES OF SUBSCRIBED MAGAZINES

S. NO.

NAME OF THE TITLE

VOL

YEAR

Competition Success Review

45-57

2009-2020

Down To Earth

18-29

2010-2020

Flair Talk

1-6

2014-2017

Front Line

23-37

2006-2020

India Today

31-45

2006-2020

Kisan World

37-44

2010-2017

Legal News & Views

23-34

2009-2020

Lex Witness

3-10

2012-2019

Out Look

46-60

2006-2020

Pratiyogita Darpan

——-

2009-2020

The Week

24-38

2006-2020

Time

172-196

2008-2020

Yojana

53-64

2009-2020

SUBSCRIBED JOURNALS

S. NO.

NAME OF THE JOURNALS

PERIODICITY

AIR Accidental Claim & Compensation Cases

Monthly

AIR All India Reporter

Monthly

AIR Cheque Dishonour Reports

Monthly

AIR Civil Cases

Monthly

AIR Criminal Law Journal

Monthly

AIR Labour & Industrial Cases

Monthly

AIR Law Lines

Monthly

AIR Supreme Court Weekly

Weekly

Bihar Bar Council Journal

Monthly

Company Law Journal

Monthly

Consumer Protection Judgment

Monthly

Corporate Law Advisor

Fortnightly

Corporate Professional Today

Fortnightly

Economic & Political Weekly

Weekly

Education Law Cases

Monthly

Goods & Services Tax Cases

Weekly

Harvard Business Review

Bi-Monthly

Income Tax Reports

Bound Vol. 1 to 10

Income Tax Tribunal Decisions

Weekly

India Quarterly

Quarterly

Indian Bar Review

Quarterly

Indian Journal of Gender Studies

Tri – Annual

Indian Journal of Public Administration

Quarterly

Indian Law Institute  (Lifetime Membership)

Quarterly

International Studies

Quarterly

Labour Law Journal

Monthly

Man In India

Quarterly

Patent & Trademarks Cases

Bound Vol.

Patna Law Journal Report

Bound Vol. 1 to 4

Right to Information Reporter

Monthly

SEBI & Corporate Laws

Weekly

Seminar

Monthly

Sociological Bulletin

Quarterly

Studies in Indian Politics

Bi- Annual

Supreme Court Cases

Bound Vol. 1 to 10

Supreme Court Journal

Weekly

Supreme Court Reports

Weekly

Taxman

Weekly

Third Concept

Monthly

University News

Weekly

World Focus

Monthly

SUBSCRIBED MAGAZINES

S. NO.

NAME OF THE MAGAZINE

PERIODICITY

Competition Success Review

Monthly

Down To Earth

Fortnightly

Frontline

Fortnightly

India Today

Weekly

Legal News & Views

Monthly

Lex Witness

Monthly

Outlook

Fortnightly

Pratiyogita Darpan

Monthly

The Week

Weekly

Time

Weekly

Yojana

Monthly

SUBSCRIBED NEWSPAPERS

S. NO.

NAME OF THE NEWSPAPER

Economic Times

Hindu

Hindustan Times

Indian Express

Telegraph

Times of India

7.

Dainik Jagran

8.

Hindustan

9.

Prabhat Khabar

10.

Employment News

 

 

E-RESOURCES

(The E-resources can be accessed through this link.)

All India Reporter has always been a pioneer in publishing High Court and Supreme Court Decisions since 1922. These publications are now available on the CD Rom as well as the web medium.  It also contains AIR Manual series, Digest’s on various topics, Exhaustive and most researched Commentaries on various Acts, etc.

SCC Online is a product of Eastern Book Company primarily providing Supreme Court of India Cases publishing in SCC Weekly. SCC Online is known as most authentic source for SC Judgments due to its case notes and effective search. Other than cases, SCC Online coverage includes Articles published in SCC and Practical Lawyers, Central and few coverages of States Legislation, Law Commission of India Reports and Selective Judgement of High Courts of Indian States.

Westlaw Asia is one of the primary online legal research services for lawyers and legal professionals. In addition, it provides proprietary database services. Information resources on Westlaw include more than 40,000 databases of case law, state and federal statutes, administrative codes, newspaper and magazine articles, public records, law journals, law reviews, treatises, legal forms and other information resources of India, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and United States and European Union. Westlaw Collection includes 1600+ Academic Journals; Legislation of Australia, Canada, European Union; United Kingdom & United States of America.

Manupatra is a comprehensive online legal and business policy database. It contains judgments of Supreme Court of India, High Courts of Indian States, Tribunals, Commissions and Commission and Committee Reports, Gazette Notifications, Circulars, Bare Acts, Rules and Regulation, Ordinance and Pending Cases and Legal material on subject based research. It provides comprehensive search techniques including Manu Search, Legal Search, Citation Search and Act Search.

HeinOnline is online research database with more than 100 million pages of legal history available in an online fully searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges the gap in legal history by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2000 law and law related periodicals and 5000+ Classic Ebooks. HeinOnline provides exact page images of the documents in PDF format just as they appear in the original print. This means that all charts, graphs, tables, pictures, handwritten notes, photographs, and footnotes. HeinOnline is counted as best database for access of academic articles form research purpose.

India’s first eBook reader for legal content which comprises of 400+ eBooks including Students Books, digest and commentaries, Central Acts and Rules, Statutory law manuals, Dictionaries, etc.

JSTOR archival collections contains 12 million scholarly journals articles, books, images of across 75 disciplines.

CLA Online is a product of Corporate Law Advisor. It provides digital contents of Corporate Law Advisor Magazine along with Business Law Supplement. IT covers all volumes since its inception of both corporate law Adviser and Business Law Supplement. It provides comprehensive search techniques like article search, case law search, notification search, circulars search, acts search, rules search and regulations search

Lexis Advance®India is a revolutionary and unmatched online legal research platform that provides access to latest full text and headnote judgments from Supreme Court of India, all leading High Courts and from various Tribunals, the Universal Bare Acts with Rules and Regulations and legislations, 400+ leading and authoritative commentaries and analysis by renowned legal experts and various Indian Journals. It has International Content covering primary and secondary legal sources from the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other Commonwealth countries.

The Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) is a weekly peer-reviewed academic electronic journal covering all aspects of social sciences.

 Bar & Bench is India’s leading news source for anything, and everything connected to the world of law.

Live Law is Supreme Court News, Fastest Indian Court News, Latest India Legal News, Supreme Court Updates, High Courts Updates, Judgments, Law Firms News.

Library Team

Library Team

 

S. NO.

DESIGNATION

NAME

PROFILE

Librarian

Dr. Nehal Ashraf

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Sr. Library Assistant

Ms. Kumari Amrita

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Sr. Library Assistant

Dr. Shivjee Prasad

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Library Assistant

Mr. Ratnesh Kumar Sinha

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Library Assistant

Mr. Shiv Shankar Kumar

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Attendant

Ms. Punam

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Attendant

Mr. Dilip Kumar

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Attendant

Mr. Sanjay Kumar

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Attendant

Mr. Santosh Kumar

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Attendant

Mr. Prakash Kr. Mishra

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