» About the Library
The library is the “heart” of any academic institution and plays an important role in all academic activities and more so in law institutions. Keeping in view the aims and objectives of the Law School, the library has been planned and is being developed by a team of qualified professional library staff and guided by the Library Council. It has a collection of over 7400 volumes covering a wide range of general and special subjects consisting of text books, reference books, back volumes of journals and reports etc., apart from legal periodicals. Library is subscribing 87 print national and international journals. It is also subscribing online database like Westlaw India, Manupatra, Hein Online, Taylor & Francis- Online Criminology and Law Journals, Lexix Nexis Academic, CLA Online and ORIL - Oxford Reports on International Law etc. and have good collection of CD-ROM Database. Library has variety of offline databases like AIR-High Court, AIR-Supreme Court, Criminal Law Journal, Patent & Trade Mark Cases, Supreme Court Cases Online and Gujarat Law Reports.
The library resource center at Institute of Law is fully automated with user friendly library software Alice for windows. The package facilitates issue -return of books, a web-based catalogue to access the books (OPAC) and reservation of books. Bar-coding system is used to computerize the bibliographic details of the books. The web-based inquiry module of software has been installed so the resource collection can be viewed from outside the campus.
The library has adopted an open access system so as to facilitate readers to have easy access to the library resources. To assist the users in locating literature as well as information in their areas of research, general reference, current awareness and computerized catalogue by using Alice for Windows Software have been introduced. An orientation programme for new students is also organized to help them acquaint themselves with the library system and services for maximum utilization of the available resources.