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Collection Development Policy

Justice T P S Chawla library collection development policy is designed on framework of fifth law of Ranganathan (Library is a growing organism). The library comprising comprehensive coverage of National and International material featuring primary and secondary legal materials in print and digital format; academic and reporting journals, commentaries and treatises, reference collections, legal encyclopaedias and dictionaries, special loose-leafs and moot memorials and subscription of vide ranges electronic resources . The library catalogue extensively cover number of subject heading on varies subject areas of law, economics, linguistics & literature, political science, sociology and other interdisciplinary sections of law and legal studies.

The procurement and collection devotement of library document in print and digital format is time to time reviewed and considered by library committee under the Charimanship of Vice Chancellor


About The Print Collection

Books & Commentaries (CLICK TO ACCESS OPAC)

The library has excellent collection and broad coverage on national, foreign and comparative law collection. The library’s comprehensive print collection comprises over 30,000 documents including series of commentaries on law, reference collection, encyclopaedias, legal dictionaries, yearly digests etc. The collection focusing more than 150 legal subjects to support research and scholarship and have strong emphasis on Jurisprudence, Constitutional law, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property Rights, Cyber Laws, Human Rights, Public and Private International law, Business Law, Economic Laws, Arbitration, Labour Laws ,Environmental Law and many more.

To locate books and other material users can search an online database of library catalogue OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) through library intranet.

Journals and Reports (CLICK TO VIEW LIST)

Library subscribes more than 150 in print academic and reporting publication on law and allied subjects covering national and international jurisdiction. Some of them are:

  • All England Law Reports
  • American Journal of International Law
  • Criminal Law Journal
  • English Reports
  • European Human Rights Law Review
  • International Law Reports
  • Journal of International Arbitration
  • Journal of Legal Education
  • Law Quarterly Review
  • Weekly Law Reports
  • Dominion Law Reports

Reference Resources

The Library holds extensive collection of reference materials which can be consulted for finding information on specific facts. These resources include general and specialized encyclopaedias, dictionaries, indexes to scholarly resources, citation manuals.


An encyclopaedia is a comprehensive set of reference work covers summary of information either cover on all branches of subject or a particular subject area. The library holds more than 180 encyclopaedias on law and general topic. Some of them are:

  • Halsbury’s Laws of England & India
  • American Jurisprudence
  • Corpus Juris-Secundum
  • Encyclopaedia of Form and Precedents
  • International Encyclopaedia of Laws
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • The Great Books
  • Secred Books Of East


Dictionaries are reference resource that lists the words of a language alphabetically arranged along with their meaning or equivalent words. Whereas Legal dictionaries define both technical legal terms and common words that have special meaning in law, cases where an authoritative definition of a particularly important word or phrase has been given by a court. The library holds more than hundred general and legal dictionaries and lexicons. Some of them are

  • Words and Phrases
  • Black’s Law Dictionary By Garner
  • Oxford English Dictionary
  • Judicial Dictionary : A Complete Law Lexicon
  • The Attorney’s Pocket Dictionary
  • Legal Maxims : Classified and Illustrated
  • Stroud’s Judicial Dictionary of Words And Phrases
  • Dictionary Of Legal Quotations

Digests & Abridgements

Digests and abridgements are collections of abstracts of cases. For each case it contains brief summary of the facts, the decision of the court and Quotation from the reasons for judgement.

  • The Digest
  • Supreme Court Yearly Digest
  • Direct Tax Digest
  • Labour Law Digest
  • 40 Years Digest on Arbitration Cases
  • AIR Supreme Court Monthly Digest


The library procured variety of loose leaf binder published from reputed publishers like: Lexisnexis Matthew Bender, Sweet & Maxwell, Wolters Kluwer to update with the new developments on specific field of topic in law. It contains all relevant statutes, subordinate legislation, court and tribunal decisions on the area of law. The volume contains elaborate indices and law finders and commentary on the law. Few to them are:

  • Air Law
  • Anti Money Laundering
  • Butterworths Civil Court Precedents
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions Handbook
  • Global Patent Litigation
  • Immigration Law And Procedure
  • Environmental Law Practice
  • Enforcement Of Foreign Judgments

Citation Manual

Library holds good collation of citation manual to acknowledge the published and unpublished work and avoid academic plagiarism. Some of them are :

  • Bluebook: a uniform system of citation
  • Oxford university standard for citation of legal authorise
  • ALWD citation manual : a professional system of citation
  • MLA legal citation

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