The independent NLUJAA Library building is located centrally in the heart of the NLUJAA Campus, Amingaon. The state of the art library building is a four storied (Ground plus three) magnificent building spreading across a wide area of 50,000 sq. ft. approx. NLUJA, Assam Library is a fully air conditioned, CCTV and Wi-Fi enabled building which is accoutred with RFID system for smooth functioning of its services. The library has an exclusive digital library section housed in the second floor of the building, allowing its users to access high quality resources of the library. The library has approximately twenty thousand print collections housed in different sections, namely, Law textbook section, Social Science section, Reference Section and Back Volume Section located in the ground floor, first floor and third floor respectively of the library building, along with sufficient reading space. The library is rich in terms of hardware infrastructure and owns BookEye 4 Scanner, SureBind Systems 2 Strip Binders, Kindle Paperwhite, Self-Issue Return Kiosk, Self-Book Drop Unit, OPAC Kiosk in each floor, and such other modern amenities.
Library Committee Members
|Hon’ble Mr. Justice Manish Choudhury
Judge, Gauahti High Court
|Prof. (Dr.) V. K. Ahuja
|Dr. Indranoshee Das, ACS
Associate Professor of Law
Assistant Professor of Law
|Dr. Kankana Baishya
National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam Library is a gateway to quality education and research in the field of law, social sciences and humanities. The NLUJAA Library endeavors to facilitate the legal society by providing right information to right users at the right time. The University library has approximately twenty thousand print collection in the field of law and allied subjects. Over the years, the library has procured various Law Journals, both print and electronic. On the top floor of the Adminstrative building the Library is housed as a temporary measure and will be shifted to an independent customised building under construction soon after its completion. The state of the art library building will be housed in a three magnificent storied building spreading across a wide area of 50,000 sq.ft approx.
The NLUJAA library values
- Knowledge creation and knowledge dissemination
- Meet the needs of the users and reach them
- Excellence and impact of the services
The NLUJAA Library’s mission is to support legal teaching learning and research of the university community by providing comprehensive resources and services in the subject of Law. To fulfill this mission, the library commits to act as a knowledge hub for legal studies and legal education.
(i) To nurture and to promote quality and excellence in legal studies and research.
(ii) To liaise with libraries of higher learning and research in India and abroad
(iii) To promote legal awareness in the community for achieving social and economic justice
NLUJAA Library holds a notably rich printed collection of reference sources, bare acts, reports, cases, back volumes (e.g. Indian Appeal, Moore's Indian appeal, Law Commission Report, All India Reporter (AIR), Banking Cases, Consumer Protection Judgement (CPJ), Consumer Protection Trade Practices Journal (CTJ), Crimes, Consumer Protection Reporter(CPR), Service Law Reporter (SLR), Supreme Court Cases (SCC), Criminal Law Journal, Halsbury’s Law of India, Constitutional Assembly Debates etc), journals and periodicals, NE collection, multimedia and question papers.
The University Library has been subscribing DELNET Online, Heinonline, Jstor, LexisNexis, Manupatra, SCC Online and Westlaw database for last five years. NLUJAA Library has two electronic Book packages namely Elgar online and Cambridge Book online. South Asia Archive and Canadian Business & Current Affairs (CBCA) are the new additions of electronic databases to the Library. The University Library subscribes more than 1500 journals including print and electronic both.
Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
NLUJAA Library cataloguing service allows user to retrieve information on the available resources starting from electronic databases to bare acts. The information of a resource contains title, author, place of the publication, publisher, year of publication, shelving location and the availability status of the particular item i.e. whether in loan, damaged, lost etc.
Circulation Service of a library is to assist library patrons with the location and circulation of library materials. Circulation basically includes check-outs and check-ins of library resources and items, collection of fines and other charges, renewal and holding of the materials. At the circulation desks patrons may take care of the following services:
- Issue and return library items.
- Register for library membership
- Get a password to check the circulation status of the item
- Update library patron records (new address, telephone numbers, etc.)
- Renew the issued item
- Reserve the items for two days
Reference and Information Services
A dedicated onlines reference assistance is provided to NLUJAA teachers and students on request. The reference and information services encompasses the followings,
- Research assistance to teacher (eg, searching literature, retrieving qualitative materials)
- Assistance in using library OPAC search facilities
- Instruction and help in using library and its resources
The library used to conduct training sessions, orientation and the internship programme to equip the patrons with the knowledge of search strategies, using e-databases, and OPAC search.
Current AwarenessServices (CAS)
A current awareness service is meant to keep the patrons up-to-date with the most recent happenings and development in the NLUJAA library. NLUJAA library provides CAS to its users posting in library Blog (http://librarynlujaa.blogspot.in/). Users may subscribe the RSS feeds to have the regular updates of the library in their emails.
NLUJAA Digital Repository
National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam has signed the terms of reference of National Digital Library of India (NDLI), project of MHRD’s National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology to develop a Digital Repository of National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam. The NLUJAA Digital Repository aims to facilitate e-learning environment by providing access to thesis, dissertation, courseware and many audio-visual lectures etc.
Printing, scanning and binding facility
The university library provides printing, scanning and binding facilities to the members of NLUJAA.
Remote Access Service
Remote Access is a service to provide access to the licensed electronic resources to the university members while away from campus. With the use of VPN connectivity, the e-resources and databases can be browsed via internet irrespective of the physical location and the browser variety.VPN connection securely collates all of the data traffic from the user’s computer through the University network. The VPN Connectivity is implemented amd maintained by NLUJAA IT Centre.
Online Feedback form:
For any suggestions and trouble shooting provision for online feedback has been provided to the users in this link
Scanning of Plagiarism
The NLUJAA Library has been subscribing Turnitin anti-plagiarism software to detect plagiarised materials submitted by students. The Library issues certificate to the LL.M students before submission of their dissertations.