Library & Information Centre

About Us:

The Library and Information Centre at the School of Legal Studies in CMR University seeks to cater to the academic and research need of our students and faculty in every way possible. As part of a growing institution we find ourselves gradually expanding every semester to meet the increasing needs of our ever increasing student body. With a large number of acquisitions making their way into our collections every semester we find ourselves constantly becoming larger and more effective providers of, one of the most fundamental requirements of legal education.

Library Timings :

Days Timings
Monday to Friday 08.30 am to 09.00 pm
Saturdays 08.30 am to 01.30 pm


Area : 8220 SqFt | Seating Capacity : 200 | Books : 12,000+ | Periodicals : 34 | Newspaper : 07

Dissertations : 200+ | Bound Volumes : 1500 | Digital Library : 45 Systems |Online Database : 07


Online Databases


The Library services / facilities include Circulation Service, Reference Service, Online reservation of books, Recommendation of library material, Current Awareness Service, Inter Library Loan Service, Photocopying, Orientation and Information Sessions, Selective Dissemination of Information and Digital Library Service.

Circulation Services
Library materials are borrowed and returned at the circulation desk, which is located near the main entrance. Reserved books, audio visual material, periodicals, reference books and CDs / DVDs can be used with in library.

 Reference Services
Library provides reference and referral service to its users. Queries are answered using all possible sources. If the required information source is not available / accessible at CMR University School of Legal Studies Library, the users are referred to other libraries where the required information may be available.

Online Reservation System
Library users can reserve any book using our online reservation system if it is already issued. Reserved books are not reissued. Library user is automatically informed through email when a reserved book is returned and the same is held at circulation desk for two days. If the reserved book is not collected within two days, it is issued to other users or shelved.

Recommend an Item
We welcome faculty, staff, students and other members to recommend any material, which can add value to our library collection. Purchase of recommended items is subject to approval and availability of funds. However, we try our best to honor all recommendations of our valued library members.

Current Awareness Service
Library members are regularly informed about the recent acquisitions in the library. A list of “NEW ARRIVALS” is displayed in the rack.

Inter Library Loan Service
Materials that are not held by CMR University School of Legal Studies library might be borrowed temporarily from other libraries on inter library loan basis. To avail this facility, users need to submit their demands to the Library.


Photocopying facility is available with the library. Users can get the photocopy of required information from reference materials (like reference books, encyclopaedias, dictionaries, journals and magazines etc.) on payment.

Orientation and Information Sessions
The library’s orientation and information program extends the role of library in ensuring that users make the most effective use of library resources. The program is designed to educate the faculty members, students, and staff in locating printed and electronic knowledge resources to fulfil their information needs. This service is provided on individual and group basis.

 Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI)

Keeping in view the area of interest of the library users, selected material is provided to them in order to keep them abreast of the latest knowledge in their field.

Digital Library Service

Library provides systems with internet facilities to access online database and other research pre materials.



Borrowing Privileges

Category No of books Duration
Law UG Students 05 Books 10 Days
Law PG Students 06 Books 10 Days
Faculty 10 Books 30 Days
Office Staff 02 Books 30 Days
Visiting Faculty 05 Books 30 Days


Holidays :


Third Saturdays

General & National Holidays

Rules & Regulations

  • Keeping in mind that the library is a place of individual study and research, members should maintain an atmosphere of dignity, peace and silence within the library premises.
  • Library materials should be handled with utmost care. Nobody should write, damage or make any mark on any of the library materials.
  • Readers should not replace books or journals back on the shelves, but are requested to leave them on the reading tables after use.
  • Any library material should not be taken from one corner to another, without the knowledge and permission of the library staff. All members are required to deposit belongings at the property counter at their risk. The library is not responsible for any loss or damage to the same.
  • No refreshments or food of any kind shall be consumed anywhere inside the library.
  • Suggestions for purchasing books and improving the library services are welcome.
  • Books bases on communal & religious grounds will not be procured. Even fictional books are outside the purview of library.
  • Using mobile phones inside the library is strictly prohibited.


  • All Student & Staff ID cards are Bar-coded and the same may be used as Library cards.
  • While returning/issuing books from the library, students should ensure that their books are duly discharged.
  • Books and other publications are issued at the counter between 9.00 AM & 5.00 PM.
  • Books may be recalled in case of an urgent demand for the same.
  • Members should keep the library informed of any change of address during the period of their membership.
  • Librarian has the right to cancel ID cards and refuse admission to anyone violating these rules and regulations or indulging in any other misconduct.
  • Borrowers shall return all publications borrowed from the library before proceeding on long leave of any kind.
  • Borrowers shall not sub-let books borrowed from the library.

Conditions of Loan

  • Library card is not transferable.
  • The borrower is fully responsible for books borrowed on his ID Card.
  • An amount of Rs.1/- will be collected as overdue charges per day, per transaction, after the due date.
  • Absence and illness are not acceptable excuses for exemption from paying an overdue charge. In calculating the overdue charge only University holidays are left out of the reckoning. If the due date falls on a University holiday, the book may be returned on the next working day without any overdue charges.
  • The Librarian may recall a book at any time before its due date.
  • If the Librarian considers that a borrower has not returned the books within a reasonable time of its due date as indicated in the recall notice, as the case may be, the borrower is liable to pay the cost of the book plus the prescribed overdue charges.
  • If a book belonging to a set is lost, the borrower will be charged for replacing the entire set.
  • In case students lose/misplace book/s issued to them, they should report it immediately in writing to the librarian to avoid accumulation of fine. They will be allowed a grace period of one week to confirm the loss in writing and initiate the process of recovering the cost of the book/s. In case they produce the books after the grace period, they will have to pay the prescribed fine. The library service will also stand terminated until they settle their arrears – whether for the loss or as fine.
  • Textbooks borrowed for internal reference should be promptly returned. Non – return of textbooks, during the examination period, will be reported to the Head of the department for necessary action. Apart from this, the student has to pay the fine fixed by the concerned authorities at that time.