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he library is the ‘heart’ of any academic institution and plays an important role in all academic activities and, the more so, in law institutions. The library has been planned keeping in view the aims and objectives of the Central Law College and is being operated by a team of professionally qualified library staff. It has a collection of over 30,000 volumes covering a wide range of general and special subjects, comprising of text books, reference books, back volumes of journals and reports etc., apart from current legal periodicals. The Library functions from 9.30 A.M till 5.30 P.M. on all working days of the week.

The library has an open access system to facilitate readers to have easy access to the library resources. The Central Law College Library envisages to established links with other important libraries in and around Salem in order to provide inter-library access for the benefit of students in locating literature as well as information in their areas of research, general reference, current awareness and relevant catalogues have been introduced. An orientation programme is also organized for new students to help them acquaint themselves with the library system and services and for enabling maximum utilization of the available resources.

The Central Law College has introduced computerized facilities for both housekeeping as well as information retrieval. Since it now has a leased line connection to the internet, it is possible to have easy access to information directly from all available computerized databases all over the world, not only in the field of law but also in other disciplines. Keeping in mind the vision to create an E-Law Library, all efforts have been contemplated.

MANUPATRA and similar Indian databases have also been made available for both students and faculty. The Library has CD-ROMs search facilities and it has also acquired important CD-Rom databases such as SCC-Online and AIR etc.

The Library has all state-of-the-art gadgets with Wi-Fi internet connection. The Library is fully Air-conditioned.

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