LIBRARY

1.The library functions from 9:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. on all working days. It is closedon Saturday, Sunday, Government holidays and during vacation.

2.The first year students shall pay along with their tuition fees the following sum towards the library caution deposit which will be refunded at the time of leavingthe college after clearing library dues, if any.

(a) I LL.M. Rs.1000/-

(b) I B.A., LL.B. Rs.300/-

(c) I LL.B. Rs.300/-

3.All the students of the college are entitled to use the library. Readers desirous of using the library have to write legibly in the Gate Register their name and class to which they belong and sign the register. Such signature shall be an acknowledgement that the students’ agree to conform to the rules of the library.

4.Personal belongings like umbrellas, hats, bags, brief cases, personal books or library books already borrowed or any printed materials, etc should be left at the depository near the counter. Files are not allowed inside the library and if for some reason, they have to be taken inside; such files should be made available for inspection by the assistant at the counter while leaving the library.

5.There shall be a Library Committee consisting of Principal as Chairman, Librarian/Assistant Librarian as Vice-Chairman and such other members nominated from the teaching staff by the Principal to look after the purchase of books to the Library.

6.The library consists of five sections.

(i) Reference section;

(ii) Lending section;

(iii) LL.M. Section;

(vi) News Paper Section;

(v) Journal section;

(I) REFERENCE SECTION:

1.Encyclopedia, dictionaries, law lexicons, rare copies and single copy of law books, reports, periodicals etc. are kept in this section. They can be referred within the reference section and hence they are not subject to lending. The borrowed materials from this section should be returned to the library staff before leaving the library.

2.Books, periodicals and law reports in this section may be borrowed for consultation after entering in the reference register and after exchange of student identity card for the book with the ‘Reference Assistant’. But, they shall not be issued out of the section without the express permission of the Principal. The borrower shall return the books, periodicals and law reports to the reference assistant in the reference section before leaving the room and collect back the student identity card.

(II) LENDING SECTION:

1.After admission to the college, each student will be provided with two library tokens. One book will be issued to a student in exchange for each token which will be handed over to him/her when he/she returns the books. If the book is returned after the due date the token will be handed over only after the over-due charge is paid.

2.On no account students are permitted to borrow on others’ token.

3.Students are prohibited from sub lending the books.

4.Each student can borrow only one book at a time on each token.

5.All books except those marked “Reference” belong to the circulation section.

6.Application for books in the prescribed form containing the name of the author, title of the book, the name of the student and date, should be mentioned in the respective pin files before 11.15 a.m. by the morning session students and 3.15 p.m. by the afternoon session students on the day the books are required. These applicants will be given their books from 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m. and from 4.15 p.m. to 5.15 p.m. respectively.

7.To avoid disappointment in getting the books applied, the students are advised to write on the back of their application form, the name of two or more alternative books required by them in the order of preference. In case, a book requested by a student is unavailable readily, s(he) can reserve the book to borrow it as soon as it was returned.

8.Books should be returned on or before the due date before 11.15 a.m. and 3.15 p.m. by the morning and afternoon session students respectively.

9.If a book falls due on a working day and remains unreturned, fine will accrue for all the working days on which the book has been detained. But if the due date happens to be holiday for the college, it may be returned on the next working day without fine, the due date however falls during in semester holidays, the book shall be returned before such holidays. Over due charges at the rate Rs.2/- per  book per day will be levied if the book is not returned on the last working day of the each semester.

10.Books in this section may be borrowed for a period of one month and shall be returned on or before the date marked on the date slip in the front page of the book. On default of the return of books on the due date,          overdue charge at the rate 3 of Rs.2/- (w.e.f.2003- 04) per day will be levied on each book.

11.A student against whom any fine or other charges are outstanding, (s)he will not be permitted to borrow books from the library till the arrears have been paid.

12.Absence from the college will not be admitted as an excuse for delay in return of books.

13.Books may be renewed for a further period of one month, provided

(i) The renewal application is made two days before the date.

(ii) No other student has applied for the book in the meantime.

14.Any marking, underlining or tearing of pages from books or missing of pages will entail payment of the cost of the book or more as per the directions of the Principal.

15.The borrower before leaving the counter must satisfy himself as to whether the book lent out is in good condition and any damage to the book should be

immediately reported to the library staff, failing which (s)he will be held responsible for the replacement of the book with a good copy.

16.If a book is lost, the student is liable to be called upon to replace the book or he shall pay five times the cost thereof or more as per the directions of the Principal, or else the Transfer Certificate will not be issued to the student.

17.When a particular volume of set of books is lost or damaged, the student should replace the volume with a new one or pay the value of the whole set.

18.The ticket shall be surrendered to the Librarian, clearing dues, if any, at the end of the last term or at the time of leaving the college whichever is earlier.

19.Students shall be responsible for the token issued to them. Loss of token shall be reported to the Librarian. Duplicate will be issued 10 days after the date of report on payment of Rs. 10/-. The student shall be responsible for any loss or non-return of books issued to them against their token.20.The student whose name is found on the token, will be held responsible for all books borrowed on that token.

21.The Principal may at his discretion withdraw the privilege of accessing the college library to any student who fails to return the book in time or pay the fine imposed or misbehaves in the library.

22.All library fines must be paid to the librarian before the end of the week as notified. Library books will not be issued to those who owe fines.

23.Periodicals should in no case be removed from the Reference Section and also will not be lent to anyone.

24.Students causing any damage to any periodical shall be required to make good the loss and be subjected to further disciplinary action.

25.Strict silence and decorum should be observed in the library.

26.No eatables are allowed in the library premises.

27.Using mobile phones is strictly prohibited in the library premises.4

(III) LL.M. SECTION:

  1. From the academic year 2019 – 2020 onwards LL.M. (Constitutional Law and Administrative Law) has been constituted in the library.
  1. This section contains both Indian and foreign law books exclusively for the post graduate course.

(VI) NEWSPAPER SECTION:

There is a separate section earmarked for the students to read dailies. The college is subscribing the following dailies

(1) The Hindu (English),

(2) The Hindu (Tamil),

(3) Thina Thanthi,

(4) Thinamani.

(V) JOURNAL SECTION:

LIST OF PERIODICALS SUBSCRIBED BY THE COLLEGE

  1. All India Reporter
  2. Criminal Law Journal
  3. Current Tamil Nadu Cases.
  4. Labour Law Journal.
  5. Madras Law Journal (Civil).
  6. Madras Law Journal(Criminal).
  7. Supreme Court Cases.
  8. Supreme Court Journal.
  9. Sattakathir 10.

Theerppu Thirattu.

PUBLICATIONS

  1. News Letter

Newsletter is published by the Director, Directorate of Legal Studies, Chennai, which is a collection and confluence of some of the exemplary events of all curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities of all the Government Law Colleges of the State.

  1. Journal of the Department of Legal Studies (JDLS)

The publication of the JDLS is one of the annual features of the department and so far 42 volumes have been published since 1955. This journal was previously published in the name “The Year Book of Legal Studies” with ISSN: 0513-2045. Till the year 2012, 34 volumes have been released in the name of “Year Book of Legal Studies”. Nevertheless, in order to meet out the standards set up by the UGC, this journal has been revamped and renamed as JDLS with ISSN: 2395-5481 and the volumes 35, 36 and 37 have been released on 05.08.2015. The recent publication of the journal was on 31.10.2020 which contains volumes 38 to 42 for the year 2016 to 2020. The periodic publication of this peer reviewed journal is part of a planned attempt to upgrade the quality of legal education in the State of Tamil Nadu and the JDLS contains juristic 5and academic studies upon a topic contributed by judges, members of the faculty and by distinguished scholars. The back volumes of the journal can be accessed from tndls.ac.in/journal-archives/.

  1. College Magazine

The College Magazine is published annually at the end of each academic year. The magazine shall be published by an editorial committee consisting of the Principal as patron and one or more editors nominated by the Principal from members of the faculty. The editor or if there are more than one, one of the editors shall be in charge of the accounts. A correct statement of revenue and expenditure shall be submitted to the Principal at the end of each year. Nothing shall be published in the magazine without the prior approval of the editors.