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Library KRC

About the Library

Jitendra Chauhan College Law Library, was established with the generous assistance of stalwart professors in the subject domain. The library houses a collection of over 11,000 plus volumes in print and much more collection than this available online and digital environment.

JCCL's library is the heart of the institution. It has a collection of books, periodicals and legal databases. Periodicals include national and international law reports. The library is well- furnished, centrally air- conditioned, Wi-Fi enabled with a seating capacity of 100 students and stack of 13, 650 books.


The Library Committee

Committee reviews and recommends policies for the Library, with particular attention to the collection budget and to the distribution of resources as per curriculum and research needs  academic divisions and units. The Library Committee provides a channel of communication between the Library and the faculty, staff, and students, while also assisting in the assessment and promotion of the Library’s alignment with the needs of the College community.

The Library Committee includes faculty members who represent curriculum requirements and students as a users of library. The principal of the college serves as chair of the committee.


No.      Name                                       Designation                  Status

1          Dr. Priya Shah                           I/c Principal                  Convener

2          Dr. Sharmila Ghuge                  Asso Professor             Member

3          Mrs. Sushma Mhaske                 Assistant professor       Member

4          Mr. Hemant Shetye                    I/c Librarian                      Member Secretary

A library committee is actively involved in meeting the following set of Goals and Objectives. Policy is as follows

  1. Strategic Planning:
    • Goal: Develop a long-term vision for the library’s role within the institution.
    • Objectives: Identify key priorities, set measurable goals, and establish strategies to achieve them.
  2. Budget Management:
  3. Goal: Ensure effective allocation and utilization of financial resources.
  4. Objectives: Review and recommend budget allocations, prioritize expenditures, and monitor financial performance.
  5. Goal: Build and maintain a diverse, relevant, and up-to-date collection.
  6. Objectives: Establish selection criteria, assess user needs, and guide the acquisition and removal of library materials.
  7. Goal: Leverage technology to enhance library services and accessibility.
  8. Objectives: Evaluate emerging technologies, recommend their adoption, and oversee their integration into library operations.
  9. Goal: Foster a dynamic and user-friendly library environment.
  10. Objectives: Develop and support programs, events, and outreach initiatives that engage and meet the needs of library users.
  11. Goal: Establish clear and effective library policies.
  12. Objectives: Regularly review and update policies related to collection management, user conduct, and other operational aspects.
  13. Goal: Enhance the visibility and support for the library within the institution.
  14. Objectives: Advocate for library needs, collaborate with other departments, and cultivate external partnerships.
  15. Goal: Ensure the continuous improvement of library services.
  16. Objectives: Implement regular assessments, analyze user feedback, and initiate improvements based on evaluation results.
  17. Goal: Establish and implement effective emergency response plans.
  18. Objectives: Develop protocols for disaster recovery, security measures, and safety procedures.
  19. Goal: Promote an inclusive and diverse library environment.
  20. Objectives: Advocate for diverse collections, assess and address accessibility concerns, and support culturally sensitive programming.
  21. Collection Development:
  22. Technology Integration:
  23. User Engagement:
  24. Policy Development:
  25. Advocacy and Collaboration:
  26. Assessment and Improvement:
  27. Emergency Preparedness:
  28. Inclusivity and Diversity:



  1. Reference books: Includes law reports such as All India Reporter (1914 onwards), All England Law Reporter (1836 onwards), Canadian Bar Review, Halsbury's Law of England (4th Edition), Current Legal Problem, AIR Manual (4th, 5th, 6theditions), Warren's Forms and Precedents, A History of English Law, The Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents.
  2. Subject reference books: Includes a comprehensive collection of books on Contract, Juris- prudence, Constitution, ADR, Company Law, International Law, Family Law etc.
  3. Circulation Section: Textbooks and general books for subject knowledge and rapid reading.
  4. WebOPAC:
  5. Web based catalogues have been facilitated to assist the students and research scholars in locating information in their areas of research. For interdisciplinary research consortium access to varies databases is available by SVKM management in varied subject domain like management, Information Technology, Engineering, Pharmacy, Architecture to name a few among others with remote access.  
  6. Orientation programme are  also organised for new students to help them to get acquaint themselves with the library system and services and for enabling maximum utilisation of the available resources. Any queries regarding the collections, usage of search tools and resources can be directed to the librarian by reaching out to following link or by visiting the library.


Digital Environment


  1. WebOPAC 

Search, Find and Manage your books easily and swiftly with the OPAC - Online Public Access Catalog. It is web based Catalogue or database that stores information about various materials such as books, authors, genres, journals, and other resources that are available in a library or a group of libraries under SVKM and NMIMS management in all campuses

This online catalogue serves as an exhaustive bibliography of the library's holdings, which is accessible to the library users. Search for any item in the library's collection easily with the help of the library's software. The search results are displayed in an intuitive and user-friendly format, facilitating the quick and easy location of print as well as digital material.

  • The Search feature is exhaustive. The catalogue follows international standards .
  • It is 24 ×7   time accessible via Internet/Intranet
  • It is possible to search independently by Keyword, Title, Author, Subject, ISBN, Series, and Call Number etc.
  • The  status  of  any  book  may  be  known  as  Check  Out, Item Available  for  Loan, Not  for  Loan No.  of  copies are available  for  loan,  Reserve/reference  items,  current location, Brows Shelf etc.
  • User  can  easily  checked  the  items  borrowed  from  the library  on  his/her  name,  due  date,  fine  etc.  via  Web-OPAC account log-in



Databases for Interdisciplinary studies:

Management has provided platform for resources purchased by each institution with common access tool for varies interdisciplinary databases. To name few Economic and Political Weekly, e-brary, Proquest, Jstor, and law databses

The link to all databases access on single platform is


  1. Legal Databases


Access to varied databases in field of law is provided with following leading national and International subscriptions

•    (3rd party link : On clicking you will be leaving website)

Manupatra is a comprehensive online legal and business policy database. It contains judgments of the Supreme Court of India, High Courts of Indian States, Tribunals, Commissions and Commission and Committee Reports, Gazette Notifications, Circulars, Bare Acts, Rules and Regulation, Ordinance and Pending Cases and Legal material on subject based research as well as e-books on commentaries. It provides comprehensive search techniques including Manu Search, Legal Search, Citation Search and Act Search.


•             Westlaw Asia (3rd party link : On clicking you will be leaving website)

 Westlaw Asia, offers a unique collection of regional and international resources providing clarity on the legal environment, comprising case laws, legislation, journals, current awareness, commentary, and news. It also provides a unique portal to search across multiple countries within a single search. This is an ideal tool for comparative law research, and a significant time saver. Businesses and legal practitioners in ASEAN will have a greater need to access laws, regulations, and judicial systems of their Southeast Asian neighbours, particularly relating to business and commercial law, as well as of major trade partners such as China, Japan, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The Westlaw Asia platform currently covers the following jurisdictions: Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and the UK. Westlaw Asia also integrates content from Westlaw UK and Westlaw Next, thereby offering users a comprehensive collection of regional as well as international resources which provide clarity on the legal environment, wherever they may be doing business.

 •            Hein Online (3rd party link : On clicking you will be leaving website)

Hein Online is a premier online database containing more than 145 million pages and 150,000 titles of legal history and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. Hein Online bridges the gap in historical research by providing comprehensive coverage of more than 2,400 law-related periodicals. In addition to law journals, Hein Online contains the entire Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, and databases dedicated to treaties, constitutions, case law, world trials, classic treatises, international trade, foreign relations and U.S. Presidents.

  • LiveLaw  (3rd party link : On clicking you will be leaving website)

 Livelaw is comprehensive legal news portal which is committed to provide accurate and the honest news about the legal developments. LiveLaw began in 2013 with a mission of making legal reporting more accurate, transparent and accessible to common man. It gives Latest updates on Supreme Court, High courts decisions, Legal news, Articles and stories on legal topics. It also covers activities of law schools and law firms. It has sections like know the law, law related book reviews, international law, consumer cases, environmental issues, law job updates which may help a law student’s career.



• E-brary

The library at JCCL has shared access to an online digital library of full texts of over 100,000 scholarly e-books that combine scholarly books from over 435 academic, trade, and professional publishers for customers to distribute their own PDF content online. The E-brary offers a wide variety of content across many subject areas, especially in business and social sciences. It acquires integrated collections of e-books and other content. The Ebrary continues to add quality e-books and other authoritative titles to its collection from the world's leading academic and professional publishers. For Manual on how to use e-brary, please contact the librarian.  


• Pearson E-Books:

Pearson Library offers an entire section of 4000 e-books for our institute. It’s a shared access.

  1. Open Access
    It provides open access to all library users. They can browse, read the any references in the reference section. It helps users to make full use of the resources available in the library.

  1. Wi-Fi Facility
    The entire library is Wi-Fi enabled; members can use their configuration laptops to access electronic resources subscribed by the library.


  1. Research Assistance

During the library orientation programme at the start of every year, we guide new students on searching library material – cases, articles, legislations, etc. This involves a guided tour of the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), and the subscribed online databases for aiding their research activities. We also provide database training and offer research advice for students and faculty. Besides familiarising new students to all library resources and services, we also plan to provide a demonstration of electronic resources and services available to students.

  1. Technical Support

With the help of IT support staff, we offer technical support in solving issues related to computing, access to wireless network, Remote Access, email accounts, printing, lab and workstation computers, software installation and support, exam software support, basic virus and malware removal.



  1. Circulation Services for home lending
  2. Reference and Bibliographic Services
  3. Mapmyaccess platform for Remote access to the Multi-disciplinary Databases
  4. New Arrivals for Books and Journals
  5. Inter-Library Loan
  6. Union Catalogue of SVKM and NMIMS libraries
  7. External Membership
  8. Photocopy services available by an outsourced vendor on campus for library users.

Please note:

  1. The librarian may refuse to photocopy a material which in his opinion, is in a fragile condition, or if photocopying cannot be done without damaging the book.
  2. To avoid violation of the Copyright Law, only 10% of the book may be photocopied.
  3. The same rates are applicable for both printing and photocopying services. The current rates are:
    A4 size (Photocopying) – Rs. 1/- per exposure (One side)
    A4 size (Printing) – Rs 5/- per page. (One side)



International Legal Journals

Non Legal Journals

  1. All England Law Reports
  1. Current Legal Problem

Indian Legal Journals


  1. All India Reporter
  1. Competition Success Review
  1. Practical Lawyer

On Line Databases



  1. Indian Bar Review
  1. Criminal Law Journal
  1. HeinOnline
  1. Labor and Industrial Cases
  1. Westlaw India
  1. Supreme Court Cases
  1. Live Law
  2. Nine  NLU Journals Online Access
  1. AIR – Cheque Dishonour Reports



Access to Multidisciplinary Databases

  1. All Maharashtra Law Reporter
  • ProQuest Central
  1. All Maharashtra Law Reporter (Cri.)
  1. Criminal Law Journal (AIR)
  • E-brary
  1. Maharashtra Law Journal
  • Springer
  1. AIR – Civil Cases
  • Economic and Political Weekly
  1. AIR-Accident Claims & Compensation Cases


KRC Corner for Disabled Persons

Three terminals are particularly available for database reference as well as for disabled person with special equipment  Separate computer centre with 50  terminals is available for wide reference study.

General Rules for Library

  1. Students are required to carry their student ID Card for entry and use of the library.
  2. This card must be used only by the student in whose name it is issued.
  3. Entry in the Entrance Register is mandatory in order to maintain library statistics for better services.
  4. The library maintains WebOPAC, and books and information will be provided on details sourced from the OPAC.
  5. Consumption of food and beverages (with the exception of bottled water) and use of personal audio equipment is not permitted in the library. Photography, filming, videotaping and audio-taping in the library also not permitted.
  6. Users are required to comply with Copyright Regulations as displayed by the photocopiers
  7. 10. Users are responsible for material borrowed on their cards and will be required to pay for any damage to, or loss of, material borrowed at replacement cost, in addition to an administrative charge.
  8. The library is also monitored by Closed Circuit Cameras.
  9. Any loss of Reading Ticket by a student must be reported to the Librarian. A fresh ticket can be requisitioned on payment of Rs.50/-.
  10. There will be overdue charges of Re.3/- per day for General Section books, and Rs.50/- per day for a Reference Section books. All items are subject to recall, if another library user requires them.
  11. The library computers are not for non-academic use.
  12. Any violation of library rules will result in strict disciplinary action. Kindly cooperate with the library staff for serving you in a better way.
    Students are advised not to leave their valuables at the Circulation Desk or in the Reading Hall.
  13. The library is not responsible in case of damage to or theft of personal property.
  14. The use of mobile phones in the library is prohibited. Phones should be either switched-off or set on silent mode. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in a fine and/or expulsion from the library.

Reference and Study Room Section Rules

1. Books in the Reference Section such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, reports, periodicals, university handbook, question papers etc., will be issued to a student against their identity card only for reference purposes in the Library.

2. These must be returned fifteen minutes prior to the closing hours of the library.

3. the books thus issued, must not on any account be taken out of the Library hall, failing which a fine of Rs. 50/- or more will be charged in such cases.

4. Current periodicals as well as past numbers and bound volumes of periodicals will be available only for reference in the Library.

5. On return of borrowed books to the library students should ensure that they reclaim and verify their identity cards.


Seminar Room and KRC with Digital Environment

For Mooting competitions as well as to  fulfil the needs of legal research, our institute has made licensed databases available through exclusive IP Access. The Electronic Research Section is situated in the library and in the computer room, which are equipped with computers that can be used by students representing college at various inter-collegiate competitions.