About Us

Background

The NLUJAA Library endeavors to facilitate the legal society by providing right information to right users at the right time. It is on a rapid path of growth and development since its inception in 2009, with the establishment of the National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam. The library has undergone an expeditious growth in terms of its resources, staffs and infrastructures as time progressed. This Library is a gateway to quality education and research in the field of Law and allied subjects. It has a collection of more than nine thousand both the Law and Social Sciences subjects and is in the process of acquiring many more in the near future. This library welcomes NLUJAA students, faculty, and staff to delve into its rich collection and turn to the Library's service-oriented staff for assistance with their needs.

Library Values

  •  Knowledge creation and knowledge dissemination                          
  •  Meet the needs of the users and reach them
  •  Excellence and impact of the services

Mission

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.

Objectives

(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 an abroad
(iii) To promote legal awareness in the community for achieving social and economic justice

Access Type

The resources of NLUJAA library held both on open access or open shelves and closed access or closed shelves. Users can access the resources housed on closed storage by taking the keys from the key box.

Software Used

The NLUJAA library has implemented complete automation system using Koha, world's first free and open source library management software. Koha is an advanced software with Powerful searching, and an enhanced catalogue display that can use content from Amazon, Google, LibraryThing, Open Library, and Syndetics, among others. Koha includes all the comprehensive modules like acquisitions, circulation, cataloging, serials management, authorities and flexible reporting.

Classification System

According to OCLC "Classification schemes are used to provide a systematic arrangement of materials. The classification numbers applied to books and other materials are used to arrange items on shelves and to support browsing, filtering and retrieval of bibliographic information". The NLUJAA library follows the 23rd edition of Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) scheme and OCLC experimental online classify system to classify the library resources.

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