Learning Resources

Introduction - Library

‘If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it’, is the adage, we at SLS-NOIDA believe in. With this perspective in our minds, we have created the Library as a centre of excellence and holistic learning. Symbiosis Law School Library is conveniently located in the Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA campus. It hosts a lavish and splendid area of 570 Square Meters with a seating capacity of around 160 learners. It houses a peaceful reading hall, research section for Mooter's Society, Online database search and research section with dedicated systems, issuance and references sections, book bank and a compilation room, with independent office space for Library in Charge and support staff. Library provides an innovative, comprehensive, information and learning environment to prepare students for responsible and productive lives in the legal profession.

The library is equipped with the best and the most updated electronic sources and technologies along with traditional print resources including vast collection of books, journals, periodicals and magazines.

THE TRADITIONAL RESOURCES OF INFORMATION

Print Collection: The library has excellent assortment and expansive subject coverage of various national, foreign and comparative law dimensions entailing legal education. The library’s comprehensive print collection comprises of law treatises and documents including series of commentaries on law, reference collection, encyclopaedias, legal dictionaries, yearly digests etc.

The collection focusing major law subjects to support research and scholarship and have strong emphasis on Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property Rights, Cyber Laws, Human Rights, Public and Private International Law, Business Law, Economic Laws, Arbitration, Labour Laws, Environmental Law and many more.

Library supports and benefits learners through privilege of Text book Gifts: one for each course in every semester for the lifetime; Book Bank: one returnable text book for each course is provided for each semester; Home Lending: two books for 07 days; Reference Book: Single title copy of books for reading with in campus on library card; Study Material: Study material prepared by course in charge/s. It also houses special reference section of archive books so made available online by Online Library of Liberty. (To know more about the Traditional Resources of Information available at SLS-NOIDA, click The Tab ‘Traditional Resources of Information’ available on the panel to the right side)

Sr. No. Name of the Collection Number of the Collection as on May 2020
1 Books 13766
2 Law Reports & Back Volume of Journals 3001
3 Journals 41

MODERN RESOURCES OF INFORMATION

Non-print Collection (e-resources and e-database): The law school provides students with access to a wide range of legal databases. Database is technology based learning resource with access to reading and research material on various digital platforms such SCC Online, Manupatra, WestLaw India, Hein Online, JSTOR, ProQuest, Kluwer Database (Kluwer Arbitration, Kluwer Patent, and Kluwer Competition), Ebrary, CLA Online, LexisNexis, Emerald Management e-Journals and EBSCO, Litigation Documents, Moot Court Memorials, Course Books, Research Papers, and National & International Journals. While access to these databases is granted to all students, it is governed by licensing arrangements between the law school and the publishers. Downloading records may amount to infringement and it is advised that all students understand the best practices associated with these databases to circumvent any unjustified complications.

(To know more about the Modern Resources of Information available at SLS-NOIDA, click The Tab ‘Modern Resources of Information’ available on the panel to the right side).

Law Library staff is on hand to offer specialist research assistance, including one-to-one and workshop training in information searching and mediated literature researches.

E-resources at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
e-Books
1 Manupatra 26
2 Lexis Nexis 354
3 Ebrary 12,229
4 Oxford 31
5 EBC Reader 350
e-Journals
1 Oxford e-Journals 5
2 Westlaw 1532
3 SCC Online 25
4 Manupatra 335
5 Lexis Nexis 4326
6 Hein Online 3731
7 International Taxation 2
8 Sage Publications 38
9 Air Online 16
e-database at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
1 SCC Online
2 Legit Quest
3 Westlaw India
4 CLA Online
5 International taxation
6 Manupatra
7 Hein online
8 Lexis Nexis
9 Ebrary
10 EBC Reader
11 Air Online

ONLINE PUBLIC ACCESS CATALOGUE

SLS, NOIDA’s Library has a catalogue system, called ‘KOHA-WEBOPAC’. You can access SLS-NOIDA’s KOHA WEBOPAC Online Public Access Catalogue using http://symbiosis-koha.informindia.co.in [The catalogue can be accessed from on and off campus computer with internet access]

KOHA User Guide: ‘SLS-NOIDA - KOHA Users Guide’, is an in House Publication of the Learning Resources Team, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, for the use of Learners of Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA exclusively.

This Guide will help you understand how you can perform either a simple or advanced search, how to interpret the results pages, how to create your own item lists, and how to access your personal account and other required information. (To access the SLS-NOIDA – KOHA Users Guide, click the Tab ‘KOHA Users Guide’ available on the panel to the right side.)

GENERAL RULES: VISITING THE LIBRARY

  • Identity Card is mandatory for getting access to the library.
  • Library Cum Identity card is to be shown at entrance or counter when required.
  • Visitor shall not bring personal belonging (including personal books and other printed materials) and library books borrowed by them inside the library.
  • Beverages and Eatables are not allowed inside the Library.
  • All readers/users shall maintain silence within library premise and shall observe all the Regulations of Library.
  • Visitor shall not engage in conversation in any part of the library so as to cause annoyance to any other member.
  • All users are requested to keep their mobiles switches off or in silent off or in silent mode when they are in the Library.
  • Visitor shall not write upon, damage or mark any book belonging to the library.
  • Visitor leaving the library should stop at the exit so that the material borrowed or taken out by them can be checked by the person on security counter.
  • Books removed from the shelves by students, if not required for reference, should be kept on the book trolley or on table nearest to them. Please do not try to shelve them yourself. Please remember that a book misplaced is a book lost.
  • The Library is open to only its benefited members including Students, Researchers, Faculty and Non-Teaching Staff of the law school.
  • The Non-members visitors shall only be allowed to access the library only after seeking written permission from the competent authority ( Director, SLS-NOIDA)
  • The Librarian reserves the right to suspend the membership of any member found misbehaving, abusing the library staff or behaving in an indecent manner.

LIBRARY TIMINGS

Library

Monday to Friday: 8 AM to 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday & Holidays 10 AM to 5 PM

Issue-Return

Monday to Friday: 9.15 AM to 5 PM
Saturday: 9.15 AM to 5 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday & Holidays No

Contact Details

Phone: +91 (0) 120 2405060 Extn: 190/194
library@symlaw.edu.in

INSTITUTIONAL ASSOCIATIONS WITH OTHER LIBRARIES (Memberships)

Library of Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has institutional association as ‘Members’ with Libraries of International repute, which include British Library and the American Library since 2011.

Institutional membership entitles us with 10 library cards of the British Library and 05 library cards of the American Library. Learners, who are interested in visiting either of these libraries, may contact the Library In-Charge. Cards would be issued on first come-first serve basis. Apart from this the Law School Library is Member of Developing Library Network (DELNET) and National Digital Library of India (NDLI)

Important information about these Libraries is as follows:

A. Developing Library Network (DELNET): Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA is a ‘Member’ of Developing Library Network (DELNET) since 2011. The DELNET allows its member to search the Books, Articles, Videos, CD-ROMs, On-line Dictionaries and Encyclopedias from database of about 1185 libraries worldwide. Library users can use these databases.

Learning Resources Team, Symbiosis Law School, and NOIDA has prepared a ‘DELNET User Guide’, which is attached herewith for your perusal and easy access. Learner, after carrying out search using the Guide, can also place an inter library loan (ILL) request for books or a request for photocopies of articles, if you are subscribing for ILL Online. The Library will arrange the same at the earliest.

B. British Council Library, Delhi: British Council Library and Information Services is your gateway to a world of opportunity. As a member of the British Council Library, one gains access to books, workshops, events and activities designed specially to meet your needs and interests. In addition to the wide range of books at the British Council libraries, members can also access more than 85,000 e-books and 14,000 e-journals online.

Library is centrally located at Connaught Place, a showpiece of Lutyens' Delhi, in an iconic building designed by Charles Correa. It is a state of art library with easy to use technology that will enable you to check out and return books, CDs and DVDs with ease.

Location: British Council Division, British High Commission, 17 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi - 110 001

Working Hours: Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 06.00pm (To know about holidays, please visit http://www.britishcouncil.in/programmes/libraries/our-libraries/new-delhi-library)

Important Security Notice: Please carry a valid photo-ID proof with you whenever you visit the British Library.

C. American Centre Library: The Library includes more than 15,000 books. In addition to collections in the social sciences, business, management, and American Literature, the Library provides information on the United States, its democratic institutions, history, and politics. Their dedicated staff provides a wide range of resources and services, offering accurate and up-to-date information on American governmental and non-governmental institutions, policies, the economy, global issues, institutions, society, culture, literature, history and contemporary life.

Location: The American Library, American Center, 24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110001 (One block from Barakhamba metro station.)

Working Hours: Monday to Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m. (The library is closed on Indian and American holidays.)

Important Security Notice: All visitors are requested to conform to security regulations and produce a valid photo Identification (ID) at the entrance. Acceptable photo IDs are: passport, driver's license, voter ID card, Aadhaar card, Permanent Account Number (PAN Card), government/ employer issued ID, or college/university issued ID. The American Center will only accept original IDs and not photocopies

D. National Digital Library of India (NDLI): The National Digital Library of India (NDLI) sponsored by MHRD and coordinated by Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, is accessible free of cost where users can find more than 64 lakh books written by 15 lakh authors in 250 languages. The digital version of the books and magazines can be read using any digital device at nil.iitkgp.ac.in. Apart from books, the NDLI website also hosts more than 6 lakh thesis by researchers from different Indian institutes, more than 4000 audio lectures, more than 3 lakh video lectures, law judgments, and more.

Basic Library Services

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Borrowing Lending Services

Home Lending Services

1. Students – 2 books for 7 days

2. Faculty: 10 books for 30 days.

3. Staff : 02 books 30 days.

2

Reference Service

Library has a huge collection of precious single titles and prominent legal books in order to felicitate broader understanding and learning of various law courses and promote research.

Students and Faculty members can read the reference books within library and campus.

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Institutional memberships

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Inter-Library Loan

There can be certain books not available the SLS Library. Hence for the ease of academic pursuits Inter library loan service is provided to all faculty and student members.

4

Current Awareness and New Arrivals

Latest books acquired in the library are displayed on the New arrival board of the library. Information about any current news on particular field of legal education is also informed by the librarian from time to time.

5

Cloud Services

Online e-database access service

6

Research Services

  1. Moot Court Compendiums
  2. Institutional Audio Video CD-ROM
  3. Turnitin
  4. Athens (Library users have direct e-access to the digital database)

7

Purchase Suggestions

User may suggest/recommend books for purchase which are useful for their study. Recommendation can be done online to the Library Incharge through email.

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Other Services

  1. Reading Hall with Wi-Fi Facility
  2. Dedicated Web Browsing Facility
  3. Permitted On Campus Reprography
  4. Previous year scan Question Papers bank
  5. Discussion Area
  6. Help desk

Borrowing Rules

General Rules of Circulation

  • Students should produce their Bar-Coded Identity Card for all transactions in the Library documents.
  • Identity-cum-Library Cards are non-transferable.
  • The user shall get the document issued from the circulation counter.
  • The user shall be responsible for loan documents issued on his/her account. The document(s) issued on individual accounts is non-transferable.
  • Books on Loan shall be returned on due date from date of issue.
  • Books/Documents from reference collection shall be issued on special permission.
  • Renewal of books will only be done if not reserved by other members.
  • Books can be renewed twice for seven days in case of no reservation.
  • Library document /book on loan could be recalled before due date of return

OVERDUE CHARGES

  • The borrower of the library books would be liable to pay fine as per rules.
  • The overdue charges not returning the borrowed book on time i. Rs.5/- per day for the students.


LOSS OR DAMAGE OF THE LIBRARY BOOKS

  • In case of failure to return issued books/library documents, the Library Incharge may take appropriate action.
  • Borrowers shall keep the books in good condition. Making marks with pen/pencil, tearing of taking out pages of book or spoiling the book will amount to causing damages to the book
  • Borrower and Circulation desk staff shall check the book carefully and if any defect is found it should be brought to the notice of the Library Incharge.
  • Lost/damaged book of the Library must be reported in writing to Library Incharge.
  • The borrower has to replace the book at his/her own cost by a new book of the same or latest edition.
  • In case if the lost/damaged book is not available with the vendor/publisher, the borrower shall be liable to pay two times (double the cost) of the books with the fine applicable.

Loss of Card

  • Duplicate membership/Library cum Identity card will be issued @Rs. 200/- on production of First Information Report (FIR) copy.

LIBRARY FEEDBACKS

Library at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA looks forward to improve the learning experience. Hence the feedbacks and suggestions from the member users and visitors are always welcome. The feedbacks can be directly sent to the library incharge at the following email: library @symlaw.edu.in

IMPORTANT LINKS

Important Links

Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) link

http://symbiosis-koha.informindia.co.in/

SIU Central Library Portal link

https://www.siu.edu.in/library.php

Digital Library Outside the Campus(Remote Access) Link

http://10.13.2.10

Other Useful Links

The Supreme Court of India

https://www.sci.gov.in/

The Allahabad High Court

http://www.allahabadhighcourt.in/

The High Court of Delhi

http://delhihighcourt.nic.in/

The Law Commission of India

https://lawcommissionofindia.nic.in/

LIBRARY COMMITTEE

S.No. Name Designation Committee Designation
1. Prof. (Dr.) C J Rawandale Professor & Director Chairman
2. Dr. Madhukar Sharma Deputy Director & Assistant Professor Member
3. Dr. Meenakshi Kaul Assistant Professor Member
4. Dr. Garima Yadav Assistant Professor Member
5. Ms. Megha Nagpal Assistant Professor Member
6. Dr. Sangeeta Paliwal University Librarian, Central Library Library Advisor
7. Mr. Shriram Sharma Library in Charge Secretary
8. Mr. Mathew Thomas Third Year Learner Member
9. Mr. Pranav Diwedi Second Year Learner Member
10. Ms. Jayanti Arakeri First Year Learner Member

LIBRARY STAFF

Mr. Shriram Library in Charge
Mr. Kapil Agarwal Library Assistant
Mr. Amit Kumar Library Assistant
Mr. Ravi Kumar Office Attendant
Mr. Kheem Singh Office Attendant

others

FAQ's ABOUT LIBRARY SERVICES

Question

Where is the library situated?

Answer

It is situated on the third floor near the seminar hall.

Question

What do I do there?

Answer

You read, write, research, borrow, browse and become wise.

Question

What if forgot my user name & password of library portal?

Answer

You can contact the library Incharge for retrieving your user name & password.

Question

What if I lose a library book?

Answer

In case the book is lost by you should replace the book at your own cost.

Question

What are the materials that can be photocopied?

Answer

Important topics from reference books/current Issues of periodicals for the academic purposes only, can be photocopied on permission of the library   incharge. The Entire book cannot be photocopied