Learning Resources

Introduction - Library

‘If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it’, is the adage, we at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA (hereinafter referred as Law School) believe in. With this perspective in our minds, we have created the Library as a centre of excellence and holistic learning. Library is conveniently located in the Law School 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. It instigated the new technology OpenAthens for accessing the ‘Online Library Resources’ with single Sign-on.

The Traditional Resources of Information : Print Collection

The library of the Law School 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, Business Laws, Economic Laws, Intellectual Property Rights, Information Technology Laws, Competition Law, Human Rights Law, Public and Private International Law, Dispute Resolution, Labour & Industrial Laws, Environmental Law and many more.

Sr. No. Name of the Collection NUMBER OF THE COLLECTION AS ON MAY 2021
1 Books 13786
2 Law Reports & Back Volume of Journals 3001
3 Journals 64
Law School’s Library has a catalogue system, called ‘KOHA-WEBOPAC’. You can access KOHA WEBOPAC Online Public Access Catalogue using http://symbiosis-koha.informindia.co.in Library has prepared user guide titled ‘SLS-NOIDA – KOHA User Guide’ for the user of learners of Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA to help them understand how one can perform either a simple or advanced search, how interpret the result pages, how to create one’s own item lists, and how to access one’s personal account and other required information.

Modern Resources of Information: Non-Print Collection

The Law School provides students with access to a wide range of non-print collections including e-resources and e-databases. Database is technology based learning resource with access to reading and research material on various digital platforms such SCC Online, Manupatra, All India Reporter, 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.

The Law School 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-Databases @Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA*
All India Reporter CLA Online
EBC Reader ProQuest Law eBooks Collection (Ebrary)
EBSCO Emerald Management E-Journal
Hein Online International Taxation
JSTOR Kluwer Arbitration
Kluwer Competition Law Kluwer Trade Law
Legit Quest Lexis Nexis
Manupatra Oxford Handbooks Online
Oxford Subscriber Services Sage Journals
SCC Online Westlaw India
All India Reporter 136
EBC Reader 377
ProQuest Law eBooks Collection (Ebrary) 13,067
EBSCO 1,93, 626
Lexis Nexis 250
Kluwer Arbitration 389
Kluwer Competition Law 140
Manupatra 28
Oxford Handbooks Online 31
All India Reporter 16
CLA Online 01
EBSCO 25,963
Emerald 178
Hein Online 3864
International Taxation 02
JSTOR 3932
Kluwer Arbitration 21
Kluwer Competition Law 08
Kluwer Trade Law 03
Lexis Nexis 900
Manupatra 342
Oxford Subscriber Services 05
Sage Journals 38
SCC Online 103
Westlaw India 1168

The Law School instigated the new technology OpenAthens for accessing the ‘Online Library Resources’ with single Sign-on. It is an authentication and electronic access management system that provides access to the library's licensed online resources via single sign-on (SSO) technology both on and off campus. End-users will be able to access electronic resources across service provider sites with just one login. The switch to OpenAthens will make using library resources easier and more reliable, improve security, and provide usage data. To access modern resources of information including databases, E-Journals, E-Books etc, click https://library.siu.edu.in , login with OpenAthens passport and enjoy learning.

E-Databases User Manuals:


Library of the Law School 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): Law School 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 Encyclopaedias from database of about 1185 libraries worldwide. Library users can use these databases.

‘DELNET User Guide’, In House Publication of the Law School, which not only assists learners in carrying out search using the Guide but also permits them to 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.

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.

Library Administration

Library Services

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.


Please check opening hours here, and refer to emailers from Academic Support for the latest changes and more detail about current services. Pl. note that in response to changing Central/State Government guidance for COVID-19 and staff availability we may need to make changes to our services at short notice

Monday-Friday 08:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Saturday 08:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Holiday Closed
During the Examination Period
Monday – Saturday 08:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Sunday (Including Holidays) 09:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Monday-Saturday 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Saturday 08:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Sunday & Holidays Closed
Monday-Friday 08:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Saturday 08:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Holiday Closed
During the Examination Period
Monday – Saturday 08:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Sunday (Including Holidays) 09:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Monday-Saturday 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Saturday 08:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Sunday & Holidays Closed
About Us - 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
S.No. Name Designation Committee Designation
1. Prof. (Dr.) C J Rawandale Professor & Director Chairman
Faculty Representatives
2. Dr. Shashi Bhushan Ojha Assistant Professor Faculty In-charge Library
3. Dr. Madhukar Sharma Deputy Director & Assistant Professor Member
4. Dr. Meenakshi Kaul Assistant Professor Member
5. Dr. Garima Yadav Assistant Professor Member
6. Ms. Megha Nagpal Assistant Professor Member
Administrative Officer
7. Ms. Supriya Administrative Officer Member
8. Mr. Shriram Sharma Library in Charge Secretary
Student Representatives
9. Mr. Mathew Thomas Third Year Learner Member
10. Mr. Pranav Diwedi Second Year Learner Member
11. Ms. Janhavi Arakeri First Year Learner Member



Where is the library situated?


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


What do I do there?


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


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


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


What if I lose a library book?


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


What are the materials that can be photocopied?


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

Contact Us
Phone: +91 (0) 120 2405060 Extn: 190/194



It is said that prior to Internet, getting information was limited and thus simple when compared with today’s means of acquiring information, especially Internet that exposes researchers or learners to seemingly insurmountable information. Neil McIntosh in his article titled ‘World Drowning in a Rising Sea of Information’ published by The Guardian on Saturday 1, November 2003 emphasised this point with the help of Research Study at the University of California, Berkeley that ‘…the amount of information being generated worldwide has increased by 30% each year since 1999, and that the amount being stored has doubled in that time. That means 800 megabytes of data- roughly equivalent to 800 books- was created for every man, woman and child in 2002’. Needless to say that the figure has gone beyond one’s imagination in present time. (Available online at http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2003/nov/01/internationalnews.onlinesupplement)

This takes our mind to the most important question, which relates with relevancy of material as well as authenticity of the source of information or information itself, an integral to quality research. The information stored on the Internet makes sense academically only when you are able to determine what you find is authentic and thus reliable and acceptable. To conlude, you need support in finding, analyzing and visualizing meaningful results in information available in the virtual world other than databases.


Sym-B-Hive team is driven by objective to assist learners in locating authentic sources with authentic information that too subjective wise in relation to Law and without loosing precious ‘time’. It indeed provides related information and link to the World’s Electronic Journals under following heads: General; Intellectual Property Laws; Family Law; Business Law; Medical Jurisprudence; International Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Entertainment and Media Law; Environmental Laws; Human Rights and Public Law; Information Technology Law; Jurisprudence; Law of the Sea; Constitutional Laws; Constructions/workers/Compensation Laws; Criminal Law; Privacy Laws; Comparative Laws; Gender Laws; Refugee Laws; Personal Laws; Philosophy and Science Journals; Taxation Laws; Industrial Law; Sports Law; Competition Law; Military Law.


Sym-B-Hive seeks to provide your assistance for academic research purpose only. Sym-B-Hive Team or Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA does not owe any responsibility for any use of this information, for purposes other than academic research.

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