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Libraries are hub of knowledge mines. They are central and integral part of academic life. they are the heart of college. The law library plays vital role in the administration of justice. ‘A court of law is a temple of justice, a law library is a temple of knowledge’ , and such library service is playing and has to play an effective and efficient role in the legal profession.



The library established in1963, has a collection of 17744including Law Books, Indian and International Law Journals, and Law Reports, including American Jurisprudence, Halsbury Laws, All England Law Reports, International Law Reports, Common wealth Law Reports, etc. along with rare and oldest books.

The library is automated with integrated library automation Software LIBSOFT with Web OPAC for user interface.

The library is having built up area with ample space for storage of books and reading purpose. The library has an open access system to facilitate readers to have easy access to the library resources.

The library is having Institutional Membership of National Law School of India University . Through where the students and faculty can make use of resources available in the NLSIU Library. The library is registered with INFLIBNET-NLIST program as a member and provides access for number of e-books and e-journals relating to law.

Presently, the Library has four sections; Periodicals, Reference section, Book stack and Circulation section. As the Open Access system is in force, all the library readers are free to enter the library and can choose their own books in circulation section to read at home.

General students are given two books; SC/ST students are given three books.Books are lent to both Staff and Students during semester period. For students lending duration is for 14 days and if preferred it can be renewed for a further period of 14 days.

Statistical records of ‘ Students Visit to Library ’ and ' Issue of Books ’ are maintained in the Library. A gate register is maintained for the Readers.  It has been recorded, on an average 60-100 students visit the library every day. The issue and return of books per day amounts more than 60 books.

The practice of withdrawing books lent to the students before the semester examinations is followed by almost all institutions, but in our institution, book lending service is continued even during the examination for the benefit of the student community at crucial hour of examinations.

To motivate and encourage students, to inculcate the habit of reading " Best Library User Award " has been instituted for the optimum user of the library resource.

The Library in collaboration with MPP House, M/S Narayanaswamy and Mohan Law House conducts Book Exhibition cum sale every semester to provide maximum benefit to students on the purchase of academic books.


Services offered at BMSCL Library
  1. Reference Service
  2. Circulation Service
  3. Reprographic Service
  4. Content by Journal Service
  5. Newspaper Clipping Service
  6. Computer Lab with Internet Service
  7. E-mail Service
  8. User Education Training /Orientation programme
  9. Legal Research Online Database-Manupatra [link]
  10. Institutional Membership with NLSIU
  11. Institutional Membership with NLIST [link]
  12. Previous year Question Papers Archive


General Rules
  1. Readers are required to deposit their personal belongings at the property counter at the entrance of the library.
  2. Visitor/Members are instructed strictly not to keep valuable things such as Laptops/Mobile phones/important documents including cash/purse at the property counter.
  3. The library shall not entertain any report of loss of materials like purse/valet or handbags left somewhere inside the library stack or any other section.
  4. Underlining, scribing and tearing of pages or any other type of damaging of Books/ Periodicals are strictly prohibited.
  5. Photocopying services are available within the library premises on payment of Re.1/ per page and the terms of payment is cash.
  6. Readers are requested not to place the Books/Periodicals on the shelf after reference. They can leave them on the table.
  7. Use of mobile phone inside the Library is strictly prohibited.
  8. The Readers students found disturbing the atmosphere of the library shall be disqualified from the membership of the library and any other penal action as decided by the college authority.
  9. The students should avail the Library borrower's Card from the library within the specific time notified by the library to borrow the books.
  10. Students may borrow 2 books for duration of 14 days.
  11. The books in demand can be renewed only once.
  12. Reference Books are not for issue.
  13. Personal books are not allowed inside the Library.
  14. The Librarian has all rights to recall the books issued at any time, if required.
  15. Edibles are not allowed inside the library.
  16. Strict silence, cleanliness, decorum should be maintained inside the library.


Library Timings
Week Days From To
Monday to Friday 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
Saturday 08:00 AM 02:00 PM
Library will be closed on Sundays And All National Holidays
Advisory Committee
Sl No Name Designation
1 Dr. Anitha F.N. D'Souza, Principal Chairperson
2 Dr. Sujatha S, Dean Member
3 Sri. Kanya Naik, Asst. Prof. Member
4 Dr. Rohini Pandurangi, Asst. Prof. Member
5 Ms. Meghana V, Asst. Prof. Member
6 Sri. Gowri Shankar (III Semester, LL.B) Student Member
7 Sri. Nevil Pereira (III Semester, B.Com, LL.B) Student Member
8 Ms. Simran Kumari (III Semester, B.A, LL.B) Student Member
9 Sri. C. Veerabhadraiah., Asst. Prof. Faculty Co-ordinator
10 Smt. D. Mala, Librarian Member secretary


Best Library User Award
Year Name of the Awardees
2015-16 Mr. Sachin N., 3-Year LL.B Degree Course Mr. Pavan Kumar., 5-year B.A, LL.B Degree Course
2016-17 Smt. Satyakumari., 3-year LL.B Degree Course
2017-18 Mr. Gowri Shankar., 3-year LL.B Degree Course
2018-19 ?
Print Resources




Sl No Newspapers Periodicity
1 The Hindu Daily
2 Indian Express Daily
3 Times of India Daily
4 Deccan Herald Daily
5 Bangalore Mirror Daily
6 Prajavani Daily
7 Vijaya Karnataka Daily
8 Mint e-paper Daily




Sl No Magazines Periodicity
1 India Today Weekly
2 Economic & Political Weekly Weekly
3 LawZ Monthly


Law Journals and Reports


Sl No Particulars Edition and Year
1 Supreme Court Cases 1950 upto date
2 Supreme Court Cases weekly 2001 to up to date
3 Karnataka Law Journal 1965 to up to date
4 SC Criminal Digest 2006 to up to date
5 Supreme Court Yearly Digest 2014-up to date
6 Supreme Court Criminal Digest 2002 to up to date
7 KSLU Law Journal 2014-up to date
8 KSLU Student Law Review 2006 to up to date
9 Journals of American International Law 1960-1978
10 Yearly Supreme Court Digest 1966-1990
11 Case Law of International Constitutional 1966-1990
12 Halsbury’s Laws of England 1-56 vol 1964-71, 1973-87 2 sets
13 Halsbury’s Statutes of England 1-40 Vol 1968-1975
14 American Jurisprudence 1-55 Vol
15 British Digest of International Series 1-50 2b, 5, 6,7,8
16 U.S Supreme Court Digest 1-10, & 16 Vol 1952-74
17 Annual Digest of Public International Law Cases 1-16ed 1932-1955
18 Indian Journal of International Law 1960-1970
19 Company Cases 1936 to up to date
20 Award Digest Journal of Labour Legislation  
21 Indian Bar Review (Bar Council of India Trust) 2015-up to date
22 All India Reporter 1925 to up to date
23 Indian Law Reports 1991- up to date
24 Income Tax Reporter 2007 to up to date
25 International Law Reports 1950- up to date
26 All England Reports 1558- up to date
27 Common Wealth Reports(1-114 Vol) 1903-1966
28 U.S Supreme Court Reports 1965-1984


Physical Layout
  •  Property Counter
  •  OPAC & Digital Library
  •  Faculty Reading Area
  •  Books Issue / Return Counter
  •  Computer Lab
  •  Dailies and periodicals display racks
  •  Reading hall
  •  Book Bank Section for SC/ST
  •  Reference Section
  •  Book stock section
  •  Back volumes of Journals and Reporters
  •  General books.


Library Statistics
Books and Bound Volumes 17744
Journals & Reports 27
Newspapers 07
Magazines 03
Computer with Accessories 22
Rare books 400

The library has registered with INFLIBNET-NLIST program as a member, it provides access for number of e-books and e-journals relating to the law.

Useful Links

Access to legal sites and databases


Mala D



Assistant Librarian

Naveen Kumar

Assistant Librarian