Find us:Basavanagudi, Bengaluru

Contact us:080 2667 9336


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

General Rules
  1. 1. Readers are required to deposit their personal belongings at the property counter at the entrance of the library.
  2. 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. 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. 4. Underlining, scribing and tearing of pages or any other type of damaging of Books/ Periodicals are strictly prohibited.
  5. 5. Photocopying services are available within the library premises on payment of Re.1/ per page and the terms of payment is cash.
  6. 6. Readers are requested not to place the Books/Periodicals on the shelf after reference. They can leave them on the table.
  7. 7. Use of mobile phone inside the Library is strictly prohibited.
  8. 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. 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. 10. Students may borrow 2 books for duration of 14 days.
  11. 11. The books in demand can be renewed only once.
  12. 12. Reference Books are not for issue.
  13. 13. Personal books are not allowed inside the Library.
  14. 14. The Librarian has all rights to recall the books issued at any time, if required.
  15. 15. Edibles are not allowed inside the library.
  16. 16. Strict silence, cleanliness, decorum should be maintained inside the library.

Library Timings
Week DaysFromTo
Monday to Friday08:00 AM06:00 PM
Saturday08:00 AM02:00 PM
Library will be closed on Sundays And All National Holidays

The Staff
Contact info
  1. Smt. D. Mala (Librarian)
  2. BMS College of Law
  3. No 97, Kavi Lakshmisha Road, V.V Puram,
  4. Bangalore-04
  5. Telephone: 080-26679336
  6. Email:

Advisory Committee
Sl NoNameDesignation
1Dr. Anitha F.N. D'Souza, PrincipalChairperson
2Dr. Sujatha S, DeanMember
3Sri. Kanya Naik, Asst. Prof.Member
4Dr. Rohini Pandurangi, Asst. Prof.Member
5Ms. 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
10Smt. D. Mala, LibrarianMember secretary

Best Library User Award
YearName 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
2016-17Smt. Satyakumari., 3-year LL.B Degree Course
2017-18Mr. Gowri Shankar., 3-year LL.B Degree Course


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:

Print Resources


Sl NoNewspapersPeriodicity
1The HinduDaily
2Indian ExpressDaily
3Times of IndiaDaily
4Deccan HeraldDaily
5Bangalore MirrorDaily
7Vijaya KarnatakaDaily
8Mint e-paperDaily


Sl NoMagazinesPeriodicity
1India TodayWeekly
2Economic & Political WeeklyWeekly

Law Journals and Reports

Sl NoParticularsEdition and Year
1Supreme Court Cases1950 upto date
2Supreme Court Cases weekly2001 to up to date
3Karnataka Law Journal1965 to up to date
4SC Criminal Digest2006 to up to date
5Supreme Court Yearly Digest2014-up to date
6Supreme Court Criminal Digest2002 to up to date
7KSLU Law Journal2014-up to date
8KSLU Student Law Review2006 to up to date
9Journals of American International Law1960-1978
10Yearly Supreme Court Digest1966-1990
11Case Law of International Constitutional1966-1990
12 Halsbury’s Laws of England 1-56 vol 1964-71, 1973-87 2 sets
13Halsbury’s Statutes of England 1-40 Vol1968-1975
14American Jurisprudence1-55 Vol
15 British Digest of International Series 1-50 2b, 5, 6,7,8
16U.S Supreme Court Digest 1-10, & 16 Vol1952-74
17 Annual Digest of Public International Law Cases 1-16ed 1932-1955
18Indian Journal of International Law1960-1970
19Company Cases1936 to up to date
20Award Digest Journal of Labour Legislation
21 Indian Bar Review (Bar Council of India Trust) 2015-up to date
22All India Reporter1925 to up to date
23Indian Law Reports1991- up to date
24Income Tax Reporter2007 to up to date
25International Law Reports1950- up to date
26All England Reports1558- up to date
27Common Wealth Reports(1-114 Vol)1903-1966
28U.S Supreme Court Reports1965-1984

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 Volumes17744
Journals & Reports27
Computer with Accessories22
Rare books400

Useful Links

Access to legal sites and databases