• The Library functions from 10.00 a.m. to 5.45 p.m. on all the working days. It is closed on Saturday, Sundays and other Government Holidays
  • The students shall pay along with their tuition fees the prescribed library caution deposit which will be refunded at the time of leaving the college after clearing library dues, if any.
  • All the present students of the Government Law College, Tiruchirappalli are entitled to use the library. Readers desirous of using the library has to bring their student identity card and to show it in the counter and to write legibly in the gate register their name and class to which they belong and sign the register. Such signature shall be taken as an acknowledgement that the person agrees to confirm to the rules of library.
  • Personal belongings like Umbrellas, Hats, and Briefcases, Bags ect., shall be left at the depository near the counter. Their personal books, library books already borrowed on loan or any printed material should be left at the depository. Files are not allowed inside the library and if for some reason they have to be taken inside, such file should be made available for inspection by the assistant at the counter while leaving the library.
  • The library consists of the following sections.
    • a. E-zone
    • b. Reference section
    • c. Lending Section
    • d. Journal Section
    • e. Book Bank
    • f. SC/ST Book Bank
    • g. P.G Section
    • h. Common Room for News Paper Reading.


Electronic zone (E–Zone). The college library provides extensive computing resources for legal research and education. This includes more than 8 high-e performance computers in the range of Linux and windows workstations. In addition to general purpose of file server, the library maintains two specialized servers for Database clients and Linux based workstations. The library network communications include a fiber optic backbone, offering 4Mbps Internet connectivity. The network is equipped with Routers, switches and Firewalls. One can access any resource from any node in the campus. A variety of latest legal databases are also made available to the students.

E - Zone Digital Knowledge Centre

Government law college library being the prime college holds the responsibility to initiate requisite action to establish an E-Zone Digital Knowledge Centre for the benefit of its user community. To this end, it is imperative that this Centre needs to be improvised to extend its services to a wider access. The prime objective of this E-Zone Digital Knowledge Centre is to act as a subject gateway providing access to the legal database and information resources of various libraries and information services both internal and external, all in one place, enabling users to search, browse and download any required data needed quickly and easily.

The E- Zone Digital Knowledge Centre accesses the following:

  • E-zone
  • Reference section
  • Lending Section

The Law college library has introduced computerised facilities for both housekeeping as well as information retrieval. Since it now has a leased line connection to the internet, it is possible to have easy access to legal database information directly from all available computerized data bases all over the world, not only in the field of law but also in other disciplines. 10 Computers loaded with the CDJ Journal with online access in a separate room with centralised server.


Online public Access Catalogue (OPAC). The OPAC allows you search for a item of your choice in Library holdings. Each item represents a book, journals. Each item is represented by various categories of information known as ‘field’ such as title, author, corporate source, keyword, etc. OPAC facilitates students and faculty to know the availability and location of library resources.


  • Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and other kinds of books which are in constant demand, costly books and other books as may from time to time be considered necessary for ready refer ence are placed in this section. Reference books may be consulted within the premises of the library. They cannot be removed from library at any time.
  • Books, Periodicals and Law Reports in this section may be borrowed for consultation after entering in the Reference Register and after exchange of student Identity Card for the books with the Reference Clerk. But they shall not be removed out of the section without the express permission of the Principal. The borrowers shall promptly return the books, periodicals and Law Reports to the Reference Clerk in the Reference section before they leave the room and collect back the student identity card. Failure to return will be treated as misconduct and will result in forfeiture of the library facility.
  • The M.L Section contains both Indian and foreign law books exclusively for the post graduate students.


    • All books except those marked reference belong to the lending section. Lending section books will be issued and taken back in the lending section only on production of student identity card.
    • Each student can borrow only one book at a time on each ticket. After admission to the college, each student will be provided with two library tickets. One book will be issued to a student in exchange for each ticket which will be handed over to him when he returns the book. If the book is returned after the due date the ticket will be handed over only after the overdue charge is paid.
    • Applications for books in the prescribed form containing the title of the book, name of the author, the name and class of the student and date should be filed in the respective pinfiles before 11.30 A.M by the morning session students and 3.30 p.m. by the afternoon session students on the day the books are required. The book will be issued 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 a.m. and from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. respectively
    • To avoid disappointments in getting the books applied for the students are advised to write in their application form the name of two more alternative books required by them in the order of preference.
    • Books should be returned or renewed before 12.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. by the morning and afternoon session students respectively.
    • If a book falls due on a working day and remain un-returned, fine will be accrued for all days on which the book has been retained. But if the due date happens to be a holiday for college, it may be returned on the next working day without fine. If the due date however falls on holidays the book shall be returned before such holidays.
    • Books in this section may be borrowed for a period of 30 days and shall be returned on the date last marked on the date slip in the front page of each book. For default in return of books on the due date, overdue charge at the rate of Rs.2/- per day will be levied on each book.
    • A student against whom any fine or other charges are outstanding will not be permitted to borrow books from the library till the arrears have been paid.
    • Absence from the college will not be admitted as an excuse for delay in return of books.
    • Books that are in great demand may be lent out for such shorter period as may be necessary and books lent out may be recalled at anytime if required and the borrowers are bound to return them as required by the college Librarian.
    • On no account students are permitted to borrow on others’ ticket.
    • Students are prohibited from sub-lending the books.
    • Books may be renewed for a further period of one month provided
      • (a) the renewal application is made two days before the due date and
      • (b) No other student has applied for the book in the mean time
      • (c) In case a book requisitioned by a student is not available readily for he can apply for the reservation of the book for himself.
    • Any marking, underlining or tearing of pages from books is forbidden and missing of pages will entail payment of the five time of cost of the book or replacement of new book as per the direction of the principal.
    • The borrower before leaving the counter must satisfy himself as to whether the books lent out are in good condition. Any damage to a book should be immediately reported to the college librarian failing which the student to whom the book was issued will be held responsible for the replacement of the book by a new good copy
    • If a book is lost the student shall be called upon to replace the book with a new copy or to pay five times the cost of book otherwise the Transfer Certificate will not be issued to the student.
    • When particular volume of a set of book is lost or damaged the student should replace the volume or pay the cost of the whole set.
    • The Library tickets shall be surrendered to the college librarian clearing dues, if any at the end of the last term or at the time of leaving the college whichever is earlier
    • Student shall be responsible for the borrower’s tickets issued to them. Loss of tickets should be reported to the librarian. Duplicate tickets will be issued one month after the date of report on payment of Rs.10/- per ticket and the student shall be responsible for any loss or non-return of books issued to him against his original or duplicate borrower’s tickets.
    • The Principal may at his discretion, deny the privilege of the college library to any student who fails to return the books in time or fails to pay the fines imposed or misbehaves in the library.
    • Smoking within the library premises is strictly prohibited. And breach in this regard will entail disciplinary action.
    • All library fines must be paid to the college librarian before the end of the week during which the fine is notified. Library books will not be issued to those who owe fines.
    • Periodicals should in no case be removed from the reading room or Reference section.
    • Students causing any damage to any periodical shall be required to make good the loss and be subjected to further disciplinary action
    • Strict silence and decorum should be observed in the Library. Students shall not cause any nuisance to others by way of using mobile phone inside the library.
    • All the Library books borrowed from the lending section and Book Bank Scheme and the library tickets shall be returned to the library on the last working day of the academic year or any other date notified by the Principal, since the book will not be issued after the date. If the books are not returned, overdue charges at the rate of Rs. 2.00 per book per day will be leived after the last working day. If a student fails to return the books on or before the last working day his failure will be treated as a case of misconduct and he will not be sent for the University Examination.
    • Those who have consumed any intoxicating substance shall not enter the Library. If anyone is found to be in a drunken state in the library premises a criminal complaint shall be lodged and disciplinary action will also be taken.
    • If a student has any library dues at the time of leaving the college the amount due from the student shall be adjusted against the amount of library caution deposit. If the amount of the dues exceeds the caution deposit, the excess shall be recovered under the provision of Revenue Recovery Act.


      • All the students of the college are entitled to be members of the Common Room
      • Subject to the general control of the Principal the common room shall be managed by the College Librarian.
      • The College Librarian shall be in charge of all books periodicals and furniture belonging to the Common Room and shall be responsible for their proper upkeep. He shall also be responsible for the regular Supply of periodicals and the maintenance of order in the Common Room.
      • The Common Room shall be open ordinarily between 12.00 a.m. and 1.30 a.m. and between 4.00p.m. and 5.30 p.m everyday subject to any direction of the Principal.
      • The expenses of Common Room shall be met out of the Common Room fund collected from the students of the college and out of any donation that may be received for it. The funds of the Common Room shall be in the custody of the Principal.
      • The college librarian shall maintain a regular account of the expenses incurred for the Common Room and submit accounts to the Principal at the end of the year
      • The Common Room funds shall be deposited in the State Bank of India under the Personal Deposit Account of the Principal and the amount may be withdrawn under his signature.


      • Madras Law Journal (civil) from 1994 onwards
      • Madras Law Journal (criminal) from 1994 onwards
      • All India Reporter from 1994 onwards
      • Supreme Court Cases from 1994 onwards
      • Supreme Court Cases ( L & S) from 1994 onwards
      • Labour law Journal from 1994 onwards


Total Number of books 31307
Total Number of Title 4215
Books in Lending section 19666
Books in SC/ST Book Bank 7141
Books in Reference Section 4500
* As on 2015-2016


College Magazine

  • The college magazine is published annually at the end of each academic year.
  • The Magazine shall be published by an editorial committee consisting of the principal as patron and one or more editors nominated by the principal from members of the faculty.
  • The editor or if there are more than one, one of the editors shall be in charge of the accounts. A correct statement of receipt and expenditure shall be submitted to the principal at the end of each year.
  • Nothing shall be published in the magazine without the prior approval of the editor.