A Library is the life line of a law school, and NLUO, to its credit, in eleven years since inception has managed to create a library comparable to the best elsewhere. Our resources are constantly updated to keep abreast of recent developments. In the present era of information technology, library management too is not left out from harnessing the benefits of IT. In this regard, it is pertinent to note that at the National Law University Odisha, Cuttack both the academic as well as residential blocks have been provided with round the clock connectivity through leased line connection using state-of-the-art Wi-fi technology. This in turn enhances accessibility to e-resources within the University premises at all times and irrespective of the location of the users. To enhance accessibility the library functions in two shifts without any break. Alongside making available the resources in the library, the Library staff at NLUO with an aim to be student-friendly and provide acute convenience to the students keeps the students updated regularly with the new arrivals, contents of journals, important news reports, etc, via the medium of mail and notice boards.


To provide the best possible library atmosphere for the University academic community;
To provide a state-of-the-art information storage, retrieval and dissemination service;
To assist the future lawyers and the faculty members in their teaching and learning activity by ensuring availability of high quality research resources;
To provide the advantage of information technology to the legal fraternity;
To cultivate the open access culture and thereby to ensure the sharing of available information from various legal and other libraries around the world.

Library Resources

For easy use of resources, the library is bifurcated into two sections namely, book and journal sections. Book section contains textbooks as well as reference books including encyclopedias of different subjects. At present, there are more than 15,000 volumes available in this section. There is a continuous effort to add more and more titles from different areas of study. The Journal section contains the Bare Acts, current volumes of periodicals including legal as well as non-legal refereed journals, general magazines and newspapers as well as the back bound volumes. As regards to Bare Acts, in addition to the Encyclopaedia of Central Acts and Rules, more than 3500 titles have been procured and processed. Currently 3 newspapers are subscribed by the library. It is the policy of the library to ensure that the periodical collection is well represented across different disciplines and subject areas. In furtherance of this, the library has subscribed 73 no. of periodicals including International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Harvard Law Review, Law Reports, Weekly Law Reports, All India Law Reports, Supreme Court Cases, Company Cases, Company Law Journal, SEBI and Corporate Laws, Criminal Law Journal, Divorce and Matrimonial Cases, Economics and Political Weekly, Seminar, Harvard Business Review, Management Journal of IIMs (Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Lucknow) and Linux For You, Kurushektra, Yojana etc. At the same time there has been a consistent effort on our part to ensure that the back volumes of maximum journals are procured at the earliest.It is also our privilege to have the collection of Justice G. K. Mishra as a separate collection donated to our library.


It has been a continuous endeavor at NLUO to expose students to the best possible research, and in the information age, e-resources are significant high quality resources. To this end, NLUO has subscribed to a number of national as well as international databases. These include Hein online, Manupatra, EPW, Jstor, Sage journals online and Westlaw Asia and more. Apart from databases, NLUO has also subscribed to a good number of ebooks from different publishers such as Bloomsbury, Cambridge, and Oxford etc. The library is also providing a facility for similarity checking of the student papers, dissertations, theses, projects etc. through the turnitin software. In addition, the CD/DVD collection includes more documents including Palmer on Company Law, Journal of Indian Law Institute and Annual Survey of Indian Law etc.

Library statistics:

Books: 15500+
Back volumes of journals/reports: 8400+
Bare Acts: 3500+
Currently subscribed journals/reports/ magazines: 47
News papers: 4
CD ROM: 280+
Online database: 16
e-journals: 8
e-books: 600+
Computers (Ebrary): 14

Services provided to the NLUO community

Lending of books
Reference service
Photocopy service
Computer/Internet access
CDROM database search
Current Awareness Service (New arrival of books/journals, TOC of serials)
Remote access facility etc.

Library timing:

Monday to Saturday:  9 AM to 6 AM
Sunday: 10 AM to 6 AM
The library remains closed on Institutional Holidays.

Rules & Regulations

General rules:

  • Strict silence, decorum and discipline must be maintained in the library. Use of cell-phones is also not allowed.
  • Smoking, eating, sleeping and talking loudly are strictly prohibited in the library.
  • Documents taken out of the shelves must be left on the table. Replacing the books on shelves is not encouraged as it may get misplaced.
  • Readers should not mark, underline, dog-ear, write, tear pages or otherwise damage the library documents.
  • Newspapers, magazines and journals must be read only in the library on specific tables and should not be taken to any other reading areas.
  • Library ID card is not transferable and must be produced whenever requested by Library staff. Production of ID card is mandatory to issue books.
  • Library ID cards, when lost, must be reported immediately to the circulation section. A lost library card may be replaced by a fee as decided by the library from time to time.
  • No library material can be taken out of the library without permission. Unauthorized removal of anything belonging to the library will be treated as theft and dealt accordingly.
  • All books and personal belongings must be shown to the security staff at the library exit gate.
  • Anyone  who  violates  the  rules  and  regulations  of  the  library  would  be  liable  to  lose  the  privilege of  library membership and may be debarred from using the library facilities.
  • A non-member can use the library material in the premises with the permission of the Librarian.

Library Membership:

  • All faculty, staff, research scholars and students of the institute are entitled to become library members.
  • Membership is allowed only after submitting a duly filled in and signed membership form, available at the circulation counter of the library.

Issue/Return Rules

Users are divided into the following categories. Their entitlements, maximum number of books and number of days of issue is mentioned in the following table.

Patron Category No. of books Issue period Fine
Teacher* 35 120
Visiting teacher** 4 15
Non-teacher# 5 7
Ph D scholar 7 30 10.00
LLM (PG) 10 10 10.00
BA/BBA LLB (UG) 3 7 10.00

* Reference books – 30 days & Journal/Law Report – 7 days

** Reference books – 7 days

# Reference books – 1 day

Library staff

Prof. (Dr.) Dolly Jabbal (Chairperson, Library Committee & Library I/C), Email:
Ms Archana Sahu (Asst. Librarian), Email:
Ms T. Gowri Shailendra (Library Assistant), Email:
Ms. Dharitri Pradhan (Professional Trainee), Email:

Ms. Alpana Jena  (Professional Trainee), Email:
Mr. Saratha Parida (Library MTS)
Mr. Pratap Singh (Library MTS)
Mr. B. Behera (Library MTS)
Ms. P. Mallick (Library MTS)