Life at JGU
The Global Library aims to play a proactive and important role in the teaching learning process. It occupies about 10000 square feet of area in T-2 Block of Academic Building.
The Library has a collection of about 70000 print volumes and an array of electronic resources. The print collection includes books, monographs, research reports, law reports, and back volumes of periodicals etc. In addition to the professional reading the library provides a good amount of leisure reading and books for soft skills development. All subjects related to the University’s academic and research programmes have been included in the collection. Print resources of the Library have been divided into General Collection, and Reference Collection.
The library is also developing a core collection of media resources comprising of documentaries, training films, fiction, music, etc. A separate collection of children has been started recently for the young residents of the Campus. General Collection: Books from this collection can be checked out by the members as per their entitlement.
General Collection includes professional texts, course related books and monographs on all disciplines. Students are often required to consult treatises, commentaries, reviews and collection of short articles for in depth study of the topic, and also as supplementary reading. The Library, as a matter of policy, stocks only limited number of copies of main textbooks for each course. Most of these are available either only for reference or short term loan. Therefore students are advised to buy their own personal copies of the text books. Some other books in this collection such as ‘Bare Acts’, may be available for short term loan only.
Reference Collection comprises a comprehensive collection of encyclopaedias, dictionaries, directories, handbooks, legislations; subordinate legislations, case law digests, multi-volume treatises on specialized subjects. You may also find a few copies of main text books and course related supplementary readings are placed as ‘reserved’ on the request of the faculty concerned. Material from Reference Collection cannot be checked out.