The Global Library plays a proactive and an important role in the teaching and learning process at JGU. It occupies about 10,000 square feet of area. The Library has a collection of about 48,000 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 textbooks for courses, library provides a good number of books for leisure reading and soft skills development. All subjects related to the University’s academic and research programmes have been included in the 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 books is now available for the young residents of the Campus. Print resources of the Library have been divided into General Collection and Reference Collection.
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 for supplementary reading. The library stocks limited number of copies of main textbooks for each course. Most of these are available for reference or for 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 encyclopedias, 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.