The library at Asian Law College is designed to assist students who find it important to determine the state of the law. A library at any law school is its lifeline, and ALC has managed to create a library comparable to the best anywhere else. A well-stocked and updated library is a pre-requisite and a significant part for providing knowledge at all levels of legal education. ALC library is fully air-conditioned and has a large collection of books related to law and pre-law. The main hallmark of ALC library is the collection of various national as well as international authors, All India Reporter, Supreme Court Cases, journals, reports, competition manuals and legal magazines. At any given time of the day, the library is found to be filled with students either preparing for their lectures or team of students preparing for various competitions. With its modern and updated collection of knowledge resources and advanced information services, the library plays a significant role for the academicians in their intellectual pursuits
Objectives of ALC Knowledge Resource Centre include:
- To provide an ideal environment for the institute academic community,
- To provide a top-drawer information storage and retrieval center,
- To provide assistance to budding lawyers and faculty members in their teaching activity by assuring availability of excellent research resources, and
- To provide the benefit of information technology to the legal society.
At ALC, it is a continuous endeavor to provide students with the best possible high quality knowledge resources, and to this end, the Knowledge resource center at ALC is continuously updated with latest books and other resources so as to assist students in keeping up with the current and contemporary issues. The Knowledge Resource Centre of ALC is digitized and with the subscription of online search engine Manupatra the quest of student with regard to various moot court competitions, case commentaries, case notes, articles, research papers is fully satisfied.
The library operation are automated using KOHA software. KOHA is an open source integrated library system which enables the library user to search the book database by Title, Author and Publication etc. Asian Law College library conducts orientation program for new users in order to make the students self -sufficient when it comes to searching relevant books, articles, papers etc. The library has huge collection of reference books and text books. In addition to the rich collection of national and international authors books its collection of projects, thesis, reports etc. is also commendable. In order to sharpen the legal reasoning and logical thinking of the students the library has subscription of periodical journals which are legal and socio-legal in nature. The importance of being aware of national and international events and knowledge about latest news remains the most important factor when it comes to being successful in the competitive examinations and in order to assist the students in the library has subscription to 10 daily Newspaper of state and National level.
Library is administered by the Librarian, Assistant Librarian in addition to the technical staff. The Library Advisory Committee takes the full responsibility of administration of the library and at the inception of each semester the committee welcomes the recommendation with regard to books, journals, magazines etc. of each and every faculty in order to keep the knowledge treasure updated and lively for students as well as faculty members.