The Bombay High Court has a well equipped Library for the Hon'ble Judges, located at the Ground floor of the Main Building. The Library caters to the requirements of Hon'ble Judges by providing latest case laws, legal news, articles, commentaries and law reports to enable them to discharge their responsibility effectively. The Main Judges' Library is located at Bombay. There are Judges' Libraries at the Benches of Nagpur, Aurangabad and Goa.
Ensure Excellence in Legal Information Services to all the stakeholders, through continuous improvement in the quality of the Library processes and enrichment of manpower.
Legal Knowledge Wealth through conscious and consistent updationand
upgradation of Information and Knowledge processes through
technological and manpower development to provide support to the
Judiciary in facing ever increasing challenges.
|The Personnel of
Library uphold the values of hardwork, teamwork, commitment, honesty
Judges' of the
Bombay High Court, Officers of the-Registry, Personnel of the Bombay
the Chief Justice
appoints the Judges of the Library Committee of the Bombay High Court
which is Chaired by a Senior High Court Judge and two other Sitting
Judges as its members. The Library Committee regulates and
controls the functioning of the Library.
of Law Commentaries, Law Reports, Government Gazettes, Bare Acts
(Central and Maharashtra Acts), Law Commission Reports, Manuals and
General Books. The Total book collection is approximately
125,000. The Law Commentaries are classified as per Dewey Decimal
Classification Scheme and are arranged subject-wise as per class
numbers. The Bare Acts are presently arranged alphabetically and
are given alphabetical code number. The Indian and Maharashtra
Government Gazettes are arranged year wise and part wise. Rare
books collection includes the Constitution of India, Young India and
Harijan of Mahatma Gandhi and book on ancient Hindu Law.
The Bombay High Court Judges' Library has viewed technology as a means to offer efficient and effective library services and to add new services to help carry out the mission of the library. Two major initiatives are developing a Law Library management Software and Developing E-Law Library Web Pages. Both these projects were done in-house.
The Primary initiative was to develop to Special Law Library Management Software with the help of National Informatics Centre (N.I.C.), Mumbai. The system is developed using LAMP technology.
|The Library has
"Bookeye 4" publication scanner for sanning and building a repository
of all important legal documents of Bombay High Court. The pilot
project has been started with digitization of the old judgments and
other important documents of historical value. The digitization
project will include scanning of original judgments, judgments from the
old law reports like the Bombay High Court Reports, Moore's
Indian Appeals, I.L.R. Bombay, legislation from the Bombay &
Maharashtra Gazette and any other documents of historical
importance. The digitization will help us to preserve out
judgments and build our "Bombay High Court Repository" which will help
the legal scholars and researchers to access the information.
|The Bombay High
Library is fully air-conditioned. There is one Library Server, 4
thin clients and 4 personal computers. There is a photocopy
machine for providing photocopying services to the Honourable
Judges. The Library also has Flat bed scanners, a bar-coding
printer, bar-coding scanner and a CD-Writer. Similar facilities
are available in the Libraries of the Benches also.
and print source material, research assistance, information retrievel,
indexes and judgments publications, photocopy services alongwith
current awarness services and selective dissemination of information to
the Hon'ble Judges of Bombay High Court. Journal articles on
various subject like Human Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment etc.
are compiled for ready reference of the Hon'ble Judges'. The
index of the journal articles is maintained in the Library Management