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Library & Learning Resource Centre

About the Library:

To support the community of SLS, Hyderabad in their academic pursuits. To provide useful information services. The enable effective teaching, learning, research, and dissemination of Knowledge using through technology.
Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad Library and Learning Resource Centre are an essential component of SLSH’s research and education mission. The combination of carefully selected traditional and digital resources via browsing interface and supported by speedy response service provides Symbiosis community with a library that is worthy of this world-class institution. The enthusiastic Library management, the commitment of talented Library staff and the support of management make the Library a most lively place on the campus providing a friendly environment that enables learning and advancement of knowledge, extends research and publication assistance and facilitates undergraduate Students.
SLSH Library and Learning Resource Centre well equipped with valuable books, Textbooks, Reference books, Periodicals, and Journals. The students can freely access to these books and references. The library enriched with digital facilities and computer system. Open access of this is made available to the students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The library frequently displays and exhibits various books, newly arrived books..

-The Library is a Heart of the Institutions By Dr.Surveypalli Radha Krishna

Library Collection

The Library has a Vibrant Collection

Print Collection: as on May 2023

Particulars Statistics
No. of Volumes 22586
Special Collection (Reports, Company Cases, CLJ, Halsbury, Wigmore, LCI) 943
Back Volumes 229
Current Journals(Including Reports) 38
General Magazines 22
News Papers 10

Special Collection

Particulars Statistics
Reports(AIR)1949-2019 555
Company cases 1991-2019 127
Criminal Law Journal 1950-2019 160
Halsbury 42
Law Commission of India 18
Central Acts & Rules 28
Civil & Criminal Reports 13
Back Volumes 229
All England Law Reports (1558-2021) 303
Harvard Law Review (1884-2021) 175

Non-Print Collection: as on May 2023

Particulars Statistics
Online Databases-SLSH 09
Online Databases Through SIU 18
E-Journals 5197
E-Books 6957
A V Material (CD/DVD) 281

Library Working Days & Working Hours

Days Library Working Hours
Working Days (Monday-Saturday) 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Circulation (Books Issue & Return) 09:00 AM to 11:00 PM (Monday - Saturday)
On Vacations & Sundays 09:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(As per SLSH Holidays List)


The members (Users) of the Library are expected to observe the following rules. It shall help the Library in proper and efficient functioning and also it shall help the other members (users) of the Library.

  • Every member of the staff must register its library membership by filling the prescribed form.
  • The membership of the student shall be registered from the list submitted by the Institutional administrative office.
  • Every member of the library will be required to show the Identity Card/Library Card/Smart Card provided by the Institute/Library while enjoying the library facilities.
  • The library resources (like books, journals, periodicals, CDs, DVDs, etc.) shall be issued to the members as per the circulation guidelines of the SIU.
  • A member shall be required to return the resource/ book issued to him/ her any time if asked by the library.
  • A member shall return/ renew the resource issued to him/ her on or before the due date.
  • A member failing to return/ renew the resource within the specified time shall be liable for the payment of fine as prescribed in the circulation policy of the respective institute.
  • A member losing the library resource issued to him/ her shall follow the replacement rules as per the circulation policy of SIU.
  • A member entering the library shall keep his/ her bags and other belongings outside the library on their own responsibility.
  • A member willing to take notebooks inside the library shall enter the details in the register at the security gate.
  • A member shall be allowed to take photocopies of the required contents from the Reference Books / Current Issues of periodicals etc. with the prior permission of library staff.
  • Members shall not write upon or damage or mark any signs/ symbols/ remarks on any book belonging to the library.
  • A member taking the wrong book from the shelf shall keep it on the book trolley or on the nearest table and shall not re-shelve him/herself.
  • A member shall not deface, mark, cut, mutilate or damage library resources in any way. (A person doing so shall be liable for the heavy penalty).
  • A member shall not be allowed to issue any library resource to anyone else.
  • A member/ user may suggest /recommend the book(s) which are useful for their study through Google form or SIU OPAC. (
  • A member entering the library shall observe all the disciplinary rules of SIU
  • A Member shall observe silence in the library
  • A member is requested to keep his/ her mobile switched off or in silent mode in the Library.
  • A member shall not engage in conversation in any part of the library.
  • A member leaving the library shall co-operate with the check out the mechanism and security.
  • A member is not allowed to cut any news or part of a newspaper.
  • Beverages and Eatables are not allowed inside the library.
  • No photograph of the Library shall be taken without the prior permission of the Librarian.
  • All students shall be allowed in the library decently dressed only as they are allowed in the classrooms.
  • The Library In-charge reserves the right to suspend the membership of any member found misbehaving, abusing the library staff, or behaving in an indecent manner.
  • Access to e-resources is restricted to Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad students only, which will be monitored regularly.
  • User name and Password will be issued by Symbiosis Law School Hyderabad Library.
  • Users should not share their user name and password.
  • Unauthorized usage, multiple logon is not allowed, if found will lead to blocking the access to e-resources.


Membership is by default to all the users of SLSH

  • 1. All Regular Teaching Staff
  • 2. Non-teaching Staff
  • 3. Students UG and PG
  • 4. Ph D. Scholars


Circulation of Books & Borrowing Facility
Reference Service
Inter Library Loan
Current Awareness Service
Book Bank Service
Wi-Fi Enable Internet Services
Remote Access for Databases
Reprography Service (Photocopying, Printing)
Research Support (Plagiarism Check)
New Arrivals
News Paper Clippings
Moot Court Support Services
User Education
Book Exhibitions
Question Bank

Library Automation Software : Web OPAC (Book Search)

SLSH has implemented KOHA integrated library Management software. OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) of books and other reading material are accessible from any location. OPAC consists of books, AV material, print journals and magazines, Theses for Search

Books Recommendation: Click Here to fill the form.

Question Bank:

Examination papers Depository is a humble effort to facilitate 24 X 7 accesses to the users. Here, users can find soft copies of examination question papers.

BA-LLB, BBA-LLB & LLM Exam papers

Semester Year Year Year
Semester-I 2020 2019 2018
Semester-II 2020 2019 2018
Semester-III 2020 2019 2018
Semester-IV 2020 2019 2018
Semester-V 2020 2019 2018
Semester-VI 2020 2019 2018
Semester-VII 2020 2019 2018
Semester-VIII 2020 2019 2018
Semester-IX 2020 2019 2018
Year Semester


Year Semester
2022 I II

Book Bank:

Every semester the students are provided with 7-10 textbooks as a study material. Book bank facility is yet another important part of the Library- to foster continuous study habits throughout the year

Barrowing Facility

Borrowing Privileges:

Sr. No. Category Borrowing Books Loan Period
1 All Regular Teaching Faculty 10 6 Months
2 Visiting Faculty 2 30 Days
3 Non-Teaching Staff 2 15 Days
4 Research Scholars 4 15 Days
5 Post Graduate(PG) Students 4 15 Days
6 Under Graduate (UG) Students 3 15 Days
7 Under Graduate (UG)Students (Book Bank) 6-8 Semester

The Borrowers shall return the books before due date. In case he/she fails to impose the fine as per the Library Rules

Book Not for Circulation:

Reference Books, Serial Publications, Reserve Books, Thesis & Dissertations, CD/DVD, Loss issues & Bound Volumes of Periodicals Special Collection Books, Law Reports & Bare Acts. However these Material accessible within the Library

Moot Court Books:

The library Issue the five Reference Books to the Students who participate in Moot court competitions in other Colleges for Two Weeks with the recommendation of Director/Dy.Director

Loss of Books:

  • Loss of Books: Loss of Books by the borrower should be reported to the Circulation Counter Immediately to avid misuse and fine
  • Further, the Borrower shall either shall replace the same copy of the book or its latest edition within 15 days or pay the current cost of the book latest edition
  • If the book Multi volume set is damaged or loss, The member shall be liable to replace the whole set or pay four times cost of the volumes lost by the member if the single volume is not available

**For More Information See the SIU Library SOP/Manual

Institutional Membership:

Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad is an Institutional Member in DELNET, New Delhi.

The DELNET allow its members to Access the E-Resources & Inter Library Loan


Library Portal: Click here to visit Library Portal

Library members can get the access of all e-resources on library portal. To access these e-resources you should have the login credentials for it. Every year newly admitted student’s registration is done according to their course duration by the librarian.

Once the registration is completed members get the access of all e-resources purchased by the SIU Central library. Also, all institutionally subscribed databases, e-books and e-journals can be accessed through this library portal.

Following e-resources can be accessed through the Library Portal:

Sr. No Name of Database Discipline
1 AIR Online LAW
2 EBC Reader E-Book Collection LAW
3 Hein Online LAW
4 Kluwer Arbitration LAW
5 Kluwer Competition LAW
6 Kluwer IP & Patents LAW
7 Lexis Nexis LAW
8 Manupatra LAW
9 SCC Online LAW
10 Taxmann LAW
11 Westlaw LAW
12 Maritime &Commercial Law LAW
13 Legit quest LAW
14 J-stor Humanities & Social Science
15 EBSCO Multi Disciplinary
16 Scopus Multi Disciplinary / Indexing & Abstracting Databases
17 Web of Science Multi Disciplinary
18 Emerald Management E-Journals Management
19 Pearson E-Books E-Books
20 Frost & Sullivan Management
21 Elsevier : Science Direct Management
22 DELNET Multi Disciplinary
23 Turnitin Research Tool
24 Sage Research Methods Research Tool
25 End Note Research Tool
26 Grammarly Research Tool
27 Shodh Ganga (INFLIBNET) Indian Thesis Repository
28 NPTEL Multi-Disciplinary Vedio Letures form IITs
29 National Digital Library of India (NDLI) Multi-Disciplinary
30 Swayam Multi-Disciplinary

Electronic Resources (Digital Library)

Library Gateway Portal to provide remote access to E-resources for all its users and is available at

Sr. No. Name of the E-Resource Link
1 Manupatra
2 SCC Online
3 Lexis Nexis
4 West Law
5 Hein Online
6 Kluwer Arbitration (SIU)
7 Kluwer patent (SIU)
8 Kluwer Competition Law (SIU)
10 J-Stor
11 Scopus
12 Emerald Insight
13 Frost and Sullivan
14 Web of Science
15 Science Direct
16 Factiva
17 Sage Journals
18 Sage Research Methods
19 South Asia Archives
20 World E-Books Library
21 Pearson E-Books
22 EBC Reader (E-Book Collection)

Research Tools

Sr. No. Name of Tools Link
1 Endnote
2 Turnitin
3 E-Research
4 Incites
5 Journal Citations Report

Institutional Member

NDLI (National Digital Library of India)
DELNET (Developing Network)
British Council Library, Hyderabad

Library Committee-AY 2022-23

Sr. No. Name Designation
1 Dr. Santosh Aghav Director, Chairperson
2 Dr.Anuradha Binnuri Dy. Director, Member
3 Dr.Sangeetha Paliwal University Librarian –SIU, Invitee
4 Dr.Sanu Rani Paul Asst. Professor, Faculty Incharge
5 Dr.Y Kishore Kumar Asst. Professor, Member
6 Mr.R. RadhaKrishanan Asst. Professor, Member
7 Ms.Ramanpreet Kaur Asst. Professor, Member
8 Mr.M.A Hazi Administrative Officer, Member
9 Ms.Nibedita Nandi Student Member
10 Ms.Devulapalli Nandini Student Member
11 Dr.Vuppala Lingaiah Library Incharge, Member Secretary

Library Feedback

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The Library Staff

Photo Name & Qualification Designation Contact Details
Library Incharge - SLS Hyderabad Dr.Vuppala Lingaiah
Library Incharge
(Library Administration)
Assistant Library Incharge - SLS Hyderabad K.Venkata Ramana
Assistant Library Incharge
(Technical Section)
Assistant Library Incharge - SLS Hyderabad A.Narender
Assistant Library Incharge

Library Holdings

The Library has a Vibrant Collection

Particulars Statistics
No. of Volumes 22439
Special Collection (Reports, Company Cases, CLJ, Halsbury, Wigmore, LCI) 943
Back Volumes 229
Current Journals(Including Reports) 42
General Magazines 27
News Papers 09

Special Collection

Particulars Statistics
Reports (AIR) 1949-2019 555
Company cases 1991-2019 127
Criminal Law Journal 1950-2019 160
Halsbury 42
Law Commission of India 18
Central Acts & Rules 28
Civil & Criminal Reports 13
Harvard Law Review (1884-2019) 175
All England Law Reports (1558-2018) 303

Library Working Hours

Library Open Hours: 09.00 AM to 11.00 PM

Circulation: 09.00 AM to 7.00PM

Purchase Suggestion

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Contact Details

    Dr. Vuppala Lingaiah | Library Incharge
    Survey Number 292, Off Bangalore Highway
    Village: Modallaguda, Nandigama Mandal,
    District: Rangareddy
    Hyderabad 509217 (Telangana), India
  • Email :
  • Mobile : 09912749157
  • Landline : 040-27232140 (Ext.140)

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1) Who can access the library Services?

Students, Faculty, Visiting Faculty, Adjunct Faculty and Staff of SLSH can access the SLSH Library services. Also other institute’s users of Symbiosis can refer the books of SLSH Library in the Library Premises only. Identity card is mandatory to enter SLSH Library.

Outside users who belong with other colleges apart from Symbiosis are allowed to refer the books inside the library premises. These users are requested to bring an official letter duly sign by Director and identity card of their college is mandatory to avail SLSH services.

2) Can I bring the personal book in the library?

You cannot carry own books to the library.

3) How many books a member get issued?

Sr. No. Category Borrowing Books Loan Period
1 All Regular Teaching Faculty 10 6 Months
2 Visiting Faculty 2 30 Days
3 Non-Teaching Staff 2 15 Days
4 Research Scholars 4 15 Days
5 Post Graduate Students 4 15 Days
6 Under Graduate Students 3 15 Days
7 Under Graduate Students (Book Bank) 6-8 Semester

4) What are the issue return timings in the library?

Days Library Timings
Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 7.00 pm
Saturday 9.00 am to 7.00 pm

5) What are the overdue charges against late return of the book?

Over dues, as laid down here under, shall be charged from the students if they fail to return the book(s) on or before the deadline as indicated on the Due-Date-Slip in the book

6) Fine will be charged including all Sundays and Holidays.

Rs.5.00 per book per day shall be charged

7) I have lost the library Book, What I require to do?

First you should immediately report to the circulation desk at the library. In case a book/magazine/Journal is lost; the borrower has to replace the same with the latest Edition/Version of the material. If the copy is out of print then the user has to pay the cost of the material along with the overdue amount of fine within 15 days from the reporting.

8) Where can I make a suggestion to the library?

“Suggestion Box” placed at the entrance of the library where you can drop-in your valuable suggestion(s) or visit the library webpage fill the Suggestions Form.

9) How can I recommend a book for purchase in the Library?

Students can give their recommendations through the Web OPAC. Login with your PRN fill the form and submit it. Or Click Here

10) How can I access the E-Recourses?

As it is mentioned on the web site under the E-Resources. You can access these databases through the login credentials of SIU Central library Gateway Portal which is been issued to all the registered students of SLSH. Those who don’t know the credentials can contact to the library. Only Symbiosis students and faculty can access these databases through their own login credentials.

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Research and Publications

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