High Court Judges Library functions as the heart of the Court. Punjab High Court Library was established in the year 1955 after the inauguration of this High Court on the 19th March, 1955 by Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. Initial collection of the Library was 8,861 books received from Shimla which was earlier the seat of East Punjab High Court. Subsequently about 10,000 books received from PEPSU High Court were also added to the stock of the Library. Hon'ble Judges Library possesses notable legal documents to cater to the need of the Hon'ble Judges and the Courts. Hon'ble Judges' Library is a grid of Libraries. In addition to the Central Library, it maintains collection of 57 (present strength) working Court Room Libraries and equal number of Residential Libraries at the residence offices of all the sitting Hon'ble Judges. Hon'ble Judges Library works under the guidance of the Hon'ble Library Committee constituted by Hon'ble the Chief Justice. Library has a staff strength of 42 officials including Librarian & 4 professionally qualified officials. Hon'ble Judges' Library is open from 9.00 A.M. to 7.00 P.M.
Library possesses various Indian, Foreign Journals/Reports, Books, Bound as well as loose volumes of Journals, Commission Reports, Bare Acts (Centre as well as State), Gazettes of Government of India as well as for the States of Punjab, Haryana and U.T. Chandigarh, Manuals, Reference Books and General Books.
|Current Holding (Indian/Foreign)|
Library possesses 71 Journals (including Indian/Foreign Journals).
|Newspapers & Magazines|
Library presently subscribes to 13 Newspaper ( 9-English, 3-Hindi 1- Punjabi) & 8 magazines.
|Library Catalogue (OPAC)|
All the books are classified according to Dewey Decimal Classification and catalogued according to AACR-II. Hon'ble Judges Library is using e-Granthalaya software and process of data entry in on completion.
Library circulates list of Fresh Arrivals amongst all Hon'ble Judges every month in order to apprise the Hon'ble Judges about the books purchased during the previous month.
|Free Legal Databases|
|Online Dictionaries/Legal Dictionaries/Encyclopedias|
CRM-M 31881 of 2015
CRM M-5108 of 2016