Central Law Library

Central Law Library was established at the initiative of the Supreme Court of Nepal and The Asia Foundation during the tenure of Chief Justice Biswanath Upadhyaya in 1993. The Asia Foundation and some other foreign embassies put tremendous effort into the establishment of the Library that may include the supply of estimated 3000 volumes of law books, infrastructure, library equipment’s and consultancy service, among others. UN Information Center Kathmandu supported the library in the early years.

The major objective of the library is to improve the legal research system in the country. The library is probably the biggest law library in the country opened for the public. Researchers, law students at the advanced level, and lawyers comprise the largest number of its users. Fifty of them on average visit the library every day.

Currently, we have approximately 15000 volumes of law books and other legal publications published in the country and abroad as well. We have a good collection of Nepalese, Indian, British, and American law books. Some embassies donated many of them. UNDP also supported the library providing valuable UN Treaty Series after the establishment of the library.

 Address:  Jamal Bus Stand, Jamal Rd, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

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