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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 for the establishment of the Library that may includes 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 early years.

Major objective of the library is to improve the legal research system in the country. The library is probably biggest law library in the country opened for public. Researchers, law student at the advance level and lawyers comprise largest number of its users. Fifty of them in 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 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.


Dear valued visitors,500

It is my great pleasure to announce that the Central Law Library (CLL) is going to launch its official website containing electronic catalogue and other useful information for the library users. CLL is a public law library opened for all and especially to those who are interested and want to pursue their further research in the field of law. At present, Judges from different Courts of Nepal, Professors, Lawyers, Students from various Universities and Colleges in Kathmandu, and general public are the regular users of this library. CLL is an autonomous, non profit organization backed by the Government of Nepal. Library takes no membership fees from its users. Visitors can enjoy reading books, journals, reports, court precedents and daily newspapers in the library. Recently, CLL established an e-library section where users can access electronic version of reading materials using computer and internet for their research and study purposes. Library charges nominal fees from the e-library users to maintain its regular and smooth operation. CLL is probably the biggest public Law library in Nepal, which has a high potential to play a vital role in the field of Nepalese Legal Research System. However, this is run by a small fund allotted by the Government that is insufficient to fulfil growing needs of our valued readers. Despite the lack of sufficient fund allocated by the government, library is doing its best to meet the requirements of the readers. Therefore, the Government should increase library budget as required to provide smooth and efficient services. Furthermore, I would like to request all the users of this library to utilise available resources appropriately as it is a great treasure of our nation that must be conserved at present and for the generations to come. Finally, I would also like to request all the users to send their comments, feedback, and suggestions regarding this library and its services, which will be highly appreciated and respected for further improvements.

Thanking you all,

Madhusudan Subedi