Madras High Court Judges Library

      The High Court Library is meant for Honourable Judges only. Judges Library is well equipped and functions as the heart of the Court. Judges Library caters the requirements of Honourable Judges by providing latest case law, legal news, articles, commentaries and law reports. In addition to the main library, it maintains 39 Court Libraries at present. The Library also having many rare collection of legal documents like Madras Regulations 1802, 1803, Madras High Court Reports 1862 etc. The Judges Library has subscribed to many on line databases like SCC Online, Manupatra Online etc. There has been a well established library at the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court. The Judges Library works under the guidance of the Honourable Committee constituted by the Honourable The Chief Justice. All the Books are classified according to subject wise and entries of books made in the Excel Work Sheet. Now, the KOHA Library Automation Software is installed as per the instructions of the Honourable Supreme Court and the process of data entry is on completion.

The Library collection comprises of various Indian, Foreign Journals/Reports, Text Books, Law Commentaries on various branches of Law, bound as well as loose volumes of Journals, Bare Acts (Central as well as State), Gazettes of Tamil Nadu, Manuals and General Books. Currently Library subscribes to the 45 Law Journals and 4 English Newspapers and 4 Tamil Newspapers  


Madras High Court Judges Library

Madras High Court Judges Library


      The Library has subscribed to following legal databases for providing legal research services to the Honourable Judges.

1. SCC Case Finder CD Rom with English Law.

2. SCC Online (with International Database)

3. Manupatra Online

4. Excus CD Rom.

5. ITR Online.

6. VAT LAWS Online.




      Honourable Judges Library is providing following Library and Information Services to the Honourable Judges :

1. Manual query solution of Legal Topics and Statutory Amendments is a regular Library service.

2. Borrowed Book Services.

3. Information retrieval through Legal Databases.

4. Information retrieval through Internet.

5. Reference Service.

6. Newspaper Clipping Services.


Madras High Court Judges Library

Current Journals

Sl. No.List of Law Journals
1 Accident Claims Journal
2 AIR (SC) Weekly
3 All England Law Reports
4 All India Reporter
5 Arbitration Law Reporter
6 Company Cases
7 Crimes
8 Criminal Law Journal
9 Current Central Legislation
10 Current Tamil Nadu Acts & Rules
11 Current Tamil Nadu Cases
12 Current Tax Reporter
13 Current Writ Cases
14 Excise Law Times
15 Income Tax Reporter
16 Labour Law Journal
17 Labour Law Notes
18 Law Weekly (Civil)
19 Law Weekly (Criminal)
20 Madras Civil Cases
21 Madras Law Journal (Crl)
22 Madras Law Journal (Civil)
23 Madras Weekly Notes (Criminal)
24 Madras Weekly Notes(Civil)
25 Patent, Trade Mark Cases
26 Sattakadhir (Tamil)
27 Scale
28 Supreme Court Cases (Civil)
29 Supreme Court Cases (Crl)
30 Supreme Court Reports
31 T.N. Law Notes Journal (Civil)
32 T.N. Law Notes Journal (Criminal)
33 Tamil Nadu Motor Accident Cases
34 Taxmann
35 Vat & Service Tax Cases
36 Writ Law Reporter


Madras High Court

Thiru. G. BALAKRISHNAN, B.A.,M.L., M.L.I.S.,
Chief Librarian,
Judges` Library,
Madras High Court,
Chennai 600 104.

Phone No. 044 2535 2243
           044 2530 1209

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