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Public Law Library
Public Law Library

 

Inside of Public Law Library

 
         
The Public Law Library was established around the mid-2000s. Initially, it was an Administrative Court library under the supervision of the Library Work Group, Institute of the Development of the Administrative Court’s Judges and Officials, Office of the Administrative Courts. Afterwards, it was renamed Library Work Division of the Administrative Court. Since 2006 it has been called the Bureau of Public Law Library. The library is composed of the following groups and centers:
- General Affairs Group
- Public Law Library Work
-  Development Group
- Information Resources Group
- Legal Information Center

          The  Information Resources Group is responsible for the Public Law Library and has the duty to provide information resources to the libraries of Regional Administrative Courts.
 
 
Classification of Books by Colors
 
         
The Public Law Library offers information resource services including print and non-print publications. The scope of resources is limited to public law. Print media relating to the Administrative Court and its Office includes books, journals, theses, and audiovisual media in Thai and foreign languages including English, French, and German. The Public Law Library has gained a reputation as a center of administrative law and a knowledge resource on Thai public law. It is used for research and learning as well as a knowledge resource for the Office’s personnel to assist them in their tasks concerning administrative justice.
 
The Public Law Library classifies books according to the classification system of the United States Library of Congress. It also uses a color code system to make access easier for the public. For example, “red” indicates all types of books related to the Constitution, “yellow” indicates administrative law books and “pink” indicates books produced by the Office or its personnel.
 
 
Reading Room
 
         
The Public Law Library offers users a wide range of services as follows:
- Luggage Locker at the Library’s entrance: This service is available for all users before entering into the Library.
- Loose leaf: An information resource the same as a document file, the legal contents of which can always be added to and kept up-to-date.
- Database: Available for users to search for information resources through an automatic library system and the Internet.
- Ancient Law Cabinet: A collection of laws, starting with The Law of Three Seals and other laws enacted since the reign of King Rama I at the beginning of Rattanakosin era. This cabinet is where the laws are stored before being published in the Government Gazette.
- Judges’ reading room for study, research and reading.
- Reading desks for Office personnel and the public: single desks and group desks.
- Public law theses on CD and as hard copy from many leading universities offering public law programs, namely; Ramkhamhaeng University, Thammasat University, Chulalongkorn University and Dhurakij Pundit University.
 
 
 
Stock Exchange of Thailand Corner
(SET Corner)
 
        
This reading section contains:
- A collection of Government Gazettes of all types; namely, decrees, notifications, and annual gazettes.
- The SET Corner: A learning resource donated by The Stock Exchange of Thailand for those interested in investment and savings.
- The Journal and Recreational Corner offers legal and general journals including Thai and foreign newspapers.
- First President of the Thai Supreme Administrative Court, Prof. Dr. Ackaratorn Chularat’s Collection Room which exhibits his biography and activities on behalf of the Administrative Court.
- The Audiovisual Room is divided into two zones. The first zone is a computer training room and language learning room for personnel. This zone also offers audiovisual materials which are not allowed to be taken out of the library. The second zone provides audiovisual materials that can be borrowed from the library such as information resources relating to training programs for judges and administrative case officials.
- The Administrative Court and Office of the Administrative Courts Archives is where important documents are gathered.
- The Administrative Court Museum is a learning resource on the historical background and establishment of the Administrative Court. Important documents of the Administrative Court are stored in the museum which is open to students from schools and universities as well as the general public.
            - There is an information resources loan and enquiry service for personnel of the Office and the Administrative Court. Members of the public are required to sign in the users’ book before being allowed to borrow books.
 
 
The entrance area of public law library and loan service section
 
               Our public law library is one of IFLA members, (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions). IFLA is a leading international organ giving consultation on any interests of library aiming at promoting and strengthening standard and information service of libraries under global cooperation around the world. Also, our library is a member of Thai Library Association, the Archive Association of Siam Newsletter and Thai Museum Association as well. In 2010, our library honorably received an Excellence Award for Specific Library, given by Thai Library Association under the royal patronage of HRH Princess MAHA CHAKRI SIRINDHORN.




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