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Available Resources

Subject areas covered by the resources in the library are:-
Accounting, Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolutions, Banking Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Conveyancing, (Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure,) Criminology, Delicit, Discussion, Environmental Law, Ethics, Family Law, History of Law, Human Rights, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Jurisprudence, Labour Law, Law of Contract, Law of Evidence, Law of Property, Statutory Interpretation, Taxation Law, Women's Law.
The information sources can be categorised as follows:-

  • Primary sources of legal information

These include statutes, law reports, unreported judgements, government gazettes and statutory instruments. These cannot be taken out of the library but they are for in-house use only.

  • Reference Books

These books must be read in the library and are not available for borrowing e.g. dictionaries, directories, encyclopaedias etc.


  • Reserve Books

These are the most heavily used books which would have been recommended by lecturers and they are used in the library from 09:30 am to 15:00 hours Monday to Thursday and on Fridays 09:00am to 12:00pm. They are borrowed from 15:00pm and 12:00pm respectively and returned to the library the following day before 9:00am. Failure to comply attracts a fine.

  • Open Shelf books

These books can be borrowed for two weeks and they include the Kamba collection, which is housed in the first floor and Human Rights, plus the ICRC Collection in the ground Floor.

  • Short Term Loan

Materials on short term loan may be borrowed for short periods of up to 3 days. Circulation Services .

  • Dissertations

About one hundred and twenty (В±120) dissertations are submitted annually by law students in partial fulfillment of their LLB Honours Degree.

  • Special Collection.

There is material on Human Rights, Women's Law plus International & Specialist law reports.

  • Rare Collection.

This includes collections on Roman Law and Legal history and is all available in the library.


University of Zimbabwe Faculty of Law Building
University of Zimbabwe
Churchill Avenue
Mt. Pleasant
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The Law Library is open to University of Zimbabwe students, members of staff and approved readers.


Opening Hours

  • Monday to Friday : 0800 hrs to 2200 hrs.
  • Saturday : 0800 hrs to 1200 hrs.
  • Sunday : 0800 hrs to 1200 hrs. (Exam Time Only, otherwise closed)
  • Public Holidays : Closed.






  • Photocopying Services

The facility is available at commercial rates to all library patrons in the Law Library Basement.

  • Library Orientation Tour

It is available to all new students and any other library user on request.