LIBRARY RULES

A. Working hours

The library will be open from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm on all days except on Sundays and other office holidays. The issue/return counter works only from 9.30 am to 4.00p. Saturdays will be maintenance days and no book will be issued/returned on those days.

B. General rules

Students entering the Reading Room or going to the stacks at the reading and reference counters should produce their identity card at the entrance on demand. Personal articles like books, umbrellas, bags etc. should be kept on the rack at the entrance while entering the library.

Strict Silence should be observed in and around the Library

Magazines and news papers should not be removed from their places on the tables and stands. No mechanical reproduction or tracing of materials shall be made without the permission of the Librarian. Books for reference, illustrated and rare books, special books multi-volumed collections, serial publications and periodicals will be issued out. However, these may be consulted within the library after making necessary entries in the reference register.

Members of the staff may borrow books after making the necessary entries and signing in the issue register. Teachers may keep text books with them for the semester/programme of study. Other books (not more than 10 numbers) may be kept up to 30 days. However, all books borrowed from the library should be returned before 30th April every year.

C. MEMBERSHIP CARD AND READERS TICKET

Each member will be issued a Membership card. Degree and PG students will be issued 2 and 4 readers tickets respectively. If the membership card/readers ticket is lost, these will be reissued after one week on the receipt of a fine of Rs.50 per card. Students should submit in writing to the librarian, if their library cards or membership cards are lost.

D. How to borrow a book

We have the open shelf system here and the students have access to any section/shelf. After making his selection, the borrower must fill in the loan slip (available at the counter), and hand over the book, loan slip, borrower identity card at the issue counter. The book will be issued after the loan slip, members card and identity are checked. Before leaving the counter the borrower shall point out to the librarian any damage or mutilation of the book they are taking.

E. Returning the book

It is the duty of the librarian and his staff to examine the books when they are returned by the borrowers in order to take immediate action whenever necessary. The loan period is 14 days. But in special circumstances the Librarian can call back any book at any time from the students, even if the period of loan has to expired. Delay in returning a book after the due date will entail a fine of 50 paise per day (Rounded to the next rupee) of delay for each volume.

F. Damage to books

The borrower will be responsible for the loss or damage to the books taken out by them. Marking on books with pencil or ink, soiling them, injury to pages or binding, underlining, writing remarks etc. on pages, folding or tearing off pages etc. will be held as serious charges. If a book belonging to a set or series is lost or damaged and a new volume is not separately available, the user will be required to replace the whole set or series. The damaged set or series may be taken away the person after making the re-placement.

If a book is lost, it should be reported to the librarian immediately. He will decide if the book is to be replaced or paid for. If after the payment of the cost, a book lost or missing is recovered, the library will not accept it.

Books taken for reference/consultation should not be put back on the shelves by the readers themselves but may be handed over to the Library Assistant.

All arrears in the library should be cleared by the students before they receive their Hall Tickets for University Examinations or before obtaining the T C if they leave before the completion of the course.