General Usage Policy:
The rules are framed to facilitate and promote, rather than to constrain, the use of library collection and services.
The faculty members, staff & students of the college are required to enroll as members of the Library (upon joining the college) by filling in the membership form available at the library circulation desk (along with a passport size photograph). This entitles the use of resources & services offered for the purpose of academic and research work. Library Identity Card is a must for issue & return of reading materials.
Borrowing of reading materials facility is available to the faculty, researchers, students and staff of the College. The registration to use the library facility and services is automatic for the faculty and staff on joining the College and for students on registration for the academic programs.
Late Fee (applies to all categories of users)
Rs.1.00 per day
Issue-Return Books & other reading materials:
Library will usually send reminders to members for the overdue items, but non-receipt of reminders is no reason for returning books late.
Overdue/Fine are charged to the members as per the details given in the Borrower Privileges table. The issue facility shall be suspended, if the net accumulated late fee exceeds Rs. 100/-. User account will be activated again, once the late fee is paid, and the books are returned.
Library materials can be renewed, if there are no reservations on them by other users. Same materials will not be renewed more than twice. Borrower has to bring the material physically to the Library for renewal. Journals, reference books, CDs etc, (other than books) will not be renewed.
Library staff may recall a book at any time before it’s due date. It is mandatory to return the book(s) when it is recalled. The overdue charges may be increased for failure to return a book, when it is due or recalled.
Members can reserve only those materials, which are already issued at the Circulation Desk. One reader can reserve maximum two books at any given time. A book can have maximum two reservations.
Reserved books will be put on hold at the Circulation Desk for maximum three working days (inclusive of the day on which it is received/returned) from the date of return by previous borrower. If a member who has reserved the book fails to pick up the same within this period, the reservation stands cancelled. Availability of reserved items will be informed through email or SMS.
Loss of / Damage to Library Materials
Loss of book(s) must be reported immediately. Overdue fine, if any will be charged till the loss of book(s) is reported. If the original book is returned after reporting it lost, the fine will be calculated till the date of its return. Borrower will have to replace the book, if lost/damaged with latest edition within 45 days from reporting, along with overdue charges. If the lost book is out of print, and if the borrower is unable to replace it, he/she will have to pay the prevailing cost of the book, plus 30% processing fee.
Questions Papers (QR) Collection
Questions Papers (QR) Collection for different courses for each semester and are kept at the Circulation Desk. Questions Papers Collection can be used only in the Library against Identity Card. This collection will be issued for two hours at a time.
Student members, except those completing their final semester program, can borrow books during the vacation period as per the normal rules.
Members are allowed to bring in their personal books and other reading materials inside the Reading hall but not inside the Library.
Books Issued to Members
Members are allowed to bring in Library books already issued on their name for reference purpose. These will have to be produced at the Circulation Desk for verification of dates etc. every time while entering in, and leaving of the Library. If such an item is found overdue, members will have to return the same to the Library immediately.
Computer & Internet Usage Policy:
Photocopy: Photocopies of available materials are provided for academic use. A photocopying facility has been installed in the library that provides the service at Rs. 1.00 per copy.
Printing: Printing facility is available for records searched from the Internet for academic, research and patient care purpose only at a nominal cost at Rs.2.00 per page.
Scanning: Facility of scanning of images and text matter is available free of cost, but only for academic purposes