Rules & Regulations
LOSS/DAMAGE OF BOOKS
Members are responsible for the damage/loss of books issued to them. Marking and underlining the text, tearing away pages, soiling books by water, dust, oil etc., are treated as damage. Loss of library book must be brought to the attention of the librarian immediately on occurrence and the replacement cost of the material should be paid immediately. The member should compensate for the damaged/lost book by replacing it with a new copy. If notification is made after the book is overdue, the borrower will also be responsible for the overdue charge. If a book belonging to a set is lost, the borrower will be charged for replacement of the entire set. In case a student loses the book, he/she is be expected to replace the book along with a processing fee of Rs. 50/-. If he/she is unable to replace the lost book with a new one, he/she has to pay two times the cost of the book or the cost of acquiring a new one, whichever is higher.
LOSS OF LIBRARY CARD
Loss of a Library card should be reported to the Librarian immediately. A duplicate card will be issued on payment of Rs.50/- per ticket.
CONDITION OF LOAN
- Library cards are not transferable.
- The borrower is fully responsible for the books borrowed on his/her card.
- In case there is demand from more than one student for the same book, they will be issued based on the reservation made (first come first served basis).
Materials borrowed from the library are to be returned on or before the due date (15 days). On the expiry of due date, Rs.2/- per day will be charged for books. On the expiry of due date, two reminders will be sent. Non-receipt of reminders is no reason for returning books late. Absence is not accepted as excuse for non payment of overdue charge. If the due date falls on college holiday, the book may be returned on the next working day, without overdue charge. If students fail to return the books within the above stipulated period, such students library membership will be canceled for certain period.
In exceptional cases or during need, the librarian may recall the book before it’s due date.
While books can be freely taken out of the shelf by the students, they are requested not to keep them back on the shelf. Students are requested to leave the books on the reading tables after use. If any book is found out of place, it may be shown to the Librarian / Library staff.
BOOK ISSUE SYSTEM
To have the library material issued out, a member should sign the Book issue Card and hand it over to the circulation counter staff along with the Borrower’s card for scanning purpose.
CARE OF LIBRARY MATERIALS
Library books, Journals and other reading/reference materials are expensive and often rare to replace. They are for the benefit of not only the present but also the future members of the library. Therefore, they should be used with care and consideration. No one should write upon, damage, turn down the leaves of, or mark upon any library material. Before leaving the library, the member should satisfy himself/herself as to whether the library material lent to him/her is in sound condition. If not, he/she should immediately bring the matter to the knowledge of the circulation section staff. Otherwise he/she is liable to be held responsible for the replacement of the material or pay such compensation as fixed by the librarian.
DAMAGING OF BOOKS NOT ALLOWED
Marking, writing and tearing the pages of the books are not allowed. Students indulging in such damaging activities will have to face disciplinary action.
Library books/materials are the property of the library; they should be returned at the time of obtaining clearance certificate. Also, dues if any should be cleared.