3.1    Only Registered members are entitled to borrow books from the library. The following table provides borrowing privileges for various categories of members and various types of collections.

Collection Type® General Books Text Books Short-loan Material#

Category

Entitlement

Duration

Entitlement

Duration

Entitlement

Duration

Undergraduate

2

1 Month

3

1 month

1

2 days

Post graduate

5

1 Month

2

1 month

1

2 days

Research Scholars

8

1 Month

2

1 Month

1*

2 days

Faculty

10

2 Month

5

One Semester

2*

2 days

Associates

3

2 Month

2

2 Month

1*

2 days

Junior Associates

3

1 Month

1

1 Month

1*

 

Staff

2

1 Month

1

1 month

1*

2 days

Paid and Honorary

2

1 Month

1

1 month

1*

2 days

Corporate

10

1 Month

5

1 month

5*

2 days

#(Short loan textbooks (TxON), Restricted Collection, Course material, Career help books, Video, Audio CD, VCD, DVD)

*Except short loan textbooks (TxON)

3.2 Librarian at his discretion may allow more books or extend duration of loan in case of genuine requirement of the member.

3.3 A member shall be required to produce Membership card to borrow books.

3.4 Students of reserved category shall have first priority in borrowing books from Book Bank collection. Books from Book Bank can be borrowed only on specific days announced by the Library.

The following collections are available only for consultation within the library and can be borrowed for short duration, with a special permission of the Librarian only in case of extraordinary circumstances:

3.6.a Members may reserve books that are on loan to other members, by filling up the reservation slips. Reservations slips can be purchased from the help desk.

3.6.b A Reserved book will be kept On Hold for one week on its return by the previous borrower. The member who has reserved it will be informed of its availability, who must borrow it within On-Hold period i.e. one week.

3.6.c Research Scholars, Faculty, Associate Faculty members are entitled for 5 complimentary reservation slips in each semester. Complimentary slips can be collected in the beginning of the semester. Complementary slips can not be used in subsequent semesters.

3.6.d No member shall be allowed to have more than 5 books reserved at any time.

3.7.a All books borrowed from the library must be returned within the stipulated due date. The Librarian however, may recall any book before the due date.

3.7.b Members who are moving out of station on leave, project work or any other work should make arrangement to return books borrowed by them.

3.7.c The Library normally sends reminders of overdue books from time to time, however, non receipt of such a reminder by a member can not be accepted as a valid reason for delay in return of books.

3.7.d Failure to return books in time will attract the following punitive actions

3.8.a Cost of Books to be recovered from a member shall be computed in the following manner:

3.8.b In case the price of the books is not available in the accession register, list price of the latest edition in-print or the last edition of out-of-print books will be treated as price of the book for the purpose.

3.8.c In case, price of a book received is gratis and its cost is not known, it will be determined by the Librarian.

3.9.a In case of loss of books borrowed by the member, the member should immediately inform the Library. He shall be required to make good such loss, by paying the cost of the books so lost within two weeks of informing the Library. The cost will be calculated as per Rule 3.8.

3.9.c A member may opt to replace the books lost by him with a new copy of the latest edition. In such case he will also be liable to pay Rs. 50/- as service charge and overdue charges if any, up to the date of his informing the loss to the library. In the event of change in the imprint of the lost book, Librarian’s decision will be final in accepting a different imprint.

3.10 Members are required to keep the books borrowed from the library in good physical condition and not to mark or damage the books. Members should carefully check the books before borrowing for any deficiency and damage and get the same verified by the staff on duty. Members are liable to make good the marking or damage to the books borrowed by them as in the same way as applicable to Rules 3.9a and 3.9b, and 3.9c.

3.11 Books borrowed from the library are for personal study and should not be used for any direct commercial purpose. Copying from the library books is subject to copyright restriction.

3.12     If a member is suffering from a communicable disease that can spread through books, such member should not visit the library and handle the library books. In case such member unknowingly has been handling the books, he should promptly inform the Librarian who would make arrangement for disinfection of the books before re-circulating the same.