Rules for Students and Staff 

1. Users are not allowed to bring their personal belongings in the library. All members are required to leave their personal belongings (Books, Files, Briefcases, Handbags, Registers etc) at the entrance of the library (Personal Belonging Shelves)

2. Don’t write, underline or mark the library books. The library books are carefully examined on return and the borrower will be held responsible for defacing or damaging to, or loss of library book(s) in his/her possession.

3. After consultation, leave the book(s) on the reading table, which will be kept by the library staff on the exact place according to Call Number(s).

4. Complete silence should be observed inside the library except for the brief and subdued talk with the library staff at the Circulation Desk or in any other Section of the library.

5. Drinks, eatables, are not allowed in the library.

6. Use of Mobile and Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the library.

7. Sleeping / Hot Talk /Un-necessary Discussion/ Loud Voice /Disturbance / Foot on tables & chairs / Unbalanced talk, with colleagues / are not allowed in the library.

8. Students are entitled to check out books (Excluding Text Reference books and General Reference books) for a period of one month as following:

Undergraduate students 2 books
Graduate students     3 books
MS and PhD students  3/4 books

9. Textbooks will be issued to students for a period of one month. A fine of Rs.10/- per book, per day (starting after the close of library on due date) will be charged for late returns.

10. Faculty and staff are entitled to check out books (Excluding Text Reference books and General Reference books) for a period of one semester as following:

Professors/Deans/Consultants/Associate Professors 10 books
Assistant Professors 10 books
Lecturers/Research Associates/Teaching Assistants 10 books
Staff (leisure reading books)  2 books

11. BOOK LOSSES

(a) In case of loss of book(s), five times the market price of the lost book be charged, or out of print titles, the amount equal to three times the original purchase price of the book(s) will be charged.

(b) If the library user, fails to submit the replacement cost of lost or damaged material, this amount will be deducted from the “Security Deposits” of the students; in case the stipulated amount exceeds the Security Deposits of the student then the authorities reserve the rights to withhold the issuance of degree to the students concerned till he/she either replaces the lost book/material or pays the stipulated amount.

(c) The borrowers will not be able to borrow any library material until the library repurchases the lost or damaged material, or receives written information, from the Account Department of the Institute, that the required amount has been recovered from the borrower.

(d) The In-Charge of the library has the authority to immediately stop the issuance or discontinue the Reading Rooms’ facility for the defaulters.

While using the following services, please consult the Circulation Desk for any assistance:

i) OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue)

ii) Audio/Visual Materials, CDs, Diskettes

iii) Multi-media library

iv) Digital Library

v) E-Library

12. The borrowed books will be renewed for a further period of one month, if the desired book/books has/have not been reserved for another user. Overdue books will not be reissued.

13. Current issues of Annual Reports, Pamphlets, Periodicals, Newspapers and A/V materials, CDs, Diskettes can not be checked out. Such material is for consultation in the library premises.

14. The unwanted book(s) may be returned to the library for use by some other reader.

15. If you accidentally mislay a book and cannot find it after thorough search, report the matter to the Circulation Desk immediately to avoid the undue fine.

16. Mutilation of library material is a matter of disciplinary action, however, books accidentally damaged should be reported promptly so that suitable assessment may be made and damages paid.

17. In case, a book is urgently required, the In-Charge of the library may recall it at a short notice any time and such a book shall be returned immediately by the borrower.

18. If a library ticket is lost or damaged, Rs.50.00 will be charged for a new library ticket.