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Circulation


Borrowing Books:

All the circulation activities are performed at the counters of the library. 

All books with PR spine labels are not available on loan. 

Books with R spine labels and books in lending collection can check out for outside use. Books with R spine labels will be issued 2 hours prior to close the library and to be returned before 10.00 a.m. of the following day of library opening. Books housed in lending collection can be borrowed for a period of two weeks. Weekends and public holidays are exempted from this rule. 


For Undergraduate Students: (First, Second, Third & Final years)

Loan category

 No. of Books

Loan period

Overdue charges

 Lending

03

 2 weeks (14 Days)

 Rs. 5.00 per day

 Reference

01

 Overnight and Weekends

 Rs. 50.00 per day


For Post Graduate Students:

Loan category

No. of Books

Loan period

Overdue charges

 Lending

 01

 2 weeks (14 Days)

 For first week Rs. 50.00

 For second week Rs. 100.00

 For third week and above 

 Rs. 100.00

 (per week)

 Reference

 01

 Overnight and Weekends

 Rs. 100.00 per day


For Academic & Academic Support Staff:

Loan category

No. of Books

Loan period

Overdue charges

 Lending

 05

 1 Month (30 Days)

 For first week Rs. 25.00

 For second week Rs. 50.00

 For third week and above 

 Rs. 75.00

 (per week)

 Reference

 05

 1 Month (30 Days)

 Rs. 50.00 per day


 For (Non-Academic) Administrative Staff: 

Loan category

No. of Books

Loan period

Overdue charges

 Lending

 03

 2 weeks (14 Days)

 For first week Rs. 25.00

 For second week Rs. 50.00

 For third week and above 

 Rs. 75.00

 (per week)

 Reference

 03

 2 weeks (14 Days)

 Rs. 50.00 per day


 For (Non-Academic) Non-Administrative Staff:

Loan category

No. of Books

Loan period

Overdue charges

 Lending

 02

 2 weeks (14 Days)

 For first week Rs. 25.00

 For second week Rs. 50.00

 For third week and above 

 Rs. 75.00

 (per week)

 Reference

 02

 2 weeks (14 Days)

 Rs. 50.00 per day

 

It is required to produce library tickets along with the university record book or identity card at the time of check-out of library materials. 

Borrowers are responsible for the prompt return in good condition of all materials borrowed. 

It is the responsibility of the library user to check for any damage to library materials such as torn out pages, defacing etc. and to get an endorsement from the library staff at the issuing counter to that effect in the library material concerned. In the absence of such a report, the library materials will be presumed to have been in good condition when loaned, and the borrower will be held responsible and fined for any damage observed at the time library materials are returned. 

All checked out materials have to be produced for inspection by security officers at the main entrance. 

Students are allowed to access or copy CDs which are accompanied with books from the multimedia center by producing their student ID or record book. 

Periodicals will be issued only for photocopying. 

It is the responsibility of the borrower to protect library materials borrowed from the library. Any loss of library materials has to be reported immediately. In such situations a copy of the same edition or a later edition of the title lost can be produced as replacement or the fee charged by the library has to be paid by the borrower. 

** Overdue charges will be imposed on late returns.

Inter library loan services : Facilities are provided for the permanent members of the academic staff to obtain library materials available in other major university and research libraries in the country on inter-library loan basis.

Loss of library materials and recovery

It is the responsibility of the borrower to protect library materials borrowed from the library. Any loss of library materials has to be reported to the librarian immediately. In such situations a copy of the same edition or a later edition of the lost title can be produced as replacement or the cost of replacement will be charged by the library.

Circulation of replacement cost :

A.  The published year of the book belongs to last five years ;

    • Cost of the book
    • Two times of the cost of the book
    • 25% of the cost of the book
    • 10% of the cost of the book as departmental charges
    • Cost of the book binding

B.  The published year of the book is between 6 -9 years time ;

    • Cost of the book
    • Three times of the cost of the book
    • 25% of the cost of the book
    • 10% of the cost of the book as departmental charges
    • Cost of the book binding

C.  The published year of the book is between 10 - 14 years time ;

    • Cost of the book
    • Five times of the cost of the book
    • 25% of the cost of the book
    • 10% of the cost of the book as departmental charges
    • Cost of the book binding

D.  The published year of the book is more than 15 years ;

    • Cost of the book
    • Ten times of the cost of the book
    • 25% of the cost of the book
    • 10% of the cost of the book as departmental charges
    • Cost of the book bindin