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Library Rules

The Library Rules are introduced for optimum utilization of the Library resources by everyone and will be reviewed periodically to meet the changing needs.

I. General Rules

  • Personal belongings must be left in the property rack at the entrance of the Library before entering the Library. However, no valuables should be left as Library staff is not responsible for any loss of property.
  • “A book misplaced is a book lost forever” – Replacing books in different locations in the stack should be avoided. Since the Library follows open access system, books taken out of the racks should be left on the table, Library staff will replace them.
  • Observe strict silence inside the Library. If conversation becomes necessary, it should be in low tones only.
  • Food and Beverages are not allowed inside the Library.

II. Classification Scheme

All the books in the Library are classified according to Dewey Decimal Classification scheme. Users are requested to follow the instructions given in the Library Classification brochure for easy location of books.

III. Internet Browsing

  1. Internet browsing facility is available in the Library only to make subject related searches and accessing the electronic database subscribed by the Institution.
  2. Online chatting and playing games are strictly prohibited inside the Library.
  3. Do not download and install any programme without the knowledge of the Library staff.
  4. Use of computers is limited to thirty minutes when others are waiting for aceess.

IV. Use of Electronic Equipment

  1. Use of Electronic Equipment such as Mobile phones, Audio & Video players and similar gadgets is strictly prohibited inside the Library.

V. Rules of Borrowing Books

  1. Lending of books will be done only upon producing the Identity card.
  2. Identity cards are not transferable. Library staff may refuse to issue books to any one who uses cards of others. Books should not be sub-lent to others.
  3. Books will be issued to the students as per the details mentioned below:
    1. For UG students three books for a period of 7 days each.
    2. For PG students four books for a period of 14 days each.
    3. For PhD students six books for a period of 30 days each.
  4. Books borrowed should be returned on or before the date mentioned in the due date slip. Overdue charges will be collected as mentioned under rules IX(1).
  5. Books have to be returned to the Library as and when they are called back by the Librarian.
  6. Check the condition of the books before borrowing and books found in a damaged condition will not be issued. Please bring to the notice of the Library staff immediately if any defect is found.
  7. The Borrower is fully responsible for the books issued upon his/her card. Any damage to the book or unwanted marking found in the book will attract penalty or total replacement of the book.
  8. If books borrowed are damaged or lost by the borrower he or she should replace the book or pay the value thereof as mentioned under rules IX(3).
  9. Rules of Borrowing Non-Book (CD-ROMs). Two CD-ROMs will be issued to all categories of students for a period of 2 days. Overdue chareges will be collected as mentioned under rules IX (1).
VI. Rules for Renewal of books
  1. Renewal of books is done for those books that are not demanded by others.
  2. Books must be brought to the library for renewal.
  3. Books can be renewed twice for seven days each if there is no demand from others.
  4. In case the book is in demand and reserved by others, then its renewal is not possible, it has to be returned.
  5. Books will not be renewed more than two times immaterial of the demand. The books have to be returned on or before the due date and kept in the library for two working days before the same member can issue the book.

 

VII. Rules for Reservation of books

  1. Reservation of books can only be done for those books that are in circulation.
  2. Online reservation, using the Library Software, is possible from within the campus.
  3. If a book is reserved by more than one person, each one is given a priority number automatically based on first come first basis. Such books can not be renewed by the user or issued to other users other than those reserved.
  4. Whenever a reserved book is returned to the Library each member, by order of priority, in the reservation list will be intimated and given two working days time to borrow the books. If he/she fails to borrow then the second member is allowed to take the book.
VIII. Reference Books
  1. Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Handbooks, Manuals, Year Books, Periodicals, Back volumes of periodicals, EDD notes, Reports, Text Books, Newspapers and all those books bearing the seal “Reference” will not be lent out. These resources are meant for reference within the Library premises only.
IX. Over Due Charges, Loss of Books and Identity Card
  1. A overdue charge of AED 1/-  per day, including holidays if any, will be levied for books returned after the due date. In case the overdue charges exceeds the cost of the book then the cost of the book would be collected.
  2. Any book that is lost by the borrower must be brought to the notice of the Librarian immediately.
  3. Borrower is liable to replace the books that is lost or damaged. If unable to replace the lost book, recovery of cost of the book will be made on the following basis:
    1. Three times the current price of the book with overdue charges, if the borrower has reported the loss after the due date.
    2. Three times the current price of the book if the loss of book is reported before the due date.
    3. If the book lost is rare in nature (i.e. not available in the market or out of print) then five times of the book cost will be recovered from the borrower.
  4. The borrower is responsible for books borrowed upon his card and those that are reportedly lost. Borrower will continue to be responsible for any loss arising from the inadvertent or misuse of the card lost and the Library will not accept any responsibility in this regard.
  5. All books borrowed from the library have to be surrendered, and all outstanding dues cleared before getting No-Dues certificate.

X. Rules for Book Bank Scheme

  1. Lending of books will be done only upon producing the Identity Card.
  2. Books should not be sub-lent to others.
  3. Two books will be issued to the students.
  4. Books can be borrowed for the period of 30 days.
  5. Books borrowed should be returned on or before the date mentioned in the due date slip. If student fails to return the book on or befor the due date, the overdue charges will be levied as mentioned in the rule IX.
  6. Books have to returned to the Library as and when they are called back by the Librarian.
  7. The Borrower is fully responsible for the books borrowed upon his/her name. Any damage tothe book or unwanted marking found in the book needs replacement of the book.
  8. Books will not be issued to Defaulters.
  9. No reservation of books under this scheme is allowed.
  10. Books will be issued on first come first serve basis.
  11. Lending of Books under this scheme will be subject to the availability of books.
  12. All books borrowed under this scheme have to be surrendered at the end of comprehensive examination.

                                                                                                                          
Contact the Library Staff for any assistance
sivakumar@dubai.bits-pilani.ac.in, jayadev@dubai.bits-pilani.ac.in

jayachandran@dubai.bits-pilani.ac.in