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Central Library, IIT Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016
Phone: +91 11 26591451
All the students, faculty members and employees of the Institute can register themselves for the membership of the Library. All Students, faculty and staff members are issued bar-coded patron cards. Their entitlement, in terms of the number of books that can be borrowed by them, are as follows:
Library Membership and Loan Period
All students, faculty and employees of the Institute are entitled for the membership of the Library. Library membership form is available at the Membership Counter at Central Library. The Library membership can also be availed by the retired employees and Alumni of the Institute. The Library has over 9500 valid members. For the renewal of membership contact Library membership counter.
The industrial and corporate houses can become "Corporate Members" of the Library for availing the services of the Central Library on making as annual payment of Rs. 15,000.00 and one-time security (refundable) of Rs. 15,000.00. The corporate Members can avail consultation/book borrowing and inter-library loan (ILL) facilities from the Central Library.
The readers should check the books thoroughly for missing pages, chapters, etc. while getting them issued.
No book in damaged condition will be accepted from the users on return. Damaged books will have to be replaced by the borrower.
Issue & Return Timings
General Book Section :
Faculty/ Student / Staff members having RFID card can Self Check-in & Self Check-Out the books using RFID Self Check-in & Self Check-Out Kiosk and Book Drop Box at any time till the Library is open.
If Faculty/ Student / Staff members does not RFID card Books can be borrowed from Circulation Counter, Central Library from 9:00 AM to 5:15 PM during the weekdays.
Text Book Section :
Two Textbooks can be issued on loan for overnight from 2:00 P.M. to 6.30 P.M. Textbooks should be returned on next day between 10.00 A.M. to 1.00 P.M.
Conventions for Issues / Return
General books are issued to all eligible members as per their entitlements.
Reference books and bound volumes are issued to members with special permission. Please contact Incharge, Reader Services/Librarian for obtaining permission.
Theses, dissertations, CDs, are not lent out of the Library.
Cost recovery of Lost Books by the Library members
Following is the approved criteria for recovering the cost of lost books by Library members:
Lost book should be replaced by a new book with overdue charges, if any and with processing charges of Rs. 100/- for each book.
In case the book is out of print or not available in the market then the double of the cost mentioned in the Accession register should be charged with processing charges of Rs. 100/- for each book with overdue charges, if any.
Minimum of Rs. 300/- to be charged with processing charges of Rs. 100/- for each book with overdue charges, if any.
The cost of the book in foreign currency to be charged at the current conversion rate of the currency.
Items that are returned after the due date are considered overdue. Overdue fines are assessed at the following rates:
Rs. 1.00 per day for the books issued from General Section
Rs. 0.50 per hour for the books issued from Text Book Section
Loss of Identity Card/Library Card
The loss of Identity Card or bar-coded patron card should be reported to the Institute Security and Readers Services Section of the Library. The Institute Security or concerned section (UG/PG) will issue duplicate Identity card. Contact Readers Services for issuance of bar-code. Borrowers shall be responsible for any loss or misuse of their original/duplicate card.
Reservation of the Documents
Please contact Membership Counter / Circulation Counter for reservation of the books.