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Membership


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:
Category of member No. of Books that can be issued Duration of Issue Membership Form Attestation By
Faculty, Scientific & Academic Staff 12 One Semester Head of the Deptt. / Centre
Retired / Visiting / or Adjunct Faculty 04 One Semester Any other faculty member
Emeritus Fellow 06 One Semester Any other faculty member
Administrative Staff (equivalant to Asstt. Registrarand above) 05 One Month Head of the Deptt. / Centre
Technical and Supporting Staff 02 One Month Head of the Deptt. / Centre
Other Staff of the Institute 02 One Month Head of the Deptt. / Centre
Research Scholars 08 One Month Head of the Deptt. / Centre
Deputy Registrar (PG)
M.Tech. / M.Sc 05 14 days Head of the Deptt. / Centre
Deputy Registrar (PG)
B.Tech 05 14 days Assistant Registrar (UG)
Alumini 02 14 days Secretary / President of the Association

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.

Corporate Membership

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.

Borrowing Rules

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:

The cost of the book in foreign currency to be charged at the current conversion rate of the currency,

Lost book should be replaced by a new book with overdue charges , if any and with processing charges of Rs. 100/- per book

Minimum of Rs. 300/- to be charged if the cost of the book is less than Rs.300/- with processing charges of Rs. 100/- per book,

Overdue Fine

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.