Loan Policy

1.    All books must be returned/renewed on or before the due date. Loan policy as per the category of users is detailed below:              

Type of Documents

Loan Period

General Books and Textbooks 

90 days (faculty); 30 or 15 days (others)

Reference books    

Non-loanable

Loose issues of journals    
 

Non-loanable

Bound Volumes of journals    

30 days

User Category 

No. of loanable items

Loan Period 

Renewal 

Online renewal

Fine

Faculty

12 items

90 days

1 (for 90 days) 

yes (only through email)

Rs. 1.00 / day after due date

Regular students /
Post-Doctoral Scientists / Research Associates    

6 items

30 days

3        

No

Rs. 1.00 / day after due date

Visiting students / Visiting scientists / Visiting fellows                

2 items  

15 days

3

No 

Rs. 1.00 / day after due date

R&D Assistants

2 items

15 days

3

No

Rs. 1.00 / day after due date

Admin. staff / officers

2 items

15 days

3

No

Rs. 1.00 / day after due date

2. Books will not be considered returned until the settlement of fine and fine calculation continues.  Members may not borrow additional books until settlement of the fine.

3.    Online mode of renewal does not exist for library member other than faculty.  Books must be brought to the library circulation counter for each renewal/return.
4.    In case of lost books, borrower must either refund the current price of the books or purchase and replace the copy of book within a stipulated period.
5.    Books are loaned only to individual member accounts. Loan facility under the name of unit/section/laboratory or on behalf of any research group or any other library member is not permissible.
6.    Hold may be placed on the books which are on circulation. Books on hold will be loaned as per the sequence of hold placed. Preference will be given to a new borrower if the current borrower is found first in the hold queue.
7.    Library reserves the right to recall books before the due date if circumstances demand so.
8.    There is no separate loan policy for coursework titles as the loan period for faculty members has been extended upto 90 days + 1 renewal (total 180 days i.e. 6 months) along with an increase in number of loanable items.

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