BMU Library catalog

Rules of Knowledge Resource Centre

1. The Library/Knowledge Resource Centre is at the heart of all teaching, learning, and research of the University. It has a vast repository of resources that includes books, magazines, audio-video resources, course materials, reports, project reports, annual reports, newspapers, articles and case studies, that can be used as reference by both students and faculty. Equipped with free Wi-Fi access and sound-proofed discussion rooms, the Library is an ideal place for students to come in and work in groups & complete their assignments, study, and conduct research.

2. Library remains open from 8:00 AM to 1:30 AM Monday through Saturday and from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on all Sundays as well as holidays.

3. The KRC will remain closed on the following days:

  • Republic Day.
  • Independence Day.
  • Gandhi Jayanti.

4. BML Munjal University Students, Faculty and Staff members are bonafide members of the Library.

5. All members of Library would be issued a unique login id and password to log in to the library portal.

6. Members may use the portal for the following:

  • To check availability of the KRC resources.
  • Request for reservation of the available and unavailable KRC resources.
  • To view the details like books issued, date of return, fine imposed on them.

7. The Circulation rules of the Library are as follows:

  • Resources will be issued within the issue limits of the member as defined in Section 10.
  • The member should get the resources issued at the Circulation Counter by producing the Identity Card.
  • Resources, at the time of return, may be reissued to the same member only once for 7 days provided, there is no reservation against that resource. However, Magazines/Journals, AV Resources (CD�s, VCD�s, Floppies & Video Cassettes), Course Materials, Annual Reports, Reports, News Papers will not be re-issued.
  • On Display issues of the magazines, journals and newspapers will not be issued, however, back issues of a few journals and magazines may be issued.
  • The Library also subscribes to eminent journals and databases both for reference and research. During working hours, students may refer to reference books and project reports in the reading hall.

8.The rules for reservation of resources of the Library are as follows:

  • Members may reserve both the available and unavailable resources either in person or by longing in to the portal.
  • The availability of the reserved resource if returned by other member would be informed through an e-mail.
  • On availability, the reserved resource should be collected from Library within 2 days of intimation, failing which the reservation will stand cancelled.

9. The return rules of the Library are as follows:

  • Resources should be returned on or before the due date mentioned in the due date slip.
  • Late fee would be charged from all borrowers who retain the book(s) beyond the due date as mentioned in Section 11.
  • The Librarian may recall any book(s), issued to any member, at any time to meet urgent demand. If the book is not returned to meet the urgent demand the member’s ID will be blocked on the third day.

10. The table below gives a brief summary of the lending rules for different resources that exist in the Library.

Resources

Students and Staff

Faculty

Reservation

Renewal

Quantity

Duration

Quantity

Duration

Books

4

7 Days

7

180 Days

Applicable

Applicable

Magazine/ Journal

2

5 Days

2

5 Days

Applicable

Not Applicable

Audio-Video Resources

2

3 Days

2

3 Days

Applicable

Not Applicable

Course Material

1

7 Days

1

7 Days

Applicable

Not Applicable

Annual Reports

1

7 Days

1

7 Days

Applicable

Not Applicable

Reports

1

7 Days

1

7 Days

Applicable

Not Applicable

News Papers

(Monthly Issues)

2

1 Day

2

1 Day

Not Applicable

Not Applicable


11. The members will have to pay the late fee and other fines imposed on them as per the following rules:

  • Late fee @ Rs10/day would be charged for each overdue resource,
  • Late Fee @ Rs20/day would be charged, if the overdue resource is found reserved by another member.
  • In case of any damage/lost resource(s), the member should inform the damage/loss immediately to the Library and replace the same resource(s) at his/her own cost within ten days.
  • If the member fails to replace the resource/book, the user shall be charged double the cost of the resource(s) and the amount will be collected with applicable late fine. If member provides a replacement for the book, 30% processing charge would be applicable with the late fine(if any).
  • If the member fails to return the resource within the stipulated time, their ID would be blocked. The member shall be informed to return the resource within a week. If in spite of the notice, the member is not returning the resource/book, the information shall be passed on to the Program office/ Students Mentor/Dean and also to the parents. Thus accelerate the return of the book and also reduce the chance of continues mounting of fines. Any further delay shall lead prohibition of the student from entering the library till the return of the book and the payment of fine. If not appropriate disciplinary action as per the University Policy shall be initiated for indiscipline.

12.The general rules pertaining to the Library are as follows:

  • Every student must possess his/her ID card while availing the Library facilities.
  • Members/students shall leave their personal belongings such as bags, personal books, magazines, umbrellas, water bottle etc. at the property counter reserved for this purpose. Only laptops and note-books are allowed in the Reading area of the Library. A fine of Rs 10 may be imposed for releasing the bag in case of lost token. The bag/ any other item may be realised after due verification of the student ID and payment of fine.
  • Eating, listening to music, loudly speaking, talking on mobile phone etc. is strictly prohibited in the Library premises. Members shall maintain silence in the Library and should not disturb other readers.
  • Library follows open access book system. Books should not be shelved by the readers and should either be handed over to the Library staff on duty or placed on the reading tables.
  • Member must assure, before leaving the circulation counter, that the books issued to him/her are in a good condition or not, otherwise he/she will be held responsible for any damage if the book is found damaged in any manner at the time of return.
  • v Member should not deface, mark, cut pages mutilate or damage the reading materials in any way. In case a member is found doing so, his/ Membership will be terminated.
  • While leaving the Library, member should ensure that they carry only those books that are duly issued on their names, otherwise disciplinary action will be taken against them.
  • Members are expected to wear formal dress while visiting the library.
  • Circulation timing: 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM on Week Days.

13.The reprographic facility like book binding, photocopying of notes and reading materials, printing project reports etc. is extended to members on payment basis. The photocopy charges are to be deposited with the photocopy machine operator.

14. The Library rules and regulations may be modified from time to time and shall be binding on all concerned.





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