Library Rules

GOVT. ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE KOZHIKODE GENERAL LIBRARY

LIBRARY RULES AND REGULATIONS

OPENING HOURS

Monday – Saturday 9.30 AM to 4.30 PM
The library is closed on Sundays and all public holidays

DISCIPLINE

• All users must observe total silence in the library and its premises
• All users are required to show their college IDs to the library staff and write their names and other details in the gate register upon entrance to the library
• Use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited in the library
• All bags, cases, folders etc. must be left in the luggage area outside the library.
• Users are not allowed to leave their baggage overnight in the library. The library shall not take any responsibility for loss of personal property or books already signed out to a user
• All users are required to show the items in their possession to the library staff on demand before leaving the library
• No student is allowed to enter the circulation area without the consent of the library staff
• Anyone caught marking, defacing or mutilating books or any other library material will be expected to pay penal cost for the material with the most current edition of the same
• Discipline must be observed always in the library. Placing of feet on the furniture, eating and drinking, smoking, sleeping etc. are not allowed.
• Group discussions are only allowed in the discussion room and the noise must be kept to a minimum and should not disturb any other user in the library
• Use of sound equipments like radios, ipods, cell phones etc. is strictly prohibited in the library and its environs
• Users are not allowed to reshelf books after removing them from the shelf. Leave the books on the table
• No library equipment may be moved, modified or tampered with without permission from the librarian

BORROWING PROCEDURE

Borrowing rules of books are given below:

UG:
• First year students can borrow 2 books at a time
• Second Year students can borrow 3 books at a time
• I students can borrow 4 books at a time

PG: All PG students can borrow 6 books at a time

Books are issued for a period of 14 days. Overdue fine is Rs. 1/day. This may subject to change by the govt. directives.

• All the students and faculty of this college can make use of the library services
• All students must present their college ID before borrowing any library materials
• Library materials may not be taken outside of the library unless the library staff has properly issued them out
• All borrowed materials must be returned on or before the due date
• Students are not allowed to borrow books on behalf of others or transfer borrowed materials to other students
• Students with overdue materials and overdue fines will not be allowed to use the library services
• All reserve materials must be returned at the specified time

The following materials can only be used within the library

• Reference books
• Newspapers
• Journals and magazines

DAMAGE/ LOSS OF LIBRARY MATERIALS

• Users will be held responsible for any damage or loss of library materials in their possession and will be required to meet the cost of replacement as per the govt. directives.
• Users must ensure that the books they borrow are in good condition to avoid being held responsible for any damages noted while returning the books
• Lost books must be reported to the librarian immediately and replaced or paid for within 30 days
• Lost library books that are recovered, must be handed to the librarian as they remain the property of the college library

EXCLUSION FROM THE USE OF THE LIBRARY

• Any user who disregards the library rules and regulations will not be permitted to use the library anymore.
• The library staff have the right to ask students to leave the library if they are behaving inappropriately or causing disturbance to other users

Admission: The following people are allowed to use the library:

• All students who are in the nominal roll of the College
• Faculty and other staff in the College

NB: These rules and regulations are subject to review by the library committee from time to time