General Rules

  • While entering the library, all personal articles such as umbrellas, sticks, books, parcels, hats, hand-bags, portfolios, purses, attach cases, flat files and file cover etc. shall be deposited with the Attendant at the entrance counter and a numbered token shall be obtained in lieu there of. This facility for depositing personal belongings at the check-counter can be enjoyed only for the period the depositor is in the Library.

  • Though for the period of deposit, all reasonable care for the safe custody of the articles will be taken, the administration accepts no responsibility for any damage or loss for the same.

  • The staff member of the Library at the entrance is authorised to examine everything that passes into or out of the library.

  • Talking, spitting, eating food, sleeping, smoking or any behavior intended to disturb other readers or the discipline of the Library is strictly prohibited.

  • The Librarian has the power to suspend the use of the ticket and card of any member or to refuse admission to any one infringing any rules of the Library and/or to suspend or cancel the use of the borrower’s ticket and the Reading Room Card of any member.

  • No books shall be removed from the library by any person unless the person authorised has signed his name in the records maintained for the purpose or sent a signed receipt for the same to the librarian.

  • No books shall be issued to any person other than duly registered member or to a person duly authorised by such person in writing on each occasion and without producing of the Borrowers Ticket.

  • No books shall be issued during the period when the stock taking is in progress, only the facilities of the reading room will be granted. Borrowers shall return all the books borrowed by them within three clear days before the commencement of such a period. Usual late fee shall be charged if the books are not returned before the date mentioned on Borrower's card.

Conditions of Loan

  • The period of loan of books shall be one week.

  • For the purpose of these rules, the term “Volume” shall include pamphlet and part of the work separately shown.

  • Following types of books shall not be lent out of the library.

    • Dissertations and Projects

    • Reference books.

    • Books marked as “rare” or “Reserved” books.

    • Maps.

    • Back volumes of periodicals.

    • Loose issues of Journals.

    • Syllabus, Question Papers, Standards, Patents, Specifications, Conference proceedings, Seminar Reports, Video tapes, Floppy, Compact disks, Microfilms, Microfiche, Slides etc.

  • In the case of emergency only, the Librarian at his discretion may allow loan of books mentioned above in section (3) for a short term.

  • When there is any increase in demand of a particular book or books, the Librarian may regulate the use of such book in such a manner, as he considers appropriate.

  • The Librarian may, at any time recall any book before the expiry of the period for which it was loaned and the borrower shall comply with such a requisition.

  • The normal period of loan may be extended for a further period of one weeks by bringing the book and getting the next due date stamped , provided that the renewal may not be allowed if that is already claimed by another reader. Only two renewal in any case will be permitted.

  • No book will lent out to students studying in the colleges conducted by the college joining regular academic session.

  • Not withstanding anything in section (3) above, the Librarian may, at his discretion, grant permission to any member to borrow such number of books, in excess, than he is entitled for mentioned in different categories as the Librarian may think appropriate.

Late Fees

  • A member who keeps a book beyond the date on which it is returnable shall be required to pay a late fee of Rs. 1 per day per volume.

  • No late fee will be charged to teacher of the college and the affiliated colleges of S.N.E.T. for a period for 90 days per volume. If such a teacher fails to return the book issued to him on or before the due date, he shall be charged late fee for a period of two months to the maximum limit of Rs.15/- per book, In case the teacher fails to return the book within a period of five months from the due date, the late fee shall be charged to him at the rate of Rs.15/-per books, the book will be treated as lost, replacement cost of the book will be recovered and membership will be cancelled.

  • If a borrower fails to pay the late fee within a period of one month from the date it become due, the same shall be deducted from his library deposit, His membership is liable to be cancelled after such deduction.


NOTE: This rule however, shall not apply to books issued to the authorities, officers of the college for official purpose.

Damage & Loss Of Books

  • Every member taking a book out of the library and every user within the Library shall be responsible for its safe custody and shall return it to the Library Assistant.

  • In the events of its being lost or damaged, he shall either replace it or pay the cost of replacement. If a book is “Rare” one, he shall be required to pay such compensation as the Librarian may think appropriate.

  • Reader shall not write upon, damage, tear off the leaves or make any mark either in pencil or ink upon any book, manuscript or map belonging to the library, nor shall they lay the paper on which they are writing upon in any book, map or manuscript. The erasure of any mark or any writing on any book, manuscript or map or damage to any book or manuscript shall be brought it to the notice of the Librarian.

  • No tracing and no copying of any map or manuscript shall be done without the permission of the Librarian.

  • In case of a book belonging to a set or series is lost or damaged by a member and a new volume is not separately available, the whole set or series shall have to be replaced by the borrower.

  • Before leaving the counter the borrower should immediately point out any mutiliations in the book to Library Asstt. on duty or otherwise the borrower shall be held responsible for replacement of the book or payment of such compensation as may be fixed by the Librarian.

  • It shall be the duty of the Library Assistant on duty at the counter to examine each book returned by a member and to check if it is mutilated or damaged.

  • The Librarian should credit the amount of compensation realised for the books lost or damaged under a separate head of account and arrange to replace the same out of this fund.

Withdrawal of Library Facilities

  • A member for whom any dues are outstanding shall not be allowed to borrow books unless he clears off all the dues.

  • If a book remains unreturned for a fortnight after its due date, the borrower shall not be entitled to enjoy any library facilities till he returns the books and pays all the dues.

Unauthorised Removal of Books

  • Action shall be taken against a person for unauthorised removal of the books or other property of the library. The library committee, in its next meeting, will take appropriate action.