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Library Rules and Regulations

Admission to the Library

All members are required to deposit their personal belonging at the property counter at their own risk. The library is not responsible for any loss or damage to the same. Taking a briefcase or bag inside the library is strictly forbidden. Users should let the security; check their personal belongings, like books, files, etc. before they leave the library premises.

Care of Library Materials

Library resources such as books, journals, and electronic materials, etc. are costly and are often rare. These resources are for the benefit of the present and for the future members of the library. Therefore, library users’ are requested not to write upon, damage, turn down the leaves or mark on any library materials. Tracing or copying of any is prohibited by copy right policy and users shall be solely responsible for any violations. Before leaving the Issue counter, member should satisfy themselves as to whether the library material lent to them is in sound condition. If not , they should immediately bring the matter to the knowledge of the library staff at the Issue counter; otherwise, they are liable to be held responsible for replacing the material or paying such compensation as fixed by the Librarian.

Clearance Certificate/NOC

Library members/users’ who are leaving the institution, must surrender their membership card to the library, and obtain a "Clearance" certificate/ NO Dues from the librarian, in order to ensure that they owe no dues to the library including any overdue charges etc.

General Instructions

  • Every member of the library must bring their ID card to identify himself/herself when requested to do so.
  • Outwears, brief cases, handbags, files, umbrellas and similar items should be deposited at the check point before entering the library.
  • No refreshments or foodstuff of any kind shall be consumed anywhere inside the library.
  • Silence must be observed in the Library.
  • Library members should maintain an atmosphere of dignity, peace and silence within the library premises.
  • All books and journals must be returned on before the due date.
  • Documents must be returned in time to make them available for use by others. Overdue library materials, other than the Reserve/ Reference Documents incur a fine of Rs. 2.00 per day, the Reserve/ Reference Documents incur a fine of Rs. 5.00 per day or more. Until the dues are cleared the borrowing facilities will be withheld. Borrowing entitlement may be reduced if a member is observed returning document/s in late on more than three occasions. The Librarian can recall any issued document any time.
  • A misplaced book is temporarily lost. To avoid misplacement; books taken from the open shelves should be left on the nearest table/trolley. Library materials should be handled with utmost care. Nobody should write damage and make any mark on any kind of library materials. Materials damaged, defected or lost must be replaced; otherwise the cost will be realized from the borrower.
  • Members should keep the library informed of any change of address during the period of their membership.
  • Members should return all materials borrowed from the library before proceeding on any kind of long leave.
  • Members should not sub lend the materials borrowed from the library.
  • Materials that are issued should be produced for the security to check.
  • Suggestions for purchasing books and other materials and improving the library services are welcome.
  • The librarian has the power to cancel the tickets and refuse admission to anyone who violates the rules and regulations of the library or indulges in any other type of misconduct.

Usage Policy for using the e-Resources at Central Library of Sant Baba Bhag Singh University:

Guidelines for fair use

  • Electronic resources such as databases, e-journals, e-books are made available by the Central Library, Sant Baba Bhag Singh University for the use academic as well as research purpose.
  • These resources can be searched, browsed and material may be downloaded and printed as single copies of articles as is done in the case of printed library material. Downloading or printing of a complete book or an entire issue or a volume of one or more journals (called systematic downloading) is strictly prohibited.
  • Use of robots, spiders or intelligent agents to access, search and/or systematically download from these resources is also prohibited. Any violation of this policy will result in penal action as per the rules and regulations of the Sant Baba Bhag Singh University.
  • Please note that systematic downloading will make the publisher to block accessing these resources to the entire community.

The e-resources are provided by both the e-SHODHSINDHU, DELNET, J Gate of the Sant Baba Bhag Singh University which incorporates thousands of electronic journals and bibliographic databases for use. The terms and conditions for using these resources are spelled out in electronic resource license agreements with each publisher. It is the responsibility of individual users to follow the usage policy for using electronic resources. The general principles for using e-resources are as follows:

Permitted Not Permitted
Viewing, downloading, copying, printing and saving a copy of search results Use of robots or intelligent agents to do systematic, bulk or automatic downloading is not permitted
Viewing, downloading, copying, printing and saving individual articles Systematic downloading or printing of entire journal issues or volumes, or large portions of other e-resources is not permitted
Using e-resources for scholarly, educational or scientific research, teaching, private study and clinical purposes Using e-resources for commercial gain is not permitted (i.e. reselling, redistributing or republishing licensed content)
Sending a copy of an article to another authorized user (i.e. current faculty, students or staff) Transmitting, disseminating or otherwise making online content available to unauthorized users (i.e. sending to mailing lists or electronic bulletin boards) is not permitted
Posting the URL to the publisher's version of the article on a class website (publisher links will allow only authorized users access). Posting the publisher's version or PDF of an article to an open class website is not permitted (instead, post the URL to the article which will allow only authorized users access).

Breaches of the license agreement with publishers could result in the suspension of access to the resources for the member institutions. For more information, please contact Librarian at