Rules and Regulations


TO PROVIDE AN ATMOSPHERE CONDUCIVE TO APPROPRIATE USE OF ITS SERVICES AND FACILITIES, THE STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH THE LIBRARY RULES AND REGULATIONS LISTED BELOW:

 

 GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

 The DTU Library resources are available to:

  • Those students who are enrolled in different courses undertaken by University.
  • Those who are members of the Faculty and Non-Teaching staff of the Delhi Technological University.
  • Those without direct connection with the University, on a written recommendation based on good personal knowledge and confirming their need and suitability for admission and approval of competent authorities.

 HOW TO BECOME MEMBER


 The teachers, Ph. D. scholars, Master’s level students, undergraduate students and other categories who are admitted through various Schools/ Departments of the University, will be given the membership facility by the Central Library. The application form for the library membership can be obtained from the Central Library or can be downloaded from University site. The application form duly recommended (signed and stamped) by the Dean Academic should be submitted to the Central Library of the University as per the entitlement for processing.

Other categories of members which include retired teachers, non-teaching staff, outsiders etc. are required to approach Central Library for registration.

Members should keep the library informed of any change of address, email address ,Telephone Numbers, class or subject of study during the period of their membership.

LIBRARY SERVICES AND FACILITIES

DTU Library offers following facilities and services; 

  • Library Membership Facility;
  • Document Borrowing Facility;
  • Text book Service(Book Bank),
  • Reference, Referral and Information Service, and E-referencing;
  • Reservation of books,
  • Inter-Library Loan Service,
  • Facility to browse reading materials in open access environment;
  • Use of special collections wherever they are available,
  • Use of Theses and Dissertation as per the conditions,
  • Facility to research scholars,
  • Assistance in the use of Electronic Resources,
  • Bibliographical Services wherever they are available,
  • Photocopying Service by adhering to the Copyright Provisions is available through the commercial vendors.
  • Computer Print-out facility
  • Facility of browsing Internet
  • Facility of browsing CD ROM etc.

 

CONDITIONS OF LOAN

 

Electronically generated membership card is issued to each member to borrow the
specified number of documents. The card is nontransferable as it is a token of privileges extended
only to the member to whom it is issued.
 
Sub-lending of the books and misuse of the privileges are entirely at the risk of the
membership holder and library in no way will be responsible of its misuse.
 
Reference books, rare books, theses, dissertations, periodicals (loose numbers and bound
volumes) and such other reading materials marked for consultation within the library shall not be
issued out for loan except with the special permission of the University Librarian.
 
Borrowers must satisfy themselves about the physical condition of the books before
borrowing; otherwise, they will be held responsible for any damage or mutilation noticed later or
at the time of returning.
 
Penalties for damaged, mutilated or defaced by marking shall be fixed by the University
Librarian.
 
Loan of books is not renewable, in case it is in demand by another user.
 
The University Librarian can recall books on loan with members at any time.
 
ISSUE SYSTEM AND RESERVATIONS
 
On each occasion when the book is borrowed, the reader must approach the circulation
counter with membership ID and get the book charged/discharged.
 
Readers can check their status online by using User ID and password.
 
Reservation for books which are not on the library shelves can be made by users through
OPAC. The library will inform the member through library notice board as soon as the book is available.
 
USE OF TEXT BOOK COLLECTION
 
Text Book Collection comprises of reading materials covering prescribed readings,
recommended reading, allied and relational readings and such other books as may be considered
important for placement along with such collections.
Some copies of Text Books as may be considered necessary will be kept for ‘Consultation
only’ and cannot be issued.
 
In the case of heavy demand of certain books, the preference will be given according to the
reservation.
 
Facility to reserve Text Books is available.
 
ACCESS FACILITIES  
 
  • All bonafide members are entitled to access electronic resources through user ID Password. User ID Password may be obtained from the library officer.
  • However, bulk copying, systematic downloading or use of such electronic materials for commercial purposes and other such usages which are in violation to IPR rules or other relevant rules and regulations of the country, is strictly prohibited.
  • Strict action will be taken, if any breach of law is discovered. The members have the privilege of direct access to the shelves in the stack halls and the freedom to browse books during specified hours subject to certain requirements of the library.
  • The library books are for the benefit of not only the present but also the future members of the library. They should, therefore, be handled with every care and consideration.
  • It is important that the classified arrangement of books, according to the numbers, is maintained on the shelves for the convenience of the members themselves.
     

OVERDUE CHARGES

  • The member is expected to return borrowed books on or before the due date.
  • An overdue charge of Rs. 1/- per day per volume will be levied for the late return of books.
 

LOSS OF BOOKS OR LIBRARY TICKETS    

  • Neither books nor membership card be lent to another person.
  • The member is responsible for the books borrowed on his / her library tickets.
  • Loss of library book(s) or membership card must be reported in writing to the University Librarian immediately.