ZORAM MEDICAL COLLEGE LIBRARY RULES
- 1. Eligibility for Library Membership:
The following shall be eligible to become members of Library.
- All Faculty, Residence and MBBS Students.
- Paramedical Institute Employees and Non- Teaching Staff.
- 2. Procedure for enrolment:
Members of all categories shall fill in the prescribed forms to become members of the Library. Members will be given Library Unique Identification for borrowing books.
3. Responsibility of a borrower:
Each borrower will be responsible for the books borrowed and for the return of the books to the Library without damage.
4. Conditions regarding issue of Books:
CATEGORIES OF MEMBERS
NO. OF VOLUMES
5. Renewal of Books:
Books can be renewed once to the borrower provided those books have not been requisitioned by any other member. However, renewal will be done only when the book is physically brought to the library.
6. Fine for late Return:
A fine of Rs. 2/- per day will be incurred for the delay in return of Books. The defaulter will be suspended from Library Membership after two months of the due date until the outstanding book is returned.
7. Special powers:
A) The Librarian shall have the power to refuse issue of a book with the approval of the Director.
B) Librarian shall have the power to recall any book from a borrower, if it is considered necessary in the interest of the institution.
C) Librarian shall have the power to punish the defaulter in appropriate measures if it is considered necessary in the interest of the institution, with the approval of the College authority.
8. Damage of books:
A) No marking or underlining shall be permitted on any portion of the books. In case this is detected, full cost of the Books (latest edition) shall be recovered and the membership shall remain suspended until the book is replaced .
B) The document should be properly checked for torn, missing pages or other damage before borrowing.
C) Do not tamper, tear, deface, underlining or cause any kind of damage to any part of the document
9. Loss of Books:
If a member loses any books borrowed, he/she should report immediately to the Librarian and he/she have to replace the same. In the event of the books/journal not being available in the market, the cost at the rate of 10% escalation per year from the date of purchase will be charged
10. Suspension of membership:
In the event of stealing, misuse or damage of books borrowed by a member, the Librarian will have the power to suspend the member, reporting each matter to the Director for appropriate action.
11. Termination of Membership:
A) All members should return their books to the Library before leaving the Institute. In event of outstanding Library Dues the Clearance Certificate will not be issued.
B) Any misconduct which the Librarian feels appropriate for termination of membership may be terminated from membership on the approval of the Director.
12. With-holding of results:
The out-going students are required to produce a Library Clearance Certificate from the Librarian, in the absence of which the results of their University examination are to be withheld.
13. Library Clearance Certificate for Library members:
‘Library Clearance Certificate’ will be insisted for every Library members before releasing him/her from Institution.
14. Stock Verification:
All materials on loan irrespective of the normal due date shall be returned in the event of stock verification.
15. General Rules and Code of Conduct:
A) Personal belonging such as handbags, files, umbrella, etc. should be left at the entrance of the Library.
B) Improper behaviour like Smoking, chewing betel nut, spitting, eating, drinking, making noise and using Mobile phones, etc. are not allowed inside the Library.
C) Pet like dogs, cats etc. shall not be brought inside the Library.
D) Library Members must not cause any disturbance or engage in any behaviour which interferes with library activities.
F) Stern action will be initiated against library members/visitors found vandalizing or defacing library reading materials, furniture, equipment, library building, etc.
Kindly Note: Library will not be responsible for any loss of belongings i.e. Mobile Phone, Money, Wallet, Purse or any other valuable items.