Silence is an essential condition for working in the library. The moment you approach the main door of the library, observe silence and switch off mobile phones. Personal books, files and other belongings are not to be taken into the library. They are to be left at the locker facility near the library main door. Do not keep valuables. Only papers and writing materials are allowed into the reading, reference and stack rooms. You may carry laptop without carryon case. Readers must conduct themselves in an orderly manner at all times while in the library premises and must not behave in any way likely to disturb other readers. Silence must be strictly observed inside the library.
Identity Cards with filled-in Requisition Slips are compulsory for checking out books. A book is issued for a period of 14 days. It may be reissued once, provided no one else demands it. If the book is not returned on the due date, a fine of Rs. 2.00 per day will be collected as fine. At the end of every semester and before vacation all faculty should return the books and they can be re-issued once again if they still want those books. Students of all programmes should return all books a week before the commencement of vacations.
One has to use only one’s own Identity Card. Those who lend their card to others forfeit their right over it. The library staff has the right to refuse issuing a book on doubt of identity. While returning the books, it is the responsibility of every borrower to make sure that the account is cleared in the computer. Kindly do not leave the book on the circulation desk unattended. Periodically everyone (faculty and students) should check at the circulation desk the number of books that have been issued to them. It is the responsibility of the borrower to replace any lost book checked out in his/her name. If one cannot get a copy of the lost book, the cost of the book with added penalty will be charged to the borrower.
General reference books, reserved books and dissertations are not issued out. If you need to make copies of some pages follow the procedure for photocopying specified in this handbook.
Special permission for entry to stacks other than the stipulated time could be obtained from Dr Librarian and in his absence Mr. Pathiraj. After consulting the books on the shelves, the books have to be kept back in the table nearby. Remember that a misplaced book is almost a lost book. When persons who are allowed to enter the stack section need a book, complete the information in the requisition slip and keep it in the place of the book in the self and bring the book to the circulation desk for check out.
Reference Section: Books and periodicals taken from the Reference and Reading rooms have to be placed in the table nearby. Do not attempt to replace the books by yourself.
Utmost care must be taken of all books, periodicals and other materials in the library’s collection. Stealing, damaging, underlining, cutting of pages/pictures, and losing the books are treated as crime. Appropriate action will be taken against those who violate this norm. Anyone who sees others doing such criminal acts should report to Dr Librarian or any of the library staff immediately. Remember the entire library is monitored by video security system. Readers who willfully damage library material will be suspended and may be prevented from using the library in future.
>Photocopying services are available in the library. But Reference books (both Class and General) and dissertations shall be photocopied only with the permission of Dr Librarian. Requisition for photocopying is received everyday from 8 am to 1 pm. The copies will be issued on the same day evening from 4 pm to 7 pm. The norms according to copyright law will be followed, that is, entire book cannot be photocopied. Only certain pages will be allowed for copying. Any official work of the Institute or seminary should come through the office. For all personal photocopying works by resident aswell as non-resident users (faculty and students) the amount should be paid immediately. The charges for photocopying (or) scanning is 70 paisa per single copy, and Rs. 1.20 for back to back photocopying. For printing works bring the file in your pen drive or CD and Rs. 1.00 will be charged per page.
Students going to other libraries in the city who have an agreement with St. Peter’s Library, must get authorization card signed by Dr Librarian. They must also sign a form that they will handle the resource materials in the other libraries with care and follow the norms of that library.
All visitors must sign in the visitor’s register kept at the circulation desk. The library staff after due permission from Dr Librarian will allow them to use the library. They must follow all the norms mentioned above.
Short term users who are not currently registered students at our Institute or other institutes which have exchange programme with our library must meet Dr Librarian. There is a fee collected for short term users. Short term users must pay the specified fee at the office and bring the receipt to the library. Then they will be allowed to use the library.
New arrivals are issued on Mondays.