Only books placed under ‘Lending’ category are available for home lending. Generally, the first copy of every medical book purchased is kept under ‘Reference’ (R) category.
Materials other than those placed under ‘Lending’ category are available only for in-house use. They include dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, maps, charts, reports, standards, subject reference books, current journals, journal backfiles, WHO publications, theses, dissertations, audiovisual and multimedia.
Two books are issued under ‘Home lending’ service to the faculty members in lecturer and above category of teaching staff and one book each to tutors and equivalent grade teachers. The books are issued for a period of 15 days. Books issued under ‘Lending service’ can get re-issued one time on or before the due date. However re-issue is made only when there are no claims for the same book from other members. The re-issue may be done either by making a request over phone to the Circulation Desk or by presenting the book personally at the Circulation Desk.
Students and non-teaching staff are issued books only for in-house reading. Junior Residents may avail home lending facility (one book) by paying a security deposit of rupees 2500.00. The amount deposited is refundable. The amount must be deposited at the college accounts office.
The departmental heads / professors may borrow one subject reference textbook kept in the ‘Reference’ collection for overnight use. Under this facility, the books are issued only after 5.00 p.m. and must be returned to the Library before 9.00 a.m. on the next day.
A book issued under ‘home lending’ provision should be returned on or before the due date. In case of default, a fine will be charged at Re 1.00 per day for the first seven days from the due date and Rs. 3.00 per day there after. If the book is not returned / renewed within 28 days from the date of issue, the matter will be reported to the competent authority and action will be initiated to recover the cost of the book.
Loss of a Book
Loss of a borrowed book must be reported in writing immediately. Overdue charges will be collected in case there is no such reporting. If the book lost is located and returned after reporting, over due charges will be collected till the date of returning of the book. However, returning of the located book is not permitted (unless otherwise approved by the head of the institution) after the payment of cost and other charges.
In case of loss of a book, an amount equal to 150% of the price printed on the book / publisher’s catalogue along with over due charges will be recovered from the member concerned. GOC exchange rate prevailing in the month of recovering of the loss will be taken into consideration to calculate foreign currency rate. In case of loss of a rare book, the charges to be recovered will be decided by the head of the institution or the Library Advisory Committee.
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