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1. Rules of Admission and Membership

  1. The library is open only to registered members.
  2. The library allows only individual membership.
  3. Membership is given upon payment of a refundable security deposit.
  4. Persons seeking membership may collect the requisite form available at the circulation counter and submit the same duly filled along with two stamp size photographs.
  5. For student membership (M.A., M. Phil. and Ph.D), the forms should be attested by Head of Department and Administrative Officer. For others the forms should accompany residence and identify proof.
  6. Address, telephone numbers and stamp impression must be legible. Otherwise the forms will not be accepted.
  7. Membership enrolment is done between Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  8. Membership is open to persons residing in the Delhi and NCR (Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad and Noida only). Postal membership is not available.
  9. Change of address and telephone number should be informed without fail.

2. General Rules

  1. Library users should ensure that the resources of the library are properly used and its dignity and environment properly maintained.
  2. Readers should not misuse books. Underscoring in the text and scribbling of personal comments inside books are not permitted.
  3. Discussions in the stack area and reading room are disallowed.
  4. The reading room is meant only for reading. Persons found to be misusing the reading room will be turned out.
  5. Personal books are not allowed in the library.
  6. Readers should not pile up books on the reading tables.
  7. Cell phones are not to be used in the library. They should be switched off.
  8. Readers are advised not to leave their valuables at the property counter. However bags are strictly not allowed inside the library.
  9. Readers should take care of their valuables. Library will not be responsible for any loss.
3. Details of Security Deposit
  1. To borrow books from any of the language sections of the library, a deposit of Rs.2000/- should be made.
  2. Senior citizens (above 60 years) have also to pay Rs.2000/- as security deposit.
  3. For consultation/Reference of the library's resources without book borrowing facility, a security deposit of Rs.1000/- will be charged.
  4. Payment is to be made in cash.
  5. For refund of security deposit the requisite form should be duly filled up and submitted along with cash receipt.

4. Rules of Issue of Books

  1. Reference books, costly books, rare books and books published before 1970 will not be available for borrowing.
  2. Only two books are issued per individual.
  3. Books are issued for one month. They will be renewed if there is no demand for them from other members.
  4. If books are not returned on the date due, a fine of Rs. 1/- will be charged per day per book.
  5. Books will be issued only till 5.30 p.m.

5. Rules for Lost and Spoiled Books

  1. Readers should replace books if they are lost by them or spoiled
  2. In case of loss of a particular volume, complete set price has to be paid
  3. Cash payment for loss or unacceptable damage are to be made as per rates mentioned below:
    Publication Year
    Rate of Reimbursement
    Before 1981
    Cost price and additional 200%
    Cost price and additional 150%
    Cost price and additional 100%
    Cost price and additional 75%
    Cost price and additional 50%


6. Temporary Admission/ Membership


For consulting the library for a period up to 15 days Rs.100/- will have to be paid. Books will not be issued to such users.


7. Reprographic Services (Photocopying, Computer Print Out & Scanning)

  1. Complete books will be copied only in exceptional cases. Readers are not to make such demands.
  2. Only 10% of the total number of pages of a book may be copied.
  3. Photocopying will be done up to 5:30 PM.

Photocopying Charges

  1. Rs. 1/- per exposure, A4 and FS sizes
  2. Rs. 2/- for A3 size; Rs. 3/- for illustrations

Charges for computer printouts


Rs. 3/- per page


Charges for Scanning


Rs. 10/- per copy

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