Use of the Library is conditional on observance of the Rules and Regulations. Users must comply with the rules issued by Director and Library Manager. Anyone failing to do so may be excluded from the Library or incur a fine.
Library card will be issued on production of the tuition fee receipt. A maximum of four library cards will be issued per student. Library card is valid for two academic years (three years for part time students) and will be renewed as per the notification issued by the Library Manager.
Biometric attendance machine is available in the Library. Students are requested to use this whenever they enter the Library as well as while leaving the Library, every day.
Access to the Library is restricted to staff and students of the GNIMS who are in possession of a current valid Identification Card issued by the Institute and to such other persons as may be authorized by the Director / Library Manager.
Students are required to carry their library cards and must produce the same as and when demanded by an authorized person. Only the member to whom it is issued must use this card. Library card is not transferable.
Students are not allowed to sit in the Library during lecture hours. This will invite penalty and exclusion from the Library.
Belongings (any type of Bags; Personal Books; Umbrellas; Mobiles or Folders) are not allowed in the Library. Cameras are installed in the Library; hence students are instructed to keep their belongings in the cabinet outside the library or on the table, near the entrance door. The library will not be responsible in case of damage or theft of personal property.
Silence is required in the Library.
Consumption of food and drink (with the exception of bottled water) or smoking or doing anything else which may disturb other readers or which may be against the discipline of the Library is strictly prohibited.
The use of personal audio equipment is not permitted in the Library.
Equipment’s such as air-conditioner, WEB-OPAC, etc. should not be used without the prior permission of the Library Manager.
The timings of the Library would be fixed by the authorities keeping the students requirements in mind. (Library Timings: - Tuesday to Thursday 8.30 am to 7 pm; Friday and Saturday 8.30 am to 8.30 pm & Sunday–Monday 9.30 am to 5.30 pm). Any change in the Library Timings shall be intimated to the students from time to time.
Students are required to adhere to the schedule intimated. The timings of the library may be changed at short notice in case of emergencies.
A Student is allowed to take four books at a time for seven days. Issued material can be renewed after presenting the same physically. A student can have maximum three renewals, unless the book is reserved by another user. A reserved item is subject to recall once it has been issued for seven days i.e. it will not be re-issued to the current reader. Students are required to use Claim Register for reserving books. The date of return is stamped on the rear cover of the book. The book should be returned on or before that date. One day advance reminder will be sent to the students for overdue Books.
Journals / Magazines (Back Issues) will be issued to each student for two days only. Current issues are not allowed to be taken for home issue.
Fines are charged on overdue items. A fine of Rs. 5/- per day will be charged for delayed return of books and Rs. 10/- per day will be charged for delayed return of Journal / Magazines. The amount of fine is subject to change without any prior intimation.
Students who take books for Photocopying; to be referred in computer lab or in classroom must return the book on same date otherwise penalty of Rs. 50/- per day will be charged.
Users are responsible for material borrowed on their cards and will be required to pay for any damage to, or loss of material borrowed at replacement cost, plus an administrative charge. Borrowing rights shall be withdrawn while payment is outstanding. Students are also directed not to draw or write any kind of remarks or highlight any contents of the book. This will invite penalty.
Students are required to take a N.O.C. from the library for claiming refund of library deposit.
Issue of duplicate Library Card will be done on a payment of a fine of Rs.100/-
Students can stay connected to the Institute by availing the Library Life Time Membership, after completing their respective courses. Life Time Membership charges are Rs.2500/-.
Students can access the American Library Resources and visit the Library through the GNIMS Library.
GNIMS Library also offers Photocopying and scanning facilities at a minimum charge of Rs.1/- per page for Photocopying and Rs.5/- per page for Scanning.
To Motivate Students to do more Research, GNIMS Library displays Top Ten Users and Top Ten Books utilized by the Student, every month on the Library Notice Board.
GNIMS Students can also publish their Research Papers in our Journals – Sansmaran and International e- Journal of Library Science, which are bi-annual journals, with ISSN Numbers.