Rules & Regulations
Working Days & Hours of Work
The Central Library shall be kept open from 08.30 a.m. to 12.01 a.m. on all working days and from 09.00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m. on Sundays and other holidays.
The Issue and Return Counter will function during the following timings:
08.30 a.m. – 09.30 a.m.
11.00 a.m. – 02.30 p.m.
04.00 p.m. – 08.00 p.m. (For both Regular & Part-time students)
There will be no transactions on Sundays and other holidays.
All the students – Full time and Part Time - and the staff – Teaching and Non teaching are entitled to be members of the central library.
Members desirous of using the library’s resources, shall, on entry into the library, 'Log in and on leaving 'Log out' in the computer provided for the purpose (type the Register Number and Press enter). It is a token of acceptance of the library rules.
Personal belongings, such as, books, bags, boxes, umbrellas, etc shall be left in the personal belongings room. Members are advised not to bring any valuables like jewels, cash, important documents, etc when they visit the library. The library is not responsible for any claim of loss or damage to such belongings. They may take few sheets of paper or a small note book to take notes from the library books.
Use of Mobile Phones inside the library is prohibited. Any member carrying a mobile should keep it in switched off mode.
Book Borrow Privileges
>Each member shall be given the privilege of borrowing books from the Central library as indicated below:
|UG : 2 Books||Teaching & Research Scholars
(PhD) : 5 Books
|PG : 3 Books||Non-teaching : 2 Books|
Condition of Loans
Books shall be lent only on production of ID card with bar-coded register number.
The period of loan shall be 14 days for students and one month for staff.
Books borrowed shall be returned on or before the due date stamped on the due date slip.
Renewal for one more period may be permitted provided there is no demand for the book from any other member.
Not withstanding the above rules, the University Librarian has the right to recall any book at any time and/or to reduce the period of loan.
A book already on loan may be reserved by other members by giving the details in the provision given in the OPAC.
If the book is not returned on or before the due date, an overdue fine of 50 Paise per day will be charged for the first 2 weeks and after that the fine will be Rs. 2 per day.
Members shall not write, damage or make any mark on any book or other materials in the library.
Members shall not tamper with any of the labels, slips etc. pasted on the book.
Before leaving the library, members must satisfy themselves about the physical condition of the book they have borrowed and bring to the notice of the library staff any damage, missing pages, etc. Other wise they will be held responsible for any damage or mutilation noticed at the time of returning.
Books such as Dictionaries, Encyclopaedias, Journals, Project Works and books marked as “reference only” shall not be lent. Such books may be referred to only in the library.
Sub-lending of books is strictly prohibited.
Members are advised to take care of their ID cards as they will be held responsible for the books borrowed upon them. ID cards sent through a messenger for borrowing of books will not be entertained.
The Library provides photocopying services at a nominal cost. Photo-copying shall be done only from books/journals owned by the Central Library subject to Copy Right and IPR Acts.
Members shall be provided access to the Multimedia/Digital Library where they can browse on-line journals and CDs and borrow one CD for overnight use only. They are warned against violation of the Copyright and IPR Act in copying the contents of CDs or in downloading/using any article from internet.
Loss of or damage to books borrowed from the library
If a book borrowed from the library is lost, it should be immediately brought to the notice of the University Librarian in writing before the date on which it is to be returned. Books lost shall have to be replaced. If the book is out of print or out of stock, double the cost of the book shall be paid by the loser.
Members shall be responsible for any damage to the books belonging to the library and they may be required to replace such books with a new copy. If one book of a set of books is damaged/lost the whole set must be replaced.
Perfect silence shall be observed in the Library premises.
Members in casual wears such as Bermudas, T-shirts or Half trousers will not be allowed inside the Library.
Suggestions/Complaints with the objective of better and effective Library services are welcome from the users and may be given to the University Librarian in writing.
Any member, who infringes the rules, shall be liable to lose his/her privilege of admission to, and borrowing of books from, the Library.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ONLINE DATABASES
SCIENCE DIRECT is an online Database Service offered by the internationally reputed ELSEVIER Publishing company. We have subscribed to the following subject components: Computer Science (132 full text journals), Engineering (244 full text jls.), Mathematics (91 full text jls.), Pharmacology (103 full text jls). All the above databases offer full text articles published in the journals from the current issue to back issues dating back to several years. The search is easy, quick, and effective and can be searched through subject, keywords, specific journals etc. The search results can be saved, downloaded, or sent by email.
Engineering Village 2(Compendex) is a Bibliographic and abstract database covering all disciplines in Engineering and Technology providing millions of records of citations and abstracts.
SCOPUS, also from Elsevier, is the largest abstract and citation Database providing links to full-text articles. Its coverage includes: Life sciences 3400 titles; Health Sciences 5300 titles;
Physical Sciences 5500 titles and Social Sciences 2850 titles. The strength of SCOPUS lies in the smart tools, such as, citation tracker, author identifier etc., it offers for easy, expeditious and effective search. Rightly does SCOPUS ask the scholars to concentrate on Research and leave the ‘search’ to SCOPUS. Apart from the above, SASTRA also subscribes to ACM, ASCE, ASME, IEEE and MathSciNet journal databases through INDEST- AICTE consortium
EBSCO BUSINESS ELITE, an online database devoted mainly to Management Discipline provides access to over 1100 Business publications, including 550 peer reviewed journals.
Ebrary and Springer are the two important databases providing full text access to over 45000 e-books of these, we have subscribed to SPRINGER on perpetual basis for the complete suite of subjects for 2005, 2006, and 2007.The number of publications available for browsing, downloading, and printing is over 8500.The list of these books, overall and subject wise, is available on our website
Ebrary provides access to over 40,000 books, the full text of which can be read online and select pages may be downloaded subject to certain page limit at a time. The books available are from various reputed publishers.
ENGINEERING VILLAGE (REFEREX) is an e-book database from ELSEVIER and SASTRA has subscribed to limited number of titles from Electronics and Electrical subjects.
PROQUEST is an online database of over 5, 50,000 Ph D Dissertations (Includes some at Masters level also) with provision for downloading and printing of Abstract, 24 page summary, and also the full text. Basic search and advanced search options facilitate easy refining of search results.