How to enroll for the Library:-
For enrollment as a member application form duly filled with appropriate identification, recommendation/introduction should be submitted at the Help Desk in the Scholar’s Zone, along with the requisite fee, if applicable, and one additional photograph of 1.5”x1.5” size.
Membership of Paid members may be introduced and recommended by the employer/Officer in-charge/Section in-charge where he is employed. Introducer will stand personal surety of the applicant. The introducer will be responsible for making the member return books borrowed by the member, make good any losses incurred by the Institute on account of Library Membership of the Member introduced by him.
Visit http://cl.thapar.edu/library_rules.html 2.1 -membership to know the details.
Who can become member of the Nava Nalanda Library
The library services are open to registered members
Visithttp://cl.thapar.edu/library_rules.html 2.2 to know the details of categories of persons who are eligible to enroll as membership of the Library.
What is the fee for membership:-Fee for the paid members is as given below
Local Engineers--Security Rs.2000/- Annual fee Rs.200/-
Ad-hoc faculty members ….Security Rs.1000/-
Students of Distance Education….. Security Rs.2000/- Annual fee Rs. 100/-
What type of help can I get at the help desk:- The reference desk or information desk or help desk of a library is a public service desk where professional staff of the library provides library users with direction to library materials, advise on library services and assist users to find general information from the library's resources. Library users can consult the staff at the reference desk for help in finding information. Typically, a reference desk can be consulted either in person, by telephone, or through email, although a library user may be asked to come to the library in person for help with more involved research questions. If a desired book has been checked out, one can place the book 'on hold', which prevents the person who has checked it out from renewing it, and the person who placed the 'hold' is notified when the book has been returned. Interlibrary loan of books and other material from other libraries.
How to get a book issued:- First to know all details of the required book, check from OPAC its details as well as availability status. Then go to the respective shelf, take out the book and then fill the issue slip (available near OPAC terminal). Produce book along with your Library Membership card and issue slip at the circulation desk. The staff at the circulation desk will scan book and your card. At the entry point get your book checked by the guard on duty.
What is the procedure of getting a duplicate library card:- Fill the form for issuing of duplicate ticket, available at the help desk in the Scholar’s zone. Submit filled form along with a photograph at the help desk. A fee of Rs, 25 is charged for preparation of duplicate ticket.
If a book is not available in the library but is worth to be purcahsed or library , what is the procedure to recommend it.
Users can recommend any book which is worth to be kept in library stock. Faculty/students can recommend book/s on the prescribed profoma with recommendations of head of the department. Revcommendation form is available with incharge of Acquisitin Section .