Borrowing Facilities

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Borrowing Facilities

 

Patrons in the following categories may borrow items from Sonargaon University Library. See the table below for library materials loan facilities with loan period and over-due fines.

 

 

Patron Type

Number of Items of Loan

Duration of Loan

Overdue fines

(Tk/day/item)

Book

(BK)

Audio Visual

(CD/DVD)

Book (BK)

(Days)

Audio Visual

(CD/DVD) (Days)

Book

(BK)

Audio Visual

(CD/DVD)

Teacher

6

2

Whole Semester

14

3

3

Officer

3

1

14

7

3

3

Student

2-4

1

14

7

3

3

Student Staff

2

1

14

7

3

3

 

 

Charging-Discharging Procedure

 

  • Books borrowed must be returned on or before the due date.
  • If the borrowed library material is not returned within 4 (four) weeks after the due date, it will be assumed that the borrowed item has been lost by the borrower. In that case, s/he will be replaced with the same copy, if the material is not available in the market s/he has to pay the double value of the actual purchase price up to three years old from the purchased date and if more than three years pay triple times along with service charges Tk. 500.00 (Five Hundred).
  • There is no option of a fine waiver except for medical or any exceptional ground. For fine waiver or reduction of fines, students may apply to the Vice Chancellor through Librarian mentioning the proper reason(s) along with relevant documents, etc.
  • Any document issued may be recalled by the Library before the due date of the return without assigning any reason and the borrower has to abide by the decision.
  • A late fee of Tk. 3.00/day/book or AV/CD would be charged to all the borrowers who retain book(s)/CD beyond the due date.
  • Books will be reissued not more than one time. After that, the borrower must return the book(s).
  • Reference books, journals/periodicals, magazines/newspapers, and documents marked “Ref” will not be issued.
  • Only one renewal can be done at any one time.
  • Books will have to be physically presented for renewals.
  • Books will be renewed if there are no reservations.
  • Users are requested to verify the physical condition of the book/s before borrowing.
  • For late return of books, overdue charges will be collected as per rules in force.
  • Users are requested to collect receipts for the fine amount paid by them.

Replacements/Compensation Procedures for Lost Item

  • An application addressing to the Librarian is required for replacement or compensation for a lost item mentioning the actual reason(s).
  • The borrower must replace the lost book/CD/DVD with a new and unused copy of the same author(s), title, and edition. The old edition can be replaced by the latest edition. Or, Compensation must be paid as double up to three years old from the purchased date, and if more than three years pay triple times than actual purchase price.
  • The user will be liable for the full replacement cost and accumulated fines for the item borrowed.
  • Replacements/ Compensation procedure for lost or damaged items should be completed within the next seven working days after placing the application.