Library Rules/Services

  1. One can use the library with prior permission of the head of the institution and on payment of a nominal prescribed usage charge.

  2. The library is open on weekdays from 10 am to 5 pm.

  3. Readers are expected to use books with care. Anyone found damaging the books will be barred from the library and the cost of the damaged book will be recovered from him/her. To this effect, readers must not write, mark, tear, highlight, tick, or do anything of the sort on the possessions of the library including books, periodicals, maps, paper clippings, manuscripts, etc. In case a borrowed item is destroyed, then the reader will have to replace the item with a new one.

  4. Unauthorized removal of anything belonging to the library will be treated as theft and dealt accordingly.

  5. Silence is to be strictly maintained in the library.

  6. Readers need to make sure that their mobile phones are switched off.

  7. One needs to register at the counter to use our library. Before leaving, the reader needs to return the books at the issuing counter.

  8. Eating, smoking, and sleeping is strictly prohibited in the library. Water bottles as well are not allowed to be kept on the reading table.

  9. The library/institution staff is authorized to examine anything susceptible that is brought into the library or the reading room.

  10. In case of unfavorable situations, the library attendant is authorized to ask the reader to return the material taken and leave the premises.

  11. Readers who do not comply with the above-mentioned rules will not be allowed entry into the library.

Library Services

A good and prompt service is the mantra that we practice at our library. This helps readers to get quick access to books and other holdings instead of long waits and unsuccessful searches.

Being a non-lending library, we make sure the books are maintained in good condition, which in turn helps in damage control.

Apart from a great collection of books, the library offers a spacious area, a calm and quiet atmosphere, and comfortable study carrels to dive into the ancient past.

Services of photocopying and microfilm reading are also available. We even have a few study rooms and computer terminals available for researchers and students who need a private reading space and a computer.

Please refer to our online catalogue (OPAC) to browse for titles.

The library will be open from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm, Monday through Saturday except on holidays.