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  • The library shall be under the control of the Library Committee composed of all the Heads of Departments of the College and the Dean being the Ex-officio member and President of the Library Committee. One of the members will be Chairman of the Committee. All correspondence relating to the library should be addressed to him. The Senior Librarian, Librarians, Clerical and Menial staff in the library will be under the control of the Chairman for disciplinary purposes. A staff of the Dental College has been co-opted to act as the Secretary of the Library Committee

  • The Library Committee shall recommend to the Dean purchase of such books as in its opinion are desirable and as the funds allotted for this purpose permit and shall recommend the disposal of such books as in its opinion are either obsolete or unserviceable
  • The Librarian shall maintain a register of all the books, journals etc brought for the college library. It shall be checked by the Secretary and deficiencies and damages will be reported to the Chairman, Library Committee
  • All books are to be used with care. If a book while under issue to anyone be damaged or lost, the person in whose name the book is issued, will be held responsible for the cost of repair to the satisfaction of the Library Committee or replacement if the damage cannot be satisfactorily made good or if the book is lost. In the case of irreparable damage to or loss of a book which cannot be replaced, the Dean and the Chairman, Library Committee will decide the amount of compensation to be paid. The term “Book” also includes Pamphlet, Magazine, Journal, etc.
  • Readers in the library are prohibited from engaging in conversation, misusing the furniture or conducting discussions and marking/highlighting in the library materials (books / journals etc) themselves in any manner
  • Absolute SILENCE is to be observed and SMOKING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED
  • Readers in the library are not allowed to stretch their legs either on the table or other chairs. Sleeping inside the library is also strictly prohibited
  • Undergraduate students (MBBS and BDS) shall be allowed to borrow two books at a time for reading in the library on production of college Identity Card bearing his/her recent photograph, signed by the Dean/Associate Dean. The student will have to enter his/her name in the book issue card and get the entry cancelled after returning the book. The ID card will be returned to the student only after the student returns the book/s
  • If more than one student asks for any particular book/s at the same time, the student who makes the first application shall take the book and after he/she finishes reading, the next person can take the book/s
  • No student shall be allowed to take more than two books at a time. Students are strictly warned not to take any books from the cupboards themselves. Library books are issued to students for reading in the library only. No student is allowed to take away the books out of the library
  • The bag, briefcases, laptop bag etc are NOT allowed to take inside the library. It can be deposited in the property counter provided near the entrance of the library against token
  • The post-graduate students (MD, MS, MSc and PG Diploma), Postgraduate-cum-Tutors and non PG Tutors, Demonstrators and Senior House Officers may avail facilities of home lending by paying a (refundable) library caution deposit of Rs.2500/- (Rupees Two thousand five hundred only) and obtaining two borrower tickets from the Librarian. With each borrower ticket, ONE book/bound journal can be borrowed. Books/Bound journals will attract a fine of 0.25 paisa (Twenty five paisa) per day per book/bound journal. Defaulters may also have to face stringent disciplinary action as deemed fit by the Library Committee
  • Postgraduate students / PG Tutors, Non-PG Tutors, Demonstrators and Senior House Officers have no facilities for borrowing loose issues of journals for home reading. For purpose of journal clubs “Postgraduate” students may borrow loose issues of journals on behalf of a Staff member from whom they will bring a letter for this purpose. The staff member in whose name the loose issue journal is issued will be fully responsible for late return / loss of the journal issued
  • Persons making use of the library shall observe the regulations and general rules of good behaviour as set forth in the college calendar
  • Teaching staff members are entitled to borrow only two books / two bound journals at a time against two borrower tickets issued by the Librarian. The books/bound journals thus borrowed may be kept for 15 days, after which, a fine of Rs.0.25 (Twenty five paisa) will be charged per book / bound journal per day beyond the due date. Teaching staff members can borrow two loose issues of journals at a time, after proper entry in the issue register. Such loose issue journals may be kept with the staff members for 8 days, beyond which, for each day a fine of Rs.0.50 (Fifty paisa) per loose issue journal will be charged
  • All books/journals issued for home reading will be entered in computer/registers by the library staff. When the borrower returns the book/journals it is his/her responsibility entirely to get the entry cancelled. If any books/journals are either damaged or lost by the staff member / PG student, they will bear the cost of the book/journal as per current cost of the book irrespective of the edition of the lost book/journal
  • The timings for home lending are 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM on all working days
  • Issue of books to Departmental Library will be made on a requisition duly signed by the Head of the Department
  • Any complaint regarding issue of books, periodicals etc shall be made by the students concerned to the Chairman of the Library Committee in writing. The Librarian must report to the chairman of the Library Committee immediately when a book is carried by the student outside the precincts of the library
  • The Hostels of KMC, Mangalore have their own libraries. They follow similar rules and regulations. The Wardens of the respective Hostels are I/C of the libraries
  • Photocopying facilities are provided to the staff and students from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM on all working days
  • The Audio-Visual facilities are provided to the staff and postgraduate students of the college from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Home lending of video cassettes are strictly prohibited.
  • All the staff and students of the college are requested to be conversant with the above regulations

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