Learning Resource Center (LRC)

Rules and Regulations

General Rules

Library patrons/participants are expected to observe the following rules while using the library facilities. Any violation may incur disciplinary action.

  • Leave your personal belongings (bags, briefcases, handbags etc.) at the library entrance.
  • Take care of your belongings as library disclaims any responsibility for loss or damage.
  • Keep your cell phones on silent mode/switch off within library premises.
  • To make the library environment more conducive for reading and research, gossiping, cell phone calls, sleeping, eating, drinking, smoking, chatting, and disturbing the order of library furniture is strictly prohibited.
  • Submit library material(s) for inspection, if requested.
  • Underlining, marking, folding and tearing pages of library materials is prohibited.
  • Leave the library materials on tables after consulting/reading.
  • Observe IPC rules while using library computing facilities.
  • Library membership could be suspended or canceled along with a penalty in the following cases:
    • Non payment of library fine(s)
    • Theft of library material(s)
    • Non payment of damage fine
    • Non returning of the temporary issued material within due time
    • Any kind of disturbance in library
    • Misconduct with the library staff
    • Breaching of established library rules and norms
  • Photo copying facility is available in the library within copyright provisions.
  • Patrons may get photocopy card from the library circulation desk @PKR60 that is valid for 40 copies.

Borrowing Rules

All registered members with valid UMT ID are entitled to borrow library materials. The borrowing privileges may differ depending upon the membership category. The borrowing privileges for different membership categories are:

CategoryBorrowing  PreviligesTime Period
Undergraduate students 4 14 days
Graduate students (MBA, MS) 6 14 days
Postgraduate students (MPhil/PhD) 10 14 days
Staff 10 30 days
Faculty 30 90 days
  • Valid UMT identification card is necessary to borrow library materials.
  • Books borrowed by any patron can be reserved.
  • Reserved books may be collected within 3 days from the circulation desk.
  • Book(s) borrowed by any patron can be renewed for a period of 14 days as long as the same is not reserved by another patron.
  • Non-circulating materials such as reference books, CAD collection, CD-ROMs, annual reports, current journals, journals and newspaper archives, audio/video materials, text books, and research projects can not be borrowed.
  • Non-circulating materials can only be used within library premises.
  • Any of the borrowed library materials is subject to recall as and when needed by the library.
  • If the patrons misplace any library material and is unable to find them, it is recommended to report at circulation desk immediately to avoid overdue fines.
  • Any of the library materials not returned within 30 days after the due date will be considered as lost.

Library Fines

Certain fines are charged for overdue (not returned on time) library materials. This is an effort to provide patrons an equal opportunity to make use of library materials and to maximize sharing of library collections.

  • Overdue fine is charged from the first overdue date/day.
  • Overdue fine on general books would be PKR10 per book per day.
  • Overdue fine on temporarily issued materials would be PKR50 per hour.
  • Loss of library materials would be charged three times the current price OR replacement of the material(s) with PKR100 additional as processing charges.
  • PKR5000 in addition to the current price would be charged in case of stealing library materials.

In case of any disciplinary violations PKR200 would be charged on the first violation and PKR500 on second violation. In case of continuation of violations, the issue may be referred to the disciplinary committee.

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