Library : FAQs
Q.1 How long am I entitled to issue the book and can I renew it?
Answer : Students can borrow books for a period of 15 days. Borrowed books can be renewed once. Your renewal request will not be accepted if the book is heavily overdue or in demand by others.

Q.2 Can I borrow current or back issues (bound volumes) of journals?
Answer : Current issues of any journal are issued to only faculty members. Faculty members and Ph.D. students can borrow back issues (bound volumes) of journals for a period of a week.

Q.3 Which are the books that can be issued to Library members?
Answer : You can issue books for home lending, but Reference and Rare Books are not issued.

Q.4 How do I find a particular book in the Library?
Answer : To find a particular book you can use the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue of Library books and journals). Else you can contact the Books Circulation Desk or use Manual Card Catalogue in the Library.

Q.5 What are the working hours for the Library?
Answer : The Deccan College Library remains open between 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on all working days except 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, Sundays and Govt. holidays.

Q.6 How can I access CD-ROMs which are available in the Library?
Answer : Central Library has a good collection of CD's which amount to 200. To access these CDs we have PCs with DVD player.

Q.7 Can I use the Library card of my friend on his behalf?
Answer : Nobody is allowed to borrow books from the Library on someone else's card.

Q.8 How do I get books and journals xeroxed in Library? What portion can be xeroxed?
Answer : Deccan College Library provides Xerox facility to its users. The charge for an A4 size Xerox page is Re. 1/-. Entire book/document is not allowed to be xeroxed. Periodical articles can be xeroxed. Ph.D. Theses and Dissertations are not permitted for Xerox.

Q.9 Can I upload my own software or personal files on the Library PCs?
Answer : This is strictly prohibited.

Q.9 Can I use the Library terminal to access email and chat?
Answer : Library workstations are intended only for searching the Library Catalogue, Database and access of electronic resources, hence personal use of the same is strictly prohibited.

Q.10 Can I copy Question papers from the Intranet?
Answer : Yes, you can.

Q.11 Where can I find previous year exam papers?
Answer : Printed copies of previous year exam papers are available in Circulation Section and on Intranet.

Q.12 I like to use pencil for notation, is this considered as damage?
Answer : Any form of marking or writing in a book, whether it is with pencil or pen, is not permitted. Folding of corners of book is also prohibited. Anyone vandalizing a book in this way is liable to be charged a fine to cover the cost of book and also can be banned from using Library.

Q.13How will I know about arrival of new books and journals in the Library?
Answer : The newly added books are displayed in Periodicals Display Section monthly and Journals are displayed weekly. Even quarterly list of newly added books is kept along with this.

Q.14 Are the books arranged subject-wise in the Library?
Answer : Books are arranged on the shelf as per subject classified order (According to Colon Classification Scheme).

Q.15 How can I get a book that someone else has borrowed?
Answer : You can put a demand slip at the Circulation Counter for the same.

Q.16 What do I do if I lose a book?
Answer : You should inform circulation staff immediately and replace the latest edition of the same book. If the book is out of print or not available in the market, then you have to follow the instruction of the Librarian.

Q.17What do I do If the book I borrowed is damaged?
Answer : If the damage is minor you have to pay binding charges else you have to replace it with the new one.

Q.18 In case I have lost my Library card?
Answer : Loss of the Library card should be immediately reported to the Library membership/ registration desk. The duplicate card shall be issued on the payment of Rs. 5/-.

Q.19 Are outsiders allowed to avail the Library membership facility along with book Borrowing facility?
Answer : Outsiders can avail Library casual membership facility for specific period provided they are permitted by the requisite heads of the department and the Librarian. Casual membership is offered only for reference purpose. Casual members are not entitled to borrow books. However they can avail the photocopying facility. Identity card or recommendation letter of your Institute is necessary.

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