Rules
 


​Rules

  • Membership to Aga Khan University FHS library is open to all registered university students, faculty and staff.
  • All users must register with the library to become members.
  • Registered members will be issued with a library card which must be presented at all times when visiting the library.
  • Membership cards are not transferable.
  • Such cards must be surrendered to the librarian when the holder ceases to have membership privileges.
  • A lost card will be replaced at a fee.
  • Only authorised registered users will be allowed to use the library.
  • Unauthorised borrowing will be treated as theft.
  • The library reserves the right to cancel membership on the basis of misconduct.
  • Use of mobile phones in the library is STRICTLY prohibited and will be punished by suspension.
  • Smoking, drinking and eating are not allowed in the library.
  • Briefcases, large bags, and parcels must be deposited in the luggage lockers outside the library.
  • Do not inconvenience other library users in any way.
  • All library material must be handled with care.
  • Loss or damage to library material will be charged at twice the market price plus 10% administrative costs.
  • Loss of library material should be reported immediately. 
  • Users must declare what they are carrying when entering and leaving the library.
  • Silence must be maintained in the library.
  • Library users must show their student/staff identification badges when entering the library.
  • Library materials are not to be re-shelved by the user.
  • All users must clear all the dues with the library on leaving the university.
  • Students and staff may borrow two books at a time for a period of seven days.
  • All loans are renewable once, subject to demand.
  • Books on reserve/short loan may be lent out overnight or for a few hours subject to demand.
  • Books for overnight loans will be lent out one hour before closing of the library and must be returned by 8:00 am the following morning.
  • Books designated reference and reserve collections are for use in the library only.
  • Journals and other non-book material will not be lent out.
  • The library reserves the right to recall material on loan and may restrict circulation of any book in the library.
  • Overdue charges will be levied on books not returned on time. These are payable on demand and are currently Uganda shillings 500 per day.
  • Declared public holidays or notified closure of the library will be discounted.
  • Members may reserve information resources that are already in circulation. Material so reserved will be lent out on 'first come first serve' basis.
  • Members will be informed when reserved material become available and must collect them within 48 hours of the notice.
  • A faculty is allowed to borrow three books for each module offered in the semester.​​