The AKU-IED Library recognizes two categories of members: Registered and External members.

Registered Members

  • Registered membership is open to students, faculty and staff of AKU-IED. Every prospective member must fill in a Library Membership Application Form signed by their supervisors. The form is available at the library lending counter.
  • All registered members will be given a Library Membership Card. Once registered, members are allowed to borrow materials from the library, as per the library's lending schedule and policy.
  • Students' membership is valid for the duration of the programmes in which they are enrolled, for staff and faculty, membership is valid for the duration of their service..

External Members

  • Institutions other than AKU and its entities, and individuals or groups of people or who are not registered as fulltime students, faculty and staff of IED and who desire to use the library facility at IED.​​

Library Rules

  • All library members must abide by the library regulations.
  • The University ID Card must be used for borrowing materials from the library. 
  • There is a fine of Rs. 10 per day for an overdue book and Rs. 10 for books borrowed for photocopy but not returned the same day.
  • Reference books, journals and reports are for use within the library only and cannot be borrowed.​
  • Books can be re-issued only twice.
  • Photocopy of a whole book is not allowed.
  • Video and audio cassettes can be borrowed for one day only.
  • The borrower is responsible for any loss or damage to library materials and will be charged the cost of the item plus a 12 percent surcharge and applicable fine.
  • Library telephone facility is for the library staff only.
  • Silence must be observed at all times.
  • Handbags, personal belongings and the user's own books must be left outside the library.
  • If the librarian finds any member breaking the library regulations, s/he shall have the right to suspend their membership.​