Library Rules


Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 am to 2:00 p.m.

Note: Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha library functions on all working days except National Holidays and holidays declared by the Panjab University.

Library Membership

  1. Students desirous of availing library facility shall apply to the librarian in prescribed form obtainable from the library. After the process, the librarian shall issue as many readers tickets as the number of books the student is entitle to borrow.
  2. Faculty members are issued library passbooks upon receiving intimation of their appointment from the college establishment branch.
  3. The librarian at her discretion many allow other individuals to make casual use of library.

Member Privileges

The Number of Books to issued for the different categories of members:

Category of Membership

No. of Books to be Issued

Loan Period


Members of the College Governing Body,SES

20 Books

30 Days


Members of Teaching Staff*

15 Books

30 Days


Members of Non-Teaching Staff

5 Books

30 Days


Students of Under Graduate Classes

2 Books

14 Days


Students of Honours Classes

4 Books

14 Days


Students of Post Graduate Classes

4 Books

14 Days

*Teachers who have been granted UGC major projects are entitled to get issued those number of books that are purchased under the scheme with the undertaking of returning such books after completion of the project. The Project Fellows will get the books issued in the name of Principal investigator only.

Loan privileges

  1. 2 books to undergraduate and 4 books to honours / postgraduate students are issued for a period of 14 days with an overdue charge of Rs. 1/- per book per day if kept beyond 14 days.
  2. 15 books to teaching staff and 5 books to non-teaching staff are issued for a period of 30 days.
  3. At time of borrowing a book, the borrower shall deposit the reader’s ticket against which the books shall be issued. The reader’s ticket will be returned to the Borrower when the books is returned to the library.
  4. If lost, a duplicate Reader’s Ticket would be issued on payment of Rs.50/-.
  5. Books once issued, should not be brought inside, unless it is to be returned.
  6. Reference books, text books, rare books, periodicals, CD-ROM databases and other documents are placed in restricted category and are not to be lent.
  7. The librarian may recall any book (s) from the borrower at any time after issue.

No Dues Certificate

Before the commencement of annual exams or before a student leaves college / migrates he/she will have to obtain ‘No Dues Certificate’ from the Library

Replacement of Lost or Damaged Library book

  1. The members of the library are responsible for any damage caused to the books or another property belonging to the library and shall be required to pay the penalty imposed.
  2. Members leaving the library should get the material borrowed or taken out of the library  checked by the library staff member deputed on the Gate.
  3. Upon any infringement of the library rules, members the privileges of membership of the library will be forefeited.
  4. A borrower shall replace a book if it is lost while in custody as per library rules.
  5. In case borrower fails to replace a lost or damaged book, it will be met by a penalty as per library rules.
  6. A person loosing or damaging Library books repeatedly shall be debarred from using the Library.

Library Card

A Student is issued a smart Library-cum-Identity card, bearing his/her photo, name, roll-number, class and signatures, which he/she has to carry with him/her all the time. If lost, new card will be issued on payment of Rs 100.

Note: The Library Rules and Regulations shall be modified from time to time and shall be binding on all concerned. The Library Notice on Library Rules and Regulations may be consulted for further and detailed information.

Restricted Library Collection

  1. Reference Books.
  2. Rare Books and
  3. Journals and Magazines etc.

General Rules

  1. Users are not allowed to bring their personal belongings in the library. All members are required to leave their personal belongings (Books, Files, Briefcases, Handbags, Registers etc) at the entrance of the library (Property counter)
  2. Users are not allowed write, underline or mark the library books. The library books are carefully examined on return and the borrower will be held responsible for defacing or damaging or loss of library book(s) in his/her possession. This may deprive a member of his privilege.
  3. Users are requested to leave the book(s) on the reading table, which will be kept by the library staff on the exact place according to Call Number(s).
  4. Complete silence should be observed inside the library except for the brief and subdued talk with the library staff at the Circulation Desk or in any other Section of the library.
  5. Beverages and eatables, are not allowed in the library.
  6. Use of Mobile is strictly prohibited inside the library. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in a fine and/or exclusion from the Library.
  7. Sleeping /  Un-necessary Discussions/ Loud Voice /Disturbance / Foot on tables & chairs / Unbalanced talk with colleagues / are not allowed in the library.
  8. Members may give suggestions on acquisition of books, journals etc. and on all round improvement of the Library.