All registered students, instructors, staff and public members are entitled to borrow material from the library. Borrowing privileges may differ depending on the member category. All library patrons must produce a valid ID card when borrowing any material.

Borrowed library materials may be returned to the circulation desk during library hours. Books should be returned on or before the due-date assigned. Fines are imposed on overdue item(s).


  • Public: 1 item per checkout for a period of 7 days
  • Students: 4 items per checkout for a period of 7 days
  • Academic Staff: 5 items per checkout for a period of 14 days
  • Non-Academic Staff: 1 item per checkout for a period of 7 days.

Library material can be renewed twice if it is not reserved by any other library member. Renewals cannot be done via telephone or email. Library items are required to be present physically for renewal.

Members can reserve library items which are out on loan. Each member is allowed to reserve a maximum of 2 items at one time.

If an item out on loan is lost or damaged, the borrower will be responsible for it and he/she must pay the cost of replacing or repairing the material. Payment for or replacement of lost materials will have to be settled within a given grace period of 30 days. An additional charge may be included to cover the administrative costs of replacing the material.

CD-ROMs that come as a supplement to books are available for loan on condition that it is borrowed along with the books. The borrower should ensure that CD’s, Video’s and cassettes borrowed are in good condition prior to borrowing. Borrowers are liable for any damage to audiovidual material whilst in their possession. The fine rate for the late return of Audiovisual material is the same as that for books.

Fine on over due items:
An item will become overdue if it is not returned or renewed on or before the due date. A fine of $1.00 per day for students and $2.00 for Academic, Non Academic staff and the public; per item will be charged on over due books and other library items.