The Library provides different services to meet the information needs of library users.
1) Circulation Service:
Circulation is the process that facilitates the loaning of library materials. Members of the faculty, staff, fellows and research scholars on their joining and students on their admission to the institute become member of the library. All library members can borrow library material as per their borrowing privileges.
Libraries extend borrowing services to the registered members (faculty, students and staff) governed by the borrowing privileges, rules and policies. The Library materials can be borrowed and returned at the circulation desks at both of the campuses. The materials on reserve, Audio/Videos, text books, journals, reference books, and CDs/DVDs cannot be issued. This is important to understand that any material borrowed from the library is subject to recall.
The Library materials borrowed by any member can be renewed or re-issued, two times at maximum. Users can send a renewal or re-issued request online.
Library materials borrowed by other members can be reserved at the circulation desk of either campus. Users can also reserve books online.
2) Searching Assistance:
In case an item is not located on the shelf, inquiry can be made at the circulation desk. A search will then be initiated and the user will be notified when the required item is found. The found item will be held at the Circulation Desk for two days for the user to pick up.
3) Reference Services:
A major function of the library is to provide information. The library has a Reference Section that contains materials frequently used for that purpose. The materials are not circulated outside the library and are identified with “REF” at the beginning of the call number. Materials in the reference section of the library consist of Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus, Directory, Handbook, Almanac, Manual, Yearbook, Atlas etc.
Reference materials should be current, accurate, easy to use, and relevant. These factors are to be considered while selecting them.
4) Book Bank Services:
The Book Bank Section of the library facilitates students. It provides text books to Library members for a semester. All the students and staff members who have their library cards are entitle to draw books from book bank.
5) Multimedia Service:
Library has a fully equipped multimedia Centre which is located at ground floor of the library building. The collection of Centre includes latest multimedia resources which help library users in their studies. This Centre is equipped with the technologies which enable users in utilizing the multimedia resources. The Centre provides viewing of audiovisual material on latest viewing devices. It also provides space and computers to access library’s digital and online resources.
Computers in the library can be used for Internet access and also for access to the library’s Catalogue, Electronic Books and Journals. The library has access to subscription-based services. Wireless connectivity to internet is available at both floors of the library. Patrons can use their laptops/notebooks with build-in wireless adaptor to avail this server
6) Suggest a Book:
Library welcomes suggestions from faculty, for the acquisition of materials that support teaching, study and research at the institute. Know of a book the SZABIST LIBRARY should own? Fill out you recommendation for acquisition form and we will generally purchase the book. We put a rush order on it, and notify you when it has arrived so you can be the first to use it.
7) Ask a Librarian Service:
This service is designed to provide speedy answers to the questions whether required quick / directional or in-depth support. To forward your queries through email, phone or to chat with a professional librarian, visit Ask a librarian