During registration, you will be given a Student ID Card. You have to bring your Student ID Card and show to the librarian in order to enter. This ID card allows you to borrow books and access the College facilities.
Alumni of Perdana College can join the Library and register to use all the library facilities and information resources at a nominal fee of TK 500 per year. Alumni who wish to borrow books have to pay an extra TK 1000 fee per year and a refundable deposit of TK 5000. Alumni is required to show the Alumni ID before they are allowed to enter the Library or borrow books. Alumni is permitted to borrow up to two (2) books from the Open Shelf for up to 2 weeks (14 days).
Once you are aware that you lost the ID, you must report it at once to the Administration Office to avoid unauthorized use. Replacement ID cards can be obtained from the Administration Office. You will need to fill in a form and provide us with your personal details and Student ID card if you are a student. If you are an alumni you must provide us with a passport sized photograph and you personal ID. The Office can not make cards up immediately. They are usually ready within a week. The replacement fee is TK 200.
Borrowing depends on the category you belong to. As a student, you can borrow two books for a period of 7 days. Students who have completed at least 33 credit hours can borrow three books. The alumni can borrow two books for a period of 14 days.
ID Card is required to enter the Library. If you don't have the ID, you may be allowed to enter the Library by getting a temporary ID card from the Administration Office.
Remember that your card is personal and non-transferrable, so you cannot give it to another student to use it for borrowing. If it has been lost or stolen you should report it to the Administration Office to avoid unauthorized use. In the meantime you can reserve the books you wish to borrow.
If the book you require is on loan you should fill out a Reservation Card, available at the Library Office. When the person returned the item, we will let you know by e-mail. The item will be kept for you for one week. If it is not collected within the week, it will be returned to the shelves.
Be sure that when you find a book on the catalogue, write down the correct class number in order to locate where the book is shelved. If you do not find it on the shelves, check where the Library keeps the books awaiting for shelving. If you still cannot find it, see if somebody is already reading it in the Library. If the book is not already borrowed by another member, please notify the librarians so they can search for it.
Books may be renewed either in person at the Library, or by email to the Library. You will not be able to renew an item if a) it has been reserved by another borrower, b) you have any outstanding fines, or c) your borrowing rights have been withdrawn.
If you renew by email, you have to provide the following information to the Librarian: your name and ID, book title and accession number. The Librarian will inform you the new expiry date of the book.
In general, you can't borrow journals or magazines, which are for reference use within the library premise. The same goes for CDs & DVDs. However, in extraordinary cases, you may approach Director of the Library for approval.
The Library Catalogue is an online catalogue, LIBRA that gives information about material held at the library. In order to locate material found on the catalogue you must always write down the class number.
A selection of text books and important books that are related to various courses are attached with a Red sticker on the book spine and are kept at the RED SPOT shelves. This is to ensure that every student of a particular course have access to the necessary text books. You may borrow these books for two hours at a time, and you cannot take the book out of the library or overnight.
Reference books are marked with a REF sticker on the spine. The Reference collection is non-circulating, but the students can access it from the shelves. It includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, atlases, handbooks, bibliographies, and some rare items.
A book identifier code consists of two parts in sequence: | Dewey Code | First three letters of the main author's surname |
Example: The book "Economics" by Alain Anderton will have the book identifier code, 330 AND, where 330 is the Dewey classification for Economics subject and AND is the first three letter of the author's surname ANDerton.
You must have a Username and Password in order to use the Computing Facilities of the Library. This is the same Username and Password that you use to access WebMail. Any students can access these Open Access PCs. No booking is necessary.
An the beginning of each semester all students are allocated with a fixed number (depending on the subjects you study) of papers free of charge to use at the Library & Computer Labs. You may print at any dot-matrix printers located in the Open Access Lab.
If you prefer laser printing, refer to this section for details.
Student can use any dot matrix printers located in the Open Access Lab. When printing material, please bear in mind that there may be a delay before it is available for collection, especially when the computers are heavily used.
Presently the photocopy service allows you to copy up to 30 pages at a time of items from the Red Spot, Reference and Journal Collections at TK 1 per page.
The Library does not offer a colour photocopying service. However, we can help you locate a photocopy shop that offers coloured photocopying.