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Library Services During COVID-19

The Central Library complex re-opened from 4th of February, 2021. The following other libraries under DULS re-openes from 15th of February, 2021 for Post Graduate (Final year), M. Phil., Ph.D students and faculty members. The reading room facilities are available from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on all working days. Timing of reading room facilities at Central Library Complex is extended. It will remain open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The following reading rooms are availlable in each of library.

CENTRAL LIBRARY COMPLEX

  • All reading rooms at the Research Floor
  • Three reading rooms at the Ground Floor

CENTRAL SCIENCE LIBRARY

  • Two Reading Rooms at the First Floor

RATAN TATA LIBRARY

  • Reading Hall at the Ground Floor
  • Periodical Section at First Floor of the library

SOUTH DELHI CAMPUS LIBRARY

  • All the Floor of the Library

FACULTY OF LAW LIBRARY

  • Reading Hall at the Ground Floor & First Floor

Prior Registrarion for seat is essential. Kindly read the guidelines and register before visiting any of the library.

UGC Guidelines

“The following public health measures are to be followed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 by all (faculty members, employees, students and visitors) in these places at all times:

  1. Physical distancing of at least 6 feet to be followed as far as feasible.
  2. Use of face covers/masks to be made mandatory.
  3. Frequent hand washing with soap (for at least 40-60 seconds) even when hands are not visibly dirty. Use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers (for at least 20 seconds) can be done wherever feasible.
  4. Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue/handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing of used tissues properly.
  5. Self-monitoring of health by all and reporting any illness at the earliest.
  6. Spitting shall be strictly prohibited.
  7. Installation & use of Aarogya Setu App shall be advised wherever feasible.

Keeping in view the UGC GUIDELINES FOR RE-OPENING THE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES POST LOCKDOWN DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC, the Committee proposes the following SOP for DULS Libraries.

DULS Specific Guidelines

General

  1. Library facilities under DULS will be made operational in phases.  In first phase only bona-fide faculty members, PhD/M. Phil scholars will be allowed to use library reading room facilities.
  2. The Reading room facilities would be limited to 10 A.M. to 4.00 P.M. during the week days i.e. Monday to Friday.
  3. The libraries will remain closed on Saturday, Sunday and gazetted holidays
  4. Visitors, alumni, etc. would be allowed only with prior permission.  For permission they can contact the University Librarian through email librarian@du.ac.in
  5. The users have to register his/her details in the register kept at the entrance.
  6. Thermal screening to all the users/staff would be done at the entry point. 
  7. The entry of the users having temperature or COVID symptoms would strictly be banned.
  8. The library users are advised to carry their hand gloves, hand sanitizer. 
  9. Used gloves/used mask should be disposed off properly in the dust bin.
  10. Whenever requested by the Library Staff, the users will have to show their valid ID Card/Library Membership Card.
  11. As per Ministry of Home Affairs guidelines, only limited number of users would be allowed to enter in any library/section of the library depending upon the capacity. 
  12. The users would be requested to wait, if the capacity of the library is exhausted.
  13. The users would be discouraged to carry their bags or other belongings to the library.
  14. The users have to keep their bags/belonging (Not Valuable) at the property counters at their own risk.
  15. Only one user would be allowed to enter in the property counter.
  16. Areas which are frequently touched by the users/staff should be regularly sanitized
  17. The Staff while handling books should wear globs.

Issue and Return of Library materials/books

  1. All bona-fide library members would be allowed to borrowed and returned books.
  2. Late returned fine would not be charged for the period of COVID-19
  3. Limited users would be allowed at a time to borrow or return library books.

Reading Room Facilities

  1. Reading room facilities would only be available to bona-fide faculty members, Ph. D/ M. Phil scholars.
  2. Sitting areas has been rearranged keeping in view the required social distancing.
  3. Users would only be allowed to sit on designated seats. 
  4. User would be encouraged to use web opac at www.crl.du.ac.in instead of OPAC kept in the library.

The user/staff who does not adhere to the guidelines would face disciplinary action like cancellation of membership etc. For any complain and suggestions write to librarian@du.ac.in

Registration:
Please register yourself by following the link given against each library.

Name of the Library
Link for Registration/Seat:
   
CENTRAL LIBRARY COMPLEX Click here
   
CENTRAL SCIENCE LIBRARY Click here
   
RATAN TATA LIBRARY Click here
   
SOUTH DELHI CAMPUS LIBRARY Click here
   
FACULTY OF LAW LIBRARY Click here
   
Note:  
Scholars are advised to make prior booking of seat online. While visiting, please carry the authorization email and bonafide membeship card of the Central Library. One should register for a specific library where he/she is a member.