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Rules and Regulations


All library users must present a valid ID card to use the collections. Loss or theft of an identification card should be reported immediately to the Circulation Desk.
Borrower Responsibilities
Items charged out on a personal identification card remain the responsibility of the individual named on that card. ID Card(s) should not be lend to others Lost ID Card(s) are replaced on payment of 2000 Tsh. each. Borrowers are responsible for recalls at all times. Items charged to an individual must be returned in good condition, without evidence of defacement, mutilation, or water damage.
Books not requested by other borrowers may be renewed. Students can borrow 4 books for two weeks with the possibility of renewing borrowing up to three times; except audiovisual material or Reserved Books that can be borrowed overnight only. Lecturers can borrow 5 books for a month, or twenty-eight days, except audiovisual material and Reserved Books that can be borrowed overnight only.

Books Not Found in the Stacks
If you cannot locate an item in the stacks and it is not checked out, you may request that a search be performed by the Circulation librarian at the Circulation desk. Recalls If a library item is checked out to another borrower, you may place a recall on it for your use.

Photocopying and Copyright law and licenses
It is your responsibility to ensure that your use of the library resources, internet and of electronic resources complies with copyright law, as well as with usage restrictions imposed by database and e-journal providers.

Binding policy
The library will ensure that information resources or materials are regularly bound to conserve them. Binding will be done at a time not to inconvenience the users of the materials.

Gift policy
The purpose of this administrative policy is to provide a process for accepting gifts and donations to the Library

General policy
The Nelson Mandela Library appreciates gifts and donations from groups, individuals, foundations, corporations, etc. These contributions are vital to the growth of the Library and its services. The Library is prepared to receive material, money, furnishings, and other types of gifts and donations. Once received, the gift or donation becomes the unconditional property of the Library.

Weeding policy
Why Weeding should be done • To remove from the collection those materials that are no longer being used. • To remove worn or damaged materials.
The Weeding Process:
1. Identify items that are candidates for weeding and 2. Physically prepare items to be withdrawn

Stock taking policy
The library will carry out stock taking on an annual basis. During this time, the library will remain closed.

ICT policy
It should be noted that the library computers are for accessing information for research purposes only. While using the computer one should not infringe upon the rights of others. Displaying any images, sound or text, leading to a situation of creating an atmosphere of discomfort or harassment for others is prohibited.

Circulation Policy.
Your Library Account
You may access your library circulation account from the Library OPAC.



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