The following rules apply in general to the Khazar University Library & Information Center.
Opening and closing
- Except on the days when it is closed the Library shall normally be open as follows:
- Monday to Friday, 8,30.00 to 19.30
- Saturday, 9.00 to 15.00
No person shall enter the LIC less than fifteen minutes before the time of closing.
- In addition to members of the University, the following persons may be granted a Students’ Card with user’s library barcode. and admitted to the Library.
Any persons aged 18 and over who are engaged in private study or research, if supported by appropriate evidence of academic standing and fitness for admission.
Undergraduates of other universities, if supported by appropriate recommendations.
- Students’ Card are not transferable.
Holders of Students’ Cards may be required to work in a reading room and group study areas.
Readers must inform the library of any changes to their current address.
- Persons over the age of 16 not holding a Students’ Card may be admitted to the Library for the sole purpose of viewing the building, provided that they are accompanied throughout the visit either by a member of the University or by a member of the Library staff. Members of the University may introduce up to four visitors at one time.
- No volume shall be borrowed from the Library on any day less than fifteen minutes before the time of closing.
- Any borrower who fails to return a volume shall be liable to a fine for each working day (or part thereof) that elapses before the volume is returned, or the Librarian is notified that it has been lost and the replacement cost of the volume has been paid. All volumes are subject to recall at any point during the loan. A recalled volume is required to be returned to the LIC within seven days.
- Works of reference, unbound works, or parts of works may not be borrowed except by the special permission of the Librarian or a person appointed by him/her, but may be consulted in a reading room of the Library. Printed volumes not kept on the 'open' shelves may be borrowed unless this is prohibited by special restrictions.
- Personal details of borrowers of Library materials may not be disclosed to other readers, nor shall any person use the computerized facilities of the Library to obtain or process data except in accordance with the provisions of the data protection law.
Use of Library materials
- The marking of any Library materials is forbidden; readers may be prohibited from using ink and may be asked to use pencils instead while consulting certain volumes in any of the reading rooms.
- All persons borrowing Library materials, or ordering materials for use within the Library, shall produce evidence of identity at the time of borrowing or ordering if requested to do so.
- Use of University Library’s IT facilities is governed by the rules made by the LIC.
- The terms of licences for ejournals, ebooks, and online databases (eresources) permit full access only to current staff and students of the University.
Behaviour in Library
- Silence shall be maintained as far as possible in the Library.
- Readers must present their University Card for inspection if requested by a member of the Library staff in the course of their duties.
- The use of portable computers and mobile devices is permitted in the Library provided that they are quiet in operation. Users of such equipment may be required to work in specified areas or to stop using a computer if it constitutes a distraction to other readers.
- The use of equipment likely to disturb or distract other readers or to damage Library materials is not permitted in the Library. Mobile telephones must be set to ‘silent’ mode in the Library;
- Umbrellas, bags, cases, photocopying devices, and similar personal belongings shall normally be deposited in the special boxes.
- The Library reserves the right to inspect anything brought into the building. Laptops, mobile devices, bags, files, folders, coats and any other items allowed into the Library shall be subject to examination on exit.
- Hot and cold drinks, food is forbidden in the Library.
- Library staff are empowered to stop any activity in the Library which they consider prejudicial to the safety, well-being, or security of readers or Library staff or to the preservation of the collections.
- Library staff, readers and visitors are requested to demonstrate values of mutual respect and courtesy in all interactions.