General Rules

  1. Submit any book or object for inspection, when requested by the library staff
  2. Do not write, underline, or mark any book. Library books are carefully examined on return and the borrower will be held responsible for the damage.       
  3. After reading, leave books on the table. Please do not shelve books.
  4. Complete silence should be observed except for brief and subdued talk with the library staff.
  5. Drinks and eatables are not allowed in the library.
  6. Keep your mobiles silent within the library premises.
  7. The library is a noise-free zone, observe silence in the library.
  8. Report lost book(s) or other material(s) to the library immediately through an email or personally at the circulation desk to avoid overdue fines.
  9. Do not give your checked out material(s) to others. This may be helpful to avoid heavy overdue fines.
  10. Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the library.
  11. Short pants are strictly not allowed in the library.
  12. The library is not responsible for any losses; please do not leave your belongings unattended.

Borrowing Rules

All registered members with valid NIU ID are entitled to borrow library materials. The borrowing privileges may differ depending upon the membership category. The borrowing privileges for different membership categories are:


Borrowing Privileges

Time Period

Undergraduate students 2 10 Days
Graduate students 2 10 Days
Postgraduate students (MPhil/PhD) 4 14 Days
Faculty 5 30 Days
  • Valid NIU identification card is necessary to borrow library materials.
  • Books borrowed by any patron can be reserved.
  • Reserved books may be collected within 2 days from the circulation desk.
  • Book(s) borrowed by any patron can be renewed for a period of 10 days as long as the same is not reserved by another patron.
  • Non-circulating materials such as reference books, CD-ROMs, current journals, journals and newspaper archives, audio/video materials, text books, and research projects cannot be borrowed.
  • Non-circulating materials can only be used within library premises.
  • Any of the borrowed library materials is subject to recall as and when needed by the library.
  • If the patrons misplace any library material and is unable to find them, it is recommended to report at circulation desk immediately to avoid overdue fines.
  • Any of the library materials not returned within 30 days after the due date will be considered as lost.

Library Fines

Certain fines are charged for overdue (not returned on time) library materials. This is an effort to provide patrons an equal opportunity to make use of library materials and to maximize the sharing of library collections.

  • An overdue fine is charged from the first overdue date/day.
  • An overdue fine on general books would be PKR50 per book per day.
  • An overdue fine on temporarily issued materials would bePKR100 per hour.
  • Loss of library materials would be charged three times the current price OR replacement of the material(s) with PKR200additional as processing charges.
  • PKR5000 in addition to the current price would be charged in case of stealing library materials.

In case of any disciplinary violations, PKR200 would be charged on the first violation and PKR500 on the second violation. In case of continuation of violations, the issue may be referred to the disciplinary committee.