Borrowing privileges

The library provides general access and a full range of services to it’s member. These services include issue and return to library materials from the Circulation counter. Borrowing of reading materials facility is available to registered users. The registration to use the Library facility and services is automatic for the Fellows, Associates and staff on joining the Institute. At present, users can retain the issued books in their custody as long as they stay in the campus. Their entitlements, in terms of number of books are as follows:

CategoryBorrowing PrevilegesAnnual Membership Fee (Non Refundable)
Fellows30 BooksNil
Editorial Board Members: Residing in Shimla5 BooksNil
Associates4 BooksNil
Former Fellows: who have submitted manuscript and are permanently residing in Shimla.2 BooksRs. 500
Former Fellows: Who have submitted manuscript and are residing outside Shimla0 BooksRs. 500
Guest Scholars2 BooksNil
Visiting Professors2 BooksNil
Visiting Scholars2 BooksNil
Staff2 BooksNil