USPCAS-W Library

The Water Library of U.S.Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water contains 7335 books and access to thousands of electronic journals. 80% of academic and 20% of general books and newspapers, magazines, proceedings newsletters, scholar thesis, URDU, and English Novels are available in the Library.

The Library is operated by a library automation web-based application, “LibraryThing.” The ‘Librarything’ is available on any device having an internet; it contains the searchable attributes like author, title, subject, heading, publisher, classification etc. Readers can also check the digital Library Catalogue for up-to-date information.

Important Links:

Library Sections:

  • Periodical section
  • Reference section
  • Lending section
  • Research Scholar Area

General rules:

  • The use of the Library shall be open to the members of the following categories:
    • Faculty and Staff
    • Research Fellows and Scholars
    • Students of the USPCAS-W
  • Borrowing facility is not available for outside students referred from other institutions; however other library services are available accordingly. Some materials will not be circulated, such as reference books, press clippings, CDs, current periodicals, or any other publication marked as a reference/ reserved.

The borrowing privileges of the users are mentioned as under:

Sr. #

Category Book Limit

Loan Period

1.

Faculty 05 180 days

2.

Staff Members 03 30 days

3.

Ph.D. Scholar 03

30 days

4.

MS, Scholar 03

30 days

5. BS, Students 03

15 days

  • The borrowed books shall be renewed for a further period of weeks if these have not been reserved for another user. Overdue books shall not be renewed.
  • Books and other material of the following description shall not be issued to borrowers but may be consulted in the Library during working hours.
    • Reference books like an encyclopedia, dictionaries, reports, handbooks, and other reference materials
    • Reserved books
    • Rare books and protected documents
    • Thesis, CDs
    • Periodicals
    • Any other material at the discretion of the Librarian

Library Etiquettes:

  • Users are not allowed to bring their personal belongings to the Library. All members shall be required to leave their personal belongings (books, files, briefcases, handbags, registers, etc.) at the entrance of the Library at the designated place.
  • Users are not allowed to write, underline or mark the library books. The library books are carefully examined on return, and the borrower will be held responsible for defacing or damaging or causing loss of library material in his possession.
  • After consultation, users shall leave the library material on the tables to be shelved ONLY by the library staff.
  • Complete silence should be observed inside the Library except for the brief and subdued talk with the library staff at the Circulation Desk or in any other Section of the Library.
  • Drinking (except plain water), eating and sleeping, and smoking shall not be allowed inside the Library.
  • Use of Mobile and Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the Library.
  • Loud talking/unnecessary discussion/disturbance / snoozing etc., shall not be allowed inside the Library.

Fines:

The violation of library rules may result in the following fines:

  • Overdue books:
    • A penalty of Rs.02 per book per day shall be charged for late returns.
  • Lost books:
    • In case of loss of book(s) the lost books shall have to be replaced. For out of print titles, the amount equal to Two times the original purchase price of the book(s) shall be charged.
    • The total cost of the damaged or lost material, which can be replaced, shall be charged.
    • Those borrowers who have lost books shall not borrow any library material until the lost material is replaced.
  • Reserve Material:
    • This material is issued for only three hours in one day. A fine of Rs.10/- per extra hour/day will be charged.
    • Suppose the library user fails to submit the replacement cost of lost or damaged material. In that case, the authorities reserve the right to withhold the issuance of the degree to the student concerned till they either replace the lost book/material or pay the stipulated amount.
  • Theft:
    • The willful damage or theft of library materials will result in an automatic referral to the university administration and may lead to suspension from the University. Users must pay fines and fees at the accounts department, while Library will not deal in any cash transaction.