Library instructions

Library instructions

1-Library instructions are to provide services to beneficiaries and to preserve learning resources.

2-Instructions No. (1) of 2011.

3-Instructions for public services at Ajloun National Library

Article (1):These instructions are called (instructions for public services in the library of Ajloun National University) and are effective as of the date of approval by Professor Dr. President of the University.

Article (2):Library materials are purchased based on the suggestions of faculty members under special forms provided by the library.

Article (3):The library purchases two copies of each book. A minimum of three copies can be purchased if the library director or faculty member finds it necessary.

Article (4):The library director can purchase a maximum of ten copies of books written by university staff and a maximum of five copies by Jordanian authors for gifting and exchange purposes.

Article (5):Subscription is made to paper periodicals and global databases as well as purchasing Previous issues of periodicals in coordination between the library and the concerned authorities at the university.

Article (6):a. The faculty member may borrow a maximum of ten books for one semester for every book.

b. A university employee can borrow a maximum of five books for two weeks for each book.

c. A graduate student can borrow a maximum of two books, for a period of two weeks for each book.

d. Undergraduate students can borrow a maximum of two books for a period of two weeks for each book.

e. In cases of necessity, the library administration has the right to recover materials before the end of the specified borrowing   period.

f. Reference books, periodicals and books with limited copies are allowed to be borrowed  inside library halls only.

Article (7):The borrowing  of any book can be renewed if it is not required for someone else.

Article (8):a. Books are placed on the reservation shelf at the demand  of faculty members or the library.

b. Books placed on the reservation shelf are borrowed  only at night. The library organizes a process Use it during office hours.

c. The night borrowing   starts one hour before the end of the official working hours of the library and ends one hour later from the beginning of the next day.

Article (9): a. If the borrower fails to return the book on time, he will be fined (one hundred fifty penny) for each day of delay, provided that the fine does not exceed ten dinars.

b. If the borrower of libarary material on night borrowing   fails to return it on time a fine of (one hundred penny) for every hour of delay.

c. The library director may partially exempt from paying the fine resulting from a delayed return borrowed books in the light of written reasons provided by the borrower, and no more than 50% of the fine.

d. The university president may fully or partially exempt from paying the fine resulting from delaying the return of borrowed books in light of written reasons provided by the borrower.

Article (10): a. If the borrower loses a book, She /he will be fined twice its value, in addition to the cost of binding and delay penalties, if any b. If the borrower loses part of a set of parts, She/he will be fined twice its value. If it is not possible

to purchase the missing part  the borrower is fined twice the price of the whole parts, plus the binding costs

and fines for delay, if any.

c. If the borrower loses a book received by the library as a gift or exchange, the library director has the right to estimate the price of the book. The borrower’s right to apply the provisions of items (a and b) from this article. 

d. If the lost book is not available in the market, its value is estimated for (a, b) from this article  by the relevant Dean of the College/Department and the Library Director.

Article (11):  If the borrowed library material is damaged, the borrower is fined four times its price in addition to the binding costs. The library has the right to report him/her in order to take the necessary legal actions.

Article (12): a. References and current issues of periodicals and special collections may not be borrowed Such as rare books, manuscripts, documents, university theses, and audio and visual materials .

b. A faculty member may borrow the volumes of the last five years from periodicals  for night borrowing only. Volumes of periodicals that are older than that are permissible to be borrwed for two weeks.

Article (13):

  1. The use of prohibited library materials is not allowed except for the purposes of scientific research after prior approval from the library director.b. The use of prohibited materials is restricted in the designated hall and is not allowed To be borrowed or photographed any part of it.

Article (15): If a person misbehaves in violation of library instructions, the library director may prevent him/her from entering the library and forbid him from borrowing any library material for a period not exceeding one semester.

Article (16):No one has the right to display statement ,announcement or advertisment  anywhere in the library except with the prior permission of the library director in coordination with the concerned authorities at the university.

Article (17): Library visitors should show their books and other library materials to the entrance controller when they leave the library.

Article (18): a- Eating, drinking and smoking are not allowed in reading rooms. 

b. Beneficiaries should preserve library materials and not write on them.

c. Students are not allowed to borrow except through a university card and a special library card.

d. The student is responsible for the book during the borrowing period.

e. Students are not allowed to lend a book to someone else because this will expose them to accountability in case the loss of the book.

Article (26): The library issues instructions for gifting books and organizes the exchange of publications between the library and other university libraries or  scientific institutions.

Dealing ethics:

Student behavior in the library and information sources.

  1. Student behavior in the library and information sources.
  2. The library is dedicated for readingIf a student wants a place to chat, they can go to the cafeteria.
  3. . There are procedures for borrowing books and references students should review them, or consult library staff about it.
  4. The e-library and Internet facilities are not intended for remote chat and dialoguethey are electronic means to search for books and references.
  5. 5. If a student needs a book that is not available, She/he should provide the library staff with its details to make an effort to make it available it.