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The College maintains a well-stocked, Computarised Library. The College also provides the students with journals and newspapers at the library complex. With spacious and well illuminated reading rooms, the library creates an atmosphere ideal for reading and studying. The library also provides Internet facility to the staff and students of the College, making assignment-based teaching an enjoyable activity.

Library facilities are not only provided to students, faculty and staff of the Calvary Bible College (CBC) but persons from other spheres as well (Read rules and guidelines for more details).

SERVICES

The college subscribes to many popular journals.


The library also has 5 dedicated machines that are full time available to the students for browsing. It also provides additional services like :

Printout/Scanning
Photocopy

CBC LIBRARY RULES


LIBRARY RULES AND GUIDELINES :

1. To become a member, an applicant must fill out the Library Registration Form and submit it to the Principal, Calvary Bible College.
2. The library is primarily for the use of students, faculty and staff of the Calvary Bible College (CBC).
3. Members of the UPC of NEI can also become library members under "Other Categories" on payment of Rs.200/- (Library Fee) and a refundable Security Deposit of Rs. 300/-.
4. Students, Research Scholars and Faculty of other Institutions may also avail the library facilities for a short period by submitting a request and after duly obtaining a written permission of the Principal, CBC. Such requests must invariably be accompanied by an endorsement from the concerned Head of Institution/ Department on official letterhead. Such temporary membership shall be for consultation, reference, and photocopying services only. Consultation Fee @ Rs.100/ - per week shall be paid by such temporary members.
5. The library timings are as follows: Day As shown in the daily routine Night 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Summer) 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Winter) Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. (Morning) 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Day)
6. The library shall be closed on Sundays and also on Church Holidays as notified from time to time.
7. The privilege of borrowing books from the library is restricted to registered library members only.
8. A registered library member is entitled to borrow a maximum of 3 (three) books at a time for a period of 3 (three) days.
9. A registered Faculty member is entitled to borrow a maximum of 10 (ten) books at a time for a period of 30 (thirty) days.
10. Fines shall be realised against books kept beyond the due date @ Rs.2/- per day for the first three days and Rs.5/- per day from the fourth day onwards. No books will be issued to any library member against whom there is an overdue book.
11. Books marked “R” are for reference/reading inside the library and are not for issue.
12. Journals/magazines/newsletters/newspapers are not for issue.
13. A book will only be issued to a Library member against production of Library Card issued by the CBC Library. No books will be issued in absentia.
14. The Library Card issued to the CBC Students will be valid for a period of three years or fours years depending on their degree courses.
15. Library Card of the Faculty members will be valid for a period of 5 years for Full-Time Faculty, and for a period of 1 year for Guest Lecturers.
16. Final Year CBC Students must return all borrowed books and submit their Library Cards within 1 (one) week of completion of the final examinations, failing which their results may be withheld.
17. The Principal, CBC reserves the right to recall any book from any library member at any time if such a book is on special or urgent demand.
18. A book borrowed from the library may be re-issued (renewed) for a further period if no other library member has reserved the same.
19. Library members are responsible for the safe custody of the Library Card issued to them.
20. Tampering with the entries/records on the Library Card can attract suspension of library membership.
21. Library members/visitors must not cause any disturbance or engage in any behaviour that disrupts library activities.
22. Library members/visitors are not allowed to carry items such as personal books, handbags, plastic bags, CDs/ DVDs, etc., into the Library. Such items must be kept at the personal property shelf located near the library entrance. The library shall not be responsible for the safety of personal items and cash kept at the personal property shelf.
23. Library members/visitors must maintain silence inside the library. Mobile handsets must be switched off or set in vibration/silent mode inside the library.
24. The library shall not be responsible in the event of loss or misplacement of personal items such as laptops/palmtops, PDAs, mobile handsets, cash wallets/purses, CDs/DVDs, Pen Drives, hands-free gadgets, headphones, etc., left unattended anywhere inside the library.
25. Sleeping inside the library is not allowed.
26. Loss of Library Card must be reported immediately to the Principal, CBC.
27. A duplicate Library Card will be issued on payment of Rs. 250/- after 7 (seven) working days from the date of application.
28. A library member shall be held fully responsible for any loss or damage which the library may incur due to the loss/misplacement and/or misuse of his/her Library Card.
29. In case of loss of a book, the borrower shall either replace the book or bear its cost. If the book of a multi volume set is damaged or lost the borrower concerned shall replace the entire set.
30. The Library Card is not transferable.
31. Library members/visitors must not replace the books back on the shelves. Books must be left on the reading table after consulting them.
32. Library members/visitors must not remove or attempt to take library books, equipment or furniture without proper checkout or official authorization.
33. Library members/visitors must not mutilate library materials by marking, underlining, dog-earing, removing pages or portions of pages, removing binding/dust jacket or in any other way damage or deface library materials.
34. Library members/visitors must not enter restricted areas of the library, or remain in the library after closing time or refuse to leave the library when asked to leave.
35. Library members/visitors shall be required to pay the penalty imposed upon them for any damage caused by them to the books or any other library property.
36. Any damage or missing pages detected in a book must be reported to the staff before borrowing the same, failing which the borrower shall be held responsible for the damage/mutilation.
37. Library members/visitors must record the time of their entry into, and exit from, the library in the register kept near the library entrance.
38. Upon violation of any of the library rules, a member is liable to forfeit the privilege of membership of, and entry into, the library.
39. The library membership of any member caught tearing pages or attempting to steal books shall be suspended forthwith and further disciplinary action initiated by the Principal, Calvary Bible College.
40. Prior permission of the Principal, CBC must be obtained if library members intend to bring casual visitors/friends or outsiders to the library.
41. Persons who are inappropriately dressed, intoxicated or of unsound mind are not allowed to enter the library.
42. Library members/visitors are not allowed to bring their pets along with them into the library.
43. Library members/visitors are not allowed to bring eatables inside the library.
44. The Principal, CBC reserves the right to suspend the membership of any library member found causing damage to the library property, misbehaving with other library members or the library staff, or disrupting the peaceful library atmosphere.

CBC LIBRARY COMMITTEE


Chairman : Rev. L. John Gangte
Secretary : Dr. Lalhmachhuana

Members :

Rev. Lalpeklien Sungte, Superintendent, Central District
Pastor K. Lalthazuala
Pastor C. Malsawmzela
Sis. Enid Bloomy