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MICHUKI TECHNICAL TRAINING INSTITUTE
LIBRARY RULES ®ULATIONS AND GENERAL INFORMATION
MONDAY – FRIDAY 8.30 am – 8.30 pm
SATURDAY 8.30 am - 12.30 pm
The library remain closed on Sundays and public holidays or any other time notified by the principal or librarian.
Michuki TTI library membership is restricted to registered members of staff, students and persons recommended by the principal.
Members of public are not normally allowed access to the college library BUT exceptions may be made at the discretion of the principal under such conditions as may be prescribed.
Once registered, students are issued with a borrower’s pocket and this must be available whenever a member wishes to borrow a book. Borrower’s pockets are not transferable and the loss of this card should be reported immediately. Members are responsible for any books issued against their National ID card and will be required to pay the cost of any loss or damage to books issued to them. They will also pay for the replacement of any lost card /pocket.
The borrower presents the books to be borrowed, (the library pocket and an ID card incase it is a student) to the staff at the issue desk who will record the loan at the issue register before the borrowers sign. The date of return for the book is then stamped on the book. Certain publication may not be borrowed out at all, such as reference books marked “ref”, newspapers and loose periodicals.
The loaning periods for books and the number of books that may be borrowed by each category of members are as follows;
Teaching staff: 6 books renewable after every three months.
Students: 3 books for two weeks renewable once.
All books borrowed by the students MUST be returned by the end of the term. Books must be returned on time. Fines will be charged for the books returned after the due date i.e. fines are Kshs 5.00 per day per book. Persistent offenders may have library privileges withdrawn.
The library will reserve a particular title for a member and hold it for three days during which it can be collected.
Details of this service are available at the issue desk.
ARRANGEMENT OF BOOKS
Since the books are not classified, they are arranged according to department or section e.g. Clothing technology text books are all arranged together.
The library has special collections of materials as shown below;
Books on high demand can only be borrowed for three days and they are placed on the circulation desk at the request of the teaching staff. Borrowers who keep short loan books for more than 3 days may in addition to normal fines have their borrowing facilities withdrawn for a period to be determined by the librarian.
Current periodicals and newspapers are placed on the reading tables. Bound newspapers and those awaiting binding are placed on the circulation desk and are available on request.
Any enquiries concerning the availability and use of periodicals are addressed to the librarian.
This consists of general reference and subject works. These are dictionaries atlases etc.
They are for use in the library only and are placed on the circulation desk.
The library has a baggage area near the entrance for leaving the bags, coats etc before entering the library. Although the area is supervised, library users are advised, in their interest, not to leave valuable items there, or on tables inside the library .Bags, shawls and coats are not allowed beyond this baggage area. User’s books and files are searched as they leave the library.
Seating spaces in the library are limited .Users should not reserve them by leaving books or other belongings on the tables when they leave the library. Such items are liable to be removed and may get lost. THE LIBRARY WILL TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY OVER SUCH LOSES.
RE-SHELVING OF BOOKS
Users are advised NOT to re-shelve books after use. LEAVE BOOKS ON THE TABLES AFTER USE.
The library staffs are charged with the responsibility of providing service to the users and to see that the library regulations are observed. Users therefore should not hesitate to approach the library staff for guidance and assistance when required.
Damage and loss of library materials
*Any user who causes damage to library material or any other will be charged for replacement. Marking of books and other library materials will be regarded as damage.
*Readers and borrowers will be held responsible for publication lost while in their charge and will be required to pay replacement cost. Lost books once recovered remain the library property.
*All library books remain the property of MTTI and if found misplaced should be returned to the library.
*Users should check the books they borrow to ensure they are not damaged before borrowing, otherwise they will be held responsible for the damage and they will be charged. Any damage or defect should be reported to the staff.
Borrowing from the library
*Only registered person who have signed rules and regulations will be allowed to borrow material from the library.
*Some library collections are not on loan and these are appropriately marked, i.e. “ref”.
*No user shall take a book out of the library unless it is properly issued to him/heart the issue desk. All persons leaving the library MUST show all books, etc, in their possession to the members of library staff at the circulation desk.
*Fines shall be charged for late returns of books borrowed at a rate to be determined from time to time.
*The librarian shall have the right to recall a book on loan. These should be returned immediately and a fine shall be charged for failure to return such books within 4 days from the date of such recall.
*Loaned items should not be transferred from one borrower to another, but MUST be returned to the library for re-issuing.
*Library materials arrested by the library personnel shall be deemed stolen and appropriate college regulation be applied as of theft cases.
a) Silence MUST always be observed in the library.
b) Smoking, eating, chewing gum and drinking in the library is forbidden.
c) Use of mobile phones within the library at all time is not allowed. They must be in silence or vibration mode always.
d) Disabling of any computer facility e.g. timer is not allowed.
e) It is a requirement of MTTI that all registered members of the library must clear with the college librarian at the expiry of their membership (This involves payment of lost books and overdue fines)
f) The librarian shall have the authority to withdraw or refuse with library facilities due to disregard of Rules and Regulations. Incase of other misconduct, the librarian may withdraw library facilities.