Rules & Regulations

MEMBERSHIP AND ADMISSION TO THE LIBRARY

  1. The library services are meant for registered RUC Students, Staff and Council members.
  2. Alumni can request to use the library through the university college Librarian’s office. To ensure efficient usage of the library services and resources, the following rules and regulations will apply:

 REGISTRATION

  1. All new students are required to register at the beginning of their 1st year, 1st semester
  1. University college identity cards that double as library cards are issued once at the beginning of the 1st year.
  2. Library users must always have their university college identity cards while in the library
  3. University cards are not transferable. Identification may be required for verification if /when necessary.
  4. All library users are expected to have read and understood the rules and regulations upon Registration
  5. The library reserves the right to cancel membership of a user on the basis of misconduct.

  DISCIPLINE

  1. Silence must be maintained in the library all the time. NB: No discussions in the library.
  1. Use of mobile phones, iPods and other electronics that might cause disturbances in the library is prohibited and they will be confiscated if used
  2. Smoking, Eating and Drinking (including water) are not allowed in the library.
  3. Brief cases, large bags, hats, (kofias) and parcels must be deposited at the luggage area
  4. Unauthorized borrowing of library information material will be treated as theft, and disciplinary measures will be taken against the culprit.

  DAMAGE OR LOSS OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION MATERIALS

  1. Lost or mutilated information material(s) on loan will be replaced with full cost of the current edition of the material(s) plus Ksh. 500 administrative fee.
  1. Writing, defacing or damaging information materials is prohibited. Users who mutilate library materials will be asked to replace the full cost of a current edition of the material(s) plus Ksh. 500 administrative fee.
  2. Any user who willfully damages library property will be held responsible for its replacement plus Ksh. 500 administrative fee.

 BORROWING

  1. Borrowed information materials must be handled with care.
  1. Library users must borrow library materials using library cards
  2. Some information materials are designated for use in the library only.
  3. Borrowed material should be returned on or before the due date. Failure to return the book on the due date will attract overdue charges as follows. Long loan Ksh 5/= per day and Short loan Ksh 5/= per hour.

RONGO UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LIBRARY   LENDING POLICY
SHORT LOAN LONG LOAN
Category of users No. of items Duration No. of items Duration
1 Teaching staff 1 7 days 5 30 Days
2 Non-Teaching staff 1 1 day 2 14 days
3 Undergraduates/diploma/certificate 1 1 day 4 14 days
4 Postgraduate 1 7 days 5 30 days
5 ODEL students 1 7 days 5 30 days
6 Management & Council members 1 7 days 5 30 days

CLEARANCE

  1. All users are required to clear from the library before leaving the University.
  1. All borrowed books should be returned before the user is finally cleared

 LIABILITY

  1. Users are required to ensure that valuable items (such as money, laptops, phones etc) are not at the baggage area.
  1. The library will not be held responsible for loss of any property left unattended in the library by users.

RULES ON THE USE OF THE DIGITAL LIBRARY

  1. The following will constitute unacceptable use of computers and the internet.
  1. Booking or reserving PC machines shall not be allowed
  2. Users are not allowed to transmit or receive any material that Infringe copyright, obscene material, pornographic material or protected material.