Rules and Policies

Access and Membership

Library membership for students is automatic upon registration with the University. Membership for University staff is automatic.
Library Entrance Requirements

To gain entry into the Library

  • Students and Staff must possess a valid NUST Identity Card (ID)
  • Staff members and researchers from other institutions must be in possession of a letter of introduction or recommendation from their institution.
Lost IDs

Should a patron lose their ID, a report must be immediately made with library authorities to prevent unauthorised usage. Patrons are liable for any material checked out using their ID. 
General Rules and Regulations
  • Users must show a valid University or Approved Readers’ Identity Card to the Security Guard upon entering Library premises.
  • For security reasons, bags, cases, rain coats, umbrellas, “bomber” jackets, etc, may not be taken into the Library. These should be left at the Baggage Bay area
  • Smoking, eating and drinking are strictly prohibited in the Library.
  • Cellphone use in the library is prohibited.
  • Readers are at all times expected to observe silence in the Library.
  • All losses of and damage to library materials must be reported to the Library promptly.
  • Allitems taken in or out of the Library are subject to a security check.
  • Library material shall not be issued to persons who hold overdue books and/or have outstanding fines.
  • Patrons should ensure that they obtain a system-generated receipt for all payments made at the Library.
  • Results of students with overdue material and unpaid fines will be withheld until payment is received in full.
  • Students are expected to clear themselves with the Library at the end of every Semester. Failure to do so will result in their results being withheld.
  • The Library will confiscate any material not belonging to NUST Library if there is no proof it was borrowed legally from the lending institution.

NOTE: The Library can suspend a member’s rights to use the Library facilities for infringing the above Rules and Regulations.

Information Technology

The Library is equipped with many computers for use by Patrons.

Patrons shall…

  • use the login information provided onsite in order to use the Library computers
  • use Library computers for research purposes only
  • first make a booking before using Library computers
  • ask for assistance from staff at the Help Desk if they have problems using the Library computers
  • only use laptops from within the Board Room by arrangement with Library IT Department staff
  • report any suspected “foul play” to Library staff

Patrons shall not…

  • change any settings on the Library computers
  • visit Internet sites that contain undesirable or unlawful material, e.g., pornography
  • move any of the Library’s computer equipment
  • install programs on the Library’s computers
  • play music CDs and/or videos on the Library’s computer