Rules and Regulations
Library and Electronic Resource Centre Rules and Regulations
i. All library users must be current registered students of the School, faculty and administration staff.
ii. Access to the library is subject to production of a valid student card at all times.
iii. Access to the library is restricted to official opening hours while any library staff is on duty.
iv. Bags, handbags and brief-cases must be left at the luggage zone located at the entry/exit point of the library.
Borrowing and return of Materials / Circulation
i. The Library Card and Students’ ID must be produced in order to borrow a resource. Borrowing using other person’s card is not allowed.
ii. Books are borrowed for a period of one week. The return date will be stamped on the book on borrowing.
iii. Late returns attract a fine of Kshs. 20/- per hour for short loans and Kshs 30/- per day for normal loan books.
iv. All borrowers must settle any overdue loans before they are permitted to borrow again.
v. Students with overdue fine, lost library book(s) or both will be denied clearance until the said balances are settled
i. On leaving the Library, users shall be required to produce for inspection books/items taken out of the library
ii. On leaving the Library, users shall be frisked by the security personnel
iii. The Library will not accept responsibility for the loss or misplacement of personal belongings.
Library Order and Ambience
i. Silence must be strictly observed in the Library.
ii. Cell phones must be switched off or mute while in the library.
iii. All individuals seated or standing in the area from which the noise originates will be asked to leave
iv. Bottles of ink, razor blades, water any other liquids are not allowed in the library.
v. Food is not allowed in the Library.
Short Loan Collection/Reserve Section
Short loan are reserve collection reference resources that are core to the nine units taught.
i. Are located behind the circulation desk and can only be taken out with express authority of the librarian or other library staff on duty.
ii. Only one (1) item may be borrowed at a time for a maximum of 2 hours.
Electronic Resource Centre
i. Only one user per computer is allowed for a maximum of two hours in a day that shall be spread out within the day.
ii. Reservation of computers is not allowed.
iii. Computers shall not be used for Saving personal work, Playing games or music.
iv. Those who may wish to listen to audio on their laptops or the computers in the ERC MUST always have headphones
v. Do not install or uninstall any program or service in any computer. This is only a preserve of the ICT staff.
vi. If any device of the computer is not working, do not fix it kindly report at the reference desk. Moving of mouse and/or keyboards is not allowed.
Research and Special Collection
The special collection is located at the first floor of the library. The materials therein should not be removed from the room.
The media lounge is located on the ground floor of the library. The lounge is for reading newspapers, magazines and watching television for purposes of keeping up to date with current issues.
Loss and Damage
Borrowers will be responsible for materials out on loan. If the material is lost, an immediate report should be made to the Librarian to enable appropriate action to be taken. A borrower is allowed to either replace the book lost or damaged by purchasing it themselves or requesting the Library to replace it. All books replaced must be of the latest edition. If the book is one of a set or series they must be called upon to replace the whole set or series.
The Library is live to the fact that our patrons are IT savvy and prefer to be able to access as much as possible online and to be able to use various gadgets including their phones for online communication through the social media.
It is from this trend that the library sought to reach its patron through the social media to communicate to them the various facilities available to them in the library and to upload their handout and reading materials.
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m - 8.00p.m.
Saturdays 9.00 a.m - 2.00 pm
Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
The School intends to put up and Ultra-Modern Library facility that will have a sitting capacity of 1,000 patrons.The School will also increase the electronic resource centres that would be available to students and well as the electronic resources that can be accessed.