The Delhi University will allow research scholars and faculty members to access four more libraries across its campuses as part of its phased reopening amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
On Monday, the Delhi University reopened the Ratan Tata Library, the Central Science Library, Faculty of Law Library, and the South Delhi Campus Library for Ph.D./MPhil scholars and faculty members after allowing access to the central library last week.
The university has announced that the users of the library will have to make prior registration in order to use the library facilities from 10 am to 4 pm on weekdays.
In a notice, the Delhi university said that the library facilities under Delhi University Library System (DULS) will be made operational in phases. Only bonafide faculty members and Ph.D./MPhil scholars will be allowed to use library reading room facilities in the first phase. The facilities of the reading room would be limited from 10 am to 4 pm during the weekdays, between Monday to Friday.
Before visiting the library, the visitors will have to take permission through e-mail to the librarian.
All reading rooms on the research floor and three rooms on the ground floor will be available for the visitors to the central library. Two reading rooms on the first floor will be made available to the visitors at the Central Science Library.
The reading hall will be made on the ground floor at the Ratan tata library at the Delhi School of Economics and the periodical section on the first floor will be made accessible to visitors.
The notice stated that the reading hall on the ground floor and the first floor of the Faculty of Law library will be available to visitors while all the floors of the South Delhi Campus Library can be accessed by research scholars.
For the period of the COVID-19 pandemic, the library will also allow its members to borrow and return books and no late return fine would be charged.
Visitors have also been instructed to carry gloves and hand sanitizer and maintain social distancing while it advises the staff handling books to wear gloves.
It said that the user/staff who does not adhere to the guidelines would face disciplinary action like cancellation of membership, etc.
From February 1, the Delhi University has announced the reopening of its campus and colleges for final-year students who require access to facilities for practical purposes.
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