Rules & Regulations

Welcome to Christ University Library. The staff and students of Christ University have access to five specialized libraries.

  1. Knowledge Centre – The Post Graduate, Law, and Research

  2. Main Library – The Under Graduate, B.Ed and Science

  3. Kengeri Campus Library – MBA and Engineering

  4. PUC Library – Higher Secondary Education

  5. Dharmaram and DVK Library – Philosophy and Theology

The Christ University Library was started with a small collection of 3000 titles. The library now houses more than 2,50,000 books, 600 periodicals, 21 newspapers, 5000 CDs and DVDs, spread over different libraries in two campuses.

The Libraries have also kept pace with technology and have subscribed 12 online databases with campus-wide access and have more than 200 computer terminals to facilitate access to the digital world. The Library in-house activities are computerized and the library catalogue is available online.


The Library is committed to realizing the mission of the University to enhance the quality of learning and research through continuous updates of resources and services.

Accessing Library Account Online and Library Rules


The Library uses KOHA, an open-source Integrated Library System, for its in-house activities. This allows users to search a book Author wise, Title wise, Subject wise, ISBN and keywords; review items checked out; determine return dates; conveniently from home or wherever internet access available. The Library also has OPAC terminals at various locations. Information pertaining to the Library is also made available through OPAC.

  1. Library Timing

General Monday – Saturday 8.00 am – 9.00 pm

Vacation Monday – Saturday 8.00 am – 5.00 pm

The Library remains closed on all Sundays and Public Holidays.

  1. Code of Conduct

  • An identity card is a must for all library transactions. ID cards are non-transferable.

  • Users are requested to maintain silence in the library.

  • The University dress-code is applicable while visiting the library on all occasions.
  • Do not highlight or write in the library books
  • Users should ensure that when browsing through books they replace the book from where it was taken, according to the shelf arrangement. Feel free to seek staff assistance for replacing the books.
  • Users should avoid taking out several volumes of reports, journals and books at any one moment.

  • The library reading area should be used only for reference and consultation of resource materials.

  • The use of cell phone in the library is prohibited

  • Keep the library clean. Use dustbins provided in the library to deposit waste material.

  • The persistent defaulters of various library rules will have their library services suspended.

  1. Circulation

  • Circulation timings: 

    Monday – Saturday: 9.00 – 8.30 pm

  • Borrowing Facility:




Duration of borrowing

Penalty for late return


Students (UG)


2 books


General Library

14 days







Rs. 5/- per day


Law Library

7 days

Students (PG)


4 books

General Library

14 days

Law Library

7 days

Research Scholars (Mphil, PhD)

10 books

General Library

21 days

Law Library

14 days



20 books

General Library

90 days

Law Library

30 days

Staff members

5 books

General Library


30 days

Law Library


(c) Issue of Books

  • Users cannot borrow copies of the same book.

  • The issue of books stops, a week before every exam. This is done to ensure equal reading opportunity among the students. The students have to return the outstanding library books and deposit Library dues if any.

  1. Return/Renew

  • Books must be returned on or by due dates.

  • Where the due date falls on a University holiday, the return period will be considered as extended by one day. However, users are advised to check the Library Notice Board regularly.

  • A book may be renewed once provided there is no reservation placed on the book. Books may be renewed via SMS or logging to your library account.

  • Library fines, if any, are to be paid at the cash counter in the Central Block, Ground Floor, along with due slip from the library.

  1. Reference Books

    • Reference books are not for issue and are to be referred inside the Library.

    • Under no circumstances, reference books will be issued either for classroom reading/reference or for reading outside the library.

    • Photocopying full book is not permitted inside the Library or campus.

  1. Journals/Reports

  • Journals and Reports are not for loan.

  • Users must take care of the journals/ reports taken for Xerox and should ensure its safe return.

  1. Photocopy Service

  • The Library photocopy service is available from 9.00 am to 8.00pm.
  1. Institutional Membership 

    • The Library has Institutional membership with following Institute libraries. Users request for access cards and access the libraries.
  1. British Council Library


  3. DELNET services

  4. IIM Bangalore

  5. ISEC Bangalore


The Library has subscription to 12 online databases through direct subscription and through UGC INFLIBNET consortium. All databases are IP based and can be accessed on the campus only.

Name of the Databases




Academic journals on humanities, social sciences and sciences.


Publication in management and psychology.

APA PsycNet

Abstracts of reports and dissertations in psychology


UK centric Legal database

Westlaw India

Legal database on Indian and International laws.


Indian centric legal database covering cases of Supreme Court and all High Court; Statutes, Notification, Circulars etc.


Image-based legal research database.


Online general library


A bibliographic database on mathematics

Annual Reviews

A database on scientific disciplines


Software installed in the Computer lab

Database on Indian Companies.


On journals on management and social sciences.




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