Rules & Regulation

General Rules

All library members, are required to follow the rules and regulations while using library services and facilities to avoid any disciplinary action.

  • Must enter your information in time in/out registrar, when you entre/exit in the library.
  • Leave personal belongings at the specific place.
  • Eatables are not allowed in the library avoid bringing food items in the library.
  • Do not make noise and speak quietly. Students may reserve room for discussion and combine studies.
  • Make sure that the cell phone is on silent mode.
  • Treat library materials you use with care, do not mark, underline or tear pages in any case.
  • Do not change the order of library furniture and other fixtures.
  • Leave library materials on the tables after reading and consulting them and do not place them back into the shelves.
  • Do not hesitate to ask for help from the library staff whenever you feel the need or have difficulty in using library services & facilities.

Borrowing Rules

All members can activate their membership just by submitting the library membership form. The borrowing privileges may differ depending upon the borrower's category:

Category No. of Books Loan Period


7 Days



7 Days

MS & PhD


7 Days



120 Days

Admin Staff


7 Days

  • Any library material borrowed by any library member is subject to recall, if required by the library, hence the loan period should not be taken as legitimate right.
  • SMIU Library card is non transerable.
  • Reference and reserved materials, and journals/magazine/newspapers can only be consulted within library premises and cannot be borrowed.
  • Borrowing privileges may also be withdrawn from the students who are constantly irregular in returning books or involved in violating library rules.
  • The borrower shall be responsible for any damage caused to issued book. If the book is damaged or lost, a replacement copy of the same value may be accepted or pay cost of the book.

Library Fines

Books or materials borrowed from the library must be returned on or before due date and time, following charges otherwise may occur:

  • Books PKR 10/- per day per volume, maximum to the replacement cost of an item.
  • Replacement cost for the lost or damaged materials would be calculated as 'current list price' of an item by adding 50% of 'current list price' as processing fee.
  • Another copy of the lost/damaged book /item may be accepted, considering it is original with the same ISBN or later edition and 50% of the current list price is paid as processing fee.
  • Fine will continue to accumulate on daily or hourly basis on all overdue items until the item is renewed, returned, reaches to maximum fine, or is declared lost either by the borrower or by the Library.
  • PKR 5,000/- in addition to the 'current list price' would be charged incase of reported theft or stealing library materials. Library also reserves the right to report the incident to the institute-wide disciplinary committee.
  • PKR 100/- is charged for the lost Membership Card or Duplicate Card.
  • PKR 200/- will be charged found violating the library rules.