Rules and Regulations

As member, all the students are required to follow certain rules and regulations while using library services and facilities. The rules, policies and procedures are framed to ensure conducive learning environment and to safeguard the rights of others for the provision of equal learning opportunities.


Borrowing Rules

All IBA students currently enrolled in different academic programs at undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels are entitled to get access to library services, facilities and resources. Students can activate their membership just by submitting duly filled library membership form.

  • The borrowing privileges may vary depending upon the borrowers’ category and the nature of library materials:

Borrowers’ Category

No. of Books

Loan Period*



7 Days / 14 Days



7 Days / 14 Days

MS (Econ), PhD


7 Days / 28 Days

* depends upon nature of materials, as in general collection some of the books can be borrowed for 7 days while others for 14 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.
  • Books issued from general collection may be re-issued for the same period, provided there is no reservation, hold or recall request.
  • Reference and reserved materials, and journals/magazine/newspapers can only be consulted within library premises and cannot be borrowed.
  • Students who do not return books in timely manner automatically lose the privileges to withdraw any more books from the Library until they have returned all the items they have borrowed.
  • Borrowing privileges may also be withdrawn from the students who are constantly irregular in returning books or involved in violating library rules.



General Rules for Library Usage

Students are expected to observe the rules appended below while using library facilities, services, and resources to avoid any disciplinary action.
  • Leave personal belongings at the designated places at the library entrance.
  • Library is a quite study place, do not make noise, and speak quietly and gently so that others who want to concentrate may not get disturbed. Students may reserve break-out rooms for discussion and combine studies.
  • Telephone calls may not be received or placed from the library telephone or cell phone and make sure that the cell phone is on silent mode.
  • Treat library materials you use with care, do not mark, underline, and mutilate or tear pages in any case.
  • Do not change the order of library furniture or other fixtures.
  • Eatables are not allowed in the library avoid bringing food items in the library.
  • Leave library materials on the tables after reading and consulting them and do not place them back into the shelves.
  • Observe IBA ICT code of conduct and rules while using computer terminals placed in the library.
  • Library staff reserves the right to inspect any materials being taken out of the library premises.
  • Take care of your belongings as library does not take any responsibility for loss or damage in any case.
  • Library privileges may be denied to the students who violate and breach the established library rules and norms or who are otherwise guilty of "misbehavior ".
  • Abide by Library Rules and help the library staff in creating enabling environment for learning.
  • Do not hesitate to ask for help from the library staff whenever you feel the need or have difficulty in using library services & facilities.



Library Fines and Fees

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

  • General collection (7 day or 14 day Books) - PKR 10/- per day per volume, maximum to the replacement cost of an item.
  • Reserve, reference, temporary and overnight books or materials – PKR 10/- per library hour, maximum to PKR 5,000/- or replacement cost, whichever is higher.
  • 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.
    • Current list price is determined as: average list of an item at Amzon.com, library.alibris.com, or supplied by the local vendors excluding discounts, if any, library conversion rates issued by the National Library of Pakistan would be applicable for the currencies other than Pak Rupee.
  • 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.
  • Students found in violating expected behavior or breaching library rules will be charged disciplinary fine, determined by the staff on duty depending upon the type of an offence.