Welcome to Circulation Section

Central Library Membership:

All the IIT employees, students and faculties are eligible for library membership. Central Library Registration Form is available at library. A retired IIT Kharagpur employees can take membership and borrow single book by paying Rs. 2000/- and for 3 books by paying Rs. 5000/- for the stipulated period of One Month as per usual terms and conditions by the central library subject to the normal fine of 1 rupee per day in case of any delay. These amounts are refundable. Employees of the schools, banks and other organizations in IIT Campus can take library membership by paying annual fees of Rs. 100/- in that case they are allowed only reading facilites in the library. Outside Organizations and Academic Institutions can become members of the library. In first yaer of its membership, an academic institution has to pay an amount of Rs. 10,000/-wheras all other organizations have to pay Rs.25,000/-. While renewing in subsequent years they have to pay an annual fee of Rs.5000/- and Rs.10,000/- respectively. Three selected employees of each organization are entitled to borrow a total of three books. Books must be returned within fifteen days, otherwise a fine of Rs.1 per day delay is charged.

Borrowing Facility

UG Students----------------->5 Books---------------->60 Days
UG (SC/ST)------------------>5+8 = 13 Books------->90 Days
M.Sc Students--------------->5 Books---------------->60 Days
M.Sc (SC/ST)---------------->5+8 = 13 Books------->90 Days
M.Tech Students------------->5 Books--------------->60 Days
M.Tech (SC/ST)-------------->5+8 = 13 Books------>90 Days
Physically Disabled--------->8 Books---------------->90 Days
Research Scholars----------->8 Books--------------->90 Days
Faculty/Academic Staff------>10 Books------------->180 Days
Scientific/Computer Staff--->10 Books------------->180 Days
Non Faculty Gr. A Staff----->10 Books ------------->180 Days
Gr. B,C,D Staff------------->5 Books----------------->90 Days
Project Manager------------->10 Books-------------->90 Days 

Overdue Charges

A borrowed books should return within the due date, otherwise one rupee (Rs.1/-) per day per book will be collected from the user as overdue charge. Please check OPAC search's Patron link for your due date of returning the book and fine details


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  1. Users should check the physical condition of a book while borrowing the same.
  2. If the damaged book belongs to a set, then the user is responsible for the entire set.
  3. During power/system failures, the circulation counter services will be suspended.
  4. Immediately after the issue of a book, the user is required to take out the same from the library
  5. No book shall be returned on the day of issue.
  6. While leaving the library user should ensure that they carry only those books that are duly issued on their names,
  7. otherwise disciplinary action will be taken against them.
  8. User must check the Accession Number of the book issued by his / her name with the printed borrower's slip before
  9. leaving the circulation counter. No objection will be considered afterwards.
  10. Every user is requested to check the status of books outstanding against his/her name soon after a transaction at the counter. Discrepancy, if any, should be brought to the notice of the counter person immediately. Any complaint thereafter is not likely to be entertained.
  11. When there is an emergent demand for a borrowed book, the same must be returned within seven days to the library.
  12. Users are responsible for complying with the copyright act while photocopying library document.
  13. An outgoing member should return the library identity card and all the documents outstanding against his/her name along with his outstanding delay fine if any.
  14. If any member is found misusing /mutilating /stealing/ cutting pages from a book, disciplinary action will be initiated against him/her, beside withdrawing the library facilities.
  15. Improper use of library facilities by a member will lead to the suspension of termination of his/her membership.
  16. Use of Mobile phone is strictly prohibited inside library premises. If found, the membership as well as use of library facilities may be suspended.


Contact: Dr. T. K. Ghosh  Asst. Librarian Section In-charge,

Phone: 03222-282464 (O)
Email: tkghosh@library.iitkgp.ac.in