Library Rules

Rules

Please observe the following rules to make the most out of the services available.

  • Return all materials issued out to you on the due date indicated;
  • Do not bring in food and drinks into the library;
  • Serious study requires a quiet environment. Therefore, observe silence all the time you are in the library;
  • Do not make any markings in books, theses and journal articles because these destroy materials and distract other users attention from the real reading materials;
  • Users shall be required to replace all materials damaged in their possession or shall be charged an equivalent replacement value of the damaged item(s);
  • Bags and parcels must be left outside the library;
  • Use cell phones outside the library;
  • Registration with the library is a must for everyone and pockets must be produced upon clearance before graduation.

Library Fines for Over-Due Materials

  • For ordinary items not returned on time, the offender shall be charged $1.00 day delayed for the first 5 days, there after the charge will be $2.00 per day;
  • For reserved items not returned on time, the offender shall be charged $1.00 per hour delayed;
  • To replace lost library pockets, $1.00 shall be charged per pocket;
  • For lost library materials the replacement value plus added administration cost involved will be charged;
  • For ZOU members of staff who lose library materials debit orders shall be made directly on the offender's salary;
  • Please note that there will be not option, but to indefinitely suspend those found persistently defaulting by failing to observe the above rules and regulations.

Approved Membership Fees

  • Day pass                        $1.00
  • 1 Month subscription      $10.00

Organisation of Library Collections

  • Materials are arranged on shelves according to the Library of Congress Classification scheme.
  • Shelf-guides are put in place, which guide users to locate resources.
  • An OPAC has been put in place to help you identify and locate required material.
  • Please ask for assistance from a Librarian in attendance, if you have any problem using the library.