Guidelines/Library Rules

  •  Every member of the library must be prepared to identify himself/herself when requested to do so.
  •  Use of a borrower ticket, belonging to other member is prohibited.
  •  Outwears, brief cases, handbags, files, umbrellas and similar items should be deposited at the check point before entering the library.
  •  Silence must be observed in the Library.
  •  A misplaced book is temporarily lost. To avoid misplacement; books taken from the open shelves should be left on the nearest table.
  •  Users assume the obligation of keeping the library materials in good condition. Materials damaged, defected or lost must be replaced; otherwise the cost will be realized from the borrower.

Other rules and regulations

  •  All library materials must be borrowed against borrower’s card;
  •  Borrowers are liable for damage and loss of books, if any;
  •  Borrowers should check the physical condition of a book while borrowing the same.

Do's and Don'ts of Library


  •  Please carry the Library card whenever visiting the Library;
  •  Your mobile should be on Switch off mode when entering the library;
  •  Please deposit bags/umbrellas etc. at the Security Counter and take a token;
  •  Please use “Group Study Area” if you want to study in group;
  •  After consulting a book, please leave the same on the nearby table;
  •  Please produce the library material at check point, when taking the library material out of the library;
  •  Please leave the Library 10 minutes before the closing time to help the staff to close the Library on time.


  •  Do not ignore if you find anybody causing damage to library material. Please report the matter to Users’ Assistance Desk immediately;
  •  Do not damage any library material;
  •  Do not talk in the silence zone of the library;
  •  Do not carry and eatables inside the library.
  •  Do not file books on the shelves. A misplaced book is a lost book;
  •  Do not smoke inside the library premises. Entire Library building, under the law, is no smoking zone.

Several of the classes involve a research component, where students begin that very first “real” college-level research assignment. These classes often make a field trip to the library where we work with the students and teachers in introducing them to some of our library’s resources. We often get questions about terminology: “What’s that?” “What does this mean?” So, I began to brainstorm some different library terms I thought our students should know–especially as they prepare for their first academic library visit. These are terms they might encounter in our library, or see on the website, catalog, and databases. The terms are also ones that I frequently use in information literacy sessions.

Here are the 10 library terms for students:

1.      Abstract – a brief summary of a book or article. Quickly reading an abstract will help you decide if you would like to get the full article or book.

2.      Bibliography – a list of books, articles, and other materials that are cited by the source you are looking at. Also known as a works cited list, or a references list.

3.      Call Number – Each book in our library has a call number–a series of numbers and letters that help you locate the book. When searching for a book in the library’s catalog, remember to write down or print out the call number. Call numbers are organized by subject, so books on the same topic will be shelved next to one another.

4.      Catalog – the online system that lists all of the books, media, and other materials in our library’s collection. To search the catalog, click on the the Libsys OPAC.

5.      Citation – brief information about a source, such as a book or article. It usually lists the author, title of the book (or name of the magazine, journal or newspaper), title of the article (if applicable), publication date or year, pages numbers (if applicable), and publisher (if applicable).

6.      Database – a collection of articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals. To search for articles in Library’s databases, use the Articles tab on gccbachd @digital Library or click on the Databases by Subject link.

7.      Find-It button – When searching in the library’s databases for articles, you will often see the “Find It” button. If the article is not available in full-text in the database, you can click on the “Find It” button to see if the article is available online in a different database, or order a copy of it for free through our interlibrary loan service.

8.      Full-Text – When searching in the library’s database for articles, you will often see a link that says “full text” (sometimes marked as PDF Full Text or HTML Full Text). This means that the article is available online in the database. Clicking on the “full text” link will take you to the article where you can read it on your computer, print it out, download it, or email it to yourself. If the article is not available in “full text,” you can click on the Find-It button.

9.      Peer Reviewed – A scholarly material based on original research. It is often a scholarly journal article. Not a magazine or newspaper article. It is a material that is written by an expert in a field (e.g., doctor, scientist, professor). Generally, peer reviewed materials are fairly lengthy and text-heavy. Peer Reviewed materials always cite their sources, so you will usually see a bibliography with it. Sometimes, peer reviewed materials are referred to as: scholarlyacademic, or refereed.

10.  Stacks – This is the area where the books are shelved. In GCCBA Library, the book stacks are on the 1st floors of the building.