READER SERVICES DEPARTMENT
This division establishes direct contact with Library users. It takes custody of materials that have been processed in the Technical Services Division and makes them available to users in an organized and controlled system.
Furthermore the section is directly concerned with assisting readers to secure information and to use the resources of the library for study and research purposes.
Moreover, the section provides resources to the Library patrons for home reading. The resources are arranged on the shelves with the aid of Library of Congress Classification Scheme. The Readers’ services department is the image-maker of every Library.
Meanwhile, all issues relevant to the registration of students and staff members, temporary memberships, issuing and cancellation of library tickets, and other various requirements of readers are handled by the reader services department.
The UMYU Library Circulation or Lending Section comprises of the activities around lending of library books and other materials to the users of the library. Circulation or Lending section is one of the most strategic and sensitive sections of the library. The circulation section of UMYU is located at the top floor consisting of the circulation desk, book shelves, reading area and online cataloging access systems. The main public service point is the circulation desk usually found near the main entrance of the section. This section provides lending services and facilities for return of loan items, renewal of materials and overdue charges for late returning are all handled at the circulation desk. Some other issues handled by circulation counter or desk include the registration of users etc. as elucidated below.
USER CATEGORIES SERVED BY THE LIBRARY IN ACCORDANCE WITH MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY
The following persons are eligible for the Library membership:
Registered pre-degree students
Registered internal undergraduate students
Registered postgraduate students
Members of the permanent academic and non-academic staff
Members of the temporary academic and non-academic staff
Members of the Contract basis academic and non-academic staff
Students are enrolled at the beginning of a new academic year, subject to the receipt of confirmed details of such students from the Academic division of the University as well as the completion of application form.
Staff members are registered by submitting the duly completed application form after the receipt of a copy of the letter of appointment from the Establishment department of the University.