Library User Guide
The North South University (NSU) Library is the Central Library of NSU has grown over the years since 1992 and now is one of the best university libraries in Bangladesh due to the rich collection, welcoming space, and quality services provided to the library users. This is the first RFID based automated university library in the country, which has introduced state-of-the-art technology for Library Management System and Automated Library Operation. The library consists of six floors with over 70,000 sq.ft. area on the south-east side of the NSU campus at Bashundhara, Dhaka. It can accommodate over 1,400 students at a time in its well-furbished study areas of several floors. On average, 2,500 users use the library every day.
The library has introduced Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Based Library Management System, jointly financed by World Bank, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh and North South University under the Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) from 2010-2012. Now the library users themselves can issue and return books using Self-Check machines and Book Drop boxes. They can also track the books on shelves using tracking machines.
All students, teachers, officers, teaching assistants, research assistants and faculty assistants are entitled to become the library member. Only registered library users will be able to access to online resources and services of the library.
All valid students are by default Member of the Library till to the study period. To be a Library Member the faculty members and officers of the university have to submit an online membership form or submit a prescribed Membership Application Form to the administrative section of the library. Chairman or Director or Head of the Department ensures identity of the faculty member and the officer.
NSU library had been following borrowing rules for the Library Items, which was approved by the Academic Council. As per the rules Core or Visiting Faculty Member may borrow up to 15 books with related materials at a time for the full semester; bound journals, magazines and audio visual materials for a maximum of one week and current issues of journals and magazines for overnight use only. Part-time Faculty may borrow up to 5 books with related materials at a time for the full semester. The Faculty members have to return books and other borrowed resources to the library at the end of each semester. The Officers of the university may borrow up to 3 books with related CDs at a time for a maximum of two weeks and may renew only for two further weeks.
Graduate Students and TAs (GA & UGA) may borrow up to 4 books with related CDs and Undergraduate Students may borrow 3 books with related CDs at a time for a maximum of two weeks (i.e. 14 days) and may renew only for two further weeks.
If borrower fails to return borrowed item(s) within the due date, Tk.20.00 (twenty) per day fine will be charged for each item. If any user loses or damages any item of library resources s/he has to replace it or pay the current value of lost or damaged item(s) plus 20% service charge. If any Library item(s) been lost or damaged please inform to the University librarian as early as possible.
The faculty members, students and officers may place their demand of books and other library resources through the Chairman or Director or Head of the Department to the library for procurement. Book Requisition Form is available at Book Requisition. Alternate way for Book Requisition is to fill up the new purchase suggestion form.
All valid library users may reserve up to 3 books or CDs at a time for 48 hours through library website http://opac.northsouth.edu. User login to the library account is required before reserving the item(s).
Arts & Social Sciences Section: nsu-ext. 1360, Research & Reference, Engineering and Applied Sciences and Life Sciences Sections: nsu-ext. 1359, Cyber and A-V Section: nsu-ext. 1358, Periodicals Section: nsu-ext. 1358, Acquisition & Processing and Study Hall: nsu-ext. 1353, NSU PABX: 880-2-55668200. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill up and submit the Form: http://library.northsouth.ed/help-for/ask-a-librarian/