Rules and Copyrights: 

General Rules:

  1. The University Library is exclusively for the bonafide students, staff, and faculty members of Manipur University. The external members are also allowed to use the facilities with prior written permission from the authorities.
  2. All the students/scholars and outsiders entering the library shall deposit their bags and other belongings at the entrance and sign in the register at the checkpoint. Only notebooks and the library books to be returned will be allowed inside. Do not leave any valuables at the checkpoint. The library shall not be responsible for the loss of personal belongings. All files, books, and notebooks must be presented to the security guard at the checkpoint for inspection while leaving the library.
  3. Identity card is compulsory for getting access to the library.
  4. All library users must enter their name and address in the attendance register at the entry gate.
  5. Eatables, beverages, or tobacco in any form are not allowed inside the library.
  6. Books removed from the shelves by the users, if not required for reference, should be kept on the table nearest to them. The users should not try to shelve the books by themselves. Please remember that a book misplaced is a book lost.
  7. The newspaper should be folded properly after reading and kept back in the designated place.
  8. Readers should not deface, mark, cut, mutilate or damage library resources in any way. If anyone is found doing so, he will be treated as per library rules and regulations and proper disciplinary action will be taken.
  9. All the students and research scholars are required to bring their recent photographs (passport size) along with the fee receipt while applying for the University Library membership.
  10. The students who want to return the books issued on their names are advised to wait until the books are shown as canceled against their names.
  11. The “Gate Pass” should be handed over to the security guard at the checkpoint before taking out the issued book.
  12. Students are advised not to get books issued to others on their names.
  13. Strict silence and discipline should be maintained within the library. All users are requested to keep their mobile phones switched off or in silent mode in the library.
  14. No visitor or guest is permitted to use the library without the prior permission of the librarian. He/ She shall be required to produce a proper introduction letter from the concerned institution/organization to which he/she is attached.
  15. Please operate the equipment with respect and care. Logoff when you are finished with the computer.
  16. Please take back-ups of your work. The library may periodically remove files on the system as a clean-up maintenance measure.
  17. All software will be installed by the University. Please do not install any software on your own, as this may disturb the exclusive software.
  18. All research scholars are advised not to keep library books/journals (loose/bound) at any secret place without getting them issued.
  19. No photograph of the library shall be taken without the prior permission of the Librarian/Deputy Librarian.
  20. The library reserves the right to call back any issued book/item at any time.
  21. The Librarian may suspend the membership of any member found misbehaving with the library staff.

Loss or Mutilation of Documents and Policy for Compensating:   Library materials are to be handled with utmost care. The user shall remain responsible for maintaining the book clean and fresh during the borrowing period. Marking on pages with pen and pencil is not allowed. The borrower shall be responsible for any loss/damages/disfigures caused to the MU library material borrowed. If a borrowed book is lost or mutilated beyond usable condition, then the user should inform (in writing) the librarian. For compensation, the library shall follow the following in the same order of preference after finding out the details about the loss of the book:

The price of the lost document, once paid, will not be refunded at any cost.

  1. The lost book may be replaced with the same or the latest edition of that book along with an INR 100/- penalty or pay three times the price of such document besides overdue charges.
  2. Three times the cost of the book shall be payable to the library if the book is out of print.
  3. If the document forms a part of a series, the borrower will be charged for the replacement of the entire set.
  4. If the book is reported (in writing) as lost/misplaced, the overdue charge will not be levied in such a case for a maximum period of two months from the date of the report until the same is replaced.
  5. Penalty on out-of-print book shall be five times the cost of the book. If the document forms a part of a series, the borrower will be charged for the replacement of the entire set.
  6. Nature of book lost: when the library book is lost due to natural calamities such as flood/fire/earthquake/conflicts, etc. in the locality, the borrower shall report to the Librarian along with the proof of the incidents in the form of image. Authority shall take appropriate decision on this matter.

Care of Documents:   When the book (s) is returned to the library, the user should make sure that his/her responsibility is duly discharged and the document is canceled from his/her name. Before leaving the Issue Counter, users should satisfy themselves as to whether the item loaned to them is in good condition. If not, they should immediately bring the matter to the knowledge of the library staff at the Issue Counter. Otherwise, he/she will be held liable for the damages noticed at the time of return. The library documents are very costly. They are for the benefit of both the present and the future users. Therefore, writing and marking, and tracing in the documents is misconduct, and it would be dealt with accordingly as per section “Loss or mutilation of documents and policy for compensating”

Theft or Misuse of Library Resources: The theft or misuse of library resources like books, journals, reports, and dissertations will be viewed very seriously. Each case will be examined to ascertain its genuineness, and the matter will be reported to the Librarian/ Library committee/Registrar for further action. Late return of resources, acts of indiscipline within the library, attempts to navigate library resources out of the library without being issued, etc., will also attract fine and disciplinary action or as decided by the librarian/ULC/Authority from time to time.


  • Electronic resources such as e-journals, e-databases, e-books made available by the MU Library are for academic use 
  • These resources can be searched, browsed and material may be downloaded and printed as single copies of articles as is done in the case of printed library material. Downloading or printing of a complete book is as per publisher’s policy.
  • The use of robots, spiders, or intelligent agents to access, search and/or systematically download from these resources is prohibited. Any violation of this policy will result in penal action as per the rules and regulations of the university.

The e-Shodhsindhu and DeLCON subscribes to thousands of electronic journals and bibliographic databases for use by authorized users in member universities. The terms and conditions for using these resources are spelled out in electronic resource license agreements with each publisher. It is the responsibility of individual users to ensure that the use of electronic resources does not breach the terms and conditions specified in the license agreements. Licenses vary from publisher to publisher; however, the general principles are as follows:


Not Permitted

  • Viewing, downloading, copying, printing and saving a copy of search results
  • Viewing, downloading, copying, printing and saving individual articles
  • Using e-resources for scholarly, educational or scientific research, teaching, private study and clinical purposes
  • Sending a copy of an article to another authorized user (i.e. current faculty, students or staff)
  • Posting the URL to the publisher's version of the article on a class website (publisher links will allow only authorized users access)
  • Use of robots or intelligent agents to do systematic, bulk or automatic downloading is not permitted
  • Systematic downloading or printing of entire journal issues or volumes, or large portions of other e-resources is not permitted
  • Using e-resources for commercial gain is not permitted (i.e. reselling, redistributing or republishing licensed content)
  • Transmitting, disseminating or otherwise making online content available to unauthorized users (i.e. sending to mailing lists or electronic bulletin boards) is not permitted
  • Posting the publisher's version or PDF of an article to an open class website is not permitted (instead, post the URL to the article which will allow only authorized users access)

Breaches of the license agreement with publishers could result in the suspension of access to the resources.

Log in to your account: