The Central Library enrolls the following types of members:
The Detailed information and Smart Card Application forms are available at Membership Counter which need to be verified by the Deputy Registrar (Admin) for staff/faculty and Deputy Registrar (Academic) for students.

Individual Member Faculty, Staff and students of IIT Madras.
Industrial Associate Industrial Organisations who are members of Industrial Associate ship Scheme of IC&SR
Corporate Member Government R&D Centres
Outside Member Retired Faculty and Alumnus of IIT Madras
Special Member Visiting Faculty etc. are enrolled with the approval of the competent authorities of the Institute

Membership Form Can be Collected From Circulation Desk

Duration of Loan Period

Type of Document Type of Loan Duration of Loan Overdue charges
Books & Monographs ShortTerm/LongTerm 30 Days - 6 Months Rs 0.50 per day
Bound Volumes of Journals 2 Days
Text Book Reference Overnight 9.00 pm to 01.00pm(of next day Mon-Fri) 5.00pm to 01.00pm of next day Sat. & Sun) Rs.5/ per day
Video Cassettes Individual Members/ Depts Short Term 1 - 5 Days Rs. 2/ per day
Consultation Cards Short Term 1 Week Rs. 5/ per day

General Rules

  • All books and journals must be returned on before the due date.
  • Books will be reserved if there are no reservations.
  • Books are required to be presented physically at the Counter for renewal.
  • Members are requested to collect the receipts for the over due paid.
  • Members must replace the book if lost with latest edition along with overdue charges.
  • The reserved book must be collected within 7 days of the receipt of intimation, failing which the reservation is deemed to be cancelled.
  • Members are required to deposit their bags/belongings at the entrance.
  • Members are required to bring their Smart Card ID to enter/exit the Library and also to produce the same to the Security and Staff as and when asked for.
  • Library books and belongings except for return are not permitted to be brought inside the Library, however, laptop/ personal books after getting proper receipt from the Security Desk may be permitted for referring in Students Discussion Hall located at LEVEL-V Right Wing

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