Library Policy

Library Access Policy
  • All registered students, full-time faculty, Joint appointed faculty, visiting faculty and staff of the College of Science and Health Professions- KSAU-HS, Riyadh are eligible for membership in the COSHP Library.
  • All faculty and staff must fill the registration form and sign an agreement to comply with the library rules and regulations.
  • Access to the library premises will only be permitted to properly registered users with valid NGHA or KSAU-HS ID cards.
  • The library management reserves the right to suspend or withdraw library privileges from any person who breaches these regulations, and to report such cases to the appropriate University authorities for further action under the University's disciplinary procedures.
  • Computer use in the COSHP, Library restricted to faculty, student and any other authorized personnel.
  • All users will be held responsible for software applications and installed settings; no additional software will be loaded without the express approval of COSHP Library management. IT will install software or applications deemed necessary in the interests of the COSHP, the Library and its users, or the program as a whole.
  • Computers and internet access in the COSHP Library is strictly for the use of medical health information related to clinical studies or research purposes by eligible users. The time limit for access is thirty (30) minutes. If computers are unoccupied and use other library customers are waiting to use the computers, academic staff may use the equipment for appropriate personal use.
Discipline in the Library
  • All materials taken out of the library must be issued by the library staff at the circulation desk. Any attempt to exit the library with material that has not been issued will be considered as attempted theft. Please ensure that you properly check out any books taken out of the library's premises.
  • Any attempt to mark, highlight or underline text, write in or fold pages, cut, rip or remove pages or sections of library books will be considered as mutilation of library material. The borrower will be held responsible for the damage. Incidents of theft or mutilation will be reported to University authorities and treated as a breach of KSAU-HS disciplinary code of conduct. All cases will be dealt in accordance with the University's disciplinary procedure. Penalties can range from fines to expulsion of students.
  • If requested by the library staff, users should submit any book or personal material for inspection. All books must be shown to the staff at the library exit for verification.
  • Any verbal or physical abuse against the library staff will be reported to COSHP administration and treated as a violation of the University's code of conduct according to the student by-laws.
  • Complete silence should be observed in the library public areas, except for brief and subdued talk with the library staff at library counters.
  • Eating, drinking or smoking is strictly prohibited in the library.
  • Creating any disturbance or noise, or use of electronic gadgets such as audio players, radios and Walkman’s or cell phones will not permitted in the library. Violators are liable to be questioned and confronted.
  • Personal belongings should be left outside the library at the risk and responsibility of the owner. The library disclaims any liability for loss or damage.
  • The library follows international copyright laws; complete books or journal issues cannot be photocopied.
  • Only library materials will be photocopied or print maximum of 10 pages at a time per patron. Personal notes and documents cannot be photocopied.
Browsing Rules
  • Registered users must produce valid NGHA or COSHP, KSAU-HS ID cards when borrowing materials. Borrowing must be done in person at the library circulation desk.
  • Registered users may borrow two books at a time for two weeks (14) days from the initial checkout period.
  • Recalled material or items that are on hold cannot be borrowed. Any material recalled by mail, e-mail or by phone is considered the overdue after five (5) days.
  • Material which is not returned five (5) days after notification will be subject to overdue fines and a replacement cost will be applied.
  • If the borrower does not comply with overdue notice within two (2) weeks from the final notice date, a memorandum will be sent to the Finance Department, for deduction of the corresponding amount.
  • For overdue material, borrowers are fined ten (10 SR) riyals per day or a maximum of five hundred (500 SR) riyals.
  • Starting on the first day after the due date, borrowing privileges will be suspended until all fines are fully paid.
  • For lost material a fine of two (2) times its original price shall be applied.
  • Materials such as books, CD & DVD may be renewed either by visiting the circulation desk, by fax, mail or e-mail. These materials circulate for a period of two (2) weeks.
  • If not requested by another user these materials may be renewed for an additional two (2) weeks.
  • Subsequent renewals must be made in person with a valid ID card and with the material in hand.
  • Books may be renewed in person at the circulation desk, provided they are not on hold/requested by another user.
  • Any lost material will be billed at the cost of a new edition plus a 10 per cent processing fee.
  • The library staff may recall, or withhold the circulation of a book in the library at any time if required for special purposes.
  • Reference books, reserved books, new arrivals and periodicals will not be issued to anybody and shall not be taken out of the library. They should be placed back in the same place from where they were taken or left on the table.
  • All the books should be returned before the commencement of half yearly & annual examinations and other major vacations.
  • If you are unable to find any material you require, feel free to contact library personnel.

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