Library Services Section

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What are the opening hours of the library?
General Opening Hours
Sunday – Wednesday : 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
Thursday : 8.00 am to 2.30 pm
Friday and Saturday : Closed
Ramadan Opening Hours
Sunday – Thursday : 8.00 am to 1.00 pm
Friday and Saturday : Closed

2. Who can borrow books from the library?
All staff and students of HCT can borrow books from the library.

3. How many books can a member borrow?
Students can borrow a maximum of three books at a time and staff can borrow maximum of five books at a time.

4. What is the lending period of a book?
Normal lending period of a book is two weeks only for students and one month for staff.

5. Is it possible to renew the book online?
Yes, borrowed books can be renewed for two times. Online renewal facility is available.
College website -> Quick link-> HCT Library ->E-services ->Online Library Catalogue -> Renew Book.

6. Is there any reservation facility available in the library?
Yes online reservation facility is available. Reservation is valid for three days only.

7. What are the activities that are not allowed inside the library?
Damaging library properties, eating, sleeping and making noise are not allowed inside the library.

8. What is Group Discussion Room?
This facility is for the benefit of the students for group discussion. To use the rooms, students should reserve through the Online Room Reservation facility available on the college Intranet. Students must log-in with their valid HCT username and password to access Online Room Reservation System. Two computers are deployed in the library for reserving.

9. How can I find whether a specific book is available in our library?
Library catalogue is available on the college website under the library section (Online Library Management System). It can be used to find whether a specific book is currently available in the library or not.
College website -> Quick link-> HCT Library ->E-services -> Online Library Management System

10. How can I access the ASTM Standards and Digital Library?
For Staff:
College website -> Staff Portal -> ASTM (Digital Library) Afterwards the staff has to use his/her username and password.
For Student:
College website -> Student Portal -> ASTM (Digital Library) Afterwards the student has to use his/her username and password.

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