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Library Wi-Fi

Ayesha Abed Library free Wi-Fi service allows you to connect to the internet. You are invited to explore Ayesha Abed Library vast online resources using your own laptop or mobile device through library Wi-Fi. Coverage of Wi-Fi is available both of library floors.

 

How to Connect BRACU Library Wireless Network

  • You must have a computer or other device equipped with an 802.11b-compatible wireless card.
  • Using your device network utilities, look for the wireless network named Library_3rd_Floor
  • Library_3rd_Floorwireless network does not require any username & password to connect.
  • Use the following proxy and port to configure your internet.
  • Proxy Settings: 192.168.1.5 and Port: 8080                     

 

 

Information Literacy and Classes

 
 
 
BRACU Library Learning Resource Centre
 

Information literacy is a feature of recent innovations in education and a crucial aspect of a modern library. The main purpose is to acquaint students and faculties with the information sources, resources, and techniques to retrieve the resources. The BRACU library has a rich collection of resources which is continually expanding. Further, advances in computer technology are profoundly affecting nearly all sources as well as systems of access and use. Currently, the library strives to meet the information needs of the BRAC University community and to provide appropriate access to the faculty and students. In order to maximize the use of resources it is necessary to help users gain maximum benefit from information sources and systems. At this situation, an attempt has been taken to establish a BRACU Library Learning Resource Centre (LRC) which will help users gain maximum support from the library. To achieve the above goals library staff will teach users to know, understand and evaluate information systems, to select sources and devise search strategies appropriate to their needs, and use systems, sources and search strategies effectively. Apart from regular service this Learning Resource Centre (LRC) will provide some special services which are usually not available in other BRACU Computers LABs. Library staffs are specially trained to provide these services.

To support information literacy the following services and training will be provided from BRACU Library Learning Resource Centre (LRC):

  • Provide general orientations on library services and resources such as databases, e-journals, online catalogue etc.
  • Provide tailored presentations emphasizing appropriate reference sources, electronic resources for a particular discipline, and class or assignment.
  • Assist students and faculties either one-on-one or in small groups to help them develop the information literacy skills for using information resources, evaluation of information and information sources, keywords and related terms for search strategy.
  • Provide training on building a bibliography and proper citation according to the discipline: for example APA, MLA, Harvard, Chicago style etc by using Mendeley Software.
  • Offer services like scanning documents/pictures, CD writing, and printing including color printing.
  • Meet users? inquiries in relation to LRC.
  • Conduct training programs and workshops for library professionals of other organization

Policy to use Library Learning Resource Centre

  • Students must provide a valid BRACU ID card to use the LRC. The lab is restricted to BRACU students, staff and faculties. Students will be required to log into a workstation using their name and ID number.
  • Students may use the workstation for one hour after they have signed in. If there are no requests, students may stay longer than one hour, but may be asked to give up a workstation if other students subsequently request access to the workstation.
  • The LRC may only be used for course work and related research. No recreational use of the computers is permitted. This includes chat rooms, games, personal email, and web browsing. Anyone violating this policy will be asked to leave.
  • No more than two students may use a workstation at one time.
  • Cell phones, food and drink are specifically prohibited in the LRC.
  • Personal software cannot be loaded on LRC?s computers. Students must save their work on a removable disk. No provisions will be made to allow students to save any information on the computer's hard drive.
  • No student will be given permission to use the LRC during the times that it is being used for classroom teaching (orientations, presentations and briefing sessions). As much advance notice as possible will be given when the lab is scheduled for use as a classroom. Shortly before any classes are scheduled to begin, students will be asked to save any work and then be remotely logged off by the lab monitor.

Booking a Class The BRACU Ayesha Abed Library offers classes throughout the year. Classes may be booked by sending email to librarian@bracu.ac.bd.

Style Guides & Citation Builders

Style Guides

 

Citing Sources

Duke University Libraries

URL: http://library.duke.edu/research/citing/

 

MLA Format

Purdue University

URL: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

 

APA Format

Purdue University

URL: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_apa.html

 

Citation Style Guides for Internet and Electronic Sources

University of Alberta

URL: http://www.library.ualberta.ca/guides/citation/index.cfm

 

Citation Builders

 

Citation Builder (APA & MLA Format)

North Carolina State University

http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/citationbuilder/

 

EasyBib

Automatic Bibliography and Citation Maker

http://www.easybib.com/

 

 

 

 

Library Borrowing Privileges

  • All students (from Spring 2012), faculty and staff of BRAC University are automatically members of the Library.
  • Borrower must use their Library ID card to access library services and resources
  • Journals, magazines, newspapers and Reference Collection items are not for loan.

Patrons in the following categories may borrow items from BRAC University library. See the table below to see additional information on library privileges and loan periods.

 

Member Category

Number of Items

Loan Period

 

Over due fines

(Tk / day)

Holds

Book

(BK)

Audio Visual

(AV)

Book

(BK)

(Weeks)

Audio Visual

(AV)

(Days)

Book

(BK)

Audio Visual

(AV)

Administrative Staff (AD)

3

1

2

3

5

10

1

Faculty (F)

6

2

Whole Semester

3

5

10

2

Student (ST)

4

1

1

3

5

10

1

Contract Staff (CS)

2

1

1

3

5

10

1

Department (DP)

50

 

1 (Year)

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Returns


  • Members must return/renew items borrowed within the due date range.
  • Items must be returned to Ayesha Abed Library, BRAC University.

Renewal


  • Items on loan may be renewed if no request is placed for those items.
  • Renewals may be done in the following ways
    • Online catalogue (http://library.bracu.ac.bd)
    • Presenting the items at circulation desk.
    • Via telephone (880-2-9844051-4 Ext: 4052 or 04478444068).

Holds


  • Holds may be placed for materials that are currently charged out.
  • One can place hold through the online catalogue system.
  • Borrowers will be notified for pick-up when the item is returned.

Recall


  • Borrower can recall for currently loaned items in urgent need by contacting circulation desk.
  • BRAC University library reserves the right to recall borrowed materials before the due date.

Overdue


  • Item/s will be considered as overdue if any user fails to return or renew the item/s within the due date range
  • Borrower will not be able to borrow if he/she has overdue.
  • Borrowing privileges will be suspended until the item/s is/are returned and the penalty for non-returned item/s is/are paid.
  • Notices will be served through e-mail to student/staff e-mail accounts.
  • Borrowers are responsible for checking that e-mail account.

Overdue fines


  • Tk. 5.00 (Five) only per calendar day for each Book item (BK).
  • Tk. 10.00 (Ten) only per calendar day for each Audio Visual item (AV).

Lost Item


  • If the borrowed item(s) is/are not returned within 6 (six) weeks, the item(s) will be considered as lost.
  • Lost by the borrower must be replaced by a new copy of the same item(s).
  • The borrower will be solely liable for the full replacement of cost and accumulated fines for the item(s) borrowed.
  • The replacement cost of the borrowed item(s) will be the double of the current market price of the item.

 

 

Library User Policy

  • All personal bags, coats, jackets,  briefcases, umbrellas, etc. are to be kept in the pigeonhole near the security desk.
  • Group study, gossiping, discussions, eating, drinking, and smoking are strictly prohibited inside the Library.
  • All students are requested to handle with care all the fittings, fixtures, furniture, equipment, books, journals, CDs, computers, PC hard wares, etc. of the Library and should leave them neat and tidy after use.
  • Users must not undertake any form of activity, including talking other than to the library staff that disturbs, distracts, or disrupts. Outside users must take due care of all the fittings, fixtures, furniture, equipment, books, journals, catalogs, computers, etc. in the Library leaving them neat and tidy after use.
  • Mobile phones cannot be used inside the Library.

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