Circulation Division cater new members registration, issue/return of books, Displaying weekly new arrivals. It is fully automated for document circulation and also maintains proper record keeping. Users can use online Library catalog for searching the Library collection. This Division performs the following functions:

  • Registers new members and renewal/extension of membership.
  • Sends reminders through E-mail to return the books and renew the books online.
  • Informs the members to collect the reading material against reservation.
  • Recall notices to users for reserved books.
  • Replacement of Lost Book and Lost Book Repayment for clearance.
  • Issues the Library Clearance Certificates (No Dues).
  • Checks incoming and outgoing materials thoroughly.

Category of Membership

No. of Books

Period of Loan

Faculty & Academic staff

20 Books

180 Days

PDFs & Ph.D. Students

15 Books

30 Days

PG Students, Group A & B Staff (non academic)

10 Books

30 Days

UG Students

10 Books

14 Days

Group C, D & Staff not covered above Students

Alumni Membership (Staffs & Students)


5 Books


30 Days

Superannuated Faculty 

05 Books

90 Days

Project Employee (On HOD/PI/Supervisor as Guarantor)

05 Books

14 Days

Circulation Rules

  • General books are issued to all eligible members as per their entitlements.
  • For the rules for replacement of lost book kindly contact the Assistant Librarian (Circulation).
  • Loss of book must be reported immediately. Late fees, if any, will be charged till the loss of book is reported or settled..
  • No book in damaged condition will be accepted from the reader. Mutilated or spoiled books will have to be replaced by the borrower.
  • The readers should check the book thoroughly for missing pages, chapters, pictures etc., while borrowing the book.
  • The borrowing facility can be withdrawn or restricted in case of misbehavior or misuse of the library.
  • Reference books and periodicals are not available for loan.

Issue/Return Timing

 General books :  Monday-Friday: 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. and Saturday: 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.

 Text Books     :  Monday-Friday: 8 A.M. to 11.30 P.M.

                         Saturday: 9 A.M. to 11.30 P.M.

                         Sunday: 9 A.M. to 5.00 P.M.

For more details please contact: 

Prashanta Kumar Behera (I/C)

Assistant Librarian (Circulation)
P.K.Kelkar Library
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur - 208016
Phone :+91 0512 2597334
E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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