About two hundred users can sit together in the reading rooms of
the Prime University Central Library. Level 1 is specially for the reading purpose and students are allowed to enter with their
own and library books there. Other unit libraries have their own reading room. Silent study, Group discussion and carrel
desks are also available.
The lending procedure is automated with the Barcode Technique. An undergraduate student himself/herself may borrow three general materials for 10 days as well 15 days with five materials for the graduate students and may be renewed for further loan periods after producing those at the counter personally. Faculty members can borrow fifteen books for 45 days and may be renewed these at the counter personally. Officials may borrow library materials for 30 days and may avail of the borrowing facilities after having the membership.
Prime University Library has 3 discussion rooms located on level 5 of the library. Booking is required to use these rooms. (Please collect the key from the duty officials). These rooms are only available to the group of 3 or more students for the purpose of quiet discussion. Booking for use by individual students will not be accepted. If users are not able to make use of their discussion room, they are requested to cancel booking. Bookings may be made for 1 hour per group per day (Renewal can be done if there is no requisition for the room). Students are requested to present their Student ID Card when collecting discussion room keys. All booking records are kept, and random checks on the use of discussion rooms are carried out. Students are advised not to leave laptop, note books or other materials in the discussion rooms and to be sure to lock the door and handover the key to a duty official in the library of level 5.
Library Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
Prime University Library is the first to host online database among the private university libraries in Bangladesh. Prime University library has consistency and stability in its all types of in-house as well as user-centric services. Unlike other university libraries Prime University Library professionals from junior librarians to library head, almost all are technically and professionally sound. Prime University Library professionals have designed its previous online database which has been serving the users to search the databases with print facility. Now, the library staffs have successfully implemented latest version of KOHA LMS, and can be accessed 24x7. The link for the OPAC is in the Library Home Page.
In-House Computerized Catalogue
A computerized campus-wide information service has been developed for information management. The Library maintains a computerized catalogue using the Mini/Micro CDS/ISIS and the Library makes available a searching procedure for its valid users.
An on-demand information retrieval service is available for all clients. In addition, the Library maintains the News Clipping covering 40 titles and New Arrivals, which publishes monthly with the list of books received in the previous months. The library also provides Indexing and Current Contents services. Current Contents publishes twice/thrice a month, which includes the copy of the content pages of the periodicals received in the last couple of weeks.
Only the faculty members may get photocopies upon request from the library materials if it permitted under the national and international copyright laws, rules and regulations.
Today Internet is quickly becoming the communication medium of choice for millions of people. The Internet is a massive resource of information to which anyone can connect and from which anyone can receive required data. To provide faster and up-to-date data the Prime University Library provides Internet Searching services to its users with 1.0 GPs speed alongwith WIFi connections.
Beside above mention services Faculty Corner, Researcher's Corner, Audio-Visual Section, Information Literacy Classroom, Reference Section, Reserve Section, Report Section, Current Journal Section, Institutional Repository, Archives and Preservation, Safe keeping are also available.