VISION, MISSION AND VALUES OF IPRC KARONGI LIBRARY
IPRC Karongi library aim is to “Spread knowledge to our community progressively through modern learning sources.”
Our Library has a vision of “providing the most comfortable, dynamic, and effective learning environment that will enable the community to become brighter generation for tomorrow.” To reach this vision, IPRC Karongi Library follows the following strategies:
IPRC Karongi Library has a mission of “providing the best services and knowledge sources that will allow research, innovation and other scholarly oriented activities to be effective.”
It is in this perspective that Library practices the following to fulfill its mission:
Values are people’s motor in all human life activities.
We help individuals to grow professionally.
We consider that each user of the Library is unique and important.
We evolve to meet the changing needs of the Library and those its users accordingly.
We maintain a comfortable, welcoming and secure place for study, research, work, reflection and interaction.
We commit ourselves to excellent services delivery.
We treat everyone with equal consideration and courtesy.
We understand that the needs of people are different.
RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING IPRC KARONGI LIBRARY
To set up good management of IPRC Karongi Library resources, we need systematic rules and adequate regulations to be fully followed by users. The following are rules and regulations of our library:
Article 1: Identification
This article goes to all IPRC Karongi students. Nobody will be allowed to enter and borrow or use IPRC Karongi Library resources without a valid Library and Student’s cards. If a student doesn’t have the mentioned items, he/she can read within the library.
Article 2: Security and being comfort within the Library
The library is the source of knowledge and skills. So, there is a need of comfort, relax, silence, concentration and respect. The following are strictly recommended to all library users.
The following rules apply when using library computers. Students should not:
Download or install any program (not to consume much internet)
Play computer games
Download view or send content of sexual nature or offensive images
Exceed time limits during peak hours
Right of admission is reserved. Users not adhering to the rules may be asked to leave the Library.
Article 3: Stealing cases
To avoid and cut short this less-valued act of stealing, individual bags should be kept in the reserved place. Library users should keep an eye on their bags because library will not be responsible of any bag stolen or the things therein. Note that there will be a common table (Cupboard) where to put all the bags before accessing library materials. Once you are caught in the act mentioned here above, you will be punished according to the internal rules and regulations of the IPRC Karongi.
Article 4: Safety in the Library
No edible thing is allowed to be consumed within the library. Neither food nor beverages (drinks) are permitted to be brought in the Library; being raw or cooked, all are strongly prohibited in the library. Once this regulation is followed, it will help all Library users to be in comfortable, smart, silent and neatly reading mood.
Article 5: Borrowing period
Fines are an incentive for borrowers to return items on time, so that stock may be circulated fairly and effectively to all Library members. The borrowing period is limited as followed:
14 days for staff
7 days for students
Article 6: Overdue Fines
Users are liable for long overdue, stolen, lost and/or damaged material checked out on their records. Fines will be imposed on all overdue books. No service will be rendered to users with outstanding fines or long overdue books. They won’t be able to:
Take out any material,
Access electronic databases,
Access examination results,
View or print an academic record,
Receive their graduation certificates,
Register the following year.
To discourage ego centrism (self-centered) in a matter of using IPRC Karongi Library resources, in case of delay to bring back the book or any other material in the Library, the fines will be charged as follows:
200 Rwf per day for a student,
500 Rwf per day for teaching staff of IPRC Karongi.
N.B: The Library aims to apply the Fines Policy in a fair and consistent manner. Fines may be waived or reduced only where exceptional circumstances apply, for example:
Written verification, such as a doctor's note or letter/email from your tutor, will be required to support the request to waive a fine.
Article 7: Loss of books
Books contain the today’s and tomorrow’s information to readers. Therefore, no one is supposed to take out the Library’s property to possess it. In case a book is lost by a student or Staff, no facilitation in terms of services from the library will be rendered to the student or staff in question before the lost book is refunded a double price (because of tender process) or recovered by the same copy with the same identifications. Further, this may also affect other academic services. Any book torn or deteriorated will be repaired by the one who borrowed it.