The Alternative Law Forum Library hosts a range of books, reports, journals that cover a wide range of subject areas like Sociology, Philosophy, Political science, Psychology, Literature and Law, Economics etc. We see ourselves as a semi-public library committed to building an infrastructure for researchers, scholars, lawyers, activists and students. Therefore, our library is open to use by the general public for reference purposes.
Monday to Friday 10.00 A.M. to 4.30 P.M.
Who may borrow or issue library materials?
Members of ALF, Interns, others authorised by an ALF member.
Books, Reports and Bound volumes will be issued for 30 days.
The borrowing period for a library material (that includes books, reports, bound volumes) is renewable provided that there is no reservation by others for the same material. Library materials which are already overdue will not be renewed unless the overdue charges are cleared by the borrower.
Reminder for returning the overdue library materials will be sent over message/email to the member a day after the due date. The member is required to make note of the due date stamped on the library material and return it diligently.
Overdue Charges/ Fine System :
Returning library materials after the stipulated date will attract overdue charges as given below. Excuses of ill health, absence from work, vacations or absence during a particular period for any reasons etc will not be accepted to condone the overdue charges. Overdue charges for the Books – 5 Rupee per day. The fee may however be waived at the discretion of the librarian under compelling circumstances.
Care of Library materials:
Writing, marking and tracing on the library materials, turning down the leaves of the library material and any other action resulting in damage to library materials or loss to the library is strictly forbidden. Any violation of this attracts a fine of Rs 20 per page. The decision of the librarian is final in this regard.
Loss of documents:
If a borrower loses the library material that is borrowed, they are required to pay both the overdue charges and the replacement cost of the book, till the replacement cost is recovered or till he/she/they replace a sound copy of the lost library material.
Book Purchase: Document procurement through requests received from ALF members.
Shelf Arrangements: The books are arranged subject wise.
USHA. R (LIBRARIAN) | #122/4, NEXT TO BALAJI ART GALLERY | INFANTRY ROAD | BANGALORE-1 | PH: 22865757