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Membership
The library Consultation Membership is open for academicians, parliamentarians, diplomats, senior civil servants, journalists, subject experts and other members of the public with a nominal fee of Rs. 1200.00 per anum. Valid ID and residential address proof is required to be submitted with application.

1.   All ICWA staff members including Research Scholars and Administrative Staff are entitled to become members of the Library. However, temporary or contract employee (including those on daily wages) can become a member only with permission of the Director General / Deputy Director General.

2.   The validity period of library membership will be for one year from the date of joining.

3.   No personal books/reading material/printed material will be allowed in the Library.

4.   Researchers / Students – Only bonafide Post Graduate / M.Phil. / Ph.D./ Research Scholars in the Social Sciences are eligible to apply for Library Membership and they will be charged discounted fee of Rs. 600.00 per anum. They must provide a letter of recommendation from concerned Head of Department / Research Guide / Principal of College and a residential address proof.

5.   Outstation members are entitled only to consult in the Library and will not be given borrowing facilities.

6.   All Members, who wish to avail the books borrowing facility from ICWA Library, should deposit Rs 2800/- as security deposit. This amount will be refunded at the time of withdrawal of membership, without accrual of interest, after making deduction of dues, if any, towards late return/non-return of Library documents and/or for damaging any of them.

7.   Only bonafide members are allowed to use the Library. Members must always carry their ID cards while visiting the Library.

8.   Visitors, research scholars and members of other institutions may be granted reading and reference privileges at the discretion of the Director General/ Deputy Director General/ Librarian. Such users must seek permission in writing for using the privileges.

9.   The Library members who are employees of ICWA must obtain “No Dues Certificate” from the Librarian before relinquishing membership or leaving the Institute due to resignation, retirement, transfer, deputation, etc. It is a must for settling the dues with the Accounts Division.

10.   Administration and Accounts Divisions will ensure that ICWA staff submits to them “No Dues Certificate” from the Library when they leave the Institute on resignation, transfer/deputation, retirement, etc., before settling the dues.

11.   Any violation of rule(s) may lead to cancellation/suspension of membership.