The International Buddhist College Library provides an environment and resources including academic books and materials for study and research. The College Library comprises of two main sections of English and Chinese, as the center for academic research and study. We are committed to facilitating the best possible academic support for Undergraduate, Post-graduate and Doctoral students to achieve the greatest potential. At present, the College Library has a total number of 20,000 book titles which are available in English, Chinese, Thai, Sanskrit and some other languages. E-library and the Multi-media Library are available as a convenience for all students. The Library seeks to create and maintain a positive and conducive learning environment in which all persons treat each other with respect and courtesy. The Library serves as a shared and common center for all students and staff.
The IBC Code of Conduct sets the standards required by all students and staff.
Access to library facilities
i. Student ID Card
The student card approved by the office of IBC will be used as the Library Card to accessing library services. Your student ID number will enable you to access the library for all items borrowed. It is your responsibility to take care of your student card, if they were borrowed by or on behalf of another user the holder of student ID number will be held responsible if the items are lost or damaged. Unless you have a student ID card from the office you will unable to borrow any materials from the library.
ii. Borrowing Facilities
All registered students, staff and teachers of IBC can enjoy the facilities and conduct themselves within the policy of the library. Students can borrow books and materials with a maximum number. Staff may require the permission from the office of administration to borrow any material from the library. Professors and Lecturers will be assisted by the librarian with any of their requirements.
iii. Reference Books
Reference books are not borrowed out of the Library. Students will have time to read, photocopy and scan with the permission of librarian. Professors and Lecturers will be considered in the term of borrowing.
iv. Online Catalog
Students, staff and teachers can freely search the available books of the library through the Online Catalog in three major languages without any restriction; for English: http://ibc.ac.th/library/opac/index.php and for Chinese and Thai: http://ibc.ac.th/Library-Chinese/opac/index.php.
E-Library is especially for e-learning students. Full-time students may access the books from our E-Library site http://korat.ibc.ac.th/ or http://elibrary.ibc.ac.th. Full-time students can login to the site and download ebooks.
vi. Multi-media Library
Multi-media Library is freely available for all students, staff and teachers to access the collections of records of lectures, Buddhist movies, CD and language learning courses: http://korat.ibc.ac.th/multimedia/.
vii. Photo-copy and Print-out
A student can use the photo-copy and printer up to the amount of 50 bahts for a month, on reaching the level a student must to pay 3 bahts for each print and 1 baht for each photo-copy.
IBC Library Code of Conduct
Disruptive behaviors are disrespectful to other library users and thus are not tolerated.
ii. Borrowing Materials
Students are required to comply with due dates when returning and renewing materials, and make reasonable attempts to return overdue items, particularly when holds have been placed by other users. Borrowing materials are given for 15 days.
iii. Cell Phone
Cell phones are not permitted in the library.
iv. Noise and Conversation
The library encourages quiet conversation and collaboration to foster academic work. Students should refrain from loud or disruptive conversations or other noisy behaviors. Conversation is not permitted in designated quiet study areas. Personal Walkmans or CD players with earphones are permitted provided volumes are kept low.
Students are asked not to re-shelve library materials. Used materials should be left out on tables or in designated areas for library staff to re-shelve. This helps to track material use and reduces mis-shelving.
vi. Food and Drink
Eating and drinking are not permitted in the library. Spillage can damage library materials and equipment, and attract insects and other vermin.
vii. Use of Electronic Equipment
When using library equipment, follow posted instructions. Ask library staff for assistance if necessary.
Library Prohibited Activities
In order to maintain a quality library collection and safe environment, the following activities will not be permitted in the library:
i. Concealment of library materials by hiding materials for one’s exclusive use. Not only does this restrict other’s access to materials but misplaced materials may become lost in the collection.
ii. Mutilation of library materials, including marking pages with pens, highlighters or other instruments; tearing or removal of pages; removing security devices, purposely damaging materials or any other library property.
iii. Theft of library materials or property, or the property of library users or staff.
iv. Harassing, violent, threatening or unlawful behaviour.
v. Conversation on mobile phone within the library area.
To have more informations visit: http://www.elibrary.ibc.ac.th/node/437.