For Students


·Students can borrow up to 5 books for periods of 14 days.  If the due date falls on a holiday, the book will be due on the next day of classes.

·  A book may be renewed one timeeither at the Circulation Desk or by email, as long as the student has a clear record (see below).   

·You must present your Student ID when checking out items.

·  Books in Student Reserve (behind the Circulation Desk) may be checked out for 24 hours.


· Fines accrue at 10nu per day, per book.  This fine will be waived for books that are only one day late.  In other words, the schedule per book is:
1 day late: 0 Nu.
2 days late: 20 Nu.
3 days late: 30 Nu.  etc.

· Borrowing privileges will be suspented once fines have reached 70 Nu. The student's library account will be unlocked once the fines have been paid.

·  Apart from the automatic 10 Nu. grace period outlined above, fines may be waived off or reduced only in exceptional circumstances, such as illness, an accident, hospitalization, system error or staff error.

· Once overdue fines have reached 300 Nu., the book will be assumed to be lost and the student will be charged this 300 Nu. plus the amounts discussed immediately below.

Lost Books

· Students must pay the cost for replacing the book, a 100 Nu processing fee,plus the accumulated overdue fine.  Books which are not available in Bhutan will charged a flat postage rate of 380 Nu.
Capstone papers will be charged at a rate of 300 Nu per paper.

·  Students who want to provide the library with a replacement copy of a lost book must inform the specifics of their plan to the Head Librarian in advance.  The 100 Nu processing fee will still apply.

· If you know you have lost a book, let us know ASAP.  Otherwise, as noted above, the overdue fines will continue to accrue up to 300 Nu.


· The Library keeps current issues of Bhutan newspapers on display.

· Older issues are kept in the basement. Ask Library Staff for assistance.

· Current and past issues of the Kuensel may be viewed on the RTC Cloud. After logging in, scroll down to the folder labelled (RTC) Library PUBLIC, and then the Kuensel folder will be the first one you see in that folder.

Research Help

· Library staff are here to help you with your research needs! Ask for help!

·  Be sure to check the Library webpages for helpful e-resources links.  We now have separate pages for each programme offered at RTC, plus other pages for additional resources.