Library Policy

General Policy:

Divine Word University is proud to provide Library facilities and services for the University and its use is encouraged throughout the University community. These facilities are also available to the general public, however, there are some limitations depending on the type, numbers and age of clients.The following guidelines are to be applied:

  • University Staff and Students have use and full borrowing privileges according to their category, namely, Academic staff, General staff, Students.
  • Individuals non-affiliated to Divine Word University can use the library on site but will only be allowed to borrow if they join the library as External borrowers.
  • Students from other Madang schools can use the library individually or in groups of 5 persons maximum. This is only available on Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:00pm to 5:00 pm. Students groups must refer to the Reader Assistance desk.
  • Groups of more than 5 students from other recognized institutions must book in advance and must be accompanied by a Teacher/ Lecturer.
  • Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Use of the Noser Memorial Library by non-affiliated users must be booked in advance with the Noser Librarian. Children of school age do not have access to this library.

 

Category or type of client Use of the library Groups Borrowing privileges
DWU Academic staff All opening hours By appointment

10 items for 90 days and one renewal.

Closed Reserve 2 items for 2 hours or overnight

DWU General staff All opening hours By appointment

2 items for 14 days and one renewal

Closed Reserve 2 items for 2 hours or overnight

DWU Students All opening hours By appointment 6 items for 14 days and one renewal
DWU FLC students Madang residents All opening hours By appointment

3 items for 14 days and one renewal

Closed Reserve 2 items for 2 hours or overnight

DWU FLC non-Madang residents While in attendance By appointment

2 items for 2 days and no renewals

Closed Reserve while on attendance, 2 items for 2 hours or overnight

2 items for 14 days and no renewals and no Closed Reserve overnight loan.

External Borrowers All opening hours By appointment

2 items for 14 days and no renewals.

Closed Reserve – not available

Students from other institutions Advance notice 5 people maximum and by appointment

No Borrowing

No Closed Reserve

Students from other institutions, groups of more than five No Access unless accompanied by an adult Must have an accompanying teacher/lecturer. By appointment only

No Borrowing

No Closed Reserve

Children under 12 years old No Access unless accompanied by an adult No Borrowing