Can I access online resources of the library from home?
ULAB Library provides remote access to JSTOR through Google sign-in with ULAB email. User can read and download peer-reviewed journal articles, case studies, book chapters, and reports from JSTOR with their ULAB email.
Who can be a member of the ULAB Library?
ULAB students, faculty members, BoT members, administrative members are entitled to become library members. Anyone else can become a community member, at the discretion of the university authority.
What is the membership procedure of the ULAB library?
A user must have an official ULAB ID card for Library Membership.
The library will provide a temporary ID card to part-time faculty members, Community users, and alumni. They should apply (application form available at Library) to the library with one passport size and one stamp size photograph.
How many books/resources can I borrow at a time from Library?
-Student – 2 books and 1 CD/DVD
-Faculty Member- 4 books for the semester & 2 books for 14 days and 5 CD/DVD for 7 days
-Staff Member - 2 books and 1 CD/DVD
How many days can I keep the borrowed books/resources?
- Undergraduate student – 2 books for 3 days and 1 CD/DVD for 1 day
- Graduate student – 2 books for 7 days and 1 CD/DVD for 3 days
- Faculty Member- 4 books for the semester & 2 books for 14 days and 5 CD/DVD for 7 days
- Staff Member – 2 books for 3 days and 1 CD/DVD for 1 day
What is the lending or borrowing procedures of library materials?
At the time of borrowing Library materials, users have to carry an individual ID card. After collecting the required material user will go to the circulation section and will give the resource to the circulation officer. Then the officer will perform the rest of the formalities and will provide the resource to the user as lending.
Can I return the borrowed book to a different campus/library branch?
You can return the borrowed book to any branch of the ULAB library at your convenience.
What materials can I borrow from the library?
You can borrow books and audio-visual materials from the library.
Can I borrow the daily Newspaper from Library?
You can use the newspaper within the library and can also borrow the newspaper as a short loan for making photocopy only.
Can I borrow the Journal/Periodicals from Library?
You can use the journal within the library and can also borrow the journal as a short loan for making photocopy only.
Can we borrow the Map & Atlas from Library?
You can use the Map & Atlas within the library only.
Can I get the course outline from the library?
Email us mentioning the course title, course code, semester, and faculty name.
Can I borrow a book from the new arrival section?
You can use new arrival section books within the library. You can borrow it after the book is transferred to the general shelf.
How much is the overdue charge or fine?
5 TK. per day for students after the due date and 10 TK. per day for faculties after the due date.
What can a user do if he/she lost a book?
Book/resource will be replaced by the user with the same or latest edition. The borrower will be liable for the full replacement cost and accumulated fines of the item borrowed if the resource is not replaced. The replacement cost of any item will be decided by the library authority and plus 20% will be added as service charge.
How can I submit the library fine?
Library fine will be integrated with your URMS account. Pay the fine to the Accounts office.
Can I apply for a waiver of the library fine?
Please apply to the librarian for a fine waiver.
Do I need a library ID card for using the library?
You must bear your ULAB ID card for using the library resource and premises. Your ID card will be treated as a library card.
Can I get a Turnitin ID for checking the plagiarism/similarity of my paper?
Graduate students can get a Turnitin account from their respective course teacher and undergraduate students who are involved in research works (Thesis, Internship, and project) can also get the Turnitin account from their respective course teacher.
How can I get Turnitin account?
If you are enrolled in a course that requires a plagiarism check, your supervisor/ course teacher will add you to a Turnitin class and you will receive an email notification.
Or, your supervisor/ course teacher will share a Turnitin class ID & Enrollment key so that you can enroll yourself from www.turnitin.com
How can I check my paper’s plagiarism/similarity through Turnitin from the Library?
To check from the library, please follow the instructions.
i. For personal use, you can check from google docs> extension> Turnitin draft coach. A Turnitin account is not required to check the similarity of your paper through Google Docs.
ii. In order to use ULAB Turnitin, you need to be enrolled in a course that requires a plagiarism check. Ask your supervisor/course teacher for the Class Enrollment Key and Class ID.
iii. If your paper is written for publications i. e. article, book chapter, etc., you can check from the library as a part of research support.
Please visit the library to get the service.
Can I check my paper multiple times through Turnitin/plagiarism checker?
Yes. You can check until you and your instructor/ supervisor are satisfied with the report. The first three checks can be done instantly then you have to wait 24 hours for each check.
If I submit my paper for recheck, will the similarity percentage be increased?
No. your similarity percentage will not be increased unless you submit your paper somewhere else.
Which similarity percentage will be considered from the originality report?
The percentage of the ‘Similarity Index’ in the report will be considered.
What is the accepted percentage (%) of similarity for a Turnitin report?
ULAB accepts 20% (twenty percent) of similarity. It may be varied depending on the requirement of your supervisor.
How much time do I require to get my plagiarism/similarity report?
Turnitin generates the similarity report instantly, so you will get the report within 5 to 10 minutes of submission.
Thesis/ Dissertation/ Internship Report
How to check the Thesis/ Internship report index?
For checking the Thesis/ Internship report index please visit the ‘Link’. You will find the department-wise index in this link.
How many Thesis/ Internship reports can I read?
You can read Thesis/ Internship report within the ULAB Library in print and softcopy versions. You will get full-text access to the collection within the library.
What is the Library hour?
Sunday – Thursday | 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (During Covid-19)
Saturday – Thursday | 8:30 am – 9:30 pm
Friday | 9.00 am - 9.30 pm
Permanent Campus Library
Sunday – Thursday | 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday | 9.00 am - 12.30 pm
What types of material can I keep in the Pigeonhole?
Pigeonhole is the area adjacent to the library where students drop their belongings for entering the library.
You can keep only Baggage in the Pigeonhole. Never keep your wallet or any expensive material in your baggage such as laptop, ornaments, etc.
What can a user do if he/she lost a pigeon whole token?
A fine of Taka 100 (hundred) will be imposed for issuing a duplicated token if a pigeonhole token is lost. He/she will report/inform it immediately to the Library Authority.
Can I use personal books in the library?
You can use a personal book in the group study room of the library. Besides, you can bear personal books in the permanent campus library registering at the circulation section which is not available in the library.
Is there any photocopy /xerox facility in the library?
The library does not provide a photocopying facility, but a user can photocopy their documents from the Photocopy area near the library paying the charges.
From which source can I request for scanning service?
You can request for scanning service from the resources available in the ULAB Library stock. To check the availability of the print resources please search- opac.ulab.edu.bd
Can I request for scanning of an entire book?
No, the Library provides only a chapter or 20 pages (maximum)/10% of a book or an article from a journal.
Library Database OPAC
What information can I get from the OPAC?
Users can search and retrieve bibliographic information as well as find & locate their required books, user history, fine information, etc. from the OPAC
Which part of the Library accommodates OPAC searching facilities for the users?
A user can get the facility of OPAC searching from student PC in the library which is especially dedicated for OPAC searching.
Is there any facility of book reservation for the users?
Users can reserve the required book using their OPAC account. The library will hold the reserved book and the user have to pick up the book on that certain date. Otherwise, the hold request will be canceled, and the book will be available for the other users.
How can I get the BBRI report from the Library?
Collect the service request form from the circulation desk and fill it up then the library will provide your required report.
How many BBRI reports can I ask for?
You can ask for a maximum of 5 (five) BBRI reports at a time from the ULAB Library.
What is BBRI?
Bangladesh Business Reference Initiative (BBRI) is a databank that contains collections of time series data and publications of DSE-listed companies.
From which source can I get an article?
You can request an article from the subscribed online resources, open-access resources, the archive of other private universities or institutions of Bangladesh and abroad.
How many articles can I ask for?
You can ask for a maximum of 5 articles at a time.
Requisition/ Purchase request
How to rise requisition of library resources?
All Library users can rise requisition. Faculty members will raise requisitions of library learning resources based on departmental requirements. Students and admin staff may raise requisition for their requirements. Book Requisition Form (PDF/Word file) is available at Library websites.
How can a student rise requisition for library resources?
Find the requisition slip in the form section of the website or collect the requisition slip from the circulation section of the library. Then fill-up the form and submit it.
Does the library receive books/resources as donations or gifts from out-sources?
You can contribute to the library collection development. The library receives offers from institutions or individuals for donations or gifts, then the library checks the quality, relevance, currency, physical status, etc. of the books before adding to the library stock.
How to register for video consultancy?
For making an appointment for video consultancy users have to fill-up the form.
Then, Library will communicate with a Meet invitation.
Why do I need video consultancy.
You can contact us if you need a visual solution to your problem or you can receive virtual training through the Google Meet Platform.
What supports a researcher can get from the library?
Please visit the Research Support page from the ULAB Library Website.
What does the library do to introduce the student to resources and services?
ULAB Library arranges information literacy sessions and library orientation for the student to introduce them to Library resources and services.
How can I do LiveChat from the library website?
Click on the LiveChat option from the library website to chat with us from 9.00 am- 5.00 pm.
What is the library HelpDesk mobile no.?
Library HelpDesk number is – 01841-259 329
How to get the news link service?
To get the daily news link on the education sector of Bangladesh users may visit the news section from the library website.