Library Regulations

  • Regulation No. 34 enforced in 1966.12.1
  • Regulation No. 133 enforced in 1975.3.1
  • Regulation No. 158 enforced in 1976.11.22
  • Regulation No. 266 enforced in 1981.9.26
  • Regulation No. 421 enforced in 1985.3.5
  • Regulation No. 442 enforced in 1985.4.30
  • Regulation No. 593 enforced in 1991.8.1
  • Regulation No. 660 enforced in 1993.12.22
  • Regulation No. 810 enforced in 1996.5.7
  • Regulation No. 869 enforced in 1997.5.13
  • Regulation No. 925 enforced in 1998.5.15
  • Regulation No. 970 enforced in 1999.6.1
  • Regulation No. 1175 enforced in 2004.2.25
  • Regulation No. 1353 enforced in 2007.5.2
  • Regulation No. 1405 enforced in 2008.2.29
  • Regulation No. 1607 enforced in 2010.2.25
  • Regulation No. 1816 enforced in 2012.11.28
  • Regulation No. 1897 enforced in 2014.3.14
  • Regulation No. 1972 enforced in 2015.4.23
  • Regulation No. 2152 enforced in 2017.5.31
  • Regulation No. 2256 enforced in 2018.9.21
  • Regulation No. 2366 enforced in 2020.7.14
  • Regulation No. 2423 enforced in 2021.3.25

Chapter 1 General Provisions

Chapter 1 (Purpose)

These regulations govern the operation and stipulate necessary matters pertaining to the management of the Kyungpook National University Library (hereinafter referred to as the “Library”) and the efficient use of academic information materials (hereinafter referred to as “Materials”) in accordance with the University And College Libraries Promotion Act, the Enforcement Decree of the same Act, and the provisions of Article 6, Paragraph 3 of the Regulations of Kyungpook National University. The purpose of these regulations is to contribute to the improvement of the educational and research competitiveness of the University.

Chapter 2 (Responsibilities)

  • ①Library performs the following tasks necessary for research, educational activities, and knowledge information cultivation of professors and students.
    1. Collection, arrangement, archives and service of various data necessary for university research and education
    2. Support for Efficient Curriculum Implementation
    3. Mutual cooperation with other libraries and related institutions
    4. Other functions as a university library
  • ② Library may perform a service for the local community, such as opening facilities and providing materials, within the scope that does not interfere with its work prescribed in Paragraph 1.

Chapter 2 Establishment of a university library development plan

Chapter 3 (Establishment of development plan)

  • ①The head of the Library (hereinafter referred to as the “Director”) establishes the following university library development plan pursuant to Article 9 of the University And -College Libraries Promotion Act and Article 4 of the Enforcement Decree of the same Act.
    1. Comprehensive plan for university library development (hereinafter referred to as “development plan”)
    2. Action plan for each year of the university library development (hereinafter referred to as “annual plan”)
    ②The Director establishes a development plan that includes the following matters every 5 years:
    1. Basic direction and goal of the development of the library
    2. Measures to develop and expand the library’s materials and collections
    3. Measures to improve the library's facilities and environment
    4. Measures to promote the library’s services offered to library users
    5. Measures to develop and manage the library’s human resources
    6. Other matters necessary for the development of the library

Chapter 4 (Establishment of an annual plan)

The Director establishes an annual plan including the following matters by the end of February each year:
  1. Results from implementing/executing the annual plan in the previous year
  2. The direction of the library’s development project for the year
  3. Directions and detailed operation plans for key library-related projects
  4. Other matters necessary to implement the library’s development plan and annual plan

Chapter 3 Staff placement and training

Chapter 5 (Staff placement)

Pursuant to Article 11 of the University And College Libraries Promotion Act and Article 5 of the Enforcement Decree of the same Act, the Director shall endeavor to secure and deploy sufficient librarians and professional staff to support research and education at the university, taking into account the number of students, the number of books in the library’s collection, and the current status of the library’s human resources.

Chapter 6 (Staff education and training)

The Director shall support librarians and library staff to complete more than 27 hours of education and training per year in accordance with Article 11 Paragraph 3 of the University And College Libraries Promotion Act and Article 5 Paragraph 2 of the Enforcement Decree of the same Act to improve their professional capacity.

Chapter 4 Collection and Management of Data

Chapter 7 (Budget for Procuring Materials)

The Director shall secure a budget to expand the library’s collection for the purposes of research and learning of the faculty and students.

Chapter 8 (Collection of Materials)

Pursuant to Article 12 of the University And College Libraries Promotion Act and Article 6 of the Enforcement Decree of the same Act, the Director shall secure a minimum of 70 regular books per student and add a minimum of 2 books per student per year to the library’s collection.

Chapter 9 (Classification of Materials)

Library materials shall be classified as follows:
  1. General materials
  2. Reference materials
  3. Serials
  4. Dissertations
  5. Antique books
  6. Electronic media materials
  7. Web DB materials
  8. Valuable materials
  9. Special materials
  10. Non-book materials
  11. Local folk culture materials
  12. Prescribed publications
  13. Genealogy and oriental studies materials
  14. Antique maps

Chapter 10 (Collection of Materials)

Library materials shall be classified as follows according to means of collection:
  1. Purchased materials
  2. Donated materials
  3. Exchange materials
  4. Transfer materials
  5. Converted materials
  6. Deposited materials

Chapter 11 (Selection of Materials)

  • ①The Director shall select materials by referring to the following subparagraphs to ensure a balanced development of the materials and to maintain a consistent data level:
    1. Materials necessary for academic research and education of the faculty
    2. Materials needed for student learning and education
    3. Other materials deemed necessary by the Director
  • ②Rare editions or valuable materials with cultural value are specially managed by the Director upon consulting with authorities in the relevant field.
  • ③Details necessary for the selection of materials under Paragraphs 1 and 2 may be separately determined by the Director.

Chapter 12 (Registration of Materials)

①In principle, purchased materials must be registered at the library.
②Donated, exchanged, transferred, and converted materials shall be registered when they are recognized as valuable materials in the library’s collection.
③Matters concerning the scope and standards of materials registration pursuant to Paragraphs 1 to 3 shall be determined by the bylaws.

Chapter 13 (Management of donated materials and cyber collections)

  • ①When it is necessary to create a cyber collection using the donated materials pursuant to Article 12 Paragraph 3, the Director may do so according to the following standards:
    1. The name of the collection is decided in consultation with the donor.
    2. A person who has donated 1,000 or more in-kind books as general donation materials
    3. A person who has donated 100 or more valuable books or antique books registered at the library
  • ②Management of donated materials and special treatment for donors shall be stipulated in the "Kyungpook National University Library Operation Bylaws (hereinafter referred to as “bylaws”)".

Chapter 14 (Depositing of Materials)

2 copies of all publications published on campus must be deposited in the library within 30 days from the date of publication.

Chapter 15 (Organization and Management of Materials)

①The Director may separately determine matters related to the organization and management of materials held by the library.
②Materials purchased with the budget and research funds available at each institution within the university, such as departments, shall be managed by said institution. However, antique books shall be managed by the library.
③In Paragraph 1, data not specified by the Director shall be managed under an open stack system. However, materials that the Director deems necessary may be managed under a closed stack system.

Chapter 16 (Exchanging, transferring, disposal, and expulsion of materials)

①The head of each institution within the university (Director, Dean, etc.) may exchange, transfer, discard, or expel materials from the library’s collection.
②When destroying or expelling materials pursuant to Paragraph 1, the standards, scope, and operation of data shall be determined by the bylaws.

Chapter 5 Accessing facilities and materials

Chapter 17 (Accessing Facilities)

The Director shall secure a total floor area of at least 1.2 square meters per student in accordance with Article 12 of the University And College Libraries Promotion Act and Article 6 Paragraph 1 of the Enforcement Decree of the same Act. However, in consideration of the number of students, the standards may be adjusted within the range that does not interfere with the teaching and learning of students and faculty.

Chapter 18 (Eligible Library Users)

The qualifications for using the library are as follows:
  1. Full-time faculty member
  2. University staff, teaching assistants, researchers, affiliated school faculty
  3. University lecturers, endowed faculty members, visiting professors
  4. Professor emeritus
  5. Current students
  6. Other users approved by the Director

Chapter 18-2 (Service cost levied on users)

The Director may have a person falling under Article 18 Item 6bear the following expenses related to the use of library services:
  1. Inter-library loan service cost
  2. Original text copy service fee
  3. Membership fee
  4. Other expenses that the Director deems necessary in relation to the use of the library
  5. [Newly created Article]

Chapter 19 (Opening Hours)

The opening hours of the library are as follows. However, the Director may change the library’s opening hours if he deems it necessary.
  1. The opening hours of the archives are in accordance with the regular working hours of public officials.
  2. The general reading room is open from 06:00 to 24:00.

Chapter 20 (Accessing and using the library)

①When accessing and using the library, users must present their student ID, personal ID, or a valid pass. ②A valid pass may be issued to those who have approved access and use of the library by the Director. ③Those who wish to borrow materials must present their student ID or personal ID card. ④When using the library, users may not engage in any of the following acts:
  1. Acts that infringe on rights under the Copyright Act
  2. Searching and viewing harmful information such as pornography with library information devices
  3. Violating other matters set by the head of the library

Chapter 20-2 (Completion of User Training)

①First-year undergraduate must complete library user training offered by the library within the year of their admission date.
②The Director may expand or reduce a user’s access to library services such as book lending depending on whether or not they have completed their library user training program.
③Details of the library user training program shall be determined separately by the Director.

Chapter 21 (The maximum number and period of books allowed on loan)

The maximum number and period of books allowed on loan per individual are as follows. However, other matters pertaining to the number and period of borrowing by those approved by the Director shall be stipulated by the bylaws.
  1. Full-time faculty, endowed faculty, visiting professors, lecturers: 50 books, 180 days
  2. Staff, teaching assistants, researchers, and affiliated school teachers: 20 books, 30 days

Chapter 22 (Research Institute Loans)

①Research institute loans are specialized books that the library owns in 2 or more copies and are not common with other major fields, and can be borrowed for a long period of time within 10% of the book collection available in that particular field.
②The borrowed materials are managed by the head of the research institute.

Chapter 23 (Loan Restrictions)

①Antique books, old maps, valuable materials, reference materials, serials, dissertations, and non-book materials are unavailable for loans.
②For prospective graduates (completing students), the library may restrict loans from the end of the semester exam or dissertation deadline.

Chapter 24 (Return and Extension of Loaned Materials)

①All loaned materials must be returned within the return period. The return deadline can be extended twice if no reservations have been made. However, if necessary, the Director may request a return before the return deadline.
②If the return deadline falls on a holiday for the library, the next business day shall be the return deadline.
③Students who are expected to graduate (completing students) must return all loaned materials 14 days before their expected graduation (completion) date.

Chapter 25 (Returning due to Retirement, etc.)

①In any of the following circumstances, loaned materials shall be returned without delay:
  1. Retirement, change of job, leave of absence, or long-term travel for more than 6 months by a faculty member
  2. When a student graduates, goes on a leave of absence, or is expelled
②The head of each College (graduate school) and affiliated institutions where an event described in Paragraph 1 has occurred shall notify the Director, and receive a letter of returned materials issued by the Director during the retirement, change of job, leave of absence process.

Chapter 26 (Copying and Photographing of Materials)

①Copying and photographing of antique books, old maps, and valuable materials is prohibited. However, if it is necessary for academic research, the Director's approval must be obtained.
②Copying and photographing data is allowed within the scope permitted by the Copyright Act and Personal Information Protection Act. The user shall be responsible for any violations.

Chapter 27 (Protection of personal information and human rights)

The Director shall prepare measures for the protection of users' personal information and human rights.

Chapter 28 (Holidays)

①The library closes on the following days. However, the general reading room is closed only on the day of Seollal and Chuseok.
  1. Holidays for public institutions
  2. University anniversary
②Notwithstanding Paragraph 1, the Director may open or close the library when deemed necessary.

Chapter 6 Penalties

Chapter 29 (Suspension of Loaning Materials)

①If loaned materials are not returned within the deadline, the loan may be suspended or replaced with volunteer work.
②Pursuant to Paragraph 1, materials related to the suspension of loan and labor service period shall be stipulated by the bylaws.

Chapter 30 (Suspension of Loaning Materials)

①If library materials are lost or damaged, the library must be compensated with the same materials. If the same material cannot be obtained, compensation shall be made with 1 new book on a similar subject matter evaluated as being equivalent in value with the lost/damaged material. However, if there are no materials on a similar subject due to publications being out-of-print, etc., the Director may separately determine how to handle the indemnification process. The Director may collect the actual expenses necessary for arranging for materials when demanding in-kind or substitute compensation.

Chapter 31 (Returning of overdue materials or penalties for non-compliance)

①For a person who has not returned or reimbursed overdue materials, the Director may request the head of the relevant organization to take the following measures. In such a case, the head of the organization shall cooperate with the Director’s request.
  1. Head of each institution: Suspension of issuing various certificates to faculty and staff
  2. Dean of the undergraduate school (graduate school)
    1. a.For current students, withhold approval for a leave of absence, scholarship recommendations, etc.
    2. b.Suspend issuing of various certificates for students on leave of absence
  3. Dean of the student affairs department Suspend issuing various certificates to alumni

Chapter 32 (Penalties against unauthorized removal of materials, etc.)

①The following measures may be taken in the event of unauthorized removal, damage, or contamination of library materials, or damage, destruction, or theft of library facilities or its articles.
  1. Claim compensation for twice the market value (whether by negligence or intentional actions)
  2. One-year suspension from loaning library materials
  3. Personal statement
  4. Notification to the Dean, family of the student
  5. Disclosure on the library bulletin board
  6. Request action to the relevant agency
②Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding paragraph, 30 hours of volunteer service at the library may be prescribed to minor negligence cases or if the user shows remorse.

Chapter 7 University Library Steering Committee

Chapter 33 (Installation)