The circulation desk is responsible for all transactions related to borrowing and returning of books and periodicals, placing materials on reserve, recalling borrowed material, assessing fines etc. Borrowing stops 30 minutes before closing time. Faculty members borrow 20 books per semester, postgraduate students borrow 20 books per semester; undergraduate students borrow 15 books per four weeks renewable for another four weeks, AU administrative staff borrow 10 books per 4 weeks renewable for another 4 weeks. Textbooks, reference works, and periodicals can be borrowed exceptionally after getting the librarian's permission for 7 days depending on the borrower's category and for few hours or overnight. Renewals can be done over the phone, online or in person.