Membership of the library is open to the following categories:
1. Teachers, students, research scholars, post-doctoral fellows and non-teaching staff of the university
2. Teachers, research scholars and postgraduate students of aided affiliated colleges
3. Membership to any other user category can be given only with the approval of the Library Advisory Committee.
Applications for membership are available on the website http://library.mgu.ac.in. To join, one must submit the required application form, which has been duly approved by the relevant Head of the institution, along with a caution deposit and mail a soft copy of their photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
The application of a research scholar should be recommended both by the respective research guide, and the head of the research centre & the applicant should submit a copy of the registration order. Provisional registration will not be considered for library membership.
Non-teaching staff of the university should have their membership applications recommended by the concerned Assistant Registrar and above.
At the time of admission, students, research scholars, post-doctoral fellows, and non-teaching staff will have to pay ₹200 as a caution deposit, whereas teachers will have to pay ₹500.
Graduates in any discipline from a recognised university can apply for this membership. A caution deposit of Rs.1000/- and an annual subscription of Rs.250/-will be collected from them. The applicant should produce the degree certificate in original for verification at the time of membership. The application form, photo and copy of the degree certificate should be attested by a gazetted officer with at least three years of service remaining. The membership is valid for one year and must be renewed yearly.
Non-members who are desirous of using library resources will be provided temporary membership on the application in the prescribed format for a fee of Rs.25/-. Temporary membership is valid for seven consecutive working days and all library services excluding the lending of books can be availed. The duration of temporary membership will be three months in the case of research scholars who have filed their synopses and are awaiting registration orders, principal investigators, people working on UGC/CSIR research projects, and guest lecturers in university departments.
The library issues institutional membership to affiliated colleges against a caution deposit of Rs. 5000/- and an annual subscription of Rs.2000/-. The member institutes are eligible for ten library books as per library rules. The membership has to be renewed annually.