is welcome to sign up with Books Meridian for the company's Library named Books Meridian. However, Books Meridian reserves the right to accept or reject membership its sole discretion. Membership is for personal use only. However, it can be transferred to any other individual's name with explicit communication to & permission of Books Meridian. No member may re - lend books borrowed from Books Meridian at any time. Doing so will entail automatic cancellation of membership.
Plan & Payment terms - By subscribing to a specific membership plan of Books Meridian, the member is explicitly agreeing to pay, in advance, the reading fee attached to the plan plus any other applicable fee or tax at the frequency specified by the plan. Any non compliance with the payment terms in spite of 2 reminders, by email and or sms, will attract a penalty of 10% per payment period of the amount due and may lead to cancellation/termination of membership. If member continues to hold the book beyond membership expiry date, then she/he will be liable to pay the membership fees of the respective months for which books / magazines were held by the member.
Reading Period / Reading Fees - Books Meridian proposes a reasonable reading period with a restriction on the number of books that a member can hold at any point in time. No penalty will be levied for delayed return of books. However, under specific circumstances where other library members have requested for and are waiting for a book/s for more than 10 days, Books Meridian reserves the right to contact and request members holding book/s to be returned. Members are requested to then return the requested book/s within five (5) days of such request. Reading fees should be paid as per the plan. In the event a member does not renew his/her subscription the company reserves the right to adjust the deposit amount towards the reading fees. If there is no balance in the Deposit Amount, then the company will terminate the membership of the member. All correspondence in this regard will be communicated to the email address the member has submitted in the application form. Members are requested to update their contact details periodically and/or when changed.
Lost & Damaged books - At Books Meridian, we take utmost care to maintain books in good condition. Any anomaly (unprinted pages) of damage if found should be reported either at front desk while getting the book issued or to the delivery executive if the book is delivered at the door. Failure to check and / or report the same will be constituted as if the member has received a book in good condition. While returning the book, The front desk executive or the delivery executive (if the book is collected at the door) will check for any damage of book(s) and report to the member accordingly. The determination of a book being "damaged" will be at the sole discretion of Books Meridian. Members can choose to replace a lost or damaged book within 10 days or pay the penalty amount determined by Books Meridian. The damaged policy detailed below.
|Nature of damage||Amount the member has to pay|
|Spine damage / Scribbling / Torn Page of any book||50% of the cost of the books|
|Lost Books||MRP of the books + Rs 30 for jacket|
|Jacket missing||Rs 30/-|
|Magazine damage of any nature||50% of the cost of the magazine|
|Lost Card / Damage Card||Rs 100/-|
Unclaimed Refundable Deposit - Upon expiry of membership, Books Meridian sends reminders over emails / sms to its members for renewal. Three months after the expiry, Books Meridian reserves the right to classify the account as "Dormant" and initiate steps to recover cost of books and any unpaid reading fee from the refundable deposit, if there is no action on the reminders, which would be communicated to the member through email / sms. Post this recovery, any excess deposit left in the account will be retained as "Unclaimed" refundable deposit for a period of 3 months and periodic reminders would be sent to the member to claim the same. After 12 months of expiry of membership, Books Meridian reserves the right to treat the member as "not reachable" and take appropriate action on the unclaimed refundable deposit if there has been no response from the member on the reminder communications.
Defintion of a book - Since the reading fee is a flat rate and is not linked to the number of books read in period, it is important to note that each title catalogued in Books Meridian get the same treatment irrespective of size, cost & target reader. Children's books are treated the same way as other books.
Membership Card - Each member of Books Meridian will get a Bar Code based membership card. No transaction at the library will be allowed without this card. Reporting a loss of card or rending a card unfit for use through willful/intentional or unintentional means will attract a replacement cost of Rs.100/ per card. Multiple cards for the same number can be obtained by paying an amount of Rs.100/ - per extra card.
Temporary suspension of membership through a feature called "Subscription Holiday". Books Meridian allows the member to pause the membership (temporarily suspension), for a duration of 1 Month, 2 Months or 3 Months before expiration of membership. Subscription Holiday can only start from nearest anniversary date of the membership. During Subscription Holiday Period a member will not be able to use the library. To utilize this feature, a member is required to fill up the Subscription Holiday form either at the branch or online. All issued books should be returned to Books Meridian before the start date of Subscription Holiday. If paid in advance, the membership fees for that period would be carried forwarded.
All disputes arising between Books Meridian and any member shall be subject exclusively to the Jurisdiction of Pune courts only.