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LIBRARY POLICIES


Library Hour

The University Library is open from Monday to Friday at 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is open during lunch break to give opportunity for students to avail of the different services of the library.

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Admission

The library imposes the following rules and regulations to students who want to avail of library services:

  • All bonafide students of the university must register to the library to avail of library privileges.
  • All students who are registered can avail of library privileges such as:
    • Access to reference books, periodicals, etc.
    • Can borrow books for room use, overnight use or home use.
  • Officials, faculty members and employees of the university can also avail of
    library privileges.
  • Members of other educational institutions and other private individuals granted permission by the librarian to use the library facilities of the university provided they satisfy the following:
    • Presentation of referrals from duly authorized officials of the agency
      Where they belong.
    • A minimal service fee shall be charged as follows:
      • P20.00/head for students
      • P30.00/head for professionals including graduate students

*Research fee must be paid at the Cashier’s office and the Official Receipt (OR) must be presented to the librarian

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Requirements for Library Use

The library does not only keep and organize materials for library use but also safeguards school property particularly books and other reference materials. To protect all library materials, the library requires the following:

  • School Identification Card
    • School I.D card must be before entering the library.
    • The I.D. card is non-transferable. A student who borrows/lends his/her I.D. card will be deprived of his her library privileges.
      • 1st Violation – confiscation of I.D. card. The borrower and the owner cannot enter the library and cannot borrow books for two (2) weeks.
      • 2nd Violation – confiscation of I.D. card. The Borrower and the owner cannot enter the library and cannot borrow books for one (1) month.
      • 3rd Violation – Confiscation of I.D. card and Non-admission to the library for the whole semester
  • Borrower’s Card
    • Upon enrolment, a student will be issued a borrower’s card. This card must be used every time a student borrows library materials from the library
    • The borrower’s card is non-transferable. Borrowing or lending borrower’s card would result to loss of library privileges

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Discipline Inside the Library

Since the library is still primarily a place to study and read, the following must be observed:

  • Noise must be minimized. Moving aimlessly around the library should be avoided.
  • A student who borrows a book/periodical must assume full responsibility for the proper care of borrowed library materials. A book/periodical must not be marked, defaced or mutilated.
  • Any student who borrows book/periodicals should examine the borrowed materials for any missing or torn pages and report the matter immediately before leaving the counter. Failure to do so shall be considered an offense by the student and may be dealt accordingly.
  • Any student with unsettled library accounts will be deprived of his/her library privileges until such obligation will have been settled.
  • Eating and loud conversation inside the library are strictly prohibited. Cell phones must be put off or must be in silent mode.
  • Avoid taking library materials without having it charged to you by the librarian or any staff of the library.
  • Help keep the library neat and orderly by returning chairs in their proper places.
  • Use book properly. Avoid moistening your finger to turn the pages, nor make use of the book as a purse.

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Library Use

Library users are required to sign/register on the designated logbook upon entering the library. They may bring only their pens, writing papers and reading materials including valuables (Wallet, calculators, cell phones, etc.) The library is not liable for any loss of personal valuables.
 

  • How to borrow book?
    • Consult the card catalog. Fill out the call slip, copying carefully all the required information about the book (Author, title, etc.)
    • Present the call slip with your borrower’s card at the charging desk and sign the book card properly.
  • Home use books/Overnight books
    • Lending out books for home/overnight use starts one (1) week after the first day of the regular classes during the semester and summer.
    • Books for overnight use are issued at 3:00 p.m. or two (2) hours before closing time and to be returned the fallowing morning from 8:00 to 9:00a.m.
    • Books for the home use (1 week) are issued anytime during library hours. These are fiction books/novels.
    • One (1) book is allowed for the overnight use and one (1) for home use.
    • Faculty members and staff are allowed to barrow a maximum of three (3) books for one (1) week only.
  • Books and other materials not for home use/overnight use
    • Library materials not for home use/overnight use are general references (like encyclopedia, dictionary), unpublished materials (like undergraduate theses, masteral theses, dissertations, periodicals and other non-book materials). These materials are for “room use” only or they may be used within the library premises.
  • Photocopying
    • Students are allowed to photocopy library materials for thirty (30) minutes except encyclopedia, dictionary and unpublished materials (theses, dissertations).

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Examination Week Limitations

A week before midterm or final examination, library facilities and materials are usually maximized/utilized by library users. Hence, the following are to be observed:
 

  • Students will not be allowed to borrow books for home/overnight use one (1) week before the examination during the regular semester.
  • No special permission will be honored after the last day of lending out books.

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Overdue Book

The following are the penalties or sanctions whenever a student fails to return books or any library materials on time:
 

  • 1st offense – warning
  • 2nd offense – 1 week suspension on borrowing books for home use/overnight use
  • 3rd offense – 2 weeks suspension on borrowing books for home use/overnight use

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Overdue Fines
 

  • When due, library materials must be returned promptly between 8:00-9:00 a.m. Delay in returning a book at appointed time may adversely affect another reader. Fines of a book is at the rate of five pesos (P5.00) per hour or P40.00 for each full day.
  • Suppose you fail to pay fines due? You forfeit your privileges until fine is paid and you are denied issuance of clearance and honorable dismissal at the time you need both.

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Loss of Books and other Materials

  • Any loss/damaged of library materials shall be reported immediately to the library by the borrower as soon as the loss/damage is discovered.
  • Any person who losses or fails to return a book within seven (7) days shall either replace it within thirty days or pay its current value together with accrued fines plus a processing fee of fifty pesos (P50.00). If the book is out of print, the cost shall be charged in lieu of current value.
  • A clean copy of the same title and edition of the lost or damaged book may be accepted in lieu of the replacement cost
  • Any person who losses or fails to return a periodical shall either replace it within thirty (30) days or pay its current value. If the periodical is out of print, the cost of xerographic copy shall be charged plus binding cost.

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