In support to the University’s mission statement, which is to provide the atmosphere and opportunities for the members of its academic community toward becoming whole persons by providing quality Catholic education and by promoting Christian values, the University Library has the following objectives in its collection development policy:
Organization of the Collection
Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme is being use in the organization of the collection. The library adopts the open shelves system wherein students have an access to the collection and free to scan the books on the shelves.
Adequate collection of books covering a wide variety of subject areas and titles prescribed by Faculty members as textbooks for their particular courses.
Circulation books are books supporting the curricular offering of the university. All subject fields are covered by the collection. These books are arranged in the stack area according to the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme. Five (5) books can be borrowed for three days and can be renewed for another three days unless needed or reserved by other users.
Reserve books are required and collateral readings for a particular subject. One (1) reserve book can be borrowed for one period and can be renewed for another period if not needed or reserved by other users.
The Reference Unit has a vast collection composed of the standard reference books such as:
Vertical file consists of pamphlets and maps, these materials came from different sources as complimentary sources.
Reviewers for CPA, Nursing and other exams are also available in the section.
These important materials are strictly for “room use only” but can be photocopied upon the approval of the Librarian-in-Charge.
The Filipiniana collection includes publications about the Philippines, in all its aspects – cultural, political, social, religious, and economic and others, regardless of author and imprint.
The book collection covers an adequate range of reading materials designed to meet the instructional and research needs of users.
Various types of Filipiniana materials are available, they are the following:
The library consists of the following collections: textbooks, theses and dissertations, Periodicals, Trade books, and non-print materials for the exclusive use of graduate school students>.
GSL circulation books are merged with the collection of the Circulation Section found at the third floor.
Accompanying materials (CDs) of books should be borrowed together with the corresponding textbook. Reference, Filipiniana, and Periodicals collections are for ROOM Use only.
The Periodicals Section provides recent issues of general and professional periodical literature in local and international publication. Current issues of local newspapers and local magazines are available. Subscriptions to foreign journals were lessened due to availability of E-journals. Bound periodicals are arranged alphabetically by title on the shelves. Back issues are also arranged alphabetically by title and are organized at the back issue stacks area. Current issues are properly displayed on the display racks.