The Acquisitions Section geared towards the collection development, maintenance and evaluation of the library collection. It is responsible for strengthening the collection through customers’ needs analysis, selection, acquisition and deselection. It coordinates with the faculty library committee and the different section librarians in order to develop, maintain the Collection Development Policy.
This section serves as the coordinator for the activities of the Library Faculty Committee (LFC) and provides administrative and logistics support in all of its activities.
The Cataloging Section is in-charge of organizing the library’s resources through classification and cataloging. Including in these process are the following:
For new subject headings established or adopted by cataloger, necessary notation on the Sears Lists of Subject heading is made.
The Circulation and Reserve Sections houses and circulate an 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 by non-graduating students for three days and can be renewed for another three days unless needed or reserved by other users. While graduating students may borrow seven (7) books for one week. A fine of Php 15.00 per day per books is charged for late returns.
Reserve books are required and collateral readings for a particular subject. Two (2) reserve books can be borrowed for one period and can be renewed for another period if not needed or reserved by other users. A fine of Php 5.00 per hour per book is charge for late returns of Reserve book.
Reader’s Assistance Service- Provides assistance to users in locating needed materials.
Current Awareness Service- Newly acquired books are displayed for a while, so that students can see what is new as far as their material needs are concerned.
Circulation books can be searched through the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) located at the 2nd and third floor of the University Library.
The library adopts the open shelf system where users have access to the stack collection, thereby, they can choose by themselves the books they would like to borrow/use.
The administrative office is responsible for the effective management of the library: maintenance, supervision and projection. Planning, Finance, Personnel, Special Projects, Library Linkages and Library Services are directly under Chief Librarian. Other services such as Technical and Readers also fall within its responsibility.
Other businesses in the office are:
The section houses materials about the Philippines, regardless of authors, imprint or format, except works written by Filipinos treating universally accepted ideas like statistics, mathematics, physics, etc.
The book collection covers an adequate range of reading materials designed to meet the instructional and research needs of users.
Various types of Filipiniana ready reference materials are: Almanacs; Yearbooks; Bibliographies; Indexes; Biographical Sources; Directories; Dictionaries; encyclopedia of the Philippines; legal materials such as Public Laws, Commonwealth Act, Republic Acts and Presidential Decrees; Maps like political maps, route maps, etc.; and Rizaliana collection, his works and works about him and his writings.
Undergraduate theses are also housed in the Filipiniana Section. They can use the materials for room use only.
Pamphlets collections are also housed in the section.
Books are arranged on the shelves according to the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme. Filipiniana reference, Filipiniana biography and Rizaliana books are organized on the shelves according to their category. Location symbols are used for easy retrieval of these materials as:
Reader’s Assistance – providing assistance to users in identifying the needed Filipiniana resources.
Current Awareness – informing the users about the new resources available through book display or bibliography list.
The staff attends to users’ needs as far as their Filipiniana materials are concerned.
Filipiniana can be searched through the On-line Public Access Catalog or OPAC strategically located inside the library.
The section adopts the open shelf system where users have free access to the collection. Materials in this section are for room/inside use only. However, permission to photocopy these materials may be granted upon the approval of the Librarian-In-Charge.
This section houses a collection of extensive general reference materials which are intended to be consulted rather than read thoroughly.
A. wide variety of reference materials are provided. These include:
B.1 General Reference Services, which include the following:
B.2 Other Reference Services - books covering all major field divisions which are reference in nature, for consultation and information purpose, rather than for circulation.
The open shelf system is practiced in the Reference Section. Materials are arranged on the shelves according to their call numbers, using Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme. Shelf reading is being done regularly. Records are maintained and updated properly.
The area is functionally and conveniently designed. It is kept attractive and comfortable to researchers. There is sufficient lightning and ventilation. A reference desk/counter is strategically situated in the section to attend the users’ needs. The materials are properly labeled for the users’ guidance.
Pamphlets- are publications that contain valuable information. They are either of permanent or ephemeral value. They are indexed and organized in a vertical file cabinet for easy access as ready reference sources.
Pathfinders- are guides to the literature and resources in a particular subject area. They are subject oriented research guides designed to encourage researchers a self-directed use of the library.
Pathfinders are available in print and PDF files accessible for free in the library webpage click here
Reference books can be searched through Online Public Access Catalog located at the 2nd and 3rd floor of the University Library.
Library users have free access to the collection because of its open shelf system. But the resources in this section are for room use only.
The library offers internet services to its library customers to provide access to the library’s electronic resources and access relevant sites in the Internet.
The following services are provided in the section
Note:Payments should be made at the Finance Office.