RULES & REGULATIONS

 

GENERAL CONDUCT IN THE LIBRARY

Only pens and paper are allowed inside the library. Bags and big bulky envelops are to be deposited at the Package Counter. Numbers will be issued upon deposit and should be surrendered to claim the items. Owners of unclaimed items will be fined as follows:


    P50.00 – within the day

    P100.00 – overnight

    P150.00 – lost claim number


The LRC values silence, therefore, loud conversations and group discussions must be avoided. Mobile phones should be in silent mode.


Help keep the LRC clean by not smoking, eating or littering inside the premises.



BORROWING PRIVILEGES

A.  Students and management staff are allowed to borrow a maximum of five (5) books from the general circulation collection for one week, subject to renewal for another week unless there is a demand for the books by other students.


B.  Faculty members are allowed to borrow a maximum of ten (10) books for one month subject to renewal.

C. New and Part-Time Faculty members are allowed to borrow a maximum of five (5) books for one month provided that an endorsement letter from their chairperson is presented upon borrowing.



D.  Reference books, periodicals and CD-ROMS are strictly for room use only, but may borrow for class use upon presentation of a letter of request from the subject professor.


E.  Only one reserve book ( a book placed at the Reserve Section upon the request of the faculty for the use of their course) may be borrowed for overnight use after 4:00 p.m on a first-come-first-serve basis and has to be returned on or before 9:00 a.m. of the following day. Reserve books may only be used inside the library for one hour depending on the demand of the book.


F.  All books are subject to recall anytime and had to be returned at once.


G.  Books should be returned on or before the due date. Overdue books will be subject to fines.


H.  Borrowing privileges are suspended two weeks before the final examinations.


I.  Referral letters to use other libraries will be issued upon written recommendation of the subject professor duly noted by the department chairperson. Request for referrals must be made a day before the intended visit.


BORROWER’S CARD

A validated school ID for the current semester. This is to be presented every time a book is to be taken out or returned.


ELIGIBLE USERS

A. All students of the Higher Education Department

B. Administrators, Faculty and Management Staff of the Division

C. Sisters of the Religious of the Assumption

D. Visiting researchers, upon presentation of a referral letter from their Head Librarian


CANCELLATION AND SUSPENSION OF LIBRARY PRIVILEGES & PENALTIES

Borrowing privileges may be cancelled or suspended based on the following reasons:


1. Repeated overdue return of books – suspension of library privileges will be at the discretion of the librarian.

2. Using someone else’s borrowers card – suspended borrowing privileges for three (3) months.

3. Mutilating and tearing pages of books and periodicals and stealing library materials – suspension of library privileges for one (1) semester and subject to disciplinary action being major offenses (Student Handbook Sec. 9.2.11)


FINES

Overdue circulation books shall be fined P5.00 per day including Sundays and holidays.


Reserve Books shall be fined P2.00 per hour with a maximum of P20.00 per day.


AV materials shall be fined P50.00/day and P100.00/day for AV equipment.


Lost books must be reported at once. Computation for overdue fines will cease the moment a book is reported lost. The lost book should be replaced with another book of the same title and preferably the latest edition. If it is not available in the local market, payment will be assessed on the current market price of the book plus acquisition and processing cost.


New Faculty and Part-Time Faculty members are requested to submit an endorsement letter from their respective Chairpersons before they can borrow.

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