The Library and IMC supports the teaching-learning processes, research initiatives, and creative expressions of the University and the community.
An information resource center serving as a gateway of knowledge for the attainment of wisdom towards the formation of an Augustinian.
The LRC supports the teaching-learning processes, research initiatives, and creative expressions of the University and the community. Specifically, it aims to:
Select, acquire, organize and preserve information resources
Provide effective access to information
Collaborate with other institutions through resource sharing, and pooling of resources
Upgrade infrastructure, facilities, equipment, and other library materials
Enhance human resource competence and capability; and
Initiate effective governance
THE USA LIBRARIES
Houses general reference sources such as: encyclopedias, dictionaries, gazetteers, atlases, biographical directories, almanacs, yearbooks, pamphlets, etc.
Houses Filipiniana, Augustiniana, Panayana, Rizaliana and undergraduate theses
Houses books to be borrowed, subject to library rules
Issuance of overdue notices
Signing of clearance
A place for group study and discussions
Provides for the needs of Graduate School students, faculty, personnel and undergraduate students.
Provides for the needs of Law students, faculty and undergraduate students
HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY
Caters to the High School faculty and students
GRADE SCHOOL LIBRARY
Caters to the Elementary faculty and pupils.
The Learning Resource Center or Library usually reflects the standard and quality of education of the school. It is a multi- media center that supports the total educational program of the academe. It has a wide variety of resources in various formats from the conventional printed materials, such as books and periodicals, to other forms (non-print) such as videotapes, slides, transparencies, CD-ROM databases, and other online e-resources.
As today’s technology have brought evolution on the stereotype libraries, the digital age is forcing the libraries to change. The Library now renamed as LRC has installed Follett Destiny Library Manager, an easy- to-use, web-based library automation and management solution. It makes the library not only more efficient but also more effective in supporting student-learning collaboration. As a tech- savvy LRC of the 21st century, it gives students and faculty access to library resources anytime and anywhere, with the Destiny Quest mobile app. The LRC includes the Main College Library and the divisional libraries for the Graduate School, the College of Law, the Conservatory of Music, the High School and the Elementary School and for non-print materials, and the Instructional Media Center.
Located at the Mentrida Hall, the main LRC occupies the entire first floor of the building and houses the Main Reading Hall, the Circulation Section and the Reference Section where Filipiniana, Augustiniana, Panayana and Undergraduate theses are stored and the General Catalog featuring both manual and computerized catalog or Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC).
Across the main library is the Rada Hall where the Graduate School library is located. At its ground floor of the Rada Hall Annex is the Stock Room, where collections of over 140,000 volumes of books are housed, while the Graduate School Library is located at the second foor. Adjacent to Rada Hall Annex is the Fray Luis de Leon Learning Resource Center, which lodges the Technical Section, Audio-Visual Room 1, the Current Loose and Bound Periodicals and Serials, the e-journals and other Electronic Databases at the ground floor. At the second floor of the said building, the College of Law Library is located. A Discussion Area is provided at the center, between the Mentrida and Fray Luis De Leon Buildings.
The Basic Education Department and the Conservatory of Music maintain their libraries in their respective buildings.
RULES AND GUIDELINES
1. Faculty members, personnel and students must present a validated University ID every time they enter and borrow books from the library.
2. Borrowing privileges 2.1 Undergraduate Students 4 books: 2 non-fiction for 3 days; 1 fiction for 1 week; 1 Bible for 2 hrs. 2.2 Graduate School Students 4 books for 1 week 2.3 Faculty 10 books for two(2) weeks, renewable for two weeks 2.4 Reserve/Reference/Panayana/Augustiniana/Rizaliana/Periodical resources are for library use only and may be borrowed for one hour for photocopying 2.5 Audio-visual resources and equipment may be borrowed subject to IMC guidelines 2.6 Theses and Dissertations for library use only 2.7 Fines for Overdue Book Circulation Book/s - Php 10.00 per day Reserve Book/s - Php 10.00 per hour Bible - Php 10.00 per hour Reference/Serials - Php10.00 per hour
3. Lost Book/s - Borrower must replace lost or badly damaged book/s by the same title, edition and author, or pay the full replacement cost plus Php 300.00 for processing and mechanical preparation. 4. One week before and during final examination, all books are for library use only. 5. Unnecessary noise, loud conversation and discussion, smoking, eating, drinking, and sleeping within the library are not allowed. 6. Cellphones and other electronic gadgets must be kept on silent mode while inside the library. 7. Use of electrical convenience outlet is available at the plug-in service area for a fee of Php 10.00 per hour. 8. Other Researchers 8.1 Permission to use the library resources is granted only by the Director of Learning Resource Center or her duly appointed representative. 8.2 Library Fee Alumni - Php 10.00/hr (with Alumni I.D.) Religious Congregation - Php 10.00/hr Consortium School - Php 10.00/hr Other Researchers 1st hr Php100.00 Succeeding hours Php 20.00 8.3. All outside researchers are subject to the LRC rules and regulations.
Instructional Media Center Guidelines:
Audiovisual equipment and materials may be used only by teachers and students for classroom presentations academic related activities, and recognized extra-curricular activities.
Request for use of AV Room/equipment/materials shall be filed at least two working days before these are needed, on a first-come, first served basis. The request form must be signed by the teacher of the class or adviser of the organization.
Equipment/materials borrowed must be picked up and returned immediately after use as indicated in the request form.
Unreturned materials/equipment will incur a fine of Php20.00 per hour.
The IMC personnel and/or IMC student assistants will supervise the delivery of equipment to and from the designated classroom/venue.
The one who makes a request shall be responsible for the proper care of the borrowed equipment/materials. Repair or replacement, in case of any damage or loss, shall be made by the borrower within the period of thirty(30) days from date of issue plus a payment of Php 300.00 for processing and mechanical preparation.
A teacher must accompany his/her class in using the Media Center/AV Room.
Out of respect for others, all must observe silence and refrain from doing unbecoming conduct in the Media Center/AV Room.