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General Rules

Order in the Library

 

1.   The library is mainly for research.  Eating, smoking, sleeping, making visual aids, doing industrial works and group problem solving are not allowed.

2.   Silence must be observed strictly at all times. Idle conversation, loud talking, group discussion, and boisterous laughter are prohibited. Cellular phones, beepers, etc. should be switch-off / in silent mode while inside the library.

3.   Use library materials properly. Do not tear pages nor underline parts, as these are forms of vandalism and are punishable under the SSC-R de Cavite Policy.

4.   Chairs must be pushed back against the table after using and must not be transferred from one place to another.

5.   Do not leave personal belongings unattended.  The library is not responsible for items that are lost or stolen.

6.   Keep the library clean.  Waste paper, scraps, trash and the like should be properly deposited in the trashcan provided.

7.   Newspapers, magazines and journals should be read inside the library and not to be brought outside, except for classroom use (with relevance to the lesson only).  These must be returned after the class.

8.   After reading, please deposit the materials in the book cart provided or return the materials checked-out at the Circulation Counter.

 

Control Procedures

 

1.   Present properly your recently validated library access card upon entering the library.

2.   Library patrons are required to deposit their bags, attaché cases, envelopes, folders, etc. at the Control Desk and must get a number tag for claiming the items.

3.   Present library access card at various counters every time library materials are borrowed.

4.   Upon exit, present the book/s materials’ borrowed for inspection.

 

 

 
Circulation Policies

The Library Circulation Section’s goal is to ensure that all library patrons find the materials they need in the proper location, quickly and easily, and they receive knowledgeable and friendly assistance in all circulation functions. The section also handles all transactions pertinent to the borrowing and returning of books, validation/activation of library ID, payment of overdue fines, and signing of library clearance, etc.

 

For grade school pupils:

 

1.   Grades 2 and 3 pupils are allowed to borrow one (1) book at a time. 

2.   Grades 4 to 6 pupils are allowed to borrow two (2) books at a time.

3.   Fiction/bestsellers can be borrowed for two (2) days.

4.   Non-fiction books can be borrowed for one  (1) day.

5.   Materials borrowed may be renewed for another loan term, unless requested by other library patron or clients.

 

For high school students:

 

1.   Students are allowed to borrow two (2) books at a time. 

2.   Fiction/bestsellers can be borrowed for two (2) days.

3.   Non-fiction books can be borrowed for two  (2) days.

4.   Materials borrowed may be renewed for another loan term, unless requested by other library patron or clients.

 

For undergraduate college students:

 

1.   Students are allowed to borrow three (3) books at a time.

2.   General circulating books those with multiple copies can be borrowed for three (3) days, renewable for another three (3) days, unless requested by other library patron/client.

3.   General circulating books those with single copy is for library use only and can be borrowed for two (2) hours.  Extension for additional one (1) hour is granted, unless requested by other library patron/client.

 

For graduate students:

 

1.      Students are allowed to borrow three (3) books at a time.

2.     Professional/graduate-related books those with multiple copies can be borrowed for one (1) week, renewable for another week, unless requested by other library patron/client.

3.     Books from the General Circulating Books Area those with multiple copies can be borrowed for three (3) days, and renewable for another three (3) days, unless requested by other library patron/client.

 

The following policies may apply to both undergraduate and graduate students:

  • Reserved books are for library use only and can be borrowed for one (1) hour.  Extension for additional one (1) hour is granted, unless requested by other library patron/client.
  • Fiction books/bestsellers can be borrowed for one week and renewable for another week, unless requested by other library patron/client.
  • Checking out of books for home use and for photocopying is up to 5:30 p.m. only

 

For faculty members:

 

College

 

1.       Faculty members are allowed to borrow ten (10) books at a time.

2.       Professional/general circulating books those with multiple copies can be borrowed for one (1) month, renewable for another month, unless requested by other library patron/client.

3.       Professional/general circulating books those with single copy is for library use only and can be borrowed for classroom use and shall be returned after the class. 

4.       Reserved books can be borrowed for overnight at 5:30 p.m. and shall be returned at 9:00 a.m.  the following day.

5.       Faculty members on Sabbatical or in indefinite leave must return all the materials borrowed.

6.       New faculty members are required to present a certification from the Dean before they are allowed to borrow books.

7.       Faculty members needing the materials shall borrow personally the needed materials.  To renew, borrowed materials should be brought to the Circulation Counter so that a new date due can be reflected on the date due slip.

8.       Borrowing privileges will be suspended when materials have not been returned and other accountabilities are not settled after each semester/term.

 

High School & Grade School

 

1.      Faculty members are allowed to borrow five (5) books at a time for the period of one week.

2.      Professional/general circulating books those with single copy is for library use only and can be borrowed for classroom use and shall be returned after the class. 

3.     Reserved books can be borrowed for overnight at 5:30 p.m. and shall be returned at 9:00 a.m.  the following day.

4.     Faculty members on Sabbatical or in indefinite leave must return all the materials borrowed.

5.     New faculty members are required to present a certification from the Principal/Director of Basic Education before they are allowed to borrow books.

6.     Faculty members needing the materials shall borrow personally the needed materials.  To renew, borrowed materials should be brought to the Circulation Counter so that a new date due can be reflected on the date due slip.

7.     Borrowing privileges will be suspended when materials have not been returned and other accountabilities are not settled after each semester/term.

  

Non-Circulating Books/Materials

 

The following types of materials are to be read/used inside the library only:

 

1.     General references (such as encyclopedias, atlases, dictionaries, handbooks, manuals, gazetteers, etc.)

2.     Periodicals (such as newspapers, magazines, journals, ephemeral materials, etc.)

3.      Filipiniana materials

4.      Theses

5.      Illustrated books

      6.      CD-ROMS, etc.

 

Fines

 

It is the policy of the library that patrons having overdue materials will not be permitted to check out additional materials until the overdue items have been returned and fines paid, or compensation made for the cost of each item overdue. Patrons with overdue fines must also pay their fines before items will be circulated to them.

 

Note: Books with single copy are treated as a reserved material and strictly for library use only. Sundays and holidays are included in computing the fines.