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  1. Library Hours

    • During regular class days

      • 7:30 am - 07:00 pm - Monday to Friday

      • 8:00 am - 12:00 nn - Saturday

  2. Identification Cards

    Only students with identification cards will be granted library privileges. IDs are required at all times. They are to be surrendered to the person in charge of the control desk upon entering the library.

    Students will be responsible for all library materials charged out in their name. Lending of IDs is strictly prohibited; library privileges of owners of loaned IDs will be suspended. The loss of IDs should be reported immediately to the Office of the Registrar and a new one must be applied for. A student should have only one ID during his stay in school.

  3. Library Cards

    Only those students with library cards will be allowed to borrow books. They should apply for a new Library Card if it is lost. Replacement will be issued after a week from the date of application.

  4. Fines

    Reserve Books (Supplementary Reading Books)

    These books may be borrowed for two hours and may be renewed for another hour unless other students need them. These may be checked out for overnight use not earlier than 4:00 p.m. and should be returned not later than 9:00 a.m. of the following class day, except single copies of books and those highly in demand. These books should be returned not later than 8:00 a.m. A fine of P 1.00 will be imposed per hour of delay.

    Circulation Books (Home Reading Books)

    These books may be borrowed for one week, renewable for another week, unless in demand. These may be checked out at 8:00 10:00 a.m., 1:00 2:00 p.m.. 4:00 5:00 p.m. and should be returned after a week. A fine of P 10.00 for five days including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays and P 2.00 per day hereafter will be imposed on overdue circulation books.

    No book may be charged out for home use a week before the final examination.

  5. Reference Books, such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, yearbooks and atlases cannot be taken out of the library. These books are marked R above the class number and are found in the Reference section. Magazines, vertical file materials and newspapers are not to be taken out of the library also.

  6. Lost Books

    A lost book should be reported immediately to the librarian. It should be replaced by the same or later edition of the books and the corresponding fine must be paid from the time the book was reported lost up to the time it is replaced. If the book is irreplaceable, a 150 percent price of the book must be paid by the borrower, the additional fifty percent to cover acquisition and processing costs.

  7. Mutilated Books

    Writing in books, tearing pages or any form of defacement are strictly prohibited. Any student who shall lawfully destroy any book or library material shall be recommended for dismissal.

  8. Vertical File Materials

    This is a collection of clippings, pamphlets, and other non-book materials arranged for ready reference. These materials cannot be taken out of the library.

  9. General Conduct

    Violation of the following may result in confiscation of the ID and therefore suspension of library privileges.

    1. Silence should be observed at all times.

    2. Eating or smoking inside the library is absolutely prohibited.

    3. Students should show courtesy at the counter.

    4. Books and other materials may not be taken out from the library without permission from the librarian.

    5. Students should throw pieces of paper into the wastebasket instead of scattering them on the table and the floor.

    6. Return the seats to their proper places before leaving.

    7. Newspapers should be returned to the librarian.

    8. Students should not enter the Periodical Section and Stacks area. They should ask for the materials they want to borrow in these sections.

    9. Students should not leave the books on the table after using them. They should be returned in the shelves where they are filed.

    10. Any form of recreation is strictly prohibited (the library is a place for studying and research).

  10. GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF THE LIBRARY COMPUTERS:

    1. The MSC Library is equipped with computers with access to the Internet.

    2. The computers in the library are to be used only for research of educational materials and sending or retrieving of e-mails.

    3. They are not for playing games nor chatting nor making case studies. Case studies are to be done during computer laboratory periods.

    4. Library users may look for books, authors, subject categories in the MSC Library Holdings File.

    5. So that as many library users as possible can use the Library Computers, a time limit of a maximum of 30 minutes will be allowed for each user.

    6. A student who wants to use the computer may request the Librarian or Library Assistant for his/her alloted time of 30 minutes. Time reservation is allowed.

    7. If there are no other users, he/she may request for another time slot.

    8. Printing of researched materials may be requested from the Librarian or Library Assistant with corresponding printing fees.

    9. During preparation of test papers by High School teachers, one of the computer units shall be reserved for the High School Faculty.

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