CONDUCT IN THE LIBRARY
Responsible conduct must be observed inside the library at all times.
Respect the rights of others to study in a quiet environment.
Causing any disturbance or engaging in a behavior, which interferes with normal use of the library including (but not limited to) verbal abuse, threats of violence, offensive sexual behavior, noise and sleeping.
The use of cellular telephones is not permitted inside the library. Calls must be done outside the library.
Smoking is STRICTLY not permitted in the library.
The Library staff is authorized to request students and other patrons who engage in disruptive and inappropriate behaviors to leave the library.
Student identification card is required every time a student enters the library. Upon exit, library patrons are required to present the books and other kinds of folders to the checker for inspection.
All library materials to be checked out should be charged out at the circulation counter by presenting a current school identification card. The school ID is valid only for the semester the student has enrolled in classes. Borrowing privileges are automatically ceased when a student withdraws from school. Books are checked out only to the person to whom the school ID is issued. Borrowing by proxy is not allowed. Each borrower is held responsible for all the materials checked out in his name.
Library materials that are checked out are subject to recall upon expiration of the loan period or at anytime if needed for class use. Students with overdue books or overdue accounts will not be allowed to borrow until the accounts are settled and the overdue books are renewed or checked in.
Students may check out a maximum of three books from the General Circulation for overnight loan and must return them the following morning not later than 9:00 AM. For Fiction books, a maximum of two may be checked out for a period of two weeks. Graduate students may borrow two books for two weeks.
Faculty members may check out a maximum of two titles per subject taught from the General Circulation and must return them at the end of the semester. Faculty members may check out circulation books placed in shelves especially marked For Library Use Only for a period of one week.
Borrowers of library materials are responsible for returning them to the Circulation Desk on the date indicated on the due date card. The library is not responsible for notifying borrowers of overdue materials.
Faculty, students and other qualified borrowers may renew books, which are not overdue, have not been recalled to be placed on reserve, or have not been placed on hold for other borrowers. Books may be renewed during the semester by presenting at the circulation desk from which they were checked out. A book may be renewed once only to give others the opportunity to borrow it.
Materials placed On Reserve by faculty members for student use may not be checked out of the library. Reserved books maybe used for two (2) hours by students. Renewal is allowed if there is no demand by another user.
Reference materials are normally not to be taken out of the library, however, if needed for classroom teaching, these materials may be borrowed before class and must be returned immediately after use on the same day. Theses and dissertations are to be used inside the library only.
A week prior to the final examination schedule, all books are considered On Reserve and may not be checked out of the library.
POLICIES ON OVERDUE, LOST OR DAMAGED BOOKS
Fines are charged for late return of all loans. If library items are not returned on or before their due date, other users are inconvenienced. To discourage this, the Library charges fines. A fine of Php1.00 per hour is charged for late return of borrowed books. Faculty and students with outstanding fines on their record will not be allowed to borrow until these are cleared. Students in their final year will not be able to graduate until all amounts overdue to the library have been settled.
NOTE: Library patrons need not to pay a library fine if they return borrowed items on time!
Borrowers are responsible for protecting any library material in their possession against damage or loss. LOST BOOK must be reported at once to avoid charging of overdue fines. Exact replacement copy of the book is preferred. If replacement of lost or damaged material is impossible, the borrower is charged an amount equivalent to the current price value of the book plus one hundred pesos (P100.00) to cover handling and processing cost.
If a book was damaged beyond repair while checked out to the borrower, the borrower is assessed with the replacement cost and the processing fee. If the book can be repaired, only the cost of repair will be charged to the borrower.
Any damage on returned books or periodicals is charged to the last borrower. Borrowers are therefore warned to inspect the library materials they check out before leaving the circulation counter.
In the event that the reported lost book is found prior to replacement or payment, only the usual overdue fine is charged.
STEALING OR MUTILATION of any library material is punishable. Anyone found guilty of stealing and mutilating any library material will be liable to grave disciplinary action as stipulated in the SPUP student handbook.
INTERNET SURFING POLICIES
IDs must be deposited at the charging desk before entering the section. Each student is entitled fifteen (15) hours for every semester to utilize the internet inside the library.