Instructional Media Center
Audio-visual materials are for library and classroom instruction use only. Students may also avail of the audio-visual materials upon presenting a recommendation or note from their respective teachers to the IMC Librarian, subject to the approval of the Director of Libraries and IMC.
TV and VHS are for library use only except for special occasions such as accreditation and outreach program. Video camera must be used only to record official school activities and to be operated by an IMC-recognized video/camera man.
Faculty members who may want to use the video camera shall provide their own tapes, except when the event is institutional. Two days prior to use, a letter of request should be submitted to the Director of Libraries and IMC for approval and for the reservation.
The endorsing officer and the borrower assume full responsibility for whatever damage incurred during the use of the equipment/materials. The borrowers must leave their I.D. upon borrowing and sign the card attached to the library materials.
All borrowed A/V materials and equipment must be returned immediately after use. Reservation form for materials, equipment, and viewing room is available.
Students can link globally through the Internet which offers a rich and rapid expanding storehouse of information for research works.
Reservation for use is also done at the LICEONET Center. A multimedia / Internet aide is assigned to assist the users.
Books in this section may be charged out to students, faculty, and staff of the university upon the presentation of their bar coded identification card.
Students can borrow two books at one time for a period of three days and which are renewable for the next three days. Any faculty member who holds the bar-coded school identification card has the privilege to borrow any library material. The loan period for textbooks to be used by the college faculty for their classes is one semester.
Any library user who fails to return the library materials on time will be charged P5.00 per day. All library materials should be returned promptly.
The Reference Section houses the general reference materials, hence, the books are for inside reading only. More than two books can be barrowed for inside reading as long as the users have a barcoded identification card. Borrowed library materials must be returned to the counter 15 minutes before the last period in the evening to avoid the rush and confusion.
Vertical/Information File is also found in this area. The materials are filed in folders, arranged alphabetically by subject. They are restricted for room use Only.
Books in this section are used for subjects offered by the different colleges and departments.
Books have to be read only inside the library except those loaned for overnight and weekend use. No more than two (2) books maybe borrowed at any one time. Lending period is limited to one hour. Extension of another hour is permitted provided that no other user requests for the book. Loaning time for overnight use is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and must be returned at 9 a.m. of the following day. Weekend loaning is from 11:30 a.m. of Saturday to 9:00 a.m. of Monday. A lone copy of the book cannot be loaned out for overnight use.
It houses books which are written by Filipino authors and publications about the Philippines regardless of author, imprint or format. Books are to be read only inside the library and reading is restricted within the provided area. They may be borrowed for photocopying within the library.
The Periodical Section is the current "Information Powerhouse" through which information found in journals, magazines, newspapers, government publication, and other serial literature are found.
These materials are available for inside reading only or may be borrowed for photocopying within library.
Electronic journals can be accessed to any Internet connection in the library. Students are allowed to search and download any articles. Printing charge P5.00 per page for black and white, while P10.00 per page for colored.
Index Periodical materials are found in the CDS-ISIS program. Students can easily search the topic and locate the articles on the shelves through the program.
The complete volumes of periodicals are bound and arranged on the bigger closed shelves while loose issues are on the display shelves.
This section houses permanent records of the university such as administration profile, history, achievements, origin of the institution, and special collection like rare books, artifacts, pictures, and charts.
The materials are arranged according to the Dewey Classification System. They are restricted and for library use only. Borrowed archival materials must be returned 15 minutes before the last period in the evening to avoid the rush.
It is a multimillion 50-seater room or Mini-Theater intended for viewing audio-visual materials. Reservation of this facility should be done 3 days prior to use at the Instructional Media Center by signing the reservation form.
The form shall be signed by the faculty member, head of the department, and the Director of Libraries and IMC.
Display area for artwork of the university's artists and those outside the university.
Students who want to use the Exhibit Room should coordinate with the Sining Biswal, the official student art club.
The faculty members and institutions outside the university can also use the Exhibit Room by coordinating with the Director of Libraries and IMC.
Technical Services Selection / Acquisition: Handles the selection, ordering, and acquisition of books and other materials which are either purchased or received as gifts or donations. Cataloging: Takes care of the bibliographic description, classification, and the physical processing of materials. Indexing: Provides appropriate subject headings to all indexed articles from journals and magazines for easy retrieval of information. Bibliography: Provides a description and identification of the editions, dates of issue, authorship, and typography of books or other written materials. Binding: Takes charge of the binding and repair of library materials. It also serves the binding needs of the different departments of the university.
Selection/Acquisition: Handles the selection, ordering, and acquisition of books and other materials which are either purchased or received as gifts or donations.
Cataloging: Takes care of the bibliographic description, classification, and the physical processing of materials.
Indexing: Provides appropriate subject headings to all indexed articles from journals and magazines for easy retrieval of information.
Bibliography: Provides a description and identification of the editions, dates of issue, authorship, and typography of books or other written materials.
Binding: Takes charge of the binding and repair of library materials. It also serves the binding needs of the different departments of the university.
Current Awareness: The library publishes and distributes the list of current acquisition and the list of newly acquired periodicals to the different deans. A copy is posted on the bulletin board.
User's Education: The library offers orientation and instruction lectures to freshmen students every beginning of the semester. These lectures are designed to familiarize the students with the essential tools for learning and with the library services. A yearly seminar-workshop on the effective use of the library is given to the newly-hired faculty members.
Reference Questions: These questions are accommodated by all sections of the library. A box is provided particularly in the Reference Section of the Main Library where you can drop any type of question that the Reference Librarian basically answers. This service is also available in other sections or unit libraries depending on the type of query.
CDS / ISIS (Computerized Database System / International Society for Information Sciences): Students can search for periodical articles electronically by subject. The computer terminal is situated at the Periodical Section, 2nd floor of the Main Library.
Photocopy Services: A photocopier machine is available at the first level on Monday and Friday at 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.