La Consolacion College Bacolod

Library Services

As the institution’s unwavering commitment to continue the mission of education in the province, LCCB Libraries and the Multi Media Center follow the new and adjusted policies, guidelines, resources and services in reopening all library facilities in conformance to the worldwide and national health protocols despite the lingering global crises. Serving its patron is one best way to stay relevant and connected.

How to Access the Web OPAC

1. Click the Link below

2. A new window will pop-up displaying the library CATALOG. In the FIND box, key in your search and hit either of the displayed  buttons: KEYWORD, TITLE, AUTHOR OR SUBJECT and ENTER.

3. You will be directed to this menu. If you see the status of the book, 1 of 1 AVAILABLE, it means it is in the library and available for the following: BORROW, PHOTOCOPY OR SCANNING. You may contact the LIBRARY through the following platforms enumerated in the Contact Information section below.

Library Policies and Guidelines In the New Normal

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

  1. The libraries observe the “No face mask, No entry policy”.
  2. Library users must observe the use of disinfectant like alcohol provided at the entrance area.
  3. A student who wishes to enter the library must sign the contact tracing form provided at the bags’ counter.
  4. With social distancing in place, library spaces will only be limited to a maximum of 60 library users at a time in response to two meters apart distancing and the capacity the library can accommodate.
  5. Tables and chairs are arranged in conformance to the 6 feet or 2 arms-length apart from each other. Adding of chairs in tables or re-arranging it is strictly prohibited. Offender will be subjected to disciplinary action.
  6. Library visit or stay is reduced to 2 hours as the allowable maximum number of users’ need to observe two meter social distancing.
  7. Library hours for the morning and afternoon schedules are reduced to balance the staff needed to cater both face to face or in-person and online services as well as in consideration of the minimal number of library staff on duty.
  8. The Discussion Room may be used as research or study area with strict compliance to SILENCE as a general rule in respect of others. Social distancing is also observed. Offender will be sent out of the library premises.

SERVICES

1) Library Loan

eLoan is allowed for students who wish to borrow library materials using  the library media platforms, phone, email, chat or Messenger or FB account  or through the Web OPAC using their school ID number as access code.

Physical / F2F

Every borrower is allowed to borrow a maximum of three (3) books for a period of one (1) week; one in the reserved section and two in the non-reserved renewable for another week using the school ID.

Library staff will only cater to one user at a time. Users must follow signage in borrowing and returning library materials while observing one at a time transaction.

Book Drop

Returned books will be placed inside a box located near the circulation area which will be left untouched for 72 hours or three days for precautionary measures.

Book/s borrowed will initially be noted as “return” in the user’s file and will be confirmed as “cleared” once the returned book/s are checked by the library staff with no damages, writing over and missing or ripped pages. Users are held accountable for any damage to the books borrowed.

Hold Pick Up and Returned Area

Parents whose children are enrolled in both correspondence and online learning modalities but cannot enter the school are allowed to pick up books borrowed by their children through phone, email, chat or Messenger and other media platforms using student’s ID. Return books borrowed can be dropped in the Parents whose children are enrolled in both correspondence and online learning modalities but cannot enter the school are allowed to pick up books borrowed by their children through phone, email, chat or Messenger and other media platforms using student’s ID. Return books borrowed can be dropped in the Returned Area at the College Library’s Entrance Door.

Parents need to call, chat or email the LRC communication sites or FB page two days before, and wait for the confirmation to be fully assisted by a library staff in the process of claiming and returning books.

2) Inter Library Loan

Borrowing a book from the library of another school is allowed. Users are encouraged to call or chat through our FB page before the scheduled time of pick up of the Referral Form for immediate response and to avoid loitering in the library premises.

3) WiFi

Free WiFi can be accessed within the library premises for research and academic purposes only. Student/s caught doing otherwise will be sent out and subjected to disciplinary action to be imposed by the students discipline officer.

4) Scanning

Library users can request for a scanning of a document such as articles from a periodicals or pages from a book for research or instructional needs by coordinating with the library staff through the library’s media platforms.

5) SDI (Selective Dissemination of Information)

SDI is a current awareness service aimed to keep the users well-informed of the SDI is a current awareness service aimed to keep the users well-informed of the SDI is a current awareness service aimed to keep the users well-informed of the current and selective information which  which is highly relevant to their interests.

6) Media Platforms

Library users can use all the media platforms of the library for all libraries and MMC (Multi Media Center).

7) eLibrary Orientation

Libraries and MMC will be providing a virtual orientation which covers the instruction regarding the use and services of the libraries and the MMC in the New Normal.

RESOURCES

  • Printed and Non-Print Materials / Audio-Visual Equipment
  • The collection of the JHS/SHS and the College can now be accessed online.

Online Subscription

CE-Logic Infotrac is a database of e-books subscribed to by the library. Access to this electronic resources is via URL: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/phlccb with password: humility

These electronic resources can be accessed full text, it can be downloaded or printed- out for instructional / research needs.

FREE DATABASES

Open Educational Resources are list of free databases or open-access electronic journals and books evaluated and selected by the library staff to provide additional sources of information for researchers. Most of the electronic resources in these sites are free and openly available for public use.

California State University Merlot Collection
URL – https://merlot.org/merlot/ind
Provides access to curated online learning and support materials and content creation tools.

Community of Practice for Open Education
URL – https://cccoer.org
A consortium community and technical colleges provides epanding access to education through adoption of open educational policy, practices and  resources.

CORE
URL – https://jisc.ac.uk
Multidisciplinary Aggregator of open access research which offers advanced search options to filter results by publication type, year, language, journal, repository, and author.

EBSCO Faculty Select
URL – https://ebsco.com/products/ebsco-faculty-select
Provide access to quality open textbooks, Open Educational resources (OER) and request access to unrestricted library e-books from top academic publishers.

Emerald Insight
URL – https://emerald.com/
Journals, Books & Case Studies

Google Books
URL – books.google.com

Google Scholar
URL – https://scholar.google.com

Library Genesis
URL – https://libgen.io or https://libgen.is
A file-sharing website for scholarly journal articles, academic and general-interest books, images, comics, and magazines.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Open Courseware
URL – https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/online-textbooks/
Index to the online textbooks in MIT OpenCourseWare. Some online textbooks are open-licensed electronic versions of print books. Others are self-published online books, or course notes which are so thorough that they serve as an alternative to a conventional textbook.

OER Commons
URL – https://www.oercommons.org/
A public digital library of open educational resources.

OpenStax Free e-Textbooks
URL – https://cnx.org/
Publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed, openly licensed textbooks that are absolutely free online and low cost in print.

PHL CHED CONNECT
URL – https://phlconnect.ched.gov.ph/search/category/architectureplanning
Contain higher education materials in various formats that are useful for teaching, learning and research purposes.

Project Gutenberg
URL – https://gutenberg.org
Is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download or read them online. Find the world’s great literature with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.

Scholastic Teachables
URL – https://teachables.scholastic.com/teachables/guesthomepage.html
Free worksheets, activities, lesson plans, learning games and more. Formerly known as Scholastic Printables. Download printable lesson plans, reading passages, games and puzzles, clip art, bulletin board ideas, and skills sheets for kids in any grade.

SLJ School Library Journal
URL – http://www.slj.com/
Log-in information: SLJ.com
Password: SLJfullaccess1
A source of quality journalism and reviews for more than 60 years, produces award-winning features and news coverage on: literacy, best practices, technology, education policy and other issues of interest to the school library and greater educator community.

Washington State University Open Library
URL – http://opencourselibrary.org/
A collection of high quality, free-to-use course downloadable and useful for teaching. All content is stored in Google docs making it easy to access, browse and download.

World Digital Library
URL – https://www.wdl.org/en/
Provides free access to manuscripts, rare books, maps, photographs, and other important cultural documents from all countries

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