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LRC Policies & Guidelines

Library Policies and Guidelines In the New Normal

  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.

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.

  • 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 expanding 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 – https://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

Policies & Procedures

Policies For Students

    • The school ID is presented to the librarian / library staff every time a student wishes to borrow books to be brought outsidethe library for photocopy or overnight use.

Service Hours

The library opens at 7:00AM to 5:30PM for High School and 7:00Am to 5:00PM for the Grade School, Monday to Friday with no noon break; Saturday 8:00AM – 12:00 NOON only.

Class reservation

Only one (1) class is allowed to stay in the library. The subject area teacher should book the library at least one day before he/she sends the class to the library and must be responsible in supervising the students.

    • SILENCE is strictly observed in the library.

    • Magazines, newspaper and chairs have to be returned to their proper places after use, books should be on the left table for the staff to return it to the shelves for proper placement.

    • Eating, smoking, sleeping and littering inside the library are strictly prohibited.

    • Anybody who misbehaves or display any sort of drunkenness behaviour, creating disorder or disruptive actions such as excessive noise, loud discussions or iimproper conduct like smoking within the library will be advised to leave the library premises and shall be sanctioned following the student handbook guidelines.

    • Bags, coats, envelopes, etc./ have to be deposited at the counter, while the wallets and other valuable must be brought along by the owner.

    • The staff assigned at the exit is authorized to inspect the things of those who wish to leave the library.

Book Borrowing

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

General reference books, pamphlets, thesis, newspapers, magazines, books in set, books with one copy and other priodical materials (loose of bound) cannot be taken out and therefore must read within the library only.

Books with several copies and are not placed in the reserved section may be borrowed for one (1) week

Fiction books may be borrowed for a period of two (2) weeks and can be renewed for another two (2) weeks.

Borrowing of books for home use and returning the same are done during recess, lunch and dismissal.

Any books on loan may be recalled anytime for the following reasons: if the teacher, student or the library have an urgent need of the book, if the books is to be placed on “Reserve Section” for a course or is given a shorter loan period, if it is overdue and if the library conducts a mandate annual inventory.

Books and other references could be borrowed for photocopying purposes. In cases where books and other references are not returned on designated time, the following disciplinary actions be taken:

A. Counselling and application of Policy No. 17.

Policy No. 17 – A fine of 0.50Php per hour is charged for an overdue reference/reserved book and 0.50Php per day for any fiction book. However, a fine stops as soon as the student reports the lost book. Suspension for one (1) week from borrowing privileges is imposed to delinquent borrowers.

B. Written warning.

C. No borrowing of books for one (1) week.

    • If Pages of a book are found missing due to cutting or tearing, and if offender could be pinpointed from the class or grade level that made use of such books, the liable student/s will pay the amount pertinent or equivalent to the price of the book but in case the severed pages are from general references like the encyclopedia or books or knowledge, the price parallel to one volume will be apportioned among the members of the class or grade level.

    • A replacement of the same/related title is imposed to student/s who lost a borrowed book, caught mutilating, defacing or cutting any part of the book ang taking any library material without permission from the librarian.

    • Cellular phones, laptops and MP3 players are permitted in the library provided that it will not disturb other library users. These devices must be on silent mode.

    • Student violating the above library policies will immediately be reported to their respective CSF (Coordinator for Student Formation) for appropriate disciplinary action after due process.

Borrowing Privileges

Undergraduate Students

1 reserve books for overnight use; borrowing time 5PM to be returned 8AM
3 non-reserve, borrowed any time for 1 week
1 fiction for 2 weeks, borrowed anytime, renewable for another 2 weeks

Graduate Students

1 – 3 books for 2 weeks

Faculty

2 books for every subject handled, for 1 month only, renewable for another month Supplementary books (with multiple copies) a semester for College and a year for IS

Alumni and Outside Researchers

Alumni must present the Alumni Card to avail of the library resources

Outside researchers

Students – need a Recommendation Letter from the college/university/school librarian of their home school Private / government – Identification Card

Loss of borrowed books

A fine stops as soon as student / faculty reports the lost book. Delinquent borrower is suspended for 1 week from borrowing books. A lost book will be replaced with a book of the same or related title with recent copyright.

 

Library Fees

Research Fee

Students (Outsiders) – P20.00/day
Alumni – presentation of Alumni Card
Retired faculty and personnel of LCCB – Free
Private and government researchers – Php25/day

Internet Fee

LCCB students – 30 minutes free, excess on this is Php15/hour
Faculty – free
Alumni, government/private researchers – 15.00/hour

Printing

Black printing:

Text without graphics 3.00/page (short or long)
Whole page graphics 10.00/page (short or long)
Half page graphics 5.00/page (short or long)

Colored printing:

Text without graphics 5.00/page (short or long)
Text with small graphics 8.00/page (short or long)
Whole page graphics 20.00/page (short or long)
Half page graphics 10.00/page (short or long)

 

Fines

Failure to Return a Borrowed Book

A student who fails to return borrowed book on its due date shall pay a fine of Php0.50/hour or 6.00/day for students and 2.00/book/day for faculty, exclusive of Sundays and holidays.

Failure to Return a General Reference Book and Other Restricted Materials Borrowed for Photocopying Purposes

A student or anybody who fails to return a general reference book and other restricted materials borrowed for photocopying purposes is subject to the following disciplinary actions:

  • Counselling and application of policy no. 15

    (Policy No. 15 A fine of 0.50/hour is charged for an overdue reference/reserved book and 0.50/day for any fiction book. However, a fine stops as soon as the concerned reports the lost books. Suspension for one (1) week from borrowing privileges is imposed to delinquent borrowers.)

  • Written warning

  • No borrowing of books for one (1) week.

Mutilating or Stealing Library Properties

Any person who shall deface, mutilate, cut any part of the book or steal any library material or property shall replace it of the same or related title and will be sanctioned following the student handbook guidelines.

Distracting Behavior

Anybody who misbehaves or displays any sort of drunken behaviour, creating disorder or disruptive actions such as excessive noise, loud discussions or improper conduct, like smoking within the library will be advised to leave the library premises and shall be sanctioned following the Student Handbook Guidelines.

Recall of Books

Any book on loan may be recalled anytime for the following reasons:

  • If the teacher, students or the library have an urgent need of the book

  • If a book is to be placed on “Reserve” for a course or is to be given shorter loan periods

  • If it is overdue

  • If the library conduct a mandated annual inventory