Library Services Objectives

  • Provide relevant, authoritative, user friendly, and well maintained information sources that support instruction and research through manual, computer aided, and IT – based systems,
  • Provide formal and informal instructions in the use of research tools,
  • Promote the habits of reading and research

 

Library Hours:

     Mondays-Fridays: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
     Saturdays: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
     Sundays & Holidays: Closed
         • No lunch break

 

Unit Libraries

College of Technology

College of Business Administration and Accountancy

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Teacher Education

College of Communication and Information Technology

College of Hospitality and Tourism Management

College of Nursing

College of Health and Sciences

College of Criminal Justice Education

College of Social Work

College of Engineering

College of Architecture

College of Fine Arts

College of Public Administration

College of Medicine

College of Law

 

LIBRARY SERVICES

 Reference

          – User can consult the library staff for assistance in looking for information.

Circulation

  • Access to information, borrowing and returning of books and other library resources.

Computer and Internet

  • The University library equipped with computer units with internet access wherein students can do educational research and can connect to the Wi-Fi for free.

Readers Advisory

  • Announcement of library resources updates are displayed in the Library Bulletin Board. New list of acquisition will be disseminated every colleges.

Library Orientation

  • Orientation by program offers new students an introduction to the library resources and services, it is conducted every First and Second Semester.

Referral

  • Every students furnished with referral letter addressed to the librarian/ head of the institution where wishes to visit. This service reciprocate by allowing the qualifies researches from other institution to use its resources.

Library Clearance

  • It is required to students, faculty or employees who intend to leave the university or vacation.

Other Services

 

  1.  Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)

          OPAC is an index to the library’s own collection.  It is an online version of the traditional card catalog.

  1. Digital Library

          The different collections in the library include research, educational activities in PDF and HTML formats. You can search, select digital files for individual, non-commercial educational use. Large-scale or commercial use is strictly prohibited without permission.

  1.  Current Awareness Service

          This service gives awareness of the latest acquisitions and developments with regard to the library.

  1.  Library Orientation

          This service is given to all freshmen and transferee students every first semester of the school year to familiarize them with the use of the library and its resources capped with library tour.

  1.  Photocopying Services

          This is available inside the main library at a minimal cost.  Thesis and dissertations are not allowed for photocopying.

 

General Rules

  1. UNP students with properly validated library card shall be allowed to borrow information sources.
  2. Silence must be strictly observed
  3. Littering, eating and sleeping are prohibited in the library.
  4. All library users are subjected to control procedures at the control area.
  5. Library services are suspended two (2) weeks before the final examination (for the clearance signing).
  6. Reserved books are read only in the library for a period of one hour. Extension of additional hour is granted if the book is not needed by another user.
  7. Students may borrow three (3) books at a time, UNP faculty are allowed to borrow three (3) books as reference for the subject they teach. UNP employees whether on a casual or part time basis are allowed to borrow two (2) books at a time.
  8. Books borrowed for overnight use are charged at 3:00 pm and shall be returned the following school day. The cut -off time for returning is at 12 noon. Photocopying information sources outside premises is within 10-15 minutes only. A fine of Php 1.00 per hour is levied on books not returned at 12 noon and also Php 1.00 per hour is levied on books not returned after 15 minutes for photocopying. Fines must be paid at the Cashier’s Office.
  9. Books damaged/ lost must be replaced or paid on its current price plus 10% for technical preparation.
  10. Simultaneous borrowing from two (2) or more libraries is not allowed. The readers should borrow from one library at a time.
  11. Designated in-charge for College / Unit Resource Centers / Mini Libraries shall be responsible for the smooth operation of their assigned area. In- Charge shall also countersign clearances of students and faculty members before the Head for Library Services will sign.
  12. General reference materials are read only in the library and they cannot be brought out for home use.  These include encyclopedias, atlases, manuals, handbooks, yearbooks, dictionaries, almanacs, directories, theses/dissertations/research proposals, newspapers/magazines/journals, and vertical files e.g. clippings, pamphlets.

 The E- Library in the University Library is open for free internet and encoding services to students.

 

Sections

  1. General Reference Section
    -it contains the General Reference collection such as encyclopedias, almanacs, gazetteers, dictionaries, yearbooks, atlases, etc. and it holds the general collection of periodicals.
  2. Periodicals/Serials Section
       This contains all local and foreign journals, magazines and newspapers, and vertical files. All materials are for room use only.
  3. Undergraduate / General Education Section

          – it holds the general and professional books for students in the College of Arts and Sciences, Social Work, Nursing, Criminology, Health Sciences, Business Administration, Tourism, Public Administration and the like. It has also a special materials for Marcos collection, Iloco Literature and Rizaliana.

  1. Vocational / Technical Section

          – It covers professional books for Engineering, Architecture, Fine Arts and Design. Technical Education, Computer/ Information Technology and Hotel and Restaurant Administration.

  1. Filipiniana Section
       – It contains the general and professional books, written by Filipinos about the Philippines, published in the Philippines, and special collection on Undergraduate theses.
  2. Audio – Visual Section

– It has the computer units for internet searching, Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) browsing, CD-ROM, Searching film viewing relevant to curricular offerings and other research purposes.

  1. Electronic Library

– It has computer units free for internet and printing services which are economical and student-friendly costs.

  1. Depository / Control Area

          – A depository counter for readers’ bags, and other materials.

  1. Documentation Services (Centralized)

          – It serves as a technical assistance for activities related to selection, acquisition, organization, preservation and maintenance of information sources for circulation.

  1. Graduate Studies Library

          – As an instructional center for carrying the University objectives along instruction, research and extension, the Graduate Studies Library is directed toward the acquisition/ organization of information sources necessary for scholarly pursuit and the production, not only of skilled man power for the market, but also leaders in the political, social, educational and industrial fields as well as producers of research and creative works.

  1. Laboratory Schools Library

– It caters to research, needs for the Junior and Senior High School students.

 

Library Requirements

     1. All library users should register in the Library at the Circulation Desk Section by filling 
         up a form and presenting their validated school ID card.
     2. Old students should always update their record every first week of the semester at the 
         Circulation Desk Section.