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Who may use the Library?

  • VSU students who are officially enrolled.
  • VSU faculty and administrative staff.
  • VSU/ViSCA Alumni.
  • Visitors/researchers with the proper permit.

Control Procedures

  • All students, faculty and staff members must present their I.D. as they enter the library.
  • Upon exit, every library user will be required to (a) open and show contents of his attache case, bag folder, and/ or big envelope: (b) show date due slips of every library materials that he/she takes out. This is done to ensure that books and other materials are not taken out by mistake, without proper records.
  • Visitors from other schools/colleges should present a permit from their respective heads of offices duly approved by their librarian that they are allowed to use the library. A minimal fee of twenty-five pesos (25.00) will be charged per visitor. No visitor will be allowed to take out books from the library.
  • No clearance will be signed until fines and other library accountabilities are settled.

Borrower's Card

  • A borrower's card is issued to new students free of charge upon presentation of certificate of receipt (COR) and submission of one (1) recent 1 x 1 I.D. picture.
  • A lost borrower's card may be replaced after submitting a duly notarized affidavit of loss and upon payment of twenty pesos (20.00) for the new card.
  • A filled up borrower's card will be replaced without charge.
  • A borrower's card is non-transferable. A student found lending his/her card or using somebody else's card would be suspended from using library facilities for 2 weeks on her/his first offense and 3 months on her/his second offense.
  • The borrower's card shall be presented every end of the semester for the semestral clearance and shall be surrendered to the circulation counter upon application for graduation or transfer before clearance may be signed.
  • Casual/Contractual/VSU-based government agencies employees may also apply for a borrower's card before they can borrow any library material. Their application forms will require the signature of their head of office/project leader as guarantor.

Borrowing Procedures

  • No books will be charged out to any one who does not present his duly countersigned I.D. card to the librarian assigned on duty.
  • Find the call number which is a combination of letters and numbers found at the left hand corner of the catalog card.
  • Please take note of the location symbols like, S-Serials, R-Reference, T-Theses, AV-Audio-Visual or V- ViSCAiana and Fil-Filipiniana above the call number absence of any of these symbols means that the book may be found in the Circulation Unit and may be borrowed for home use.
  • Present books from the general collection at the charging desk. Write your name legibly on the book card and hand in your borrower's card duly filled together with your proper /updated identification card for processing.
  • Return books on or before the date due stamped at the date due slip.
  • Circulating Books. Books in the general collection may be loaned for 1 week to students of VSU, renewal for another 1 week if there is no standing request for such book. No more than five books may be borrowed at a time. Faculty and employees may borrow 10 books for 1 month at any one time with the use of the borrower's card. Borrowed books may be returned on or before the due date.

    Reserve Books. Required readings placed on a limited circulation basis at the request of faculty members may also be borrowed at the charging desk. Reserve books are borrowed for one hour and may be renewed unless requested by another borrower. They may be charged out for overnight use at 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday and are due at 8:00 a.m. the following day. On Saturdays, they may be charged out at 3:00 p.m. and are due at 8:00 a.m. the following Monday.

    General Reference Books. Books may be freely used within the general reference unit but they are not to be circulated for outside or home use.

    Serials. Like the reference collection, journals and magazines may be used within the library only or may be taken out for photocopying purposes after they're been duly signed for at the charging desk.

Computer Literature Services

  • Use of the Computer Literature Services is open to all students, faculty and staff of the university as well as off-campus researchers.
  • Computer literature service is available from Monday to Friday, 8:00 - 12:00 noon, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. only. No Saturday services.
  • Use of the computer is on a first come-first-served basis for a minimum of one (1) hour. Reservations are accepted one day before scheduled use.
  • Researchers may use the CD-ROMS available in the library. CD-ROM collections are for library use only.
  • Computer resources research is FREE of charge. Printing of search results is not.(see Services)
  • Attachment of personal hardware to computers, playing of computer games are not allowed.
  • Users are required to log in their names and their research topic everytime they make use of the services.

Fines and Book Losses

  • On books circulated for home use, a fine of five pesos (P5.00) per day per book may be charged including Sundays and holidays.
  • For reserve books, a fine of five pesos (P5.00) per hour per book shall be charged to the overdue violators.
  • Lost - Any loss of library materials must be reported immediately to the librarian to avoid accumulations of fines. They must be replaced in kind by the borrower and a 10% processing fee of the current price of the lost book shall charge. For lost books in print which are not available in the local market, the charge is based on the current price of the book plus 10% of the total price (current) of the lost books as per Commission on Audit Circular No. 77- 42B dated Jan. 3, 1977.
  • Damaged Books and Periodicals - Students who notice any defect in a library book or other publications issued to them are requested to report it immediately to the librarian on duty.

Last Modified: Sep 21, 2011 11:44 AM