Library

Vision

An effective and productive Learning Resource Center equipped with modern technology.

Mission

To provide multi-media resources for an effective teaching-learning environment.

Goal

To serve the academic and research needs of the institution and the community.

Objectives

1. To support the college graduate and undergraduate currriculum in the instructional research and information needs.
2. To provide multi-media resources and facilities maximum and efficient service to the whole academic community.
3. To extend services to the community in wider realms beyond the campus.

Located at the second floor of the Suman and Pettit Building, the FCU Library, houses print and non-print materials that answer the library needs of the students, faculty and other personnel of the College.

Library Hours
Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Overnight Hours
Monday – Friday 5:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 11:30 pm

Internet Services
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Students and faculty are charged twenty pesos (20.00) per hour, to avail of the Internet service. The bar coded School ID should be presented, together with receipt of payment of the Internet fee to the student assistant on duty. The policy on “first come, first serve basis” is observed.

Rules and Regulations in the Library
A. Library Bar Code

1. A bonafide student of FCU should present his/her registration form for the current year and fill up the required forms given by the librarian in applying for a library bar code. It is being stuck on the lower potion at the back of the school ID of the user. 

2. The library bar code is non-transferable. It will be confiscated when used by anyone other than the owner.

3. In case of loss, the owner should report the loss immediately to the Chief Librarian. A replacement bar code may be issued three (3) days after complying with the following requirements:
a. note from the OSA regarding the loss of school ID
b. bar code receipt of payment from the Cashier’s Office

B. Entrance to the Library

1. Teachers should log-in and present a bar coded school ID to borrow books or any library materials. 

2. Students should present his/her bar coded school ID and log in in thier specified department logbook upon entering the library. Bags and envelopes must be left at the deposit counter. Handbags, purses and other valuables should not be left unsupervised. Before leaving the library, users are required to show the contents of their bags, folders or envelopes and due slips for every material to be taken out to the student assistant in the exit counter.

C. Finding the Book

1. Student should be familiar with different sections of the library. 

2. Use the On-line Public Access Catalog (OPAC) which is located near the entrance of the Library. This will help you find the book easily. Search by the title, author, subject, call number, series, keyword, category and more. Just type a word and click the search button or just click the selected icon and click the search button. For further assistance, just ask the Librarian in charge or the Student assistant on duty.

3. In case of unavailability of the OPAC, use the card catalog which is the index to the contents of the library and is located just near the OPAC. It is a series of cards arranged alphabetically in drawers. Each book contains three (3) cards: author card, title card and the subject card.

4. The shelves for the General Reading Books are labelled. To find the books easily, always write down the Call No.

D. Reference Books and Periodical

1. Reference books like encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases and periodicals like newspapers, magazines, etc. should be read in the LIBRARY ONLY.

E. Reserve Books

1. Reserve books are those reserved by teachers for their classes. They must be borrowed for one hour and can be renewed as often as necessary when no one has requested it. When taken out overnight they must be returned on the first hour the library is open the following day. 

2. A fine of five pesos (5.00) per hour is charged for overdue college reserved book, two pesos (2.00) per hour for high school and one peso (1.00) per hour for the elementary.

F. General Reading Books

1. Books for “home reading” can be borrowed three(3) days and be renewed for another three days. 

2. A student can take two (2) books at a time.

3. A fine of two pesos (2.00) per day is charged for an overdue college general circulation books, one peso (1.00) per day for high school and fifty centavos (0.50) per day for the elementary.

G. Vertical Files

Pamphlets, newspaper clippings and other pertinent materials that cannot be kept in bookshelves are found in the Vertical Files. These materials are placed in the Reference Section and shall be used inside the Library Only,

H. The Filipiniana

This includes books, pamphlets, clippings and other pertinent materials written by a Filipino or published in the Philippines.

I. Special Collection (AGAPE)

This includes religious books and materials donated by Rev. Harvey Kneisel These materials are for library use only with special arrangement for pastors and workers.

J. CD ROM and other Electronic Sources (Ref. Section)

Free one (1) hour access a day for students and faculty from 8′oclock am to 12 noon and one (1) pm – five (5) pm from Monday to Friday and 8am – 12 am during Saturday on “first come, first serve” basis.

K. Archives

This contains collections of FCU historical records, photographs, scrapbooks, magazines, programs and other FCU centennial souvenirs.

L. Responsibility for Material

1. Check out for all books and materials taken from the library.
2. Books lost or damaged must be replaced.
3. Student caught destroying library properties will be charged accordingly.

M. Discipline Inside the Library

1. observe SILENCE.
2. Maintain the cleanliness, neatness and ordeliness of the library.
3. Avoid eating, loitering or making unnecessary noise.
4. Be courteous.
5. Students are enjoined to return the chairs in their proper places quietly before they leave.
6. Observe bell signals. One ring of the bell means SILENCE.
7. Leave the books on the table after reading and the Reading Area to avoid being misplaced. However, individual volumes belonging to a set such as encyclopedias should be returned to their proper shelves.

It is important that the Library Rules be observed so that those who anticipate the use of various materials and services may benefit from them.

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