LIBRARY RULES AND REGULATIONS

A.1.  Library Hours

    Main Campus:
           Monday to Friday       7:00 am – 5:00 pm (No noon break)
           Saturday                  7:00 am – 5:00 pm (Graduate School)

    Other Campuses:

    San Mateo Campus:
    Monday to Friday    7:00 am – 5:00pm (No noon break)

    Cabagan Campus:
    Monday to Friday    7:00 am – 5:00 pm (No noon break)
    Saturday        7:00 am – 5:00 pm (Graduate School)

    Jones Campus:
    Monday to Friday    7:30 am – 5:30 pm (No noon break)
    
    Roxas Campus:
    Monday to Friday    7:00 am – 5:00 pm (No noon break)

    Angadanan Campus:
    Monday to Friday    7:30 am – 5:30 pm (No noon break)

    San Mariano Campus:
    Monday to Friday    7:00 am – 11:00 am ; 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    
    Cauayan Campus:
    Monday to Friday    7:30 am – 5:30 pm (No noon break)
    Saturday        7:00 am – 5:00 pm (No noon break)

    Ilagan Campus:
    Monday to Thursday    7:00 am – 6:00 pm (No noon break)
    Friday                8:00 am – 5:00 pm (No noon break)

               

A.2.  Admission to the Library

1.    All bonafide students of the institution who registered for library privileges and who secured student School Identification Card and Borrower’s card.
2.    Officials, faculty members and employees of the institution.
3.    Alumni, members of the community and members of other educational institutions and other private individuals granted permission by the librarian.

A.3.  Requirements for Library Use

        A.3.1.  The School Identification Card.

a.    A student needs valid School Identification Card to be presented or pinned upon entering the library.

b.    School ID are non-transferable.  Any student borrowing or lending his/her ID will be deprived of library privileges.

c.    Tampered School ID cards will be confiscated and the owner will be deprived of library privileges.

d.    Outside researchers are allowed to use the library if they have IDs and referral letter from the librarian of the institution where they come from.

         A.3.2  Borrower’s Card

a.    A student will be issued a Borrower’s Card upon enrolment.  The card must be used every time a student borrows library materials from the library.
b.    The Borrower’s Card is non-transferable.  Borrowing or lending the Borrower’s Card would result to loss of library privileges.

A.4.  Discipline in the Library

    Courtesy demands the strict observation of the following within the library premises:

1.    Since the library is primarily a place for study and read, noise must be minimized.  Moving aimlessly around the library should be avoided.
2.    A student who borrows book/periodicals must assume full responsibility for the proper care of borrowed library materials.  A book/periodicals must not be marked, defaced or mutilated.  Cases of dishonesty, defacement and damaging library materials are covered by the ISU Student Handbook which provides disciplinary action.
3.    Any student who borrows book/periodicals should examine the materials for any missing or torn pages, and report the matter immediately to the librarian or student assistants before leaving the counter.  Failure to do so shall be considered an offense by the student and may be dealt accordingly.
4.    Any student with unsettled library accounts will be deprived of his/her privileges until such obligation will have been settled.
5.    Loud conversations are strictly prohibited.  Chatting, shouting and other actuations that may disturb other clientele are not allowed.
6.    Cell phones must be put off or must be in silent mode.
7.    Avoid taking library materials without having it charged to you by the librarian or any library staff.  Persons who take out library materials without permission will be dealt accordingly.
8.    Help keep the library neat and orderly by returning chairs in their proper places.  Cleanliness of the reading area should be always observed.
9.    Use the book properly.  Do not moisten your finger to turn the pages nor make use the book as a purse.
10.     Smoking and eating inside the library are absolutely prohibited.
11.     Sleeping or taking a nap in the library is strictly prohibited.
12.     Persons using the library must comply with the rules and regulations of the library.
13.    Public Display of Affection (DPA) or any form of intimacy manifested between library users are discouraged inside the library premises.
14.    The use of laptop is allowed only when it is fully charged.  Charging of laptop is strictly prohibited

A.5.  Library Use

1.    Entry to the Library
a.    Library users are required to sign/register on the designated logbook upon entering the library.

b.    They may bring only their pens, writing and reading materials including valuables (wallet, calculator, cellphones, etc.).  The library is not liable for any loss of personal valuables.
•    When leaving the library, one must:
a.    Return the chair properly under the table.

b.    Return the books/periodicals to their proper places.

2.    Borrowing Books

a.    Consult the card catalog.  Fill out the call slip, copying carefully all the required information about the book (author, title, etc.).
b.    Present the call slip with your Borrower’s Card at the charging desk and sign the book card properly.

3.    Home Use Books/Overnight Books

a.    Lending out of books for home/overnight use starts one (1) week after the first day of the regular classes during the semester and summer.
b.    Books for home/overnight use are issued at 3:00 pm or two hours before closing time and to be returned the following morning from 8:00 to 9:00 am.
c.    One (1) book is allowed for home/overnight use.
d.    Faculty members and staff are allowed to borrow a maximum of three (3) books for one (1) week only.

4.    Books and Other Materials not for Home Use

a.    Library materials not for home/overnight use are general references (like encyclopedia, dictionary), Unpublished materials (like undergraduate theses, masteral theses and dissertations), periodicals and other non-book materials.  They are for library use only.

5.    Photocopying

a.    Students are allowed to photocopy library materials for thirty (30) minutes except encyclopedia, dictionary and unpublished materials.

A.6.  Examination Week Limitations

1.    Students will not be allowed to borrow books for home/overnight use one (1) week before the final examination during the regular semester.
2.    No special permission will be honored after the last day of lending out books.

A.7.  Overdue Book

Aside from paying the overdue fines, the student who has incurred  an overdue will be subject to the following sanctions:

        1st offense  -  Warning
        2nd offense  -  1 week suspension from borrowing books for home/overnight use
        3rd offense  -  2 weeks suspension from borrowing books for home/overnight use.

A.8.  Overdue Fines

1.    Borrowed books must be returned promptly on or before 8:00-9:00 am of the following day.
2.    A delay in returning a book at appointed time may adversely affect another reader.  Students, faculty and staff who fail to return the borrowed book on time shall pay five (P5.00) pesos per hour or forty (P40.00) pesos for each full day.
3.    A student’s, faculty and staff library privileges are forfeited and clearance will not be issued until the overdue accounts are paid.

A.9.  Loss of Books and other Materials

1.    Any lost/damaged library materials must be reported immediately to the Librarian.
2.    A lost or damaged library material must be paid according to its current value, accrued fines, and a processing fee of fifty (P50.00) pesos.
3.    A clean or new copy of the same title, author/s, and edition of the lost or damaged book may be accepted in lieu of the replacement cost.
4.    If the lost/damaged book or periodical is out of print, the cost of xerographic copy shall be charged plus the binding and processing fee.
5.    The lost/damaged library material must be paid/replaced within thirty (30) days.
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A.10.  Outside Researchers

Walk-in researchers must present ID and referral letters from their librarians.
A minimal service fee shall be charged as follows:
- P20.00/ head for students
- P30.00/ head for professionals including graduate students
            * Research fee must be paid at the Cashier’s Office and the Official
               Receipt (O.R.) must be presented to the librarian.

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