General Guidelines

Library Policy 

General Policy

The Library is the “brain” of the university and plays an important role in the progress of knowledge and accomplishing the goals of the respective colleges.  In order to effectively perform its function to the satisfaction of its users, it needs everyone’s cooperation.  The following policies must be observed.

Who can access the Libraries?

  • Bonafide faculty, students and staff of the university.
  • USLS alumni with valid alumni card.
  • Outside researchers , referral from the school from their Librarian or Head of the Office is required

BORROWING PRIVILEGES      

 Faculty and Staff

  • Fifteen (15) books at a time for thirty (30) days and maybe renewed for another thirty (30) days unless called for by another user.
  • CD’s and DVD’s at the IMT.
  • Multimedia equipment for class activities.

Students

  • Three (3) books at a time for three (3) days and maybe renewed for another three (3) days unless called for by another user.
  • Facilities and equipment for class activities

Loss of Privileges

Privileges will be lost for the following violations:

  • Allowing another person to use one’s account and password without written consent.
  • Copying materials or site-licensed software that are protected under copyright law. One is solely liable for any unauthorized copying or illicit use of any facility resource.
  • Re-configuring the operating system.
  • Theft or vandalism of any hardware or peripherals at the workstations.
  • Accessing pornographic materials. Your name will be submitted to the Discipline          Office for further disciplinary actions.

Acquisition Policy

  • Secondary textbook use as reference material should not exceed (5) copies for every course.
  • Library materials recommended by faculty for acquisition should be endorsed by the Dean Department Chairpersons.

Fines and Other Penalties         

For Overdue Books/Periodicals

  • Circulation books- P2.00 a day.
  • Books on Reserve- P5.00 for the first hour or a fraction thereof; P2. 00 for the succeeding hours, or P29.00 for each day.

Note: All fines exclude Sundays and holidays and must be paid before a borrower can borrow/renew a book                                                                                    

For Delinquent Borrowers of Reserved Books and Periodicals               

The following are sanction for borrowers who put book(s)/periodicals on hold for personal use:

First Offense- Suspension of borrowing privileges for one (1) week for those who is overdue for one (1) month.

Second Offense- Suspension of borrowing privileges for one (1) month for those who is overdue for one (1) month.

Third Offense- Suspension of borrowing privileges for the rest of the semester.

The penalty for stealing books, periodicals, or clippings from the library is suspension of library privileges for the rest of the semester. Moreover, the case will be referred to the College Discipline Board for further deliberation and disciplinary action.                                                                      

LOSSES 

Books

When a book is lost, the borrower should immediately report to the Circulation Librarian. Otherwise, should the book become overdue, the borrower will have to pay the overdue fines incurred until the day the book is reported lost. A processing fee of one hundred (P100.00) pesos is charged in addition to the amount of the lost book if ever replaced by a new one. If the declared lost book will be returned during the signing of clearance, the borrower will be charged overdue fines from the date he declared the book lost until the date he returns the book. 

Mutilation of books

Mutilation of library materials is an offense penalized by a fine of not less than P100.00/page of book or periodical. In addition, library privileges will be suspended for the rest of the semester. The case is also referred to the Discipline Board for proper disciplinary action.

Forgery

The penalty for a student who has forged the librarian’s signature for the purpose of settling accounts from the library is suspension of library privileges for the next school term. The erring party will likewise be referred to the College Discipline Board.