Books and other materials on various subjects or topic written by Filipino authors; about the Philippines; or published in the Philippines are found in this section.
GENERAL REFERENCE/ SERIALS
May be referred to as “reading room”, which include newspapers and periodicals. Its collections also consist of institutional scholarly research and academic knowledge, such as the collection of theses and dissertations.
Periodical Section is the go-to section in the library if one is interested in reading the latest news and events happening around the world. These is where one can find local and international newspapers and magazines, general references like atlases, bibliographical indexes, bibliographies, dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, guidebooks, manuals, maps, etc. [All materials are for room use only]
Materials in this section may not be taken out except for special purposes and with the permission of the Reference Librarian.
This is a viewing room with equipment such as TV set, VHS player, CD/DVD player, desktop PC, LCD, etc. Use of this room is upon reservation by the faculty member.
Specific course-related resources are provided by the library, such as copies of textbooks and article reading held on ‘reserve’ (meaning that they are loaned out only on a short-term basis, usually a matter of hours). Reserved books are to be used/read within the library for two (2) hours if there has been no previous request for them. A user may borrow two (2) reserved books at a time.
Special Collection area is the repository or department in the library that stores materials of a “special” nature, including rare books, archives, and collection manuscripts. Works kept in special collections (as opposed to the library’s general collections) are typically stored there because they are unusually valuable, rare (possibly unique), or fragile, or because they should not, for some particular reason, be allowed to co-mingle with the library’s general collections.
The primary function of a special collections institution is to provide researchers access to items while ensuring proper use, storage and protection from theft and environmental damage. Items in special collections are usually stored in closed stacks (not directly accessible to the library patrons) which contain non- circulating items (items cannot be loaned or otherwise removed from the premises). Items are often available for room use only to individuals conducting research on a related topic. These researchers – who must usually present identification cards, letters of reference, or other credentials to gain access to holdings – are usually affiliated with a university or other educational institution.
UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES AND RECORDS
Preservation is a branch of library and information science concerned with maintaining or restoring access to artifacts, documents and records through the study, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of decay and damage.