Library Rules and Regulations

Use of Information Resources

Circulation Books. Circulation or stack books refer to those which can be borrowed for longer period than overnight. Rules and regulations pertaining the use of circulation or stack books shall be as follows:

    • Students may borrow up to five circulation books at a time for 3-7 days depending on the demand of the books, while faculty or staff members may borrow 10 circulation books at a time for 14 days.


    • Borrowing shall be done during service hours.


    • Library users shall not be allowed to borrow if they have still overdue books or unpaid library accounts.


    • A library user who fails to return a borrowed book from the stacks shall be fined Php20.00 for the first day lapsed and Php10.00 for each succeeding day.


    • A lost book must be reported immediately to the ULS Director or Unit Librarian. Borrowers shall be required to replace a lost book and to settle this within 30 days from report of loss. In case an actual replacement is not available, library books lost by users shall be replaced by related books as determined by the ULS Director.


    • To renew, the borrower must present the borrowed book first before requesting for renewal.


    • A loan may be renewed twice if nobody needs it.


    • Borrowers who fail to return or renew books after two recall notices have been sent to them shall pay the charges to the University Cashier, and shall be given disciplinary actions for non-compliance of rules.


    • The ULS Director can recall any borrowed books before the due date. A recalled books must be returned within 3 days from the date of recall notice from the library, otherwise the material shall be considered overdue after this date.
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