LIBRARY RULES AND REGULATIONS
Library hours (Regular Semester)           
7:00 AM to 6:00 PM – (No Noon break) Monday to Friday
8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and 1:00pm –to 5:00 PM Saturdays.
 
Summer
Monday to Friday        
8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m   1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m
 
Who are the authorized library users?
  • CLSU students
  • CLSU administrators, faculty and staff members
  • CLSU alumni with valid ID
  • Staff members of Colleges of Agriculture of the Philippines (ACAP) institutions and other institutions with which CLSU has special library arrangements
  • All others upon payment of 30 pesos per day.
  • All members of the CLSU Board of Regents

 

What are the requirements in using and borrowing the library collection?
  1. A duly countersigned CLSU Identification Card and activated library account is required for CLSU students.
  2. ID and activated library account for CLSU faculty and Staff
  3. ID and a request letter from their agencies/institutions for outside researchers

 

What are the Borrowing Privileges of the Undergraduate and Graduate students?
  • Undergraduate students can borrow Three (3) books and one (1) fiction at a time for one week at the Humanities Section and Science and Technology Section which can be renewed for another week if the book is not needed by another client.

One book each at the Filipiniana Section and Reserve Section for overnight use.

  • For Graduate students - They are allowed to borrow Five (5) books and one (1) Fiction book at a time for one week at the Humanities Section and Science and Technology Section which can be renewed for another week if the book is not needed by another client. One book each at the Filipiniana Section and Reserve Section for overnight use.

Note : One week before final examination, books should be for room use only.

 

What are the guidelines in using and borrowing library collections in the different sections of the Library?

 
The GENERAL COLLECTION BOOKS are books in the Humanities Section and Science and Technology Section.
 
General collection books can be borrowed for one week and can be renewed for another week if the book is not placed on hold by another client.
 
Filipiniana, Theses and Dissertation section.
  • Students may borrow theses and dissertations for room use only.
  • Photocopying of theses is within the library only and limited to abstracts and bibliography.
  • Books with multiple copies may be borrowed for overnight use from 3p.m to 5:45 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 3: pm to 4:45 p.m. during Saturday.
  • Overnight loans must be returned the following day between 7:00 a.m to      9:00.a.m.
 
Reserve Books   
  • Reserve books are to be borrowed in the Reserve Area in each section on hourly loans during the day. Overnight loans are on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Reserve books may be borrowed for overnight use between 3:00 pm to 5:45 p.m. from Monday thru Friday and 3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. during Saturday.
  • Overnight loans must be returned the following day between 7:00 a.m. to9:00 a.m.
  • Reserve Area can be found at the Humanities Section and Science and Technology Section

 

Serials Section
  • Serials materials are for room use only and may be photocopied within the library only.
  • Bound Serials collection are in open shelves while loose serials are in closed shelves
  • Room use for periodicals is limited to three (3) titles at a time and for clippings ten (10) at a time.

 

Reference Section

All Reference materials are for room use and may be photocopied within the library only, however for class demonstration materials can be charged out for one hour.

 

Overdue Fines
  • General Collection Books – Five (5) pesos per day/book, including Sundays and holidays.
  • Reserve and Filipiniana books. 00 per day.  One (1) peso for the first hour or a fraction thereof and three (3) pesos thereafter until 6:00 p.m. including Sundays and holidays.

 

Reminder : The due date stamps in the date due slip of the books to notify the borrower when the book will be returned. To avoid   library fines return or renew material on or before the due date.


Summary Table on Borrowing Guidelines

 Undergraduate No. of Books can be borrow at a time  Loan Period Borrowing time  Returning Time Renewals  Overdue Fines
General Collection Books 3 1 week Anytime within library hours Anytime within library hours 1 P5/day
Fiction books 1 week  Anytime within library hours Anytime within library hours P5/day 
Filipiniana and Reserve Overnight 3pm-5:45 pm 7am-9 am P30/day

 

 Graduate No. of Books can be borrow at a time  Loan Period Borrowing time  Returning Time Renewals  Overdue Fines
General Collection Books 5 1 week Anytime within library hours Anytime within library hours P5/day
Filipiniana and Reserve 1 Overnight 3pm-5:45 pm 7am-9 am 1 P30/day

 

Lost or damaged the Books

When library book is lost, it has to be replaced with the same title of latest edition.  If borrower fails to return a book within one (1) month after due date, the book is considered lost and the borrower pays for the cost of the book.

  • If a lost book is out of print, the borrower will have to replace it with a copy of another title but comparable in contents, value, and usefulness. If replacement is not available 2 copies of clear bound photocopy are acceptable as replacements.
  • When a damaged book is returned to the Library, the borrower will be charged the cost of book repair. A book that cannot be repaired will be replaced by the borrower

 

What is the sanction if you refuse or fail to settle your obligations?

        A student who refuses or fails to settle outstanding Library accounts shall not be permitted to use library facilities. His/her student ID will not be countersigned/validated unless the account is fully settle. You don’t want to happen it right?

 

Mutilating, Stealing or Vandalism of Library Properties

          Any person who shall deface, mutilate, steal or appropriate for himself/herself library property shall replace or pay its current replacement value and pay a fine of not less than three hundred pesos (Php300.00) but not more than fifty percent (50%) of the current cost of the book whichever is higher without prejudice to the imposition of disciplinary measures as provided for under the CLSU Student Code of Conduct and Discipline.

 

Conduct in the Library
  • Observe silence.
  • Show Consideration to others and
  • Practice Courtesy and decorum. Please observe proper attire; wearing shorts, sleeveless blouses and slippers are discouraged.
  • Smoking, eating, littering and boisterous laughing are strictly prohibited.

A library personnel is authorized to send out of the library anybody who violates this rule.

 

 Falsification and Use of Someone else’s ID. Don’t ever attempt to falsify or use someone else’s ID because…
  • Any person who falsifies the identification card shall after due process be suspended from the University for one semester and
  • Any person who uses an identification card not his/her own shall have his/her library privileges suspended from the University for one semester. (it would be early and long vacation for you, and we don’t want to happen it for all of us right)

 

LIBRARY REGULATIONS AND PRIVILEGES FOR FACULTY AND STAFF
  1. Faculty and staff ID cards should be presented for activation in order to withdraw library materials.
  1. Faculty members are not restricted to the one-week loan period imposed on students. Books from the general collection charged to faculty members may be kept for one month or at most, a semester. However, books which are requested by other borrowers may therefore be recalled by the library. Upon recall of library materials they should be returned immediately. Failure to comply will be dealt with accordingly. Fines: for Reserve Books, PhP10.00 per hour including Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays and non-office hours; for Circulation Books, PhP10.00 per day
  1. For Administrative Staff, two books may be borrowed at one time for a period of three days.
  1. Periodicals, whether bound or loose do not circulate. These are for “Room Use Only” in the Periodical Section. Duplication service is available, however, for class demonstration, periodicals may be charged out by the Librarian in-charge of such through the University Librarian’s Office, to be returned within the day.
  1. “Reserve books” may be circulated among faculty members for overnight use, to be returned the following office day.
  1. Reference books do not circulate. These are for “Room Use Only” in the Reference Section. However, books for classroom demonstration will be charged out to the Professor by the Reference Librarian through the University Librarian to be returned within the day.
  1. Faculty members may borrow a maximum of ten (10) books at a time inclusive of other circulation books. The faculty member’s record is to be cleared at the end of each semester or summer session.
  1. “Reserve” books are shelved/handled searately to insure equal distribution of assigned reading materials among all class members. The “Reserve Shelf” will depend largely on how well the book supplement the course instruction, and how closely the professor follows up assigned readings. To place titles on reserve, “Reserve List” forms can be obtained from the Reserve Section. A listing of books placed on reserve by each professor is kept at the desk.