Circulation Policies

  1. Borrowing Requirement, Check out Limits, Loan Periods, and Overdue Fine of Library Materials
  2. Borrowing of iPad
    1. Only currently enrolled students and employees of UC are allowed to borrow an iPad. The borrower shall present his/her valid UC I.D.
    2. The iPad shall be used for academic purposes only.
    3. The iPad is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to its availability.
    4. Only one iPad can be checked out at a time. Under no circumstances will the borrower be allowed to check out an iPad for another person.
    5. The use of iPad is limited to one (1) hour in a day per patron.
    6. The iPad borrowed must be returned personally to the Media Center.
    7. The borrower is accountable for any damage to and/or loss of borrowed iPad unit. The Logistics Management Office (LMO) policies on lost/damaged equipment shall apply.
    8. Any problem experienced with the iPad during its use must be reported immediately to the library personnel.
    9. Installation of other applications in the iPad and changing its settings are prohibited.
    10. Storing of files or logins in the iPad is discouraged. The library does not assume any responsibility for files stored and deleted after the unit has been returned.
    11. Using the iPad for any illegal purposes like engaging in any offensive or intimidating activity; viewing or displaying obscene images/ videos; or violating copyright laws shall be subjected to appropriate disciplinary action as follows:
    12. First offenseOral warning
      Second offenseDenial of iPad use for one week
      Third offenseDenial of iPad use for one month
  3. Access to Computer Workstations
    1. The library patron shall present his/her valid I.D. before accessing the computer workstation.
    2. The computer workstation shall be used for academic purposes only.
    3. The computer workstation is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to its availability.
    4. Access to the computer workstation is limited to one (1) hour in a day per patron.
    5. Using external storage (i.e. Flash drive) is not permitted. The library patron may save his/her files through e-mail or social networking accounts. Furthermore, files saved in the computer workstation shall be deleted.
    6. Learning how to use the computer applications is the patron’s responsibility. If help is needed, the library personnel may assist the patron in using the resources.
    7. Respecting the intellectual property rights is expected from the patron. Use only authorized copies of copyrighted or licensed software or data residing in the computer workstations.
    8. Installation of other applications in the computer workstations and changing its settings are prohibited.
    9. Using the computer workstation for any illegal purposes like engaging in any offensive or intimidating activity; viewing or displaying obscene images/ videos; or violating copyright laws shall be subjected to appropriate disciplinary action as follows:
    10. First offenseOral warning
      Second offenseDenial of iPad use for one week
      Third offenseDenial of iPad use for one month
  4. Reserving, Borrowing, and Returning of AV Equipment
    1. Only currently enrolled students and employees of UC are allowed to reserve and borrow AV equipment. The borrower shall present his/her valid UC I.D.
    2. AV equipment shall be used for academic purposes only.
    3. Reservation and borrowing of AV equipment is on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to its availability.
    4. Reservation of AV equipment may be allowed for a maximum of two (2) consecutive class days.
    5. In case of cancellation of reservation or changes in the schedule, the borrower shall inform personally or through phone call the Media Center personnel.
    6. The borrower shall get the equipment from Media Center on the scheduled day/time and return the same after the scheduled use. Karaoke/sound system shall be delivered.
    7. AV equipment borrowed beyond library service hours shall be returned not later than 8:30AM of the next class day.
    8. The borrower is accountable for any loss of or damage to any equipment borrowed, whether intentional or accidental. The Logistics Management Office (LMO) policies on lost/damaged equipment shall apply.
    9. AV equipment is primarily for use within the campus. However, in case the equipment is needed for an off-campus activity, the borrower shall secure a Gate Pass from the Logistics Management Office.
    10. Borrowing of AV equipment is no longer allowed once the account/ clearance slips of students/faculty are cleared by the Chief Librarian.


  5. Replacement of Lost/Damaged Library Material
  6. It is the accountability of the borrower to replace the lost/damaged library material, whether intentional or accidental, subject to Library policies.



  7. Clearance from Library
    1. A Notification Slip may be issued to remind students/ employees of their library accountabilities.
    2. Students/ employees shall be cleared from the library only when the borrowed library materials are returned or the accountabilities are settled.


  8. Interlibrary Research
    1. An interlibrary research fee of Php100.00 per visit shall be charged to the interlibrary user who likes to avail of the UC Libraries resources and services.
    2. The Notice for Payment is issued to the interlibrary user and he/she shall pay to the Cashier.