School Library

School Library

The Fray Luis De Leon Library provides its patrons with the best services available in Negros Occidental.

Specific Objectives

  1. To acquire books and other materials in line with the demands of the curriculum and to organize these materials for effective use.
  2. To guide pupils in their choice of books and other materials of learning desired for personal and curriculum purposes.
  3. To develop in pupils skills and resourcefulness in their use of books and libraries and to encourage the habit of personal investigation.
  4. To help pupils establish a wide range of interests.
  5. To encourage lifelong education through the use of library resources.
  6. To work cooperatively and constructively with the instructional and administrative staff of the school.

Lending Policies

Grade School / High School Students Circulation Books Three days. Renewableif no demand. 1.00/dayPer book A total of 3 volumes
Fiction Books Three days. Renewableif no demand.  1.00/dayPer book
Faculty Professional BooksFiction Books One month. Renewableif no demand. None A total of 15 volumes for Full time faculty; 11 volumes for Part-timefaculty members.

Periodicals, Special Collection, Gen. Reference & Filipiniana materials are for LIBRARY USE ONLY

Lost Library Materials

The loss of books should be reported immediately to the librarian. Do not ignore notices about the book in the hope that it will turn up.

Students are liable for the current replacement cost of a book plus a service fee.


If a book is already charged out, a HOLD may be placed on it at the Circulation Desk. The borrower will be notified when the book has been returned.


All books are subject to recall after the loan period if they are sought by another borrower.

Overdue Notices

As courtesy to the borrower and to render better service to other readers, the library sends an overdue notice after a few days a book is due. Failure to receive such notice does not excuse the borrower nor exempt him/her from responsibility.

Exit Control Desk

Inspection of books and other things are made at the Exit Control Desk. The convenience of an open stack collection is offset by the need to establish control over materials leaving the building. All library users are expected to cooperate in this procedure since the checker is under instruction not to make exceptions.


Don’t forget to leave your bags, folders and envelopes at the deposit counter. Lost book should be reported immediately to the librarian to stop the overdue fines.

Conduct in the Library

  1. Silence must be observed at all times inside the library.
  2. Eating, idle conversation and doing industrial work are not allowed.
  3. Cleanliness and orderliness must be observed.
  4. Leave used books at the center of the table.
  5. Push back chairs slowly after use.
  6. When you are using the library books, keep the pages absolutely free from marking and mutilation.
  7. Always clean your hands before using library books/materials.
  8. Hiding, attempting to steal or stealing and/or mutilating any library property is punishable. Students who mutilate any library property must also pay for the whole value of the property.


Bibliographic Service

The Library provides lists or bibliographies of references on certain subjects which are available in the library.


Allows access on the digital record of books, periodicals and multimedia.

Current Awareness Service

The library announces new arrivals through acquisition lists and new book on display.

Electronic Journals Database

The library provides the pupils access to electronic journals through PROQUEST 5000 Special Collection.

Electronic Circulation or Loan Service

The service facilitates fast check-in/check-out of library materials for home use.

Internet Services

Provides access to electronic resources on the Web to improve teaching and learning of students and faculty. This is a Librarian/staff mediated internet service.

Intra Library Loan

Books and other materials not found in the school library but available in other unit libraries may be requested through intra-library loan. Materials borrowed through intra-library loan arrangement are strictly for LIBRARY USE ONLY. 

Library Orientation/Instruction Program

The Librarian gives orientation to students on the library resources, facilities and services every start of the school year. Students are introduced to new tools, techniques or library skills.


The Online Public Access Catalog allows electronic searching of books and other librara materials by author, title, and keywords using the Boolean operators.

Photocopy Service

Copying machines are located outside of the School Library to enable the users to photocopy research materials.

Reference Service

Assistance is given to students in securing information or materials for their study and research.


The Librarian conducts storytelling session with the nursery to grade one pupils.

Term Paper Clinic

Students are being taught on how to use the library resources effectively in connection with their research projects.

Need Assistance?

Please feel free to approach us!

Virginia C. Mugar
School Librarian
Tel.# 433-2449 local 170

Elizabeth M. Villaruz
Library Staff
Tel.# 433-2449 local 170

School Library Service Hours

Monday to Friday
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wi-fi Access


Ask your librarian for the Security Code.

E-book Corner


Browse and read e-books and other online information sources using an Amazon Kindle Fire E-book Reader. Check it out at the E-book Corner near the charging counter of the Business Library.

Library Hours

Regular Terms / Summer
Monday- Saturday
7:30 A.M. – 7:30 P.M.
No noon break

Between Terms
Monday – Friday
8:00 – 11:30 A.M.
1:30 – 5:30 P.M.

7:30 – 12:00 Noon

IMC Hours

Regular Terms / Summer
Monday- Friday
7:00 A.M. – 8:30 P.M.
No noon break

7:30 A.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Between Terms
Monday – Saturday
8:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.