Library Services for Students and Faculty


Library Services for Students and Faculty

The Fray Luis De Leon Library provides its patrons with the best services available in the region. Click on a service to view it’s details.

Students

Internet

The Cyber library has provided 40 computer workstations, intended for research work on the web. Print outs may be allowed with a minimal fee.

OPAC

This library tool allows electronic searching of books and other materials by author, title, subject and keywords.

Reference

This service is concerned with assistance to users in the most expeditious and fruitful use of the libraries. Library users are directly aided in securing information and in using the resources of the library in study and research. Users who are doing research work, term projects and reports related to the courses they are enrolled in are benefited much from the service.

Orientation and Instruction

The library in cooperation with the English Department gives a series of orientation lectures to all freshmen enrolled in English 130 classes. This program is usually given in the first semester of the school year. Lectures on the use of books and libraries are also given to some classes upon the invitation of some teachers.Individual instruction on the use of the library tools and references is also given to some users. Assistance is given to users in the use of the various reference tools in the library. Students who are doing reports, term projects and research are also given individual instruction on the fundamentals of library research.

Referral Services

Library patrons who are doing research on topics which require more materials other than those available here are referred to other libraries. However, it is the policy of the library that no referrals are made unless the resources available in the UNO-R libraries are thoroughly checked. Those who avail of the service are given letters of recommendation to use the resources of other libraries.

Electronic Circulation or Loan Service

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

Bibliography

The library provides lists or bibliographies of references on certain subjects which are available in the library. Usually, these lists are given out in connection with the students research projects.

Book Reservation

The library sets aside references, textbooks and other materials which the faculty have assigned for their students to read. These materials are placed in the Reserve Section in order to facilitate wide use. The materials are loaned only for limited periods.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary-loan is a courtesy extended by one library to another by lending its materials to the library in need. Books and other materials which are not available in the UNO-R Library and badly needed by the students are procured for them. These materials are made available to UNO-Rians through the interlibrary-loan arrangement with a few selected libraries in the area. Materials borrowed on interlibrary-loan however, are strictly for library use.

Acquisition List

Library users are made aware of recent acquisitions through the List provided in the different key sections of the library.

New Books

In addition to the acquisition list, newly acquired books are always put on display at the Reading Area before they are circulated for home use. The display period is for a week.

Carrels

Graduate, Law and undergraduate students are being provided with carrels for independent study. Graduate students who are doing their theses are given top priority in the assignment of carrels which they could occupy for a week or two.

Lost and Found

Articles of students found by the library personnel in the reading area are kept the office. Inquiries for such articles are entertained at the circulation desk. Found articles are announced in the library bulletin board.

Research Assistance

This serves the students the following ways:

  • Helps students locate the literature or information they require for their term projects.
  • Teaches the students how to make term projects.
  • Teaches the students how to use the library resources effectively.

Instructional Media Service

The IMC has a wide variety of audio visual materials, facilities and services to compliment and to improve teaching and learning.

PROQUEST Database

The databases provide online access to PROQUEST special collections on scholarly journals for academic research and study.

CD-ROM

The collection allows access on the digital record of books, periodicals, and multimedia.

E-Books

Allows library customers to browse and read e-books and other online information sources
using AMAZON KINDLE FIRE e-book reader.

Infotainment

Allows library customers to view featured films and browse exhibit of books, periodicals, and other information sources on significant topics with national and international impact.

Faculty

Internet

The Cyber library has provided 40 computer workstations, intended for research work on the web. Print outs may be allowed with a minimal fee.

OPAC

The library provides a dedicated computer station for electronic searching of books, periodicals, audio-visual materials, and other electronic resources.

Acquisitions Update

Faculty members are made aware of recent book acquisitions and current periodical subscriptions by the Readers’ Services Librarian and the Periodicals Librarian thru Tipsters or telephone.

Book Purchasing

Aware of a faculty’s need to acquire their own copies of references and textbooks, the Fray Luis De Leon Library may facilitate the purchasing of books for them.

CD-ROM

The collection allows access on the digital record of books, periodicals, and multimedia.

Electronic Circulation or Loan Service

Full time and part-time faculty members are granted the privilege of checking out books in connection with subjects taught and for personal enhancement.

Interlibrary Loan

The library procures books and other materials not available in this library from another institution after exhausting the library’s holdings for needed materials. However, materials borrowed on interlibrary loan arrangements are strictly for building use only.

Orientation

The library offers an orientation to new faculty members.

New Books Display

New books are displayed in the key sections of the Library. Faculty members are encouraged to go over these books in order to familiarize themselves on new arrivals

Periodicals

The library provides journals/periodicals to keep faculty members abreast of the latest information regarding their subjects and other interests.

Photocopying

Copying machines are located at the ground floor of the library building to enable users to duplicate library materials.

Selective Dissemination of Information

The Fray Luis De Leon Library provides faculty updated literature or resources available in the library or on the web that are most relevant to teaching.

Referral

Faculty member who are doing research on topics which require more materials other than those available here are referred to other libraries. However, it is the policy of the library that no referrals are made unless the resources available in the UNO-R Libraries are thoroughly checked. Those who may avail of the referral service are given letters of recommendation by the Director of Libraries.

Reference

This service is concerned with assistance to users in the most expeditious and fruitful use of the libraries. Requests for reference services should be addressed to the librarian in charge of the section.

Faculty members may call on Readers’ Services Librarian for assistance in the following areas:

  • Answer specific questions involving a search through books, periodicals, pamphlets, documents or databases
  • Supply bibliographic information.
  • Compile bibliographies especially those related to the subjects currently being taught by faculty.
  • Assist in identifying websites that might be useful for teachers in relation to their teaching.

The faculty can help the Readers’ Services Librarian by :

  • Giving students clear and precise instructions on their library assignment.
  • Giving the librarian advance notice on class assignments, so that the librarian has time to prepare for them and she can be ready to help the students when they come.
  • Making certain beforehand that an assignment can be completed with the resources available in the library.

Book Reservation

Reserve book shelves are set up to ensure equal distribution of assigned reading materials among all students in a class. Teachers desiring to have books placed on reserve should obtain “Reserve List” forms from the Readers’ Services Librarian in charge of the section.
Please consider the following when placing books on Reserve:

  • Keep the number of books to a minimum. Five (5) titles or less is advisable.

Check the number of available copies of a book when assigning required reading. When may students are assigned to the reading of a book of limited copies, this encourages vandalism and theft.

  • Notify the library in advance when giving library assignments to give enough time for the librarians to prepare adequate resources.
  • Encourage students to consult periodicals, general references, etc. but first place on reserve.  Failure to do this results in the loss and mutilation of valuable journals and reference books.
  • Turn in reserve list early. The librarian reserves the right to remove from the Reserve Section those books that are rarely used or not used at all.
  • Inform the library if personal copies of books and other materials shall be placed on Reserve, but it will not be responsible for the loss or damage of the same.

The second floor houses the Director of Libraries Office, Technical Section, Quiet Area, E-Book Corner, Law Library, Graduate School Library, Business Library, Cyber Library, Periodicals Library, and Library Instruction Room.

The third floor has Faculty Lounge, Filipiniana and Special Collection Library, General Reference, and the Main Library which includes the collection for the College of Arts and Sciences, Education, Information Technology, Engineering, Criminology, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, and Agriculture.

Wi-fi Access

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Ask your librarian for the Security Code.

E-book Corner

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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.

Saturday
7:30 – 12:00 Noon

IMC Hours

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

Saturday
7:30 A.M. – 7:30 P.M.

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