The Library System
Fray Luis De Leon Library is one of the most important resources you will use while at UNO-R. Its collection of books, e-sources, periodicals, and other forms of information is designed to meet the needs of the students and faculty.
The Fray de Leon Library is the resource center of excellence in information storage, retrieval, and transmission, linked in a network providing timely and instant access to various formats of information to our very own institution’s primary clientele, to our users in the community in the region, through out the country and to the world.
The primary purpose of the Fray Luis de Leon Library is to support the instructional, curricular, research and extension service program of the university through an organized, relevant and fast delivery of information and services. It has a central and critical importance in the university because it is the vortex of academic inquiry, is involved in the instructional processes and serves a teaching-learning tool of both students and faculty.
- To select, acquire and organize instructional materials so that they shall be readily accessible to aid faculty and students to achieve the goals of the university.
- To serve as a center for instructional materials that are appropriate to support the curricular, instructional, and research program at the following levels:
- K to 12 Programs
- To assist teachers and students in all levels to obtain literature or information they require by serving as guide, interpreter and information agency.
- To facilitate physical access to library materials (books and non-books) and to encourage thereby the fullest use of the library for all the purpose of the university.
- To work with the teaching staff in the selection and more effective use of various types of instructional materials (books, non-books, non-print media, audio-visual materials) to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
The library houses the Reference collection of Arts and Sciences, Criminal Justice Education, Education, Engineering, Information Technology, Allied Health Sciences, and Agriculture. The General Reference Section contains encyclopedias, dictionaries, yearbooks, geographical, biographical sources, and other references of general nature. The books are on open shelves arranged along the walls. This library is under the direct supervision of the Technology and Reference Librarian and Natural Science, Humanities, Social Sciences Librarian, and Filipiniana & Special Collection Librarian. Libraries share the same deposit counter, exit, and entrance doors. Main Library is situated on the 3rd floor of the library building.
Filipiniana and Special Collection Library
Filipiniana and Special Collection are also located on the 3rd floor of the library building. Rare, Negrosiana, Augustino Recoletos collections are placed in this library. The Special Collection has a very good art collection and some hard-to-find books.
Business, Graduate, Law, Periodicals, and Cyber Libraries
These libraries are all situated on a floor level adjacent to each other. The periodicals, business, and graduate libraries have open shelves except for the Law Library which has closed stacks. All of these libraries are located on the 2nd floor of the library building.
Integrated School Libraries (Elementary, Junior and Senior High School)
This library houses the collections intended for the elementary and high school departments. Three full-time school librarians are assigned here. The libraries for Nursery to Grade 10 are located at Nuestra Senora de la Salud Integrated School Building while the library for Grade 11- 12 is located at the ground floor level of the main library building.
Instructional Media Center
The IMC has a wide variety of audio-visual materials, facilities, and services to complement and improve teaching and learning. Assistance in the selection and evaluation of AV materials; operation of instructional materials; reproduction of audio and video for academic and curricular activities are the services offered to students and faculty. IMC is also located at the ground floor level of the library building.
The library organizes its collection according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System. The books are kept on open shelves. Our collection is intended for those who will actually utilize the materials found therein. Providing open shelves to users offers the following advantages:
- Give users the intellectual freedom to participate in choosing their own reading.
- Provides immediate access to materials.
- Allows browsing, selecting, inspecting, and evaluating materials at will.
- Eliminates queuing at the stack service counter.
- Provides speedy checking out of materials at the loan desk.
- Eliminates unnecessary waiting for materials called for.
- Assures safety of user’s books, notebooks, bags, etc.
However, an open shelf system has its corresponding safeguards. Users are required to leave their books, portfolios, bags, attaché cases, envelopes, folders, binders and jackets at the deposit counter. Valuables such as cash, jewelry, calculators, notebooks, or paper may be brought inside. The library will not be responsible for only losses. The reason for leaving books at the deposit counter are:
- It is the most practical safeguard against pilferage. It removes the opportunity for unscrupulous individuals to pilfer library property. Pilferage is detrimental to the reference, information, and reading needs of the current and future users of the library.
- Library books that leave the room can easily be identified and thoroughlychecked.
- The loss incurred by the library was alarming which prompted the strict implementation of the policy.
- The slight inconvenience of leaving bags and others is offset by the advantages of free access to an open shelf system.
General Rules and Regulations
Conduct in the Library
- Silence must be observed at all times.
- Cleanliness and orderliness must be observed. Waste papers or wrappers should not be left on top of the tables or on the floor. Chairs should be pushed back against the table before leaving the library.
- Hiding, attempting to steal or stealing any library property is punishable by the loss of the privilege to draw books from the library for the period of one semester.
- Any person who shall take out from the library a RESERVE BOOK without asking permission from the loan desk assistant shall be subject to suspensionfrom library privileges for one month plus a fine of P300.00.
- Any person who shall willfully, maliciously or wantonly tear, deface or mutilate or write upon or by any manner injure or mark any book, pamphlet, map, clippings, newspaper, magazine, and other print and non-print materials of the library shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and is punishable by loss of privilege to borrow materials from the library.
A person guilty of these misdemeanors must pay a fine of P500.00.
The following attire or clothes are not allowed inside the library:
- mutilated pants
- faded, torn, and/or wrinkled shirts
- jogging pants other than University P.E. uniform
- mini skirts
- sleeveless shirts without collars
- hanging shirt or mid-riff shirts
- plunging necklines
- halter tops
- slippers, rubber/beach sandals, and leggings
School I.D. Activation/Validation for Library Access
- Students should present their activated/validated UNO-R school I.D. each time they enter the libraries and borrow materials.
- All bonafide students of UNO-R may apply for school I.D. activation/validation at the Business Library, second floor of the Fray Luis de Leon Library building. Student’s current copies of registration and clearance from library accounts are required.
- The School I.D. is non-transferable. Students who violate this rule are suspended from library privileges for one semester plus a fine of P500.00.
Lending Rules and Regulations
The procedures governing the circulation of books are intended to make the library materials available to the greatest number of students.
Books are charged out at the loan desk. Undergraduate students may borrow three (3) books at a time and graduate students may borrow (4) books at a time. Students are allowed to check out only One Reserve Book at a time. No library materials may be charged out without your Activated/Validated UNO-R School I.D.
Loan Periods and Fines
The books that circulate from the general collection may be charged out for three days. Renewal may be granted if the book is not in demand. Book renewal may be done personally at the Loan Desk or electronically via Library Homepage using the registered Library Patron and PIN. Renewal is allowed only once per item. All fines should be paid upon the return of the overdue materials. Users with unsettled accounts shall not be allowed to borrow library materials. Graduation, transfer, and request for a transcript of records cannot be completed until such charges are cleared. The chart below gives the loan periods and overdue fines for circulating books:
|Kind of Material||Loan Period||Fines|
P5.00 per day
Renewable if no
The following materials do not circulate.
- Newspapers and periodicals.
- General Reference books such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, gazetteers, atlases, hand- books, guidebooks, biographical dictionaries, indexes, and bibliographies.
- Pictorial books/Artbooks
- Rare books
- Filipiniana and Special collection
- Pamphlets, vertical file-clippings
- Books in sets which are composed of several volumes.
- Non-printed media.
NOTE: Habitual delinquency, i.e. lateness in returning books, willful disregard of library rules and regulations is punishable by the loss of privilege to draw books from the library. This penalty will be imposed for two weeks or more depending on the gravity of the offense.
All books are subject to recall after the loan period if they are sought by another borrower.
If a book is already charged out, a HOLD may be placed on it personally through arrangements with the attendant at the Circulation Desk or electronic-ally via Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) in the library. HOLD REQUEST may also be done via off-campus, log on at http://opac.uno-r.edu.ph:8080. The borrower will be notified when the book has been returned.
Books charged out should be returned to the loan desk where the books were borrowed.
As a 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 from responsibility.
The loss or misplacement of a book should be reported immediately. Do not ignore notices about the book in the hope that it will turn up. Reporting a lost book stops the fine. Students are liable for the current replacement cost of a book plus the service charge.
To ensure the safety of materials on open stacks, users are required to leave their books, portfolios, bags, attaché cases, envelopes, folders, and binders at the deposit counters. Valuables such as jewelry, calculators, cell phones, and thin notebooks or paper may be brought inside.
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.
Speed exit from the building by having bags and presenting books and other things in such a way that circulation staff sees at a glance that the item is properly charged out. Time is also saved at the desk by avoiding as much as possible the last-minute rushes that occur when classes change.
Sheila M. Dela Cruz, RL, MSLIS
Director of Libraries
Maria Kanaway L. Blanco, RL, MLIS
Humanities & Social Sciences Librarian
Filipiniana & Special Collection Librarian
Neil Bryan M. Kilaton
Reference and Technology Associate Librarian
Justine Joy M. Genton, RL
Graduate School, Business, Law, & Cyber Librarian
Elizabeth M. Villaruz, RL
Integrated School Librarian (N- Grade 6)
Jerinah D. Escala, RL, MLIS
Integrated School Librarian (Grade 7-10)
Irene A. Carreon
Integrated School Library In- Charge (Grade 11-12)
Justine Joy M. Genton, RL
Technical Services Librarian
Irene A. Carreon
Technical Services Support Staff
Ma. Cristina M. Quillo
Periodicals Library In-Charge
Florian G. Adolfo
IMC AV Production and Services Staff
Jesusa A. Escalona
Library Office Secretary/ Acquisition Staff