INTRODUCING THE SULU STATE COLLEGE STALWARTS LIBRARY AND MULTIMEDIA CENTER
The Stalwart Library of Sulu State College is a newly opened library that provides students and faculty with access to a wide range of resources including a comprehensive online catalog, digital resources, and a variety of print materials. The library also offers a variety of services, including reference assistance, and research assistance.
The library is open to the Sulu State College community which provides a comfortable and welcoming environment for students and faculty to study, research and explore. The library is committed to providing an excellent learning experience for all who visit.
The SSC Multimedia Center supports the aim of the college to provide students the facilities for their development and as well as to reaching their dreams. These are only few of the upcoming project of the College President, Prof. Charisma S. Ututalum, CESE for the advancement and sustainability of the Sulu State College.
FUNCTIONS AND TASK OF THE STALWART LIBRARY FUNCTIONS:
The primary function of the Sulu State College-Stalwart Library is to provide the Faculty and Students of the different programs the library resources needed for current teaching and research programs. A corollary function is to provide general information as well as sufficient richness, depth, and completeness of materials to assist self-directed and independent studies, which are not spelled out, in the educational curricula, formula and formal research programs. The Sulu State College Community has also the right to expect from the library to provide materials for recreational purposes and for the pursuit on non-academic interests.
- Provide more extensive library instruction to encourage users to use available, library resources through the library automation system.
- Contribute to the needs of the academic communities by meeting the demand of the Instructional curricula.
- Extending library services though outreach library programs.
- Delegate library personnel on the duties and responsibilities to achieve the objectives of the library and the entire College.
- Conducts monthly meetings with the library personnel to ascertain feedback and sharing of information.
- Conduct library orientation every start of the semesters to update and educate the students regarding the library general rules.
- Keep the library users informed of the latest library resources.
- Encourage students and faculty to utilize the different library services.
- Inform the Top Management and other operating units of the library operations and consult them before major policy/decisions are made.
- Formulates and adopts standard acquisition, cataloging and indexing policies and procedures.
- To implement the function of managing information in the library
- To implement the function of exploiting, adding, managing, and developing the information resource in the library.
- Implement the function of organizing, managing, and developing some services of information-data in the library.
- Implement the function of managing, operating equipment, and digital information system of the library.
- Implement the function of researching, applying some technologies and advanced standards of professional competence into the operation of the library.
LIBRARY RULES AND REGULATION
To ensure the best possible atmosphere for study and research, a modern library setting with high technology facilities and updated library collections is provided for all library users. The library users will be required to abide the library rules and regulations listed below:
- The library is a place for silent and private study. Users must therefore always maintain silence.
- All Library users are required to register, renew, and validate their library account for them to avail the services of the library. Note: No registration, renewal or validation of library user’s account, no library transactions.
- Cellular phones, laptop, iPads, iPods, tablet, and other electronic communication devices are permitted in the library. However, they must be used in a way that evades disturbance to other library users. Electronic devices should be turned to silent or vibrate mode. Conversations on a cell phone should be held in a private area other than the library.
- Bringing of food and drinks inside the library is strictly prohibited.
- Strict decorum must be maintained in the library. Users must ensure that the rights of other users of the library are not breach in a way by their own acts of commission or demission. The following act is not permitted when inside the library: sleeping; public display of affection; smoking; using of pilot pens and leaving their trash on top and/or under the table.
- Library users must observe copyright regulations and provision in respect to all library resources.
- Some items in the library cannot be copied because of copyright laws or donor’s restriction. Only 10% of the book can be photocopied.
- Library users should always keep things in order. Every user is expected to push back the chairs against the table when leaving the library.
- Library users should always demonstrate courtesy and respect to other users and library personnel.
- Personal items should not be left unattended in the library. The library shall not be held responsible for loss or damage to such items.
- Library users should not mark, underline, write, tear pages, or steallibrary resources or otherwise damage the library property. Library discourages vandalism.
- In case of manageable damage/mutilation of the library resources, the borrower will be liable to pay the amount as assessed by the Librarian/Disciplinary board.
- In case of loss of library resources, irreparable damage/mutilation of document, the library user will be liable to pay the present cost of the book(s). Replacement of photocopied version and examination copy will not be accepted.
- Library internet is strictly for research purposes only.
- Changing the setting of the computers (Screensaver, wall papers and personalized animation) and playing games on the computer is strictly prohibited.
- Tampering of computer system/hardware/installing of programs is strictly prohibited.
- Library users can borrow books from the circulation section for (3) days renewable for three times (3x). In case of overdue, the librarian or section in charge shall post the names of the students on the bulletin board. In the case of employees, they will be informed through Chat or Call. Note: To avoid inconvenience to other library users, the Librarian or section in charge may recall the library resources issued to the borrower before the due date of return.
- Off-Campus library user must show their referral letter signed by their respective Librarian/Adviser/Dean/Principal and present it to the library personnel on duty. Off-campus library user can only borrow books and periodicals within the library premises. In the event, the library users wish to photocopy the book and/or periodicals, he/she must ask permission first from the library personnel on duty.
- The library personnel on duty have the right to demand the user leave the premises if he/she is caught violating the library rules and regulations.
- The Librarian is empowered to withhold Library facilities for any infringement of these rules and may amend the Library Rules and Regulations as and when necessary.
Note: There might be an additional penalty of expulsion or suspension from the school depending on the gravity of the case committed by the library users.
Library Overdue Fines
Fines are charged to students who do not return the books/resources on time.
(Exclusive for Saturday, Sundays, and Holidays)
Circulation Section – Php 1/day
Reserve/Filipiniana Section – Php 3/day
Runaway book – Php5/day
means taking the book outside the library premises without proper permission from the Librarian or library staff in charge.
NOTE: All payments for library overdue penalty and other fees such as printing and scanning must be paid to the school cashier. The O.R. (Official receipt) must be presented to the librarian/Library Staff in charge where you borrowed the library materials.
LIBRARY RESOURCES AND SERVICES
A. TECHNICAL SERVICES DIVISION
1. Selection & Acquisition of Library Resources – accepts requests from the faculty members, process requests for acquisition of library resources, facilities, subscriptions to serials, electronic resources, and other databases, and procurement of office supplies.
2. Accessioning – accessioning starts with assigning an accession number as a unique number on each library resources acquired and received and recording the following details in the accession book: Date received, class number, Author, Title, Edition, Volumes, Pages, Source of Fund Cost/Price, Publisher, Year/Copyright, Remarks.
3. Classification and Cataloging Section – it entails processes like encoding of basic bibliographic descriptions, descriptive cataloguing, subject cataloguing, creating call numbers, labeling, and prepares the forwarding report on the newly acquired books to be forwarded to the respective sections of the library.
READER’S SERVICES DIVISION
Ask a Librarian is tailored to the research needs of SSC students, staff and faculty, but anyone can inquire or ask for information about Stalwart library resources and services. You can connect to a librarian by, email, Chat or in person, and now, via text message. You can also register, renew, and validate your library account in this section.
2. RESERVE COLLECTION
Reserve Collections are books assigned by faculty members/librarian as references and additional readings. The reserved books are an In-demand collection, either for Room Use Only or Overnight Use.
3. GENERAL REFERENCES
General References are ready-reference sources on general knowledge; these books contain useful facts or especially organized information such as Encyclopedias, atlases, dictionaries, handbooks, manuals, etc. are available in this section. All General References are for Library Use Only.
4. CIRCULATION COLLECTION
Circulation Collections are usually those books that are not in-demand and comprise of multiple copies with various titles like fiction, religion, history, and literature and/or below 5 years copyright. These collections can be borrowed for overnight or home reading.
5. FILIPINIANA COLLECTION
Filipiniana Collections are books about the Philippines covering subject areas written by Filipino.
- Serials or periodical collections are newspapers, journals, magazines, pamphlet, etc. All materials are for Library Use Only.
7. RARE & SPECIAL COLLECTION
Special & Rare Collections includes Rizaliana, Incunabula, local and national literatures, and undergrad theses.
8. MULTIMEDIA CENTER
Is composed of Instructional Media Resources that provide assistance to students, faculty members, and non-teaching personnel, audio-visual materials, sound systems, and the venue to support the lectures, conferences, seminars, meetings and other related activities and events.
9. INFORMATION COMMON
Computers with INTERNET connection is available in this area. The Information and Learning Commons are strictly for educational purposes only on a “First come, first served” basis. The following activities shall be extremely prohibited: Internet chatting; Playing computer games; Accessing or surfing from any vulgar, pornographic and/or malicious sites; Storing or downloading from any source or displaying, creating, or transmitting in any form of language of any obscene, distasteful and sexually suggestive electronic or digital pictures; and deleting, changing or copying settings, programs, set-up and icons.
OTHER LIBRARY SERVICES/FACILITIES
Online Public Access Catalog is a database searching on the availability and location of the library resources for easy access.
2. Library Instructions/Orientation
The purpose of this service is to acquaint students with library facilities, services, and resources, and educate library users on how to use the resources of the library.
A Referral letter is available at the Reader’s services. When the needed library materials are not available in the library, the Reader’s librarians refer the students to other libraries outside the college where the resources are available.
In observance to Proclamation No. 837 “Declaring the Library and Information Services Month, the Library is celebrating the National Book Month every year. The following Activities are included in the program:
- Awarding of the Top Library Users & Top Requestors
- Book Display/Exhibit
- Book Fair
- Library Instructions
- Community Extension Services: Story telling & Reading literacy.
- Book Donation
We are open from 7.30am-5:30pm, Monday- Friday, no noon break, 8:00am-12:pm every Saturday