- All bona fide members of the institution can access the library for the whole term after completing the library registration process.
- A library borrower’s card is issued by the library staff upon borrowing books.
Note: requirements for issuance of library borrower’s card are: recent 1×1 picture and enrollment form for validation.
- In case the library card was lost, a fee of ₱100 shall be charged for a replacement.
- The borrower’s card is non-transferable. Anybody caught presenting a card that is not his/her own shall be subjected to disciplinary action that was indicated in the general policy of the student manual.
COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY
This Collection Development discusses the selection and collection practices of the Gordon College Library and Instructional Media Center. Specifically, it provides a written statement of the plan, providing details of the guidance of the library staff in terms of the acquisition, deselection, and item. By following the guidelines established in the program, the librarian can make more consistent and informed decisions about the collection and provide continuity during times of staff turnover.
The availability of a collection development program for GC-LIMC is a serious intention for building its relevant collection. The policy will always serve as a guide in the selection of books and other materials responsive to the total community needs, its faculty, students, and its researchers.
Purposes of the Collection Development Policy
- Serve as a guide for the efficient and effective selection, acquisition, assessment and evaluation, deselection, and preservation of the library materials.
- Serve as a communication tool that clarifies objectives to library staff, and contributes to operational efficiency in terms of routine decisions
- Provide information for allocation of funds
- Facilitate coordination and cooperation among library and with other libraries
- Serve as a basis for prescribing appropriate collection development actions for the future.
OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION
The College Library collection consists of resources in various formats defined by the curricular, teaching, and research needs of the College.
A. Scope and Coverage of the Collection
- Course-related materials
a) The LIMC endeavors to acquire all appropriate course-related materials.
b) Faculty members are responsible for ensuring the timely supply of reading lists to the library.
- Research Material
a) Research material is acquired to support departmental research interests.
b) The College Library will not acquire material for the exclusive use of individuals or offices.
- Supplementary material
a) Supplementary material is acquired as background reading for student course-and project work and in developing research fields
B. Types and Formats of Library Resources
- Reference collection: encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies, atlases, concordances, indexes, abstracts, standard treatises, & important outlines of subject fields.
- General book collection: materials that satisfy the general reading function of the library; books that cut across academic disciplines, books that are important regardless of their immediate relationship to the curriculum.
- Serials: the library shall acquire serials according to the following guidelines:
a) Leading serials in the fields of interest of the College.
b) Serials devoted to the discussions of public affairs.
c) Serials containing substantial factual information concerning economic, political, spiritual & social events and scientific knowledge.
d) Serials of research value
e) Publications of the College
- Government publications: foreign & local, including publications of organizations, especially those with international standing.
- Pamphlets: these, together with clippings should be collected & organized to supplement the reference collection.
- Dissertations & Theses: copies of all dissertations & theses written by students of the University should be collected in the library. Those from other universities may be gathered when the opportunity presents itself.
- Non-book materials: these should likewise be gathered, including but not limited to:
- Graphic materials: graphs, drawings, charts, etc.
- Photographic materials: photographs, prints, pictures
- Microfilm: micro prints, microcards, as necessary
- Slides, motion pictures, newsreels
- Auditory materials: records (disc or tapes)
- Electronic resources (e-books, online journals, Newspaper in DVD format)
- Textbooks: because of the repetition of information frequently included in them & because they are often quickly updated, in general, the library will only acquire textbooks as references.
- Local history: the library shall build comprehensive collections on Olongapo and Gordon College culture and history.