Brief History

The De La Salle University - Dasmariñas High School Learning Resource Center (DLSU-D HS LRC) opened its doors to the JHS community on July 28, 2014. It was previously located at the ground floor of the JHS Building 1 with a total floor area of 252 sq. meters and a seating capacity of 74 users at a time. Because of the increase in the population in the JHS, it was then transferred to its current location at the JHS Building 2. It now occupies two floors with a 300 sq. m at the first floor and 260 sq. m at the ground floor. From the previous 74 seating capacity, it can now accommodate up to 170 students at a time. It houses different types of fiction and non-fiction books, serials collection, multimedia materials, board games, equipment. The whole LRC is Wi-Fi-enabled and equipped with Macintosh and Window based computers, 2 web OPAC terminals, a Library Management System (KOHA) and Patron Log-in system. The Learning Resource Center currently has 5,000 printed collections in Fiction, Reference, Filipiniana, Reserve and Lasalliana collection. It subscribes to 11 magazines and journals. The LRC is under the administration of the university library' Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo - Information Resource Center (AEA-IRC).

Mission and Vision

The Learning Resource Center is envisioning itself as the incubator of knowledge, hub of creativity, and information literacy partner of the High School Department. It strives to become a creative partner in the achievement of DLSU-D High School's goal in teaching, learning, and research. The mission of LRC is to provide instruction to stimulate interest in reading and using information and ideas that shall equip students with life-long learning skills. This mission is accomplished by:
  • providing resources, services, and facilities necessary to meet the learning and information needs of the High School community;
  • supporting all members of the junior high school community to become critical thinkers and effective users of information in all formats and media; and
  • working with the high school community to become a creative partner in the achievement of DLSU-D-HS goal in teaching, learning, and research.

Policies and Guidelines

Scanning of JHS Identification (ID)
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is strictly implementing the No-ID-No-Entry Policy. Scanning of ID is required upon entering the library and in all library transactions such as borrowing and returning of items and the use of computers. This is also necessary in keeping track of student’s visits and exits from the library.

Access & Borrowing
The library access and borrowing policy explain the privileges and responsibilities of all who will borrow resources from the DLSUD-JHS Learning Resource Center. It is the priority of the library to give the users easy access the library collection in order to support teaching, learning, and research needs. This policy aims to ensure that access to resources is enjoyed by the DLSUD-JHS community.

Borrower's Responsibility

Borrowers are responsible for all the resources charged to their account until the borrowed items have been returned. They are expected to:
  • exercise care in handling all library resources and return all items on time and in good condition;
  • renew resources on or before the due date;
  • inform the library personnel of items that cannot be returned on the due date;
  • report immediately about the lost and damaged books or items.

House Rules

The Learning Resource Center advocates #LRCIcareIsustainIbelong to instill sense of responsibility to every library user in taking care of its resources and facilities, realizing the value of preservation, understanding ownership and accountability. The library believes that this advocacy encourages positive change in attitude among library users.

I CARE – instilling the value of solicitude, an attitude of earnest concern or attention to other library users and to the library resources/facilities.
I SUSTAIN – developing the value of preservation to maintain and keep the library resources/facilities in good condition for future generation of users.
I BELONG – developing a sense of affinity for ownership or proprietorship thus creating a culture of accountability over library resources/facilities.

Administration

Mary Ann J. Salvador, RL, MLIS
Director of Libraries
mjsalvador@dlsud.edu.ph
Trunklines: (046) 481-1900 to 1930 | (02) 779-51-80 loc. 3060
DLSU-D Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo - Information Resource Center
Ethel M. Torres, RL, MLIS
Head, Learning Resource Center
ehmendoza@dlsud.edu.ph
Trunklines: (046) 481.19.00 | (02)779.51.80 loc. 3308
DLSU-D Junior High School Department

Borrowing Privileges

JHS students may borrow from the Circulation, Fiction, Reserve and Filipiniana collection. However, Reference, Lasalliana, and Serials as well as Board Games are for library room use only.
  • Students are allowed to borrow two (2) books at a time for a period of 3 days from the Circulation, Fiction, and Filipiniana collection.
  • Collection under Reserve may be borrowed for overnight use and must be returned the following day (except Saturdays and Sundays).
  • For a 60-day overdue book or item, the borrower will be billed for the replacement cost.
  • In case the lost book was found after its replacement and the borrower still decides to return the material, the item shall be considered as donation from the borrower.

Renewal of Materials

Resources from the Circulation, Fiction, and Filipiniana collection may be renewed for another three (3) days provided that there is no pending request from other library user. Reserved materials cannot be renewed.

Damaged or Lost Library Materials

Library user who lost or damaged, intentionally or accidentally, any library material is required to pay and/or replace the lost or damaged materials.

Replacements

In the case of lost or damaged library material, a library user may replace the material with the same copy of the book in the latest edition. The Librarian will approve the replacement of the item. A processing fee of P200.00 per item replacement is required. The borrower is responsible for searching a replacement of the lost/damaged resource. Assistance may be given to the borrower in case he has difficulty looking for the resource.

Circulation Notices

Overdue notices will be sent to the student through the class adviser after the book's due date. Failure to receive a notice does not exempt the user from fines.

Loan Category Overdue Charge Borrowing Suspension
Circulation Book 10Php/ per day until billed 1 day after the due date
Fiction Book 10Php/ per day until billed 1 day after the due date
Filipiniana Book 10Php/ per day until billed 1 day after the due date
Reserve Book 12Php/per day and 1Php/per hour until billed 1 hour after due date
Bill for replacement (Overdue for 60 days) Amount of the book + book due per day until billed + processing fee Borrowing will already be suspended at this point until charges has not been settled.
* Overdue book/s must be settled to avail borrowing privileges.

Assessment of Charges

Library borrowers are subject to replacement or damage charges when:
  • library material is reported lost;
  • library material is returned in irreparably damaged condition;
  • the borrower fails to return library resources on the due date and receives the replacement bill (resource that is overdue for 60 days);
  • library material is mutilated;
  • if a reported lost item is found and returned, only overdue fines for the item shall be billed of the borrower.

Referral Letter Request

High School faculty who would like to conduct research at the Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo - Information Resource Center may request for a referral letter at the Circulation Counter.

Guidelines in the Use of Computers

The LRC has provided Macintosh and Windows based computer units for students’ or teachers’ use. Internet access from LRC computers may only be used for school-related work and research. These computer units are subject to rules and policies stated below:

  • Utilization of computer is on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Only students with validated I.D. are allowed to use the computer.
  • Students who are officially logged-in are the only ones allowed to use the computer; Reservation for or through a friend/ classmate is not allowed.
  • Users must stay at the computer terminal assigned to them. Swapping of computer number or terminal is prohibited.
  • Students who are still logged-in and wish to continue in the next time slot are required to finish their usage period first before logging-in again.
  • Users who wish to avail of printing services must save their document/s only to designated shared folder (my Documents) of the computer assigned to them. Printing form should be filled-out for easy retrieval of document. Applicable fee shall be imposed:
    • Printing (Colored, black and white ) : PHP 5.00 /page
    • Printing with graphics (Colored, black and white): PHP 10.00 / page

  • Students with unsettled accountabilities (i.e. overdue books, fines, lost library materials, etc.) will not be allowed to use the computer.
  • Plugging in any form of removable drives into the computer units is not allowed.
  • Alteration of the settings or configuration of the equipment or computer is strongly discouraged.
  • Chat, games, and accessing social media accounts are strictly prohibited inside the LRC.

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