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THE PANGASINAN STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

Mission

The mission of Pangasinan State University Library is to provide information resources and services to faculty, students, researchers and administrative staff in support of the University instructional and scholarly inquiry that will promote liberal learning, education for services, training for careers and development of lifelong learning skills.

Goals

  • To develop and manage the collections that are relevant to the University’s curricular programs and responsive to the needs of students, faculty, researchers and administrative staff.
  • To organize and preserve information resources that support the research, instruction, and curriculum of the University.
  • To support and promote the use of information resources by providing references and information services that meet the information needs of the library users.
  • To provide access to information stored in books and periodicals including databases worldwide distributed in print and electronically.
  • To increase the level of funding available in the library by participating in fundraising and grant seeking activities.

Objectives

  • To be more responsive to the academic needs and research demands of the students and faculty of the University.
  • To provide a strong support in the instructional programs of the University.
  • To provide and organize print and non-print collections used in the instructional and research programs of the University.
  • To provide physical facilities and equipment that will make possible the most effective use of the library.

Library Rules and Regulations

LIBRARY ID CARD

  • The Library ID card serves as the pass in the use of the library and its resources. The NO LIBRARY ID, NO ENTRY is strictly enforced. The library ID card is presented upon entrance and every time a book or material is borrowed.
  • The library ID card is nontransferable. Library privilege should be exercised personally. Library ID’s should not be used by anyone except the student whose picture and name appears on the card. The owner of the ID card is responsible for all materials borrowed on it.
  • The Library ID card is good for four to five years, to be validated every semester/ term. Lost Library ID card must be reported immediately to the Librarian. A replacement Library ID may be issued one week after the report of loss and upon payment of the cost of the card.
  • Transferees and graduating students should surrender their library ID cards upon issuance of clearance by the Librarian.

LENDING POLICIES

  • No library resources of any kind may be taken from the library by any person unless a record of withdrawal is made thereof. Any person drawing a book from the library or having it charged against him for use is held accountable for it until its return.
  • General references like dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, etc. are to be used inside the library only. However, photocopying of such materials is allowed.
  • Reserved books and single-copy books are also to be used inside the library only. They are borrowed on an hourly basis and may be photocopied.
  • Theses are for reading room use only Photocopying is not allowed. If the undergraduate collection is deemed inadequate for research purposes, the graduate thesis/dissertation collection may be utilized.
  • Periodicals are used in the library only. They may be photocopied.
  • Books in the General Circulation may be borrowed for home/overnight use. As a general rule, a book for home use is loaned from 3:00 P.M. and should be returned on or before 9:00 A.M. the following class day.
  • Students may borrow one book for overnight use from Mondays thru Thursdays and two books of different titles on weekends.
  • Books may be renewed another day. However, the book must be presented physically before it can be borrowed again.
  • Interlibrary use of resources is practiced among the Libraries in the University. Visiting students should present, together with their University ID, a referral letter from the Librarian of their College of origin. These students are given room-use privilege only.

Online Resources

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