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Library Services

Opening Minds, Forming Hearts


The school library offers learning services, books and resources that enable all members of the school community to become critical thinkers and effective users of information in all formats and media.

The library staff supports the use of books and other information sources, ranging from the fictional to the documentary, from print to electronic, both on-site and remote. The college library is linked to the wider library and information network in accordance with the principles of the UNESCO Public Library manifesto.

To support the instructional, research and service goals of the college library:

1. Provide services that support the physical and intellectual access to information resources in fulfillment of the present and anticipated needs of students, faculty and staff and, as appropriate, to alumni and the broader public.

2. Provides assistance and instruction on how to locate and use these resources.

3. Provides facilities and space to accommodate the library’s collection and services as well as research and study.

Library Priorities

Provides outstanding services to the college in support to the information needs by integrating traditional and digital resources and services

Builds and preserves the collections required according to a rational collection policy Fosters a productive and collegial work environment in which staff has the flexibility and support to achieve their assigned responsibilities Promotes more efficient use of existing library resources and add new resources to advance the library’s mission



1. To provide adequate research and instructional materials, informational, and recreational resources that will meet the needs and requirements of the SSC-R, Manila students, faculty, and other college personnel;

2. To design, develop, implement and continuously enhance an integrated library information system;

3. To enhance and maintain the collections, facilities and services to complement the academic requirements of course offerings, programs, and other projects; and

4. To promote cooperation and resource sharing with the academic- institutional consortium member libraries, cultural agencies, and diplomatic cultural sections.


College Main Library

The College Library has three separate facilities; College Main Library, College Library Extension, and IMC (Instructional Media Center). The College Main Library on the Ground Floor of the Administration Bldg., Right Wing has a floor area of 463.25 sq. m. with a seating capacity of 350.

It houses the following:

  • Instructional Media materials (Videotape collection: commercial and in-house)
  • Book Collection (Reference, Filipiniana and General Collection)
  • CD-ROM collection
  • Computer Area for the Internet web surfing
  • Faculty corner
  • Map collection
  • Newly Acquired library materials (books, instructional media materials)
  • Periodicals Collection (Bound, foreign and local)
  • SSC-R, Manila Publications
  • Thesis & Feasibility Studies Collection
  • Transparency collection
  • Vertical file collection


The library provides the following:

1. Reference Services to users and assistance on the use of OPAC, Internet and other available database, as well as the use of books and reserve collections, and the issuance of passes for room-use materials to be photocopied;

2. Referral letters to faculty members and students who would like to use other school libraries;

3. Library Orientation for students and faculty members, bibliographic services, readers’ guidance, and library tours;

4. Multimedia services using computers, multimedia projectors, PCTVs with or without cameras, photo and video coverage,sound system operation.


The College Library/IMC adopts an open access system for all print and non-print collections. It also adopts a Color Coding guide, which are the following.

  • Bound Periodicals – Foreign(pink) – Local(green)
  • Filipiniana books (green)
  • Filipiniana Reference (violet)
  • Foreing Books (orange)
  • Reference (yellow)
  • SSC-R Publications (gold)

The books are cataloged and classified following the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules 2 (AACR2) and the Dewey Decimal Classifications System.



1. A quiet atmosphere conducive to serious study and learning must be maintained at all times. Unnecessary noise, loud conversation and discussion, smoking, drinking, and sleeping within the Library premises are discourage/prohibited.

2. Art and design projecys involving drawing, painting, pasting, and cutting should not be done in the Library premises. Likewise, the use of molding clay, scissors, clipping tools, water color kits and the like are discourage inside the library.

3. Cellphone must be kept on silent mode, and their active use within the library premises is discouraged.

4. Wearing Hats, visitors, caps,and the like is discouraged for safety reasons.

5. Use of electrical convenience is not allowed


Loan Period 

Faculty members and administrators may borrow a maximum of six (6) books at a time for a period of one month. They may extend the loan period for another one month unless said books are requested and / or reserved by other users.

Students and regular / permanent SSC-R, Manila personnel and faculty members may borrow a maximum of three (3) books at a time for a period of one week, subject to renewal.

Alumni may use the library facilities and resources but not allowed to take out / borrow library materials for home use.


Books in great demand or upon request of faculty members are placed on reserve. These books may be borrowed for room use only for two (2) hours and subject to renewal if there is no demand from other users. A user may borrow only one (1) reserved book at a time.

Overnight loans for reserved books are charged out from 6:00 p.m. and must be returned not later than 9:00 a.m. the following school day.


Overdue fines are charged for overdue library materials / equipment. The charged for overdue books and equipments are as follows: Overdue Book Php 2.00 per day/ book Overdue AV Equipment- Php 5.00 per hour Payment for overdue fines should be made at the Cashier Office. Lost books should be reported at once to the library to avoid accumulated overdue fines.

Lost books should be replaced with any of the following ( according to priority): 1.Same Title, Same Edition, Same Author (s) 2.Same Title, Same Author(s), latest edition 3.Another material of the same subject of any title or author published within the last two years. 4.Damaged books is considered lost books.


Office Hours: Monday – Friday – 8:00am – 12:00nn & 1:00pm – 5:00pm Saturday – 8:00am – 12:00nn

Contact Information: Telephone No.: 734-8931 local 108



San Sebastian College – Recoletos Manila
Claro M. Recto Ave., Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel. Nos.; 734-8931 to 39