2560 Leon Guinto Street

Singalong, Malate, Manila

Philippines

632-5677686

632-5597593

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FACILITIES & STUDENT SERVICES

College & Graduate School Library

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Mission


College Lib 28To provide the library users information services in support of instruction, research and curricular offerings and thrusts of St. Scholastica’s College Manila, through updated library resources and services.

Service Hours

Regular School Days

Monday to Friday

From 7:30am to 6:00pm
(No Lunch Break)

Saturday

From 8:00am to 2:00pm

Summer Break

Monday to Friday

8:00am to 5:00pm
(No Lunch Break)

Saturday

8:00am to 12:00pm

 Web OPAC

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 CIPPA

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COLLEGE & GRADUATE SCHOOL LIBRARY
St. Scholastica’s College

4th Floor St. Cecilia’s Bldg.
2560 Leon Guinto Street
Malate, Manila
Philippines / P.O. Box 3135

Phone: (632) 567 – 7686 local 2252
Fax Number: (632) 559 – 6348 
Email: ssccollib@yahoo.com

 

College & Grad School Lib Office Head & Staff

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Facts and Figures as of Ocober 2017

BACKGROUND
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COLLECTION
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Date  Established: 2011
Location: 4th floor of St.Cecilia’s Building
Floor Area: 967.5 sq. m.
Seating Capacity: 248

Book Collections: 34,193 titles – 41,978 vols.
Non-Filipiniana: 28, 739 titles – 34,321 vols.
Filipiniana: 7,190 titles - 9,632 vols.
Theses & Dissertations: 1,634 titles 
Maps/Globes: 225/5
Vertical Files: 5,311 articles

PERIODICALS
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SUBSCRIPTIONS
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ONLINE DATABASES: 15 databases

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PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
Foreign & Local
Journals/Magazines: 108 titles  

Newspapers: 9 titles

NON-PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
Microfilm: 19 titles - 2,115 reels

Microfiche: 7 titles
DVD (newspapers): 6 titles – 758 discs
Gift & Exchange: 187 titles

Location of the College Library and its Resources:
4th floor of St.Cecilia’s Buildings
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4th Floor 
Left Wing

4th Floor 
Right Wing

Office of the College Librarian
General Circulation Section
Technical / Cataloging Section
Faculty Area
Best Sellers Collection
Senior High SchoolCollection
Reading Area

Periodicals Section
Filipiniana Collection
Microfilm Collection
CD Collection
Photocopier
Reading Area

Special Collection
Benedictine Studies
Bolasco Collection
Environmental Studies
Peace Studies
Mananzan Collection
SSC Research Collection
Women’s Studies

Mezzanine Floor 
Left Wing

Mezzanine Floor 
Right Wing

Reference Section
Graduate Library
Thesis Collection
Photocopier II
Laptop Workstation II
Vertical File Collection
Relegation Room
Quiet Spaces
Reading Area

Computer Room
Discussion Room
Laptop Workstation I
Reading Area

Description

General Collection
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Cataloging Section

 

Consists of books on all subjects, except those belonging to the special collections, which may be checked out from the library. SSC college students may borrow five (5) books at a time upon presentation of their ID’s.

Library materials for the different section processed in the Cataloging Section.

Faculty Area
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Periodicals
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This room is for the exclusive use of SSC faculty for study and research. It is also a place where they can browse through books for examination which they may want to recommend for acquisition.

Periodicals include newspapers, magazines and professional journals in print, microform, and electronic formats. Bound Periodicals are arranged alphabetically by title on shelves. Current issues of selected periodicals, magazines and journals of print copies are displayed on the shelves. The back issues of local newspapers are available on microfilm while some selected journals are available on microfiche. Microfiche reader/printer is provided in this section for reading and printing the articles from this collection.

Indexes to newspaper, magazine and journal articles help users identify and locate the articles they need. The library has the following indexes in print and electronic format: 1) the Index to Philippine Periodicals (IPP); 2) the Computerized Index to Philippine Periodicals (CIPPA); 3) RL Newspapers Index; and (4) Index to Philippine Newspapers.

The library also subscribes to online periodical database which is the ProQuest 5000 SC with eleven (11) databases that give citation, abstract, and full text of the articles in over 10,200+ selected foreign journals. Other than the periodicals, ProQuest also includes theses and dissertations in full text.

Periodicals do not circulate because they are hard to replace. Photocopiers and printers are provided for those who need copies of articles.

Filipiniana Collection
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Reference Section
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This collection consists of books about the Philippines and its people, written or published by Filipinos. Filipiniana titles with arrangement, treatment of information and use similar to that of reference books are not circulated and are kept in the Reference Section. Filipiniana periodical titles are also kept in the Periodicals Section.

This section contains the library’s collection of reference books such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, directories, bibliographies, maps, atlases and yearbooks. The reference collection is separated from the rest of the library collection because the reference materials are for ROOM USE only.

The information found in reference books are organized for quick and easy use, arranged in an alphabetical or chronological arrangement or accessed through the use of detailed indexes and cross references. The books /materials are intended to be referred to for pieces of information, not to be read from beginning to end.

The Special Collections
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Women’s Studies Collection

Four collections make up the Special Collections in the SSC College Library. The collections – Women’s Studies, Environmental Studies and Peace Studies refer to the advocacies of SSC. The Benedictine Studies collection, on the other hand, strengthens the identity of the school as a Benedictine institution.

This special collection contains books on Women and Gender studies and other related literature in support of the school’s women empowerment advocacy, the Women’s Studies curricular program, and the research agenda on women. Started in the early 80’s, this expanded to a full collection in 2012.

Peace Studies

Environmental Studies

In 2011, SSC collaborated with the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation to start this collection on the themes of peace and social justice. Intended initially to assist student’s research, this collection is envisioned to contain research papers and information on global peace and justice initiative.

In the history of SSC, the advocacies on Care for Mother Earth and environmental stewardship have always been included in its school themes. This collection holds relevant information on ecological studies that would support classroom teaching and learning, and faculty and student research on the topic.

Benedictine Studies

Graduate Library
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This collection was started to strengthen the school’s identity as a Benedictine institution. This contains books on Benedictine spirituality, on the life of St. Benedict, St. Scholastica, St. Hildegarde and other notable Benedictine saints, and books written by Benedictine authors.

*Books in these collections published more than 5 years ago are not disposed but are archived because of their historical and research value.

This library is for the exclusive use of students registered in the Graduate School. Graduate students may check out up to five books per week, renewable if nobody else requests for the same titles.

Computer Room
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Discussion Room

This room contains computers for accessing the Internet and online databases for use by administrators, faculty, students and staff of St. Scholastica’s College. A member of the library staff is assigned to this room to assist users and provide instruction in the use of the computers to access the Internet and online databases.

This room is a venue for students to discuss group research projects so they can develop critical analyses and learn to share ideas. Each group is allowed to use this room for one (1) hour only but may be granted an extension if there are no other requests. Reservations for the use of this room should be made with the library staff at the door control.

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Reading Rooms

Monday to Friday

7:30am to 6:00pm

Saturday

8:00am to 2:00pm

Copier Schedule

Monday to Friday

8:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday

8:00am to 1:30pm

Computer Room

Monday to Friday

8:00am to 4:30pm

Saturday

8:00am to 2:00pm

Microreader / Printer

Monday to Friday

7:30am to 12:00pm 
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Saturday

8:00am to 2:00pm

Recently Acquired Books
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MARCH 2014

FEBRUARY 2014

JANUARY 2014

DECEMBER 2013

NOVEMBER 2013

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Recently Acquired Magazines & Journals
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SEPTEMBER 2014

AUGUST 2014

JULY 2014

JUNE 2014

FEBRUARY 2014

JANUARY 2014

DECEMBER 2013

NOVEMBER 2013

 

 

Academic Search Premier

This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

Art & Architecture Complete

Provides full-text coverage of 380 periodicals and more than 220 books. In addition, this database offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 780 academic journals, magazines and trade publications, as well as for over 230 books. It  also provides selective coverage for 70 additional publications and an Image Collection of over 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and others.

Business Source Premier

The industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. It is superior to the competition in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.

Communication & Mass Media Complete

Provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource of unprecedented scope and depth encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline. 

Education Research Complete

The definitive online resource for education research. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. 

ERIC

It provides access to education literature and research. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

Hospitality & Tourism Complete

Covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. This collection contains more than 828,000 records, with coverage dating as far back as 1965. There is full text for more than 490 publications, including periodicals, company & country reports, and books.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

A comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

Religion and Philosophy Collection

Provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost)

This growing subscription package contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter, and is a strong complement for any academic collection. The breadth of information available through this package ensures that users will have access to information relevant to their research needs.

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Search and view the full text of eBooks.

MAS Ultra – School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. It also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

Primary Search

Provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Regional Business News

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News in corporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

College Lib 32St. Scholastica’s College belongs to four consortia; the South Manila Educational Consortium (SMEC), the Consortium of Women Colleges (CWC) and the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines – National Capital Region, Tertiary Commission (CEAP-NCR). As a member of these consortia, students of St. Scholastica’s College have access to the library collections of the consortium member schools.

• Consortium of Benedictine Colleges in Metro Manila (CBCM) 
• South Manila Educational Consortium (SMEC)
• Consortium of Women’s Colleges (CWC)
• CEAP-NCR

Consortium of Benedictine Colleges in Metro Manila (CBCM)

St. Scholastica’s College – Manila

San Beda College – Mendiola

San Beda College – Alabang

South Manila Educational Consortium (SMEC)

Member Institution

Visiting Schedule

No. of Persons per Day/Visit

Fee in excess of 2 researchers

Days

Hours

Adamson University
900 San Marcelino St., Ermita, Manila

Monday 
to
Friday

8:00am 
to 
5:00pm

5

P50

De La Salle 
College of St. Benilde 

2544 Taft Evenue Manila 1004

Saturday

8:00am 
to 
4:00pm

5

Undergraduate P50
Faculty P80
Masteral P80

De La Salle University
2401 Taft Ave., Manila

Monday 
to 
Friday

8:00am 
to 
5:00pm

5

P100

Emilio Aguinaldo College 
1113-1117 San Marcelino St., Ermita, Manila

Monday
to
Friday

8:00am 
to 
5:00pm

5

P20

Lyceum of the Philippines University
Muralla cor Real St., Intramuros, Manila

Wednesday
and
Saturday

5:00pm 
to
7:00pm

5

Free

Philippine Christian University
1648 Taft. Ave., Manila

Monday
to
Saturday

8:30am
to
5:30pm

5

P50

Philippine Normal University 
Taft Ave., Manila

Monday
to
Friday

9:00am
to 
5:00pm

5

P100

Philippine Women’s University 
1743 Taft Avenue, Manila 1004

Wednesday

8:00am
to
7:00pm

5

P50

St. Paul University Manila 
680 Pedro Gil St., Malate, Manila

Monday
to
Friday

8:00am
to
5:00pm

2

P20

St. Scholastica’s College Manila 
2560 Leon Guinto St., Malate, Manila

Monday
to
Friday

8:00am
to
6:00pm

5

P100

 

Santa Isabel College
210 Taft Avenue, Manila

 Monday
to
Friday
 8:00am
to
5:00pm
 5  P100

University of the Philippine Manila
547 Pedro Gil St., Ermita, Manila

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8:00am
to
5:00pm

2

Free

Consortium of Women’s Colleges (CWC)

Assumption College

Miriam College

St. Scholastica’s College

CEAP – NCR (Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines)

CEAP – NCR

Policies

College Lib 15The College Library’s Resources and Services are extended to:

• SSC College Students, administrators, faculty members and registered cross enrollees

• Students from participating schools in the South Manila Educational Consortium (SMEC)), the Consortium of Women’s Colleges (CWC), and the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP), the Consortium of Benedictine Colleges in Metro Manila (CBCM)

• Visiting researchers, after registering at the Reference counter and payment of a research fee of P100.00.

Requirements:

• Valid SSC I.D.

• SSC alumni card or I.D (to be registered at the Reference section).

• Non-SSC users with referral letters from their respective librarian.

Guidelines:

• The library practices the open-shelf system, so it is necessary to inspect bags, folders, books, etc., at the entrance and exit areas.

• To maintain order and efficiency, library users are required to fall in line while waiting for their turn at the entrance/exit doors, copying machines, and at the circulation counters.

• The library is a place for study and research. Each library user has a responsibility to maintain a conducive atmosphere for learning.

• Cellular phones may be brought into the reading rooms but these should be put on silent mode. However, conversations over cellular phones are not allowed inside the library. Library users should step out of the library if they need to do this. 

• To prevent damage to the collection, eating in the library is not allowed. There are areas outside the library that are designated as eating areas.

Library users should not re-shelve books and periodicals after using them. These should be on the table, carrels, or book trucks designated for this purpose

The Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) contains all the collections of all the unit libraries of St. Scholastica’s College.

Each wing of the College Library has the OPAC workstations which users can use to locate the materials they need. 

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The College Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System which assigns call numbers for each book consisting of alphabets and numbers. The materials on the shelves are arranged alphabetically according to their call numbers. Listed below are the 20 primary classes of the LC classification systems and their corresponding letters.

The Library Of Congress Classification System

General Works

A

Philosophy, Psychology, Religion

B

Archeology, Genealogy, Biography

C

History: General and Old World

D

History : Americas

E-F

Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

G

Social Sciences

H

Political Sciences

I

Law

K

Education

L

Music

M

Fine Arts

N

Language and Literature

P

Sciences

Q

Medicine

R

Agriculture

S

Technology

T

Military Science

U

Naval Science

V

Bibliography, Library Science

Z 

Guidelines in Borrowing Books

• Consult the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)to find out if a book is in the library or the book titles about the subject. Note the call number which will indicate the location in the library.

Call Number Prefixes Location Symbol 

WS = Women’s Studies Collections

SHS = Senior High School Collections

FIL = Filipiniana Collections

VF = Vertical File Collections

SB = St. Benedict Collections

ES = Environmental Studies Collections

PS = Peace Studies Collections  

R = General Reference Collections  

MC = Mananzan Collections

GLGraduate Library Collections

PER = In-House Index to Periodical Articles

 

College Lib 13• Fill out the slip with call number, author, and title of the book.

• Locate the book on the shelves. 

• Write your name and your ID number on the orange book card of the book you are borrowing. 

• Present this to the library staff on duty at the circulation counter.

Important Reminders in borrowing books

Overdue Books

Books not returned on time incur a fine of five pesos (P5.00) per day, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The borrowing privilege is suspended until the overdue fine is paid in full.

Mutilation

Library users who check out books from the library are requested to examine the books that they are borrowing for missing pages and damages. Borrowers are held responsible for whatever damage or mutilation is found on the books when they are returned.

Lost Books

A lost book may be replaced with the more recent edition of the same title or another title on the same topic, subject to the approval of the librarian. Replacement copiesn using newsprint paper will not be accepted. Overdue fines will continue to be imposed until the book is replaced. A processing fee of P60.00 will be charged for each replacement copy.

Activities and Seminars attended by College Librarians and Library Support Staff:
Archives of Library Activities

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