2560 Leon Guinto Street

Singalong, Malate, Manila






High School Library

HS Lib

HS Library 51The Junior High School Library as a service unit in the school community is an integral part of the instructional and research programs of the High School Unit.

As such, the Junior High School Library is committed to providing not only the resources to support the curriculum, but also educational, informational, and recreational materials that will contribute to the total development of the high school students.

The Junior High School Library is open to all SSC students, members of the faculty, administrators, employees and Sisters of the Benedictine community, subject to its rules and regulations. Likewise, SSC alumnae are also allowed to do research work in the section upon presentation of an alumnae card.

Service Hours

Regular School Days

Monday to Friday

From 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
(No Noon Break)


From 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Summer Break

Monday to Friday

8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(Lunch Break from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm)


8:00 am to 12:00 pm

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Contact Us

St. Scholastica’s College
2560 Leon Guinto Street

Malate, Manila
Philippines / P.O. Box 3135

Phone: (632) 8567 – 7686 locals 3351 & 3352

HS Lib Office Head & Staff

Mrs. Evangeline Banta
BED Library Head

Mr.  Josiah Remuel Narca

Mrs. Rachel Scarlet Armario
Library Staff

Mr. Emel Armario
General Services Personnel

Aids in the use of collection

The Card Catalogue
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The Periodical Indexes
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The basic information link to all materials available in the Junior High School Library is the Card Catalogue. There are two kinds of library catalogues – the traditional card catalogue listed on a 3×5 card and the online public access catalogue (OPAC), an electronic listing.  Both catalogues list books by author, title and subject

A Periodical Index in traditional format is located in the Periodicals Section while a computerized index to Philippine Periodicals is located at the Online Public Access (OPAC). These indexes help you locate specific magazine/journal articles from the 17 periodical titles being subscribed to by the Junor High School Library.

The Classification System
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The Call Number
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The Junior High School Library collection is arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system: 000-999.  The chief purpose of DDC is to provide basis for organizing materials so that they can be located quickly and easily by the clientele.

The Call Number which is composed of the classification number and the author number, identifies individual books and indicates where the book is shelved in the Junior High School Library.

How to check out materials

HS Library 22• Consult either of the catalogues and check whether the Junior High School Library has the book you are looking for.

• Note down the call number and location symbol where the book may be found.

• When the book is located, present to the librarian at the Circulation desk for proper marking.

• No student should bring out any material without the proper markings. A student is held responsible for any material checked out on her card.  A book should not be passed on from one borrower to another. Instead it has to be returned.

• Students are entitled to check out five books at a time.  Books in demand may be recalled any time.

• A delinquent borrower is not allowed to borrow books from the Junior High School Library until she settles her account.

How to return/renew checked out books

Return/Renew the checked out books only at the Circulation Desk, on or before the due date. Always present your school I.D. for scanning purposes.

How to reserve a book

Inform the Librarian of a particular checked out book you want to place on a reservation hold. Books “placed on hold/reserved” will only be held for three days from the day you placed the reservation hold.

Overdue books/materials

Checked out materials not returned on the due date incurs a fine of PhP1.00 a day. Sundays and holidays are not included in the fine and Php10.00/day for Reference materials

Lost and damaged books

All lost/damaged books should be reported immediately to the Librarian. A replacement of recent edition must be made with an identical title or subject or another book written by the same author only after consultation with the Librarian.  An additional charge of PhP50.00 is added for the cost of cataloguing process.

HS Library 53Student must be aware first and foremost of the existing Junior High School Library rules and regulations:

• SILENCE must be properly observed at all times.

• Students must always bring with them the school I.D. in order to avail of the use of Junior High School Library’s resources and services.

• Bags and stuffed toys are prohibited inside the Junior High School Library.

• The Junior High School Library has an “open stack collection.”  Binders, fillers, big envelopes and other items are subject to inspection before taking them out.  Books are likewise inspected to make certain that they are properly marked.

HS Library 23• Order is to be maintained by returning the books to the proper shelves; by placing the chair in its proper place and by removing all personal belongings upon leaving.

• Eating, littering, playing and taking a nap are prohibited.

• Students who mutilate or steal Library materials will be subjected to disciplinary action.

• Misbehavior will cause the withdrawal or suspension of Library privileges.  Repeated misbehavior or other serious cases of misconduct will be reported to the Coordinator of Student Formation.


Types of resources and the length of time these can be checked out

1. General collection books which cover the entire subject areas may be checked out for one week, subject to renewal unless called for by another clientele.

2. Filipiniana and Rizaliana Collection books may be checked out for two days. Some may be limited for “ROOM USE ONLY” due to scarcity of materials.

3. Fiction books/popular novels/ bestsellers may be checked out for a period of two weeks and subject to renewal if not reserved by another clientele.

4.  Biographical books, like fiction books, may be checked out for two weeks. 

5. Pamphlets may be checked out for a period of one week subject to renewal unless called for by another clientele.

6. Reserved books which relate to specific classroom assignments are shelved in the Circulation Section. These books are “FOR ROOM USE ONLY.”  However, these may be checked out for “OVERNIGHT USE” from 4:00pm and returned not later than 8:00am the following day.

Other resources that may be checked out for classroom purposes only

1. General Reference books such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, manuals, handbooks, yearbooks, almanacs, indexes, atlases, and other certain collected works

2. Bound volumes of Periodicals

3. Vertical file materials

4. Visual aids such as Maps, Charts, and Globes

HS Library 48Internet Access/Wireless Access

The Junior High School Library has internet access available for use of students. 

Wi-fi access now available at the Junior High School Library.

Internet access supplements or enhances the section’s ability to meet the informational and research needs of the students.

Photocopying Services

Photocopying services are available in the High School Library from 7:00am to 4:00pm.

Recent Acquisition

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Books SY 2013 – 2014

Books SY 2014 – 2015

Books SY 2019 – 2020


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