2560 Leon Guinto Street

Singalong, Malate, Manila






Learning Resources

• College Computer Service Center (CCSC). The Center takes care of the six computer laboratories, four of which are at the St. Benedict’s Building while the other two are at St. Mechtild Building.

• Medical and Dental Clinic. The Clinic renders to the school community out-patient consultations and treatment of emergency cases. It is staffed by a team of four part-time physicians, a full-time dentist, and three full-time nurses.

• Food Services. These are provided by the Maryville Food Center, the St. Ottilien Food Court and the Barrion Food Court.

• Bookstore. The bookstore caters to the students’ needs for school supplies and other personal items. It is located at the ground floor of the Maryville Building.

• Communications. The Information Office handles mail services for the academic community. Stamps may be bought at the bookstore. Pay telephone booths are located at strategic places inside the campus.

• Lockers. A limited number of lockers are available to the students on a first-come, first-served basis through the Student Affairs Office.

• CyberFriedens. The Cybernook, an in-house computer rental service with 36 computer units, is intended to meet the growing demand of SSC students, faculty and staff for computer services. It is located at the ground floor of the Friedenshaus.

• Parking Lots. They are primarily for the use of lay administrators, faculty members and personnel with cars bearing the required stickers for the current school year. Students are allowed to park, only when there are spaces available or only after 5:00pm. They are situated in front of the St. Benedict Building, St. Cecilia’s Hall, and at the ground floor of St. Ottilien Building.

• Security and Safety. Well-trained and authorized security personnel provide the security and safety of the academic community and its properties.

• St. Cecilia’s Hall. The Hall has been the venue of the countless concerts of renowned musicians since the early forties, the annual St. Cecilia’s Concert, and the graduation recital of the School of Music students. It is also the venue for activities sponsored by the different student organizations. It has a seating capacity of 1,068 and can accommodate a full orchestra and a 100-voice choir with two (2) grand pianos and one (1) baby grand. It is located at the St. Cecilia’s Building, which also houses the SSC Music Department. 

• Sr. Assumpta Filser Gym. The gymnasium is a fully-equipped facility for indoor athletic activities such as basketball and volleyball. It is open to individual or group of students, faculty and staff for recreation and intramurals. It is approximately 850 sq.m. in area and can accommodate 378 people (202 in the upper bleacher and 176 in the lower box). It is located at the fourth floor of the St. Ottilien Building. 

• Sr. Baptista Battig Hall (Mini-Theater). The Hall, which is named after the foundress of SSC’s School of Music, Sr. Baptista Battig, OSB, is used as a lecture and listening room. It can accommodate 60 people for orchestral rehearsals and for presentations that need interactive responses.

• Sr. Caridad Barrion Hall. The Hall is a venue for meetings, conferences, seminars, and social functions. It can also be converted into three small classrooms. It can accommodate about 120 people. It is located at the ground floor of the St. Mechtild Building.

• Sr. Ehrentrudis Eichenger Hall (Little Theater). The Hall has been a venue for institutional activities such as seminars, workshops, conferences, and stage plays. It has a seating capacity of 500. It is located on the fifth floor of the Sta. Maria Building. 

• Sr. Kuniberta Strathmann Hall. The Hall is a venue for general assemblies, symposia, lectures, workshops and other institutional school activities. It also serves as a function room for I-CATHY and HRM-related activities. It can accommodate 800 people. It is located at the third floor of the St. Ottilien Building.

• Piano Resource Center. The Center is a library extension geared mainly for the updating needs of music teachers and members of the Piano Teachers Guild. It is located right across the Music Library.

• Music Seminar Room. The Music Seminar Room is used specially for Master classes conducted by visiting concert artists and pedagogues. It can accommodate 50 people for seminars and various fora. The Music Seminar Room is at the 2nd Floor of St. Cecilia’s Building.

• Social Hall. The Social Hall serves as a study hall and occasionally an exhibit hall where students showcase their outputs in some of their subjects or organization activities. It is also used for other purposes such as fora, and social functions. It is located at the ground floor of the St. Hildegard Building.

• Amrhein Gallery. The gallery is an exhibit center for SSC Fine Arts students and faculty and for other artists who are invited to display their art works.

• Science Laboratories. There are three Science laboratories: two of them serve the physical sciences, the other one serves the biological sciences which share the laboratory with Physics courses. A research laboratory is provided to students and faculty who conduct experimental research in Biological and Physical Sciences, most especially the BS Biology Thesis students. Each laboratory is equipped with up-to-date, well-maintained and properly functioning equipment. The Science laboratory rooms are spacious for ten groups consisting of two students per group. All are well-ventilated, properly lighted and conform to laboratory standards. The Science laboratories are located at the St. Mechtild Building.

• Food Laboratories. There are two food laboratories to meet the requirements of BS Nutrition and Dietetics and of HRM students of the Institute of Catering Management and Hospitality Technology (I-CATHY). The Food Laboratory 1 is used exclusively by I-CATHY students. It is strategically located between the MaryvilleFoodCenter and the St. Ottilien Building. It is spacious and meets the standards of food laboratories. It can accommodate simultaneous laboratory classes, has state-of-the-art cooking equipment, and has all the utensils needed for small and institutional catering services. An adjacent air-conditioned room serves as the venue for food demonstrations.

• The Food Laboratory 2, which used to be exclusive to Nutrition students, is now shared with I-CATHY students. It is located on the second floor of the St. Mechtild Building. Although smaller in size, the Nutrition Food Laboratory provides adequately the laboratory needs of both the Nutrition and Dietetics and the Catering Management and Hospitality Technology courses. It also houses up-to-date equipment which meet the standards required for food laboratories.

• Mass Communication Audio-Video Laboratory. It is a media-production laboratory that serves primarily Mass Communication students officially enrolled in TV Production, Radio Production and other related subjects. It also serves non-Mass Communication students and other users who need media and audio-visual assistance in meeting their academic requirements such as thesis, reports and documentation.

• Mass Communication Radio Studio. It is the laboratory for Radio Production classes. It has a combination of digital and analog equipment for audio recording and production mix. Totally soundproof, it features separate recording and control booths.

• Mass Communication Television Studio. It is the laboratory for Television Production, and Broadcast News and Public Affairs classes. The Television Studio has a combination of digital and analog equipment for audio­visual recording and production mix. Its separate recording and control booths are soundproof, spacious, and feature a multi-camera setup.

• Mass Communication Mini Post-Production/Editing Room. It is meant for small group post-production work, and has non-linear post-production software. Aside from meeting the needs of Mass Communication students, it also serves the institution in the post-production of audio-visual materials.

• Mass Communication Electronic Newsroom. It is also known as the Cybernook, and is used for classes such as Electronic Newsroom, and Audio-Visual Production. It has 21 new computer units, each loaded with software for post-production and lay-out and design purposes. While it primarily serves Mass Communication students, it is also available to other students.

• Audio-Visual Production Booth. It provides the students, faculty and staff, and the Association of Benedictine Schools (ABS) members an environment for creative learning. The well-equipped production and editing and dubbing booths are used for viewing, recording, and producing audio-visual presentations as well as transferring audio-visual materials to various formats.

• Photography Laboratory. It houses the equipment and chemicals needed by Mass Communication and Fine Arts students for their photography requirements. There are five darkrooms inside the laboratory for the students’ film developing needs. It is located at the St. Mechtild Building, Room M305, otherwise known as the photography laboratory.

• Psychology Laboratory. It is used by Psychology/Guidance and Counseling majors for their Experimental Psychology classes. It houses a big room with three small cubicles. One-way mirrors have been installed so that either the whole class or a small group of students can observe on-going experiments. The room/cubicles are soundproof so that students are not disturbed while conducting their experiments. The laboratory contains a brain and human model, psychological tests, and equipment like television set, VHS/CD-DVD players and video camera.

• Electronic Music Laboratory. It has a state-of-the-art Electronic Music Library with four MIDI workstations, a multi-media projector and stereo equipment that provide students experience in the field of digital music. It trains students how to use the computer in preparing music sequences for recitals, minus one and full orchestration with the added capability of printing notations. Each workstation is equipped with a Pentium computer, Cakewalk software, a pair of micro speakers and a synthesizer. The synthesizer is hooked up to a computer so the user can explore sequencing modes, assign an instrument to track, record a musical sequence, and play the music back. The laboratory uses software that enables students to correct errors, manipulate expressions and process effects such that the computerized music-editing environment oftentimes produces sounds that cannot be achieved manually. It also provides students music notation, a very useful tool in composing and in arranging music scores. SSC’s Electronic Music Library is the first of its kind in music education in the country.

• Recording Studio. It is a laboratory for the AB Music Production classes where techniques for multi-track recording of vocal and instrumental music are studied. It is located at the ground floor of the Friedenshaus.

• The Studios. The studios for Interior Design, Advertising and Painting are used by Fine Arts students. Each studio is air-conditioned and spacious with working tables and chairs designed to suit students’ needs and the requirements of certain art/design subjects. They are housed at Annex B of the St. Mechtild Building.

The College & Graduate School Library

The Main College Library (print and non-print), which supports the school’s thrust and the various departments’ curricular offerings, comprises the Reference and Periodicals Section at the second floor of the Sta. Maria Wing and the General Circulation Section at the Annex A of the St. Mechtild Wing. It houses collections of foreign and local books; periodicals in print, microfilm, and electronic formats; and ephemeral materials like newspaper clippings, brochures, annual reports, pamphlets, announcements, posters, speeches pamphlets and maps. It provides students and professors access to the special collection of musical scores, CDs of the Music Library and to the audio-visual materials of the Audio-Visual Center (AVC) of SSC.

The library’s services include reference or information assistance, instruction in the use of both print and electronic library resources in locating information, preparation of bibliographies on special topics upon request by faculty members, and assistance to faculty members and administrators in identifying and locating current materials in their areas of specialization.

The book database can be accessed through the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue). Indices to scholarly journals and periodicals are in CD-ROM.

Library Resources

Computer Room – It houses computers which the administrators, faculty members, students, and staff of St. Scholastica’s College could use to access the Internet, virtual CDs, article databases, and electronic journals databases. It maintains two (2) printers to service the computers. A member of the library staff is assigned to provide user’s assistance on computer services. 

Discussion Room – It is a venue for students to discuss group research projects. A group is allowed to use the room for one hour only; but this could be extended if no other group is scheduled to use it. A reservation with the library clerk is required prior to using the discussion room.

General Collection Section – It contains a collection of books which may be checked out from the library. It excludes books in the Special Collection section. 

Graduate Library – It is for the exclusive use of students in the SSC Graduate Program. Students are allowed to check out weekly a maximum of five books only, as long as there are no requests for these books from other students. Undergraduate students may use this library only upon request of their professor and with the permission of the College Librarian. However, they may check out one book only. 

Map Collection Section – It contains a collection of local and foreign maps which could be borrowed by faculty members for classroom use upon informing the Reference Librarian.

Periodical Section – It contains newspapers, magazines and professional journals in print, microform, and electronic formats. Current issues of selected periodicals are arranged alphabetically by titles. Back issues of local newspapers are available on microfilm, CD, and DVD format, while some selected journals are available on microfiche. Microreader and printers are available in this section. The section also subscribes to electronic journals database which contains the citation, abstract, and full text of the articles in over 3,000 selected foreign journals. 

To help users identify and locate the articles they need, the section has the following indices to newspaper, magazine and journal articles in print and CD format: 1) the SMI-IC Article Database which indexes the periodical collections of the five participating libraries of the South Manila Inter-institutional Consortium; 2) the Computerized Index to Philippine Periodicals (CIPPA); and 3) the Index to Philippine Periodicals (IPP). 

Reference Section – It contains a collection of reference books such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, almanacs, bibliographies, yearbooks, atlases, and maps. The reference books are for room use only. 

Special Collections

Filipiniana Collection Section – It contains collection of books about the Philippines and its people, written and/ or published by Filipinos. Filipiniana books for reference only are kept in the Reference Section at the Sta. Maria Wing. Filipiniana periodicals can be found at the Periodicals Section.

Women’s Studies Collection Section – It contains a special collection of books that support the Women’s Studies Program of St. Scholastica’s College. The Program is a basic component of the General Education of the College and is a requirement for graduation.

St. Benedict Collection Section – It contains a collection of works in honor of St. Benedict, the twin brother of St. Scholastica.

Bestsellers Collection Section – It contains a collection of fiction books that once appeared on “bestsellers” lists.

Theses Collection-Section – It contains theses of undergraduate and graduate students and some faculty members during the past five years. Copies of theses older than five years are kept at the SSC Archives.

Reserve Books Section – It contains books selected by faculty members who assigned them for reading by their students. The books are shelved in a special section in the Circulation Counter until the end of a semester.

Vertical File Collection Section – It contains a collection of newspaper clippings, pamphlets, brochures, annual reports, bulletins, and pictures which are grouped by subjects and arranged alphabetically in the Reference Section. The collection contains, in general, current information not yet available in published books.

The Music Library

It houses, among other things, a wide collection of scores, books, tapes, piano records, and video tapes. It also serves as a resource center for piano pedagogy. It is located at the ground floor of the School of Music.

Audio-Visual/ Multi-Media Center

It provides technical support to the instructional and research programs of SSC faculty and students. The AVC houses the hardware and software sections that provide audio-visual materials and equipment.




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