2560 Leon Guinto Street

Singalong, Malate, Manila






Grade School Library

GS Library

GS Library 4The Grade School Library plays a special role in the Grade School. It provides books and other print materials and multi-media resources to meet the instructional needs of the community. These resources are properly manipulated and fully utilized with the expertise of the media librarians and skilled Library staff. It is located at the third floor of the Sta. Maria. 

Service Hours

Regular School Days

Monday to Friday

From 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
(No Noon Break)


From 8:00 am to 12:00 nn

Summer Break

Monday to Friday

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


8:00 am to 12:00 nn

Photocopying Schedule

Monday to Thursday 

1:00 am to 12:00 nn
4:00 pm to 4:30 pm


11:00 am to 12:00 nn
3:00 pm to 4:30 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 4450 & 4451

GS Library Office Head & Staff

Ms. Evangeline Banta
Instructional Media Center Print Coordinator

Ms. Edelina R. Leoparte
Ms. Anne Camille Murakami

 Mrs. Carlyn P. Bacalla 
Ms. Sweetzel Joy Sabangan 
Library Staff 

GS Library 40Control Procedures

• Upon entrance, each student deposits her bag in the shelves provided near the door. Only writing materials may be brought inside the Library.

• Students must also scan her ID in the library monitoring system.

• Likewise, all library clientele are requested to have their books and other materials checked by the librarian/library staff upon exit. 


•  All Library clientele must use her/his school ID in transacting business with the Library.

• General reference books such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, almanacs, etc. are to be used in the Reference Section only.

•  Other reference books such as Bibles, books on etiquette and manners, cookbooks, arts, etc. found in the Reference Section should only be used there.

•  Non-fiction books may be borrowed for 2 days and can be renewed for another 2 days.

•  Fiction and biography books may be borrowed for 1 week and can be renewed for another week.

• Picture books may be borrowed for 2 days. They may also be renewed when still needed by the clientele.

•  Dolls and puppets may be borrowed by students from Kinder to Grade 3 during weekends only.

•  Maps, charts, kits and materials in the Picture Files may be borrowed for classroom use only. 

•   Eating, drinking, playing, sleeping and project-making are strictly prohibited


A fine of Php 1.00 per day will be charged for any material not returned on the due date (inclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and holidays). Only grades 4-6 are required to pay charges of overdues.

Circulation Area
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This is where books and other library materials are loaned out. The Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) and a dictionary type of card catalog are available for client’s use.

Children’s Area
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This is intended for the Kinder to Grade 3 students. It houses all picture books and children’s reference materials. Caldecott-award winning books are also based here. Its best features are the comfortable, colorful sofa set, the realia of Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Nick Jr. character Dora the Explorer. It can accommodate 45 students or one class.

Reference Section
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It houses updated reference resources like encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, yearbooks, atlases, directories, etc.  It has a seating capacity of up to 56 students. 

Vertical Files

These are pamphlets, clippings, brochures and other similar ephemeral materials maintained to answer brief questions or provide information not easily located in books.  These are located in the Reference Section.

Reading Area
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It houses the general collection of books (books on generalities to history and biographies).  Issues of children’s journals and periodicals can also be found here. It can accommodate up to 45 students.

Filipiniana Section
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Books written by Filipino authors and about the Philippines, as well as books published in the Philippines are found here.

Fiction Section
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Home reading books (including Newbery award-winning books and classic books) are found here.  A comfortable reading area is also provided here. 

Periodicals Area
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Bound periodicals for children are shelved here.

Faculty Section
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Professional books, journals, periodicals, manuals and guide books for teachers’ instructional needs and professional growth are stationed here.

Technical Services


This is a working area where books are technically processed: collating, stamping, accessioning, classifying and cataloging.

Reading Center


This has a rich collection of books labeled with lexile which allows more free reading activity according to the lexile level of each student. It is located at the Schrader Hall (second floor of the Sta. Maria Building).


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These are archival collections located near the Ethnic Collection.

Indigenous Collection
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Authentic materials such as costumes and accessories, etc. are displayed in the Library.

Phyllis Tiongco Collection
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These are personal collections on Humanities and other related subjects bequeathed by Mrs. Phyllis Tiongco to the Grade School Library. This is located in the Reference Section of the Library.

Live Pets

There are fishes in bowls and aquariums.

Photo Collection

These are photos of school productions and activities.

Production Material

These are production books and souvenir programs of school activities and play productions. 

Lay-Away Books

These are books which can be bought on an installment basis.

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