UPIS Library Orientation

Miss Teresita D. Santos
-Head Librarian

UPIS Library Staff
Mrs. Imelda M. Bulosan
Mrs. Virginia F. Cordero
Mrs. Ma. Filipina R. Dipol
Mr. Rhoderick M. Dipol
Mrs. Leovina Z. Zamora

Floor Plan:


The U.P. Integrated High School Library houses a growing collection of approximately 22,876 volumes of books and other materials such as pamphlets, periodicals, clippings and maps. It is located at the center of the school campus and it consists of two reading rooms. It serves you and your teachers from 8:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. The library operates mainly on an open-shelf system where borrowers have free and direct access to the books on the shelves, and a closed-shelf system for periodicals and reserve materials limited to room/overnight use only.

Services offered include:
1. Readers Services
a. Circulation
b. Reserve
2. Computer-Based Information Services
a. Internet
3. Reference Services
a. Library Orientation
b. Assistance to Readers
c. Compilation of selected bibliographic
4. Intra-loan Services

Materials in your library have been carefully selected by both the faculty and your school librarian and properly organized by the library staff. The ability to use these effectively is one of the most valuable habits you can develop during your stay in the U.P. Integrated school.


It consists of the library users who avail themselves the use of the various library resources such as books, periodicals, pamphlets, maps, etc.

The following may enter and use the library:

a) Administrative Officials
b) Faculty Members
c) Non-academic Personnel
d) Bonafide Students

A registered U.P. Integrated School students may use the library upon presentation of a duly countersigned U.P. Identification Card.

Organization of Materials:

a. DDC

The books in your library are classified using the Dewey Decimal Classification System. This system was devised by Melvin Dewey. He divided the whole field of knowledge into ten classes and assigned each class one hundred as follows:

000-099 - General Works (Encyclopedia, Bibliographies)
100-199 - Philosophy and Psychology
200-299 - Religion and Mythology
300-399 - Social Sciences (Economics, Government, Law)
400-499 - Language (Dictionaries, Grammar)
500-599 - Pure Sciences (Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics)
600-699 - Applied Sciences (Technology, Medicine, Engineering)
700-799 - The Arts (Painting, Music, Sports)
800-899 - Literature (Poetry, Plays)
900-999 - History (Geography, Travel, Biography)

The purpose of a classification system is to organize and arrange books and materials so that they can be found easily and quickly. Throughout the history of books and libraries, the most satisfactory method of classifying library materials has been by subject. Before books can be placed in a subject group, all subjects must be organized into major classes and these major classes must be sub-divided into many related classes. Each class must be assigned a notation symbol so that all books which cover a particular subject will have the same number.

A book is classified according to the subject matter it covers and is given the number in the classification schedule, which stands for that subject. The class number for Ancient History is 930; since many books are written on that subject, it is necessary to have a means of distinguishing one book about Ancient History from another books on the same subject. This distinction is made by assigning an author number as well as class number. Example: Ancient History by Allen Cable.

930 Class number
C11 Author number

The table from which the author number is taken was developed by Charles A. Cutter. The Cutter table assigns certain numerals, used decimally to letters of the alphabet.

b. Biographies

A significant exception to the rule of arranging books on the same subject or with the same classification alphabetically by author is in the case of biographies. The biography section of the library includes biographies or books written about individuals as well as autobiographies written about themselves. These books are assigned the number 92 and are arranged alphabetically by the name of the person written about.

c. Fiction

Although no class number is used for books of fiction (novels) they are grouped together and arranged on the shelves alphabetically by the author's last name. Your library indicates a book of fiction by the letter F placed over the author's initial and number.

e.g. Alexander, Lloyd F
The El Dorado Adventure A376e

d. Non-book Materials

Non-book materials and vertical files such as newspaper clippings, brochures, mimeographed materials are found at the Reserve Section. For specific location and arrangement of these materials, you may request your librarian or the staff on duty for assistance.


The Card Catalog
In order to facilitate the search for a book in the library, the first step is to consult the card catalog. It is conveniently located at the entrance of the Circulation Reading Room. It is a divided card catalog consisting of two parts: the author-title catalog and the subject catalog.


A. Reference Books

The collection is located at the Circulation Reading Room. It consists of dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, handbooks, manuals, and other publications, which a researcher can consult for specific or general information. These are for Room Use Only and can only be taken out for xeroxing within the campus.

B. Circulating and Home Reading Books

These books may be taken out for home reading or use outside the library. These are readily accessible to students in open shelves.

Each student may borrow 5 books at any one time. The loan period is generally for two (2) weeks, renewable for another two weeks, if no other borrower needs the same book.

C. Reserve Books

The Reserve Book Collection consists of textbooks and collateral reading materials and xeroxed copies recommended by faculty members for their assigned readings. These books are for Room Use Only for a period of two hours if in demand, and may also be borrowed for Overnight Use.

Borrowing Reserve Books for Room Use:

1) Ask for book by the author and title
2) Get book card from the staff and fill out name, grade and
3) Give the book card to the staff and present ID for
4) Get the book from the staff

Borrowing Reserve Books for Overnight Use:

1) Make a reservation at the Reserve Section in the morning
2) Present reservation slip to claim your reservation
3) Follow borrowing procedures for Reserve Books for Room Use
4) Overnight books are issued from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. daily except
when classes have been shortened or suspended. Reserve
books are issued earlier than the usual schedule.

D. Periodicals

Magazines, journals and other similar publications both foreign and local are called "periodicals". These are published every week, every month, every two months, etc. Magazines or periodicals are important sources of a vast variety of information. They are usually indexed alphabetically by titles and are on closed shelves. Periodicals are for Room Use Only and may be taken out within the campus only.

E. Vertical File

The vertical file is composed of ephemeral materials such as brochures, pamphlets, clippings, leaflets, etc. which often have information you cannot get easily from books. These materials are for Room Use Only. To borrow vertical file materials:

1. Consult the vertical file index on cards with the card catalog.
2. Upon finding the subject in the index, request for the vertical file envelope from the Reserve Section.


1. Identification Card

A countersigned ID is your permit to use the library. It must be shown each time you enter the library and whenever you check out library materials.

The card is non-transferable and may not be used except by the owner. IDs presented by any person other than the owner shall be confiscated and the person misusing it shall be subject to disciplinary action.

Torn and mutilated ID cards are not honored and should be replaced by a new one or re-jacketed.

2. Borrower's Card

A borrower's card is issued to all library users (students, faculty members and employees of the University) to enable them to borrow library materials for home reading. This card together with a countersigned ID must be presented each time library book is borrowed or returned. It is also presented when applying for library clearance.

A student borrower's card/ID is good only for the semester it is issued/countersigned.

3. Fines

a) For Circulation Books kept beyond date due, the fine is P 1.00/day including Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.

b) For Reserve Books returned after 8:30 a.m. the fine is .50/hour; when returned the following day, it is P 5.00/day.

c) Any student who fails to return a reference book, vertical files, and xeroxing of RUO materials.

1st offense - one-week suspension
2nd offense - one-month suspension
3rd offense - suspension of library privileges for 1 sem.

4. Lost Books

Any book lost by a borrower must be reported to the librarian immediately otherwise fine will continue to be computed daily and added to the cost of the book. A lost book may either be paid or replaced after a month it was reported lost.

A lost book must be paid according to the value determined by the librarian or replace with the same title with additional processing fee of P 10.00) and the accrued fines.

Replacement for a lost book must have the same or much latest edition, or an approved equivalent.

5. Mutilation / Vandalism

The library materials are school properties. They are intended for use by all members of the community, hence, care and maintenance of these are necessary.

Library users are therefore/ prohibited from making any writing on books, periodicals, pamphlets, tables, chairs and other properties of the library. They are also cautioned against tearing page from any library materials.

Anybody caught mutilating or vandalizing library materials will be suspended from using the library for the whole semester.

6. Proper Conduct in the library

Proper conduct is expected of all library users. Unnecessary noise, loud conversations, eating and smoking in the library is strictly prohibited. The Head Librarian has the discretion with regards to violations of the provision on proper conduct.

Punishments imposed can be suspension of library privileges for a period of two (2) weeks or less.

a) Students must fall in line at service points in order to ensure fair and speedy service.
b) All library users are expected to show their books and bags as they leave the library. Please do not wait to be asked. This is the normal procedure in an "open-shelf" library management.
c) Playing of parlor games (such as chess, cards, etc.) and using cellphones within the library premises are strictly prohibited.

7. Neglect to Settle Library Accounts

A student who refuses or fails to settle outstanding library accounts shall:
a) not be allowed to register
b) not be permitted to use the library
c) not receive honorable dismissal
from the university

8. Violation or infraction of the rules and regulations of the library shall not be excused on the pleas of ignorance.

Please feel free to seek the staff of either the school librarian or the library staff for any difficulties you may encounter in your use of the library. Submit your reference questions, suggestions or set research consultation.

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