The DBC Library Vision and Mission
The Don Bosco College Library is a recognized learning center offering varied information sources both print and non-print, where every user’s needs and interests are met, helping them develop into an information literate person and learner, and a responsible citizen.
We commit to SERVE and to SUPPORT the educational programs of the College, promote the value of reading, respond to the needs of all users with accurate and friendly service, and to develop the Library into a facility with full and equal access to its resources.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
- To select and acquire materials for instruction and research.
- Organize and classify these materials for effective use by cataloguing and classification, indexing, and binding.
- Provide the facilities and equipment that will make the effective use of such materials and resources possible.
- Provide individual and/or group assistance to readers for the effective use of the resources and facilities.
- Establish linkages with other libraries, especially Don Bosco schools’ libraries for resource sharing.
TYPES OF COLLECTION
The Don Bosco College – Canlubang Library is maintaining and organizing the following types of collection.
- Reference Collection composed of general encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, almanacs & yearbooks, and other publications containing general information.
- Reserve Collection composed of standard textbooks and other sources used in collection with other courses offered, and which are readily available when needed.
- Circulation Books collection composed of sources that satisfy the general reading function of the Library and supplements the textbooks collection.
- Serials Collection composed of daily newspapers, magazines, journals, pamphlets acquired through subscription and as gifts.
- Dissertations, Theses, Modules, and Special Research Projects collection written by Don Bosco College students and Salesians.
- Salesianity collection composed of all publications pertaining to St. John Bosco and the Salesian congregation.
- Filipiniana collection composed of all resources published on or about the Philippines.
- Non-book collection composed of multimedia materials.
- Grade School collection composed of books and other instructional materials for the elementary grades.
DBC Library Services
The Don Bosco College Library services its students, faculty, and other clientele through the following service categories.
- Reference Service
- Circulation Service
- Reserve Service
- Periodicals Service
- Multimedia Service
- Internet Service
POLICY ON VISITING RESEARCHERS
Access and on-premise use of the Library is allowed under the following guidelines:
- Present a school or office ID and a referral letter from their Librarian in the case of students, and from the office head in the case of office workers. Members of the alumni must present a current alumni card issued by the Don Bosco Alumni Association.
- A maximum of four students will be accepted at a time.
- No visiting students will be accepted on examination days and semestral breaks.
- All materials are for Room Use only. Photocopying may be allowed on selected materials only.
- Use of theses, modules, and special research projects is not allowed.
- Use of resources does not include access to the Internet and audio-visual materials.
- Chaperons are not allowed inside the Library.
TAYLOR AND FRANCIS ONLINE (E-JOURNAL DIRECT ACCESS)
NOTE: The Taylor and Francis E-Journal link can only be access fully inside the campus premises. Students may have full access on the title “Technology, Pedagogy and Education”
OUR LAY MISSION PARTNERS IN LIBRARY
Ms. Seony S. San Buenaventura, MALS
Ms. Veronica A. Bolos
The Library is open from
Monday to Friday
from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturdays (on request)