LIBRARY

About the CSWCD Library

The College of Social Work and Community Development Library opened in the first semester of the academic year 1972-1973. The library was then located at the Pavilion 2 Room 26 of the then Institute of Social Work and Community Development building. Its  collection included 2,168 volumes of books, 121 pamphlets, 134 volumes of bound periodicals, 43 volumes of thesis and 21 serial titles. It was manned by one full time library staff who was assisted by four part time assistants.  (Zenaida M. Galang, Evaluation of the collection of the Institute of Social Work and Community Development Library, University of the Philippines. Unpublished thesis, UP Diliman, 1981)

Presently, the Library is located at the Ground Floor of the College of Social Work and Community Development Building. Its holdings has grown to include 18,000+ volumes of books, electronic databases, 355 volumes of theses and dissertations, print and electronic periodicals, audio-visual materials, vertical files and various special collections. The library is managed by a head librarian detailed from the University Library who is assisted by three full time staff.

The CSWCD Library serves to the fullest extent possible to the programs of the College of Social Work and Community Development, implement the purposes of the general programs and support its specific educational objectives with the needed resources, facilities and services.

Mission

“To provide access to the library resources, facilities and services needed by the members of the higher education community for the successful pursuit of academic programs.” (CSWCD Manual of Operations, February 2015 Final Version)

Vision

To be recognized as the premier academic and research library in the region in terms of library resources and quality of information services. (Citizen’s Charter 2016, University Library Diliman)

Goals

The CSWCD Library aims to:

  • Meet the legitimate needs and demands of all their patrons, specifically the faculty and students;
  • To stimulate and encourage students to develop lifelong habits of good reading, study and research;
  • To provide library materials adequate for the clientele’s needs and purposes and making them easily accessible to patrons;
  • To develop a live and growing collection of books, periodicals, pamphlets, multimedia materials and other resources which are carefully selected and developed based on the philosophy and objectives of the college, the nature of the curriculum, the needs for research materials and the range of services required by the users;
  • To provide our students with access to research databases and online publications subscribed to by the University Library and ensure that they could explore, discover and avail the innovations in information and communication technology to become effective users of information and ideas.

Rules and Regulations

Library Users

  • Students who are currently enrolled, regular Faculty, Research, Extension and Professional Staff (REPS) and Administrative Staff of UP may use the library upon presentation of a valid ID issued by the University.
    • UP Alumni and former Faculty and Staff may use the library upon presentation of a valid ID and proof of former UP status.
  • Government researchers must present a letter from the head of their agency requesting privilege to use the library, and their office ID. They may be allowed to use the library free of charge up to five (5) days per semester. Beyond five days they will be assessed library fees. Government researchers are assessed as follows: ₱20.00 per day; ₱00 per semester; ₱300.00 per midyear.
  • Private researchers, graduate and undergraduate students from other schools may use the library upon presentation of a valid office or school ID and referral letter from the office’s or school’s Head Librarian. Graduate students and private researchers are assessed as follows: ₱00 per day; ₱450.00 per semester; ₱350.00 per midyear.

Use of Library Resources

The CSWCD Library collection consists mainly of books, pamphlets, periodicals on social work, community development, women and development studies, social development and other related fields. Other collections such as the vertical file materials, theses and dissertations, and newspapers are maintained to supplement the book and periodical collections. The library also holds copies of the college publications, annual reports, Open University materials related to the field and student papers.

  • Regular circulation books are placed on open shelves. These are freely accessible to library users and may be borrowed for two weeks.
  • Reserve books are textbooks and collateral materials recommended by faculty members as required reading for courses and for the shared use of all students enrolled in these courses. These materials are also placed on open shelves and are strictly for ROOM USE ONLY.
  • Reference books are general materials such as encyclopedia, handbooks, dictionaries, bibliographies, indexes and others which fall under the same category. These materials are strictly for ROOM USE ONLY.

Both reference and circulation books are placed on open shelves arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification Scheme. Reserve books are also placed on open shelves arranged alphabetically according to the author or title of an edited book.

Registration for Library Privileges

Bona fide members of the University who register for library privileges shall be required to obtain the following:

  • Student identification card valid for the current semester; or,
  • Faculty/Staff identification card or appointment papers;
  • Active UP WebMail account; and,
  • Library clearance

Borrowing Privileges

  • Undergraduate students may borrow five (5) circulation books.
  • Graduate students may borrow ten (10) circulation books.
    • Circulation books may be borrowed for two (2) weeks during the semester and one (1) week during midyear. These can be renewed only once on the due date.
  • Faculty members may borrow ten (10) circulation books for one (1) month. They may also borrow serials (except current issue) for one (1) week. Said materials can be renewed only once on the due date.
  • REPS may borrow ten (10) circulation books for two (2) weeks. Administrative staff may borrow five (5) circulation books for two (2) weeks. These are renewable only once on the due date.
  • Alumni, former faculty and staff of UP, government researchers, private researchers and students from other schools have Library Room-Use privileges.

Fees

Internet

  • UP students – use Internet and Computer Usage Card (Pink Card)
  • UP students without Pink Card – ₱20/hour*
  • Non-UP/Alumni – ₱20/hour*

Use of Personal Equipment (Energy Fee) 

  • UP students – ₱20.00/hour*
  • Non-UP/Alumni – ₱20.00/hour*

*a fraction is considered an hour

Print-outs

  • Black
    UP students – ₱5.00/page
    Non-UP/Alumni – ₱5.00/page
  • Colored
    UP students – ₱20.00/page
    Non-UP/Alumni – ₱30.00/page

Fines

Any person who fails to return borrowed library materials on its due date or after recall shall pay a fine of ₱2.00 a day per book, exclusive of Sundays and holidays.

Loss of Library Resources

Loss of Reserve / Circulation Book. Any person who loses or fails to return a book within seven (7) days after due date or recall shall either replace it with the same title, or pay its current replacement value, or replace it within thirty (30) days with another title to be selected by the librarian. In all cases, the borrower shall pay a fine equivalent to 50% of the cost of the book.

Loss of Periodical.  Any person who loses or fails to return a periodical after recall shall either replace it with the same title and issue number within thirty (30) days or pay its current replacement value, and pay a fine equivalent to 50% of the cost of the periodical.

In case the lost library material is found, a fine of ₱2.00 per day is computed from the date due until date of return. However, it must not exceed the current value of the material. If the current value cannot be assessed, the acquisition cost is determined plus 50%.

Falsification and Use of Someone Else’s Identification Card

  • Any person who falsifies the ID card will be suspended from the University for not more than one semester after due process.

  • Any person who uses an ID card or borrower’s card not his own shall have his library privileges be suspended for not more than one semester.


Library Services and Facilities

  • Readers’ Services
  • Inter-library loan
  • Reference and Research Assistance
  • Library Orientations
  • Bibliographic Services
  • Internet Access
  • Photocopying services

Library Collections

 

Circulation Books

  • Foreign
  • Filipiniana
  • New Books / Acquisition
  • Women’s Studies (Foreign)
  • Women’s Studies (Filipiniana)

Reserve Books

  • Regular Reserve
  • DSD Materials

Reference

Periodicals

Theses and Dissertations

Community Based Coastal Resource Management (CBCRM) Collection

Research and Extension for Development Office (REDO) Collection

Faculty and Staff Publications

Student Papers

Vertical Files

Audio-Visual Materials


Library Staff

Ms. Soledad J. Fonseca

College Librarian IV

Jo-Ann G. Golfo

Support Staff

Fe H. Ticzon

Support Staff

Michelle Olivia M. Cinco

Support Staff


Library Hours

Tuesday to Friday:
8:00am – 6:00pm
Monday and Saturday:
8:00am – 5:00pm

– No Noon Break
– Closed during Sundays and Holidays


Contact Us

Contact Details

CSWCD Library
Magsaysay Avenue, Brgy. U.P. Campus, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines
(02) 981-8500 local 4104

Contact the Library Online

cswcdakalatan@gmail.com
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FAQs

Who are allowed to use the library

The following patrons may use the library resources subject to existing Library rules and regulations:

  • Students who are currently enrolled, Faculty members, Research, Extension and Professional Staff (REPS) and Administrative Staff of the university may use the library upon presentation of a valid ID issued by the University.
  • Members of the Board of Regents and Officials of the University;
  • Visiting scholars with university appointments;
  • Cross-registrants from other colleges and universities and special students;
  • Members of the Order of Oblation; and
  • Non-members of the university such as the following: UP alumni, former faculty and students honorably discharged from the university, students from other colleges and universities and researchers from government/private institutions.

How many books can I borrow?

  • Undergraduate students may borrow five (5) circulation books.
  • Graduate students may borrow ten (10) circulation books.
    • Circulation books may be borrowed for two (2) weeks during the semester and one (1) week during midyear. These can be renewed only once on the due date.
  • Faculty members may borrow ten (10) circulation books for one (1) month. They may also borrow serials (except current issue) for one (1) week. Said materials can be renewed only once on the due date.
  • REPS may borrow ten (10) circulation books for two (2) weeks. Administrative staff may borrow five (5) circulation books for two (2) weeks. These are renewable only once on the due date.
  • Alumni, former faculty and staff of UP, government researchers, private researchers and students from other schools have Library Room-Use privileges.

What happens if I fail to return the book on the due date?

Any person who fails to return a borrowed library material on its due date or after recall shall pay a fine of ₱2.00 a day per book, exclusive of Sundays and holidays.

What do I need to do when I lose a library material?

In case a library material is lost, the borrower is given the following options:

  • replacement by a good photocopy of the same title,
  • replacement by another title to be approved by the faculty/librarian,
  • payment of the material’s current value plus 50% of the cost of the material.

In case the lost library material is found, a fine of ₱2.00 per day is computed from the date due until date of return. However, it must not exceed the current value of the material. If the current value cannot be assessed, the acquisition cost is determined plus 50%.


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