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Library Services

Marikina Polytechnic College Library endeavors to provide the needs of the students and faculty through efficient management of its resources and systematic library services. Teaching and non-teaching personnel and students within and outside this college can utilize all available resources as they abide by library policies.

1. Library Collections

  • Books
    • Circulation Books and Filipiniana books can be borrowed for overnight use provided that there are multiple copies and there is no great demand on its
    • Reference books, Reserved books, and Supplementary Reading Materials are for room use only but may be
    • Fiction books may be borrowed for five (5) days and renewable provided there is no prior reservation request that was made by another library
  • Periodicals
    • Newspapers, magazines, journals, and other leisure reading collections are for room use only. Photocopy of maximum of two (2) titles at a time is allowed.
  • Theses and Dissertations
    • Theses and dissertations are for room use only. A separate compilation of the title pages and their abstracts are allowed for photocopy.
  • Audio Visual Materials
    • CD Roms may be borrowed for classroom use by presenting a letter of request at least one day before its date of use.  

2. Services

  • A. Current Awareness Services
    Students, faculty, and other followers of the Marikina Polytechnic College Library Facebook page are being updated on every related and significant event about the MPC Library and the community. Memos, announcements, reminders, and updates are posted on Bulletin Boards.
  • B. Reader's Advisory Services
    This is extended to the faculty and students doing research or independent studies. It is primarily intended to assist library clienteles in gathering needed library materials and references easily. Researchers may freely approach the librarian anytime for help, advice, and assistance.
  • C. One-to-one Instruction
    Librarians and staff, as well as the student assistants, are trained to explain the library procedures especially for those who are unfamiliar with the library procedures and other reference tools.
  • D. Orientation
    Librarians conduct the library orientation for each section of the freshmen college and senior high school students every first semester of the academic year.
  • E. Database Searching
    Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), Serials, and Vertical Files are available through the MyRDA+ software.
  • F. E-services
    Students may browse the internet for free at the Internet Resource Section. Initial length of computer use is 30 minutes and can be extended depending on the number of students waiting reflected in the IRS logbook.
    E-resources section provides links to various sources of e-books, e-journals, e-newspaper, e-references, Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) of other colleges and universities, and Philippine e-library. MPC Library e-resources can be accessed in any computer with internet access through
    STARBOOKS (Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosks) which contains thousands of digitized science and technology resources in various formats (text and video/ audio) can also be accessed for free, one user at a time.
  • G. Referrals and Linkages
    Referral letters to other libraries are issued upon request which is generally signed by the Head Librarian.
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