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Downtown Campus

American Corner
  07:30 AM - 08:00 PM

Bonk's Library
  07:30 AM - 08:00 PM

Buttenbruch Hall
  07:30 AM - 08:00 PM MON-FRI
07:30 AM - 05:00 PM SAT

Law Library
  08:00 AM - 08:00 PM

van Gansewinkel Hall
  08:00 AM - 08:00 PM MON-FRI
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM SAT

North Campus

Basic Education Library
  07:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Northon Hall
  08:00 AM - 12:00 NN
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

South Campus

Education Library
  07:30 AM - 06:30 PM M-F
08:00 AM - 05:30 PM SAT

Basic Education Libraries
  07:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Buchcik Hall
  07:30 AM - 06:30 PM M-F
08:00 AM - 05:30 PM SAT

Talamban Campus

Hoeppener Hall
  07:30 AM - 07:30 PM MON-FRI
07:30 AM - 05:00 PM SAT

  07:30 AM - 06:00 PM MON-SAT

Rigney Hall
  07:30 AM - 07:30 PM MON-FRI
07:30 AM - 12:00 NN SAT

van Engelen AV Room
  07:30 AM - 04:30 PM MON-SAT


Welcome Message from the Director

The Librarians and Library Staff are glad to welcome you dear users to the Library System for AY 2016-2017.

It is our commitment to ensure that the library environment is welcoming and a place where every Carolinian can learn independently and can collaborate with classmates, peers and mentors. We are continually partnering with the faculty to strengthen users’ information literacy skills. As an academic support unit, we take our responsibility to heart to support quality teaching-learning, research and community extension. We encourage you to please take advantage of the growing online, electronic and printed resources and the innovative user focused services. Your librarians will assist you in your continued quest for information.

Come and explore your libraries where treasures of information are overwhelming. Your competent librarians await your visit, welcome and feel at home.

Maxie Doreen Leva-Cabarron, MSLS
Director of Libraries

Overview of the Library System

As an information resource center, the USC Library System provides information resources and services responsive to the curricular and research needs of all sectors. It supports the goal-directed thrusts of the University of San Carlos.

In the system are 15 libraries, 5 AV Centers, central acquisitions and cataloging units supervised by professional and PRC licensed librarians located in the four campuses of the University. The computer room in the office of the Director of Libraries is the technology nerve center of the Library System. The Library System operates on the concept of participative and values-based management reflective of the University’s Mission and Vision, guided by its Slogan: Customer First and Always.

Mandate of the Unit

Efficient, effective and cohesive work performance of all units in the system is anchored on its main function as provider of information resources and services responsive to the needs of all the university sectors relative to curriculum and research. Specifically, the System’s main function is carried out through an efficient system of selection, procurement, organization and dissemination of library resources to end-users by competent, committed library information professionals and staff.

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