Academic Programs

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Library Services



The services of St. Paul University Quezon City (SPUQC) Library are geared to supplement and support the various programs of the Academic Division.


To provide a wide range of excellent information resources and services to support learning, instruction, research and scholarship in the university.


The University Library aspires to be a leading information resource center vital to the attainment of the University’s vision/mission of academic excellence and the creation of a community of well-informed advocates of social transformation for the advancement of the local, national, and global society.


  • To be supportive to the mission of teaching and research services of the school by developing a strong library collection.
  • To be able to select, organize, and provide access to information resources wherever and whenever they are needed.
  • To be able to promote the use of the collection and other information resources by creating an environment that is conducive to learning through excellent service and facilities.
  • To be the best academic resource center by way of providing the best information sources to its clientele and ensuring their availability anytime.
  • To develop and maintain appropriate physical and technological infrastructures.
  • To recruit, hire, train and retrain library staff who are committed to service, innovation, and information literacy.



FACULTY & STAFF: Two weeks loan period; overdue fine: PhP5.00 a day/book (excluding Sunday and Holidays)

STUDENTS: Three (3) days loan period; overdue fine: PhP5.00 a day/book (excluding Sunday and Holidays)


FACULTY, STAFF & STUDENTS: Overnight use only from 3:30pm-9:00am; overdue fine: PhP5.00 per hour/book (excluding Sunday and Holidays)


FACULTY & STAFF: Two weeks loan period; overdue fine: PhP5.00 a day/book (excluding Sunday and Holidays)

STUDENTS: Three (3) days loan period; overdue fine: PhP5.00 a day/book (excluding Sunday and Holidays)

*Faculty & staff are entitled to borrow a maximum of six (6) books at a time.

*Students are entitled to borrow a maximum of five (5) books at a time.


FACULTY & STAFF: Overnight use only but materials may be renewed if needed for an extended period for class use for the faculty. An overdue fine of 10.00 a day/material will be charged.

STUDENTS: For viewing in the library only. For use in activities, the materials may be borrowed only upon presentation of a referral from the teacher concerned.


If a patron loses or damages a library book, he should report the loss to the librarian immediately.

The cost due is the replacement cost of the material, plus P100.00 processing fee.

The cost of out-of-print books will be the current market value of the book, or a similar book, as determined from standard library price guides.


Suspension of library privileges for one (1) month or one (1) semester depending on the gravity of the offense.

Who may use the University Library?

  • All registered and bona fide students of the university
  • Full-time and part-time faculty members
  • Non-teaching staff
  • Administrative and academic officials of the university
  • Alumni
  • Visiting researchers with referral letter


Types: Print, Audio-visual (CDs, VCDs), Electronic (CD-Rom, online) and Multimedia

Reference: Information sources that provide quick access to quick information which may be general or specialized in scope. These include encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, almanacs, geographical and biographical sources, handbooks, manuals, bibliographies and indexes. These can be found at the Reference Section.
Supplementary references: Information sources that supplement required readings in a variety of subjects to support research and broaden knowledge. These can be found at the Circulation Section.
AV Materials: Included in the collection are AV materials such as CDs, DVDs, Video recordings and Sound recordings which will aide in the learning of students in all levels.

These can be found at the Instructional Media Center.

Online Database:


ProQuest 5000™ is one of the most comprehensive multidisciplinary databases available online. ProQuest 5000 is an extensive general reference resource providing access to over 10,200 publications, with more than 6,020 of those in full text. The millions of articles in ProQuest 5000 give users access to nearly all the ProQuest® periodical databases.

With ProQuest 5000, users find all types of information included in the following combined databases:


ProQuest Accounting & Tax Database™

ProQuest Banking Information Source™

Pharmaceutical News Index®

ProQuest Asian Business and Reference™

ABI/INFORM Dateline®

ProQuest Newsstand™

ProQuest Research Library™

ProQuest Education Journals™

ProQuest Telecommunications™

ProQuest Computing™

ProQuest Career & Technical Education™

ProQuest Religion™

Philippine E-Journals : an expanding collection of academic journals that are made accessible globally through a single Web-based platform.
Zinio Electronic Magazines : the ultimate app lication for magazine lovers, with digital magazines for iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac & PC.
Recreational, popular and fiction materials: For leisurely reading selected to meet the interests of the library’s clientele and to broaden their exposure to non-curricular pursuits. These can be found at the Circulation Section.
Serials: Periodicals, journals, magazines, newspapers, annuals, general or specialized in scope, for current and scholarly information. These can be found at the Periodicals Section, including online journals and magazines.
Filipiniana: A special collection of materials about the Philippines which can be found at the Filipiniana Section.

Theses: (Undergraduate) Feasibility and case studies of students which can be found at the Reference Section.

The Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) provides access to the collections of the Library. Use the OPAC to find books, periodicals, AV materials and other library holdings.


  • Individual/Group Orientation
  • Instruction in the efficient use of the library’s print and non-print information sources
  • Assistance in identifying and locating information
  • Bibliographic Assistance
  • Photocopying


  • Library users are not allowed to use the ID of other patrons to enter the library and borrow library materials.
  • Students are expected to avoid loud conversations in order to maintain an environment conducive to study and research.
  • Eating, drinking, sleeping, defacing library furniture, writing on the walls and tables are prohibited.
  • Electronic gadgets such as cell phones, alarms, etc. should be turned off or put in silent mode.
  • Cell phone conversations should be done outside the library.
  • Courtesy to library personnel, other library users should always be maintained.
  • Photocopying, taking digital snap shots of theses, case studies and feasibility studies are strictly prohibited.
  • Library tables are good for 4 persons only. Users are prohibited from moving chairs to other tables.
  • Library users should not leave any valuables unattended. The library will not be held responsible for the loss of personal belongings of clients.
  • The library staff reserves the right to: 1) ask users to leave the library if they are inappropriately dressed; 2) causing disturbance and; 3) remove any book, file, bag, food, or any other personal belongings left on the reading tables.
  • Students and faculty members are required to secure clearance from the library one week before the end of each semester/summer. Once the library clientele has been cleared, he/she will not be allowed to borrow books for outside use. He/she may only use the materials within the library premises.
  • A faculty member may bring her class to the library for class research provided that they inform the library two (2) days in advance.
  • The teacher should accompany the class during research to ensure proper behavior
  • Use of the library reading area should be for study and research activities, not for lectures and group discussions.
  • A separate Discussion Room is available for group research projects.


Mr. Enrique M. Gungon Jr.
University Librarian
Ms. Maecy Espiritu
Technical Services Librarian
Ms. Syra Artista
Library Assistant
Ms. Anecita Carmen
Library Aide
Ms. Pearl Valdez
Basic Education, Library Assistant
Mr. Edgardo Marquez
Electronic Services


Basic Education Library
Mondays to Fridays
7:30 am to 5:00 pm

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

College Library
Mondays to Fridays
7:00 am to 6:00 pm

7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Contact Numbers:

726-7986 to 88 local 126/179

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