Library Policies

  • Annual membership fees apply.
  • A library card is issued to an individual. The Library expects the card to be used only by the person who signed it. The card must be presented by the cardholder to access his or her record. Special situations will be handled on a case-to-case basis.
  • Library materials borrowed from the library shall not be lent to another person. The book must be returned first then checked out by the other person on their own card.
  • The maximum number of items a member may check out at one time is five (5). Books my be checked out for 2 weeks. Film, tapes, magazines may be checked out from 3 days to 2 weeks depending on the policy. Materials marked “Reference” or “In Library Use Only” may not be checked out.
  • Books/Films may be renewed in person or through phone or online (www.ucmlibrary.ws) for another cycle on or before the due date and only if they are not reserved by another member.
  • To avoid fines and fees, please return the materials on time and in good condition.
  • Fines begin on the first day an item is overdue:
    • P2.00 per day per book/magazine
    • P10.00 per day per film/tape
    • Overdue materials or fines may result in restricted borrowing privileges:
    • Fine for lost “Date Due Card” is P15.00 per card. Replacement for lost ID is P50.00.
  • Out-of-hours book return can be done by depositing books (with member identification) in the drop box located at the Library entrance.
  • If a reader finds a book that is unsuitable for the library, an evaluation form may be filled out and returned to the librarian for review and possible pull-out from shelves.