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Borrowing Policies

Validated AdZU ID must be presented at the Circulation Desk of the Library to check out library materials. 


  • General Collection Books (CO): Three (3) days renewable for another three (3) days, unless wanted by another user.
  • Fiction (CO-F): One (1) week, renewable for another week, unless wanted by another user.
  • Reserved Books (Res): These books are kept in the Circulation Section (3rd Floor) of Fr. Jose T Bacatan SJ Library.  You may use these materials for one hour at a time, within the library only.  Extension for additional hour is granted, if there is no prior request by another user.  Overnight checkout may be permitted, if you checkout the material near closing time.
Maximum Number of Books that may be Checked Out
  • Senior High School Students:  three (3) books at a time.
  • Undergraduate Students: three (3) books at a time.
  • Graduate Students: five (5) books at a time.
The following types of materials are read only within the library premises:
  • General references such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, almanac, yearbook and the like;
  • Art books;
  • Special Collection;
  • Filipiniana materials;
  • Theses/Dissertation;
  • Periodicals;
  • Non-print materials (video tapes, sides, microfiche); and
  • Electronic materials (DVDs, VCD, CD-ROMS, VHS).
Fines and Other Penalties

For overdue books, the following fines are imposed:

  • General Collection, American Corner collection both Fiction and Non-fiction P5.00 / day excluding Sundays and holidays
  • Reserved Books P5.00 for the first day and P1.00 per hour for the succeeding days, including Saturday, if this is a service day.