The LRC aims to:
- Instruct students in the effective and efficient use of the LRC and its materials;
- Supports the school’s educational programs by providing appropriate educational materials and services to both faculty and students;
- Deliver quality services by collecting and organizing books and other materials such as periodicals, vertical files and audio-visual or A-V materials relevant to the curricular programs and organizing them for quick access;
- Improve access to the collection through its computerized bibliographical services;
- Keep pace with the trends brought by information technology through its Internet facilities;
- Provide physical facilities and equipment that will make possible the most effective use of A–V materials in coordination with the staff assigned at the A–V materials and Storage Room; and
- Coordinate with other libraries in the community.
To accomplish the specific objectives earlier mentioned, Lipa City Colleges Learning Resource Center offers the following services:
- Orientation and Bibliographic Instruction
The Librarians conduct formal and informal orientation for all first year and transferees every start of the school year to acquaint and assist new users regarding library facilities and services. In depth instruction in the use of information resources and search strategies (use of the card catalog and the Online Public Access Catalog or OPAC) are also provided.
- On-line Periodical is available.
- Technical Services
After the Selection and Acquisition Process, print and non print materials are organized for quick access. Prior to its circulation, the technical staff analyzes the contents of the book and assigns the call number. The process is called cataloging and classification. LRC’s support staffs provide printed catalog cards for books and printed index to periodicals. They are in–charge also of encoding the information to the computer for computerized access through the Online Public Access Catalog or OPAC. Other tasks include printing LRC reports, statistics, new acquisition list, processing of library cards and other documents related to LRC’s daily activities.
- Reference or Information Service
Library work directly concerned with assistance to users in securing information and in using library resources.
- Audio–Visual Services
Audio-visual materials supplement the printed collection. However, for the viewing and listening facilities for the whole class, faculty member may have to coordinate with the Property Custodian for the use of the A–V equipment.
Preview of new A–V materials can be done by the faculty members at the Library.
- Internet Services
Online information can be accessed and retrieved by surfing the Internet. (Refer to Internet Use Policy).
- Referral Services
The researcher is referred to other libraries when the information needed are not available at the LRC. A request letter addressed to the Chief Librarian of the College to be visited is provided upon request indicating the topic of research. LCC reciprocates this service by accommodating researchers from other institutions. Request for referral from from the Technical Section must be accomplished by the faculty members/students before issuance of Referral Letter.
- Photocopying Services
A photocopying machine is available in the library. However, Intellectual Property Rights Code (IPRC) prohibits photocopying the whole book. To save time in copying topic from a book, magazine or clippings, LRC allows users to photocopy after a request for photocopy has been accomplished indicating the page numbers and the time because only 15 minutes is the allotted time per material. This form will be presented to the one in–charge at the photocopying machine.