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A. Identification (ID) Card

A duly countersigned identification card is the permit to use the law library or any of the libraries within the University System. Only duly authorized staff countersigns the ID card upon presentation of U.P. Form 5 provided he has no outstanding account with any library. It should be Worn At All Times when entering the library premises and should NOT BE LEFT in the law library. The ID card is non-transferable. A student, who has no ID card or lost his ID, maybe issued a temporary ID (green or blue) card upon presentation of U.P. Form 5 and receipt from the registrar that he has paid for his ID card and a 1 x 1 ID size picture.

B. Return and Recall of Books

Any book maybe loaned out on an hourly, daily or weekly basis depending upon the type of book being borrowed and should be returned on the date when it is due. Renewal maybe allowed only on a second time but subject to the need of other students. A student who has an outstanding account with any library may not be allowed to borrow another item until he returns the book(s) or pays the fine(s) even if his total charges are less than the maximum number allowed. Furthermore, they shall not be allowed to register or be permitted to use any library or receive an honorable dismissal from the University.

C. Mutilation and Stealing of Law Library Materials

Any student who shall deface, mutilate, appropriate for himself or steal any library property shall be required to replace the same or pay the replacement and processing costs thereof and shall be subject to a fine of not less than Three Hundred Pesos (P300.00) but not more than 50% of the cost of the book whichever is higher to be determined by the Law Librarian and/or suspension of library privileges, without prejudice to the imposition, in appropriate cases, of the additional penalty of suspension or expulsion from the University upon the recommendation of the Law Librarian to the President through the proper Dean concerned.

D. Proper Conduct in the Law Library

Students are expected to observe library decorum. Unnecessary noise, loud conversation, smoking, eating and defacing library furniture and equipment in the law library or its premises is strictly prohibited. Reservation of seats is strictly prohibited.  Any violation hereof will subject the student or user to disciplinary action in accordance with the University rules and regulations.

E. Fines and Other Penalties on Overdue or Unreturned Reserve Books

Reserve books on overnight loan should be returned on or before 9:00 A.M. for day students of the following day and on or before 6:00 P.M. in the case of evening students.

Any student who fails to return a Reserve Book shall be meted out a fine of Two Pesos (P2.00) for the first hour or a fraction thereof after the hour designated for return, Five Pesos (P5.00) each hour after the first, and Fifty Pesos (P50.00) for a full day inclusive of Sundays and Holidays. Furthermore, the student shall be considered delinquent and his borrowing privileges suspended for two (2) weeks from the date of return of the overdue book.

F. Lost Book

If a book is lost, any of the following can be done: (1) pay for the current cost of the book, (2) replacement of exactly the same copy, (3) replacement of another title approved by the librarian, (4) a good photocopy of the book.

If lost book is found, a fine of P 2.00 per day is computed from the due date until date of return, but not to exceed current cost of book. If current cost cannot be assessed for certain materials, e.g. Filipiniana materials, 50% of photocopy cost will be added to the acquisition cost.

G. Use of Personal Equipment

Library users may use their own personal equipment like laptops, cellular phones, iPods, tablets, etc. subject to the library rules on fees and library decorum. Charging the battery of these equipment which entail electrical consumption is subject to the following rules and fees.

The designated electrical socket for the charging of personal equipment is located at the 1st floor Computer Room.

Request shall be made to the librarian-in-charge so that start time can be determined.