Using and Borrowing Books at the City Library

ABOUT THE SERVICES

To search books in the library, users may use the following:

  • On-line catalog thru ww.naga.gov.ph/elibrary
  • Card catalog
  • RSRL’s book guide/color coding

The RSRL book guide is a color coding scheme where books are shelved according to their color code (found at the lower portion of the book’s spine). The coding scheme followed is:

light yellow
green
light blue
black
orange
pink
yellow
peach
red
dark blue
white
luminous green
– generalities (e.g. research, journalism,       bibliographies)

– psychology, philosophy

– religion

– social sciences (e.g. education, political science, law)

– language

– natural science and mathematics

– applied science (e.g. engineering, accounting, management)

– music and arts

– literature

– history and biography

– novels/fiction

– special collection, Bicol references

Reading Areas

The library set up is conducive to learning. The following sections in the library provide adequate space for research and reading:

–> Reserve a section that contains reading materials that are limited, and highly-anticipated when needed and requested. Borrowing of books is allowed only for a limited period of time (1 hour, 3 hours, overnight, 3 days, etc.
–> Filipiniana materials published containing information on Philippine culture and history whether published by Filipino or foreign authors
–> Circulation an area in the library where a variety of books and other materials are shelved. These resources may be checked out by registered borrowers for use inside or outside the library.
–> General  Reference these materials provide in-depth information on a broad range of subjects. (e.g. encyclopedia, dictionaries, almanac, yearbooks, bibliography, etc.)
–> Research a collection in the library that supports specialized research in an academic discipline or field. Most collections include primary sources (manuscripts), secondary sources (unpublished theses, etc.), and the bibliographic tools needed to conduct an exhaustive search.
–> Periodical a collection containing magazines, journals, newspapers and other ephemeral materials.
–> Local Governance an area in the library that contains publications regarding Naga City’s widely- recognized government programs; and the texts of bills, resolutions, ordinances, reports, periodicals and other resource materials used by the city government.


Membership

Users of the library only have to present their identification card. Those who would like to bring home books and reference materials, however, must be library members. They have to present their Library Card.

REQUIREMENTS

Requirement for Membership:

  • Duly filled up application form for Library Membership
  • Photocopy of current school/office ID
  • Photocopy of any billing statement (e.g. water or electric bill, etc.)

TAXES AND FEES

Membership Fee

The Membership is allowed to bona fide resident of Naga City. Library Holders are allowed to borrow six (6) books at a time for a week.

The membership fee is P 40.00 for professional, college and high school students, and P 20.00 for elementary and children. The holder has the opportunity to borrow 6 books for a week.

Borrowing Books:

  • No fee is charged for borrowing and bringing home books
  • But the Library charges the following penalties for returning reference materials beyond the due date:
BOOK

Circulation

Reserve, Filipiniana/Bikol

NAGA CITY RESIDENTS
P 10.00 / day
10.00 / day

HOW ABOUT THE SERVICES

FOLLOW THESE STEPS IT WILL TAKE YOU PLEASE APPROACH
1. Applying for a Library Card

Bring the requirements to the Roco Library, fill-up an application form and pay the P40.00 fee. You will, then, be issued a Temporary Library Card while it is being processed (the processing time of library ID Card is 2-3 weeks).

2 minutes

JESSE DEL ROSARIO

Information and Circulation Staff

Doing Research/Browsing through Library Materials

If you are not a member, present an identification card (e.g. school/office ID). You, then, can use library materials. Use the card catalog and Roco Library book guide/color coding scheme in looking for books.

You may also request for more information from Roco Library personnel.

30 seconds

JESSE DEL ROSARIO

Information and Circulation Staff

FEDERICO VINLUAN

City Librarian

Borrowing and Bringing Home Books/Non-book References

1. Fill-up Book Card

Present and leave your Library ID Card to librarian-in-charge before selecting any books to read or to borrow.
Fill-up the book card. This is found at the back of the book.

1 minute

JESSE DEL ROSARIO

Information and Circulation Staff

FEDERICO VINLUAN

Acting City Librarian

2. Checking of References and Release of Borrowed Book

Library-in-charge checks the references. You will be informed about the date when the book is to be returned. The book is then released.

1 minute

JESSE DEL ROSARIO

Information and Circulation Staff

FEDERICO VINLUAN

City Librarian

RAUL S. ROCO LIBRARY
2/F R.S. Roco Library Bldg., City Hall Complex, J. Miranda Ave., Concepcion Pequeña, Naga City
For more information, please contact:
Federico Vinluan, City Librarian
Tel No. 881-9960
E-mail: library@naga.gov.ph