LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER

ELEMENTARY LIBRARY (PreK-6)

HISTORY

On July 10, 1972, the Benedictine Abbey School – Muntinlupa was inaugurated, having Fr. Roberto de Jesus as the founding director. It started with 78 preschool boys and girls and was the first non-graded private school in the Philippines.

The Grade School Library first opened in 1973 with a head librarian and an assistant librarian. It was located at the center of the hexagonally-shaped St. Benedict Building that measured five hundred seven (507) square meters.

Since the Bedan community has been growing since it first opened, a new Grade School Library was constructed from 2015 to 2017 to accommodate learners in Basic Education. At present, it is housed on the Upper Ground Floor of Our Lady of Montserrat Building. Gamified area, discussion rooms, and nature-themed storytelling area are some of the new library’s interactive sections.

The newly-constructed Grade School Library was blessed and opened on November 6, 2017. It is managed and supervised by the head librarian, one licensed librarian and three library assistants.

ELEMENTARY LIBRARY (PreK-6)

The Grade School Library supports the curriculum and instructional needs by providing access to the different sources of information, both print and electronic, to students and faculty members. It showcases vibrant and creatively designed fixtures and distinct services. Some of its interesting features are the following:
Gamified platform a square-patterned cushion that allow students to read and play using manipulatives
Solar system modeled ceiling of the library
Nature-themed storytelling area
Multipurpose furniture to maximize the library space
Regular game board

COLLECTION

Books

It has a growing collection of various types of learning materials for information, research, and recreation. Books are classified based on the Dewey Decimal Classification System.

Periodicals

Periodicals consist of current issues of magazines, journals, and newspapers. Current issues are on the display shelves for easy access. Relevant articles needed for research are properly indexed. Indexed articles are integrated with the OPAC.

LIBRARY HOURS AND LOCATION

Monday - Friday (7:00AM - 5:00PM)
Upper Ground, Our Lady of Montserrat Building

LIBRARY SERVICES

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An online database that provides access to the library collection by searching the author, title, subject and physical description of the print and non-print materials
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LIBRARY ORIENTATION

Library orientation is conducted for students and faculty members on the day of the opening of classes to discuss the library policies and guidelines, online services, and resources.
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LIBRARY INSTRUCTION PROGRAM

Online library class is offered to K-6 students, focusing on training students on the efficient and effective use of different library databases and electronic resources. It also serves as a platform to continuously promote books, reading, and information literacy.
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AUTOMATED CIRCULATION

The library uses the Destiny Library Manager, which helps in facilitating the borrowing and returning of books as well as searching the OPAC.
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SEARCHING ASSISTANCE

Helps students and faculty find their specific needs of library resources.

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BEDAN ONLINE REFERENCE ASSISTANCE (BORA)

A service that enables students, faculty, and staff to send questions and receive answers from the library through the library FB Page and email.
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CURRENT AWARENESS

The electronic resources and recently acquired resources are disseminated through social media.

ONLINE DATABASE/ ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

WORLD BOOK ONLINE
  • Interactive learning

  • Thousands of e-books

  • A vast collection of primary source documents

  • Individual accounts that offer students the ability to save research

  • It is a leading online resource for preschoolers and children in the early primary.

EBSCO HOST
  • World’s most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database

  • With more than 8,500 full-text periodicals

  • With more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals

  • Offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals

  • Downloadable PDF content

  • Can be accessed within and outside the campus

GALE INCONTEXT
  • Created specifically for middle schoolers

  • This database combines reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more.

  • ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology supports differentiated learning and those with impaired vision, and can be used in conjunction with text translation

  • Engage students with a familiar, web-like experience that promotes information discovery

BORROWING AND RETURNING PROCEDURES

GUIDELINES IN BORROWING BOOKS

General Reminder

  1. Search for a specific title, author or subject in our Destiny Library Manager. To access go to opac.sanbeda-alabang.edu.ph
  2. Fill out the form http://tiny.cc/8u6rsz
  3. Students can borrow 3 titles for a period of one month and can be renewed for another month through SBCA Library FB messenger (https://www.facebook.com/SanBedaCollegeAlabangLRCIBED)
  4. Lost books must be reported immediately to the library personnel to avoid the accumulation of fines. The borrower has three (3) options:
    1. A lost book can be replaced with the same book and pay a processing fee of fifty pesos (Php 50.00)
    2. A lost book can be replaced with another title closely related to the book with the latest copyright date with a processing fee of fifty pesos (Php 50.00)
    3. By paying the current cost of the lost book and pay a processing fee of fifty pesos (Php 50.00)
  5. Reference books cannot be borrowed.

Pick Up

Since ages 21 and below are not allowed to go out, the parents/guardians are the authorized borrowers following these guidelines:

  • The library will notify the borrower if the book/s are ready for pick up

  • The date and time of pick up should be strictly followed

  • The parents/guardians will present the student's ID and certificate of registration

  • The pick-up point will be at the SBCA main gate

Courier

  • The library will notify the borrower if the book/s are ready for pick up.

  • The booking details should be sent to the SBCA Library FB messenger together with a photo of the student's ID and certificate of registration.

  • The pick-up point will be at the main gate.

  • The borrower will shoulder the cost and necessary arrangement for pick up.

  • For any inquiry or clarification, please send us a message through the SBCA Library FB messenger or email.

GUIDELINES ON RETURNING BORROWED BOOKS  

  • Through a courier, which is highly recommended. The cost and the necessary arrangement will be shouldered by the borrower.  

  • Personally return the book/s at the SBCA main gate. Fill out the return slip at the guard. Detach the slip and insert it in the book. Deposit the book/s at the drop box.  
    In whatever mode you choose, all book returns will be accepted at the main gate through the drop box provided. Wait for the e-mail for confirmation of book returns from the library. Returning of books will be accepted from Monday to Friday, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm.  

CONTACT US

Contact Us

Library

LINK

Email Address

Number 

Junior High School

lrcibed@sanbeda-alang.edu.p

Loc. No.
1590-1600

Senior High School

shslibrary@sanbeda-alabang.edu.ph

Local No. : 4013,-4016