Graduate School

The Learning Resource Center supports the curriculum and the instructional programs of the Graduate School by providing adequate research, reference, informational and recreational resources, facilities, and services. It also offers an inviting area for reading and research, fully equipped with sensor-activated discussion rooms and individual nooks for private reading.



The library holds a number of foreign titles that support the educational programs of the Graduate school. Books are classified based on the Library of Congress classification.


The SBCA digital library powered by ODILO contains eBooks audiobooks, podcasts, and videos.  


Periodicals in print and online are also available. E-Journals in the online databases can be accessed through the link provided in the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC).

Electronic Databases

The Graduate School Library subscribes to EBSCOhost Research Database,  OECD iLibrary and Philippine e-Journals. 


MBA and MAP thesis collection are also available for “Room Use only.” For any request in accessing this material, we only send the scanned title and abstract page in PDF format through email with an expiration date to access.


Monday to Friday – 7:00 am – 5:00 pm


Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)
OPAC provides access to the library collection’s author, title, subject and physical description of the library materials, e-journals, and available online educational resources.
Online Circulation of Library Materials
Students can borrow and renew library materials through their Destiny Library Manager (DLM) account.
Reader’s Advisory Service
Librarians and library staff guide and assist students in data gathering needed for their research.
Virtual Library Orientation
A brief lecture on regulations, services, and facilities available in the Graduate School library is conducted
Current Awareness Service
Relevant open educational resource (OER) and Newly Acquired Materials are regularly posted in the official Facebook page of the Graduate School Library. 
Bibliographic Service
Librarians provide a pathfinder/subject listing to guide students to the literature and resources in a particular subject area. It is a subject-oriented research guide designed to encourage researchers to a self-directed use of the library. Pathfinders are made available electronically through OPAC in the “Resource Lists.”
Ask-a-Librarian Service
Is an online reference service that answers library queries from the students and faculty through chat or email.
Database Searching Assistance Service
Library provides instruction and assistance on access to subscribed online databases, Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), and other multi-media and web-based facilities.

Library also prepares instructional access guides and video/online tutorials concerning electronic resources and databases.



Each student is required to have a valid school ID and a Destiny Library Manager (DLM) account to enjoy borrowing privileges. The lending of ID and sharing of a personal account to others is strictly prohibited. For new students, a copy of the registration form or any proof of enrolment and another valid ID will suffice.


The general collection of books are covered by the following rules:

  •   A maximum of five (5) books may be borrowed at a time for five (5) days subject to renewal if not in demand.

      Overdue book/s will be subjected to a fine of Php 5.00 per day. Unsettled accounts may mean curtailment of borrowing privileges and/ or non-signing of clearance.

  •  For SBCA-Digital Library powered by ODILO, a maximum of 3 eResource can be borrowed and it will be automatically removed from your account upon the expiration date. 


Lost, damaged books or any library materials should be:

  •  Reported immediately to stop the accumulation of fines

  •  Replaced by the borrower with the same title and author. A fee of Php 50.00 shall be added as a processing fee


Reserved, Reference books and periodicals are for “Room for Use only.”


 Books borrowed during final examinations should be returned a day after the last day of the scheduled exam.


Library users are expected to:

  • Wear a face mask and face shield

  • Observe social distancing

  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly 

  • Observe proper cough etiquette

  • Bring your own ballpen


  • Through phone, SBCA Law Library FB Messenger, or email 

  • Please follow the pick-up schedule from Monday to Friday only

Book Request Time
Pick-up Time

8:00 am – 10:00 am

10:00 am – 12:00 nn

10:00 am – 12:00 nn

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

12:00 nn – 3:00 pm

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

8:00 am – 10:00 am of the next library day

  • Book requests every Friday from 3:00 pm onwards may be picked up on a Monday of the following week from 8:00 am – 10:00 am only

  • Reservation of book/s will be made through Destiny Library Manager (DLM) only

  • Books are to be picked up at the SBCA main gate *(Only students ages 21-59 yrs old can pick up the book/s. Those who are not allowed may authorize a representative. An authorization letter and the borrower’s ID together with the representative’s ID will be required)

  • The staff will request the borrower to present his/her ID for verification

  • To prevent the transmission of COVID-19, the staff will take a photo of the borrower’s/ representative’s ID together with the book/s borrowed. This will serve as the receipt of the transaction

  • Failure to pick up borrowed materials on the given schedule without any notification from the borrower will mean forfeiture of the request

  • Bring your own bag for the borrowed book/s

  • There are TWO ways on how to return the books:
    • Personally
    • Through a courier of your choice, which we highly recommend. The cost and necessary arrangement will be the responsibility of the borrower
  • Whichever mode you choose, all books will be received at the main gate. A book drop box is available at the reception area.