LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER

HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY

HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY

This school year 2020-2021, the High School library comprises two units: Junior High School library for Grades 7-10 and Senior High School Library for Grades 11-12. Both libraries serve as the central source of knowledge, equipped with relevant and updated print and non-print materials, multimedia equipment, and outstanding information facilities that will best transmit the philosophy and objectives of the school in action, and with competent and service-oriented personnel to support that institution’s quest for excellence.

HISTORY

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY

In 1977, the Benedictine Abbey School opened its High School Department. It was also around this time when the school began its acquisition of the library holdings and equipment for the high school library. The High School Library back then shared a wing with the Grade School Library.

By School Year 1978–1979, the new high school building was inaugurated. High School Library found its home in the new building at Room 314, 3/F, center wing of Christ the King Building. By School Year 2017-2018, the High School Library was renovated, making it more conducive. The renovated Junior High School library was blessed and re-opened last July 31, 2019.

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY

The Senior High School Library opened last 2017. It is located on the second floor of Our Lady of Montserrat Building, occupying seven hundred fifty (750) square meters.

The Library’s design provides a space for conducive learning. It is a learning hub for the school community that would encourage teachers and students to collaborate, communicate, share, and prepare for the future.

FEATURES

JHS Library
  • CompuHub

  • Open Collaborative Hub

  • Discussion Room

  • Book Section such as Benedictine and Spirituality Collection, Fiction area and Graphic Novels, Career Section, New Arrival Area

SHS Library
  • BEDA Reading Hub

  • Realizational Wall

  • Discussion Room

  • Collaborative Area

  • Makerspace

  • Conference Room

SERVICES

During the pandemic, the Library developed an online environment for the Bedan Community. The online concierge is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-3:00 pm.
  • ONLINE LIBRARY INSTRUCTION and ASK-A-LIBRARIAN

    Our librarians continue to offer one-on-one research and reference help through

  • INTERLIBRARY LOAN

    It is only available for electronic materials (articles, copies, and book chapters). Printed materials are not available in interlibrary loan.

  • DATABASE SEARCHING ASSISTANCE SERVICE

    The Library provides instruction and assistance on access to subscribed online databases, Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), and other multimedia and web-based facilities

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

  • 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

POLICY

GUIDELINES IN BORROWING BOOKS

Borrowing of Materials

  1. For the safety of faculty and students, browsing of library materials is strictly for library staff only. For those who will need to borrow books, fill in the request slip. (https://tinyurl.com/y4oabf4k) *For faculty members borrowing on-site, kindly secure a campus entry form
  2. To browse the Library’s collection, visit www.opac.sanbeda-alabang.edu.ph
  3. Students are allowed to borrow a maximum of five (5) books at a time for a period of five (5) days, excluding Sundays and holidays. The borrower will be notified through a text message or email if the materials are ready for pick up.
  4. 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.
  5. Renewals can no longer be done in person; they must be done online or via phone call.
  6. All requested materials will be safely packed and ready for pick up at the SBCA main gate or through a courier service. The borrower will shoulder the cost and the necessary arrangement.
  7. The pick-up schedule will be Mondays to Fridays from 9:30 am until 11:30 am and 1:30 pm until 3:30 pm. Library staff will be assigned to bring the book/s to the main gate.
  8. Electronic resources such as journals and articles, ebooks, and other digital materials, may be accessed 24/7. Please contact the JHS/SHS Library for details.
  9. The use of online database content is governed by copyright and vendor license agreements. Contents are restricted for use in academic research and classroom instruction only. Avoid sharing resources with people outside the school domain.

Return of the Materials 

    There are two ways to return the books:
  1. Through a courier (Recommended) The cost and necessary arrangement will be shouldered by the borrower.
  2. Personally return the book at the SBCA main gate. Fill out the return slip at the reception area, then detach and insert it in the book. Deposit the book at the drop box. Wait for the email for confirmation of returned books from the Library.