Resources of the Library
The University Library is the student's gateway to lifelong learning in the University. It serves as a vital information support to instruction, research and other academic activities of the students. The University Library is a two-storey building located at the heart of the university that can accommodate a seating capacity of three hundred readers in its reading areas. Its strategic location fronting the quadrangle provides a conducive atmosphere for study and learning.
The Second floor of the Library houses the Filipiniana, General Reference, Special Collection, Reserve Book Section, Periodicals, Graduate, Education and a Photocopying Service. On the Third floor, one finds the Office of the Director of Libraries, Technical Section that processes all the materials for its users, Stack Area, Electronic Resource Section (Internet), Maritime / Business and Management / H.R.M. / Engineering and Technology, Computer Studies/I.T., Agriculture and Forestry, Nursing and Midwifery, Dentistry, Medical Technology, Social Work, and Criminology..
The extension Libraries like the Law Library is located at the Third Floor of the Ma. Mercado Building and the Basic Education Library is located in Sitchon Building. Library users can now access the Library resources in two ways: the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) or through the traditional Card Catalog. The Misamis University Library uses the Dewey Decimal Classification System (DDC) and other standard organizing tools.
OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) - is an electronic catalog of library holdings usually searchable by author, title, subject, keyword and call number. Reference Service Assistance at the Information Desk / Help Desk - Direct instruction and assistance are given to users on the use of reference resources and facilities in the library particularly in the use of OPAC and the library in general. Librarians are available for consultation and can assist library users in their library research and in the use of information sources.
Information Resource Center I (IRC-1) or Internet - The Internet or "Information Superhighway" supplements substantially the traditional tool used to gather information. This allows the library users to discover and explore the World Wide Web.
Orientation / Library Guided Tour - Through this service, faculty, students and staff are introduced to the various library resources and facilities and also in the use of information sources, facilities and services in the library. This service would usually happen before the formal class starts. Books and Periodicals Borrowing - Faculty, staff and students can borrow library materials subject to library rules and regulations.
Referral / Recommendation - Referral or recommendation letters are issued to source out materials from other libraries in case such holdings are not available in the MU Library. MU Library is also open to researchers from other institutions. Indexing / Newspaper Clippings - Indexing is provided for relevant newspaper articles. Clippings and vertical files are arranged in folders according to subject.
Current Awareness Service - This service includes the distribution of list of newly acquired books to the Deans, faculty members of the college. Publishers catalogues and price lists from book dealers are forwarded to concerned college for reference and information for books to be purchased.
Photocopying Service - Students reference and circulation needs are facilitated with an additional service, that of photocopying. The library maintains the presence of photocopying machines located at the second.