In December 1971, Dr. Ronald Pagela Guzman, a medical Doctor, established the Holy Infant Clinic, a 15-bed capacity health care facility situated at Centro Uno, Tuao, Cagayan. This way of serving the people of Tuao where he was born and where he and his wife, Wilma Roa, a nurse, resided for quite sometime after graduating from college. It is a community hospital where the set up is family centered care.
Library Mission Statement
The Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines Library exists in support of the teaching, research and extension function of the Institution. It serves the needs of MCNP academic community, specifically students and faculty members, by using easy access to high quality information resources and services.
Library services & Policies
A. LIBRARY HOURS
The library is open from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm (no noon break) on
Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm during Saturdays.
B. LENDING SERVICES
- Borrowing and returning is from Mondays to Fridays starting from 9 in the morning until 3 PM and they may borrow books anytime during Saturdays.
- Students may borrow maximum of three books consisting of 2 professional or general collection and 1 fiction book and must be returned after three (3) days. Faculty members can check out maximum of two titles per subject taught from the General Circulation and Teachers Area which must be returned at the end of the semester. Fiction books are returned after a week.
The catalog contains comprehensive record of the library’s collection. Both manual and automated catalogs are maintained for an efficient and effective means of providing a central record of all learning resources. MCNP students, faculty, staff and other patrons of the library can use the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) in searching for books and other library materials that they may need. The OPAC allows library patrons to search by title, author, subject, call number, keyword, etc. and allows easy and fast check out and check in of library materials.
D. DIGITAL REFERENCE SERVICE
Professional librarians are available online to assist students, faculty, staff and other patrons to look for the information they need using the materials found at the library and even external sources. The library operates purely online for students and assist in whatever information they are seeking.
E. DIGITAL SUPPORT & INFORMATION LITERACY
The MCNP library doesn’t just provide resources and support the patron needs in order to locate select and organize information gathered; the library also conducts Information Literacy in guise of tutorials and videos created by the librarians as a mean of providing information literacy experience to let them build experience mining and filtering of information available. The Information Literacy originally is conducting lessons on class but it is transformed to online version and the lessons relate to the maximum usage of information, searching techniques, different information literacies and other topics that they may need as they continue their schooling and their professions in the future.
F. Current Awareness Services (CAS)
The library provides a bulletin board which displays the activities of the library, trivia and some new learnings. It also displays important announcements and information about the library and new acquisitions. All library activities and programs are announced and presented in the social media of MCNP and the library.
G. LIBRARY WEBSITE
The new methods of delivering programs are particularly of note. Online programs are made available in the library. To assist with this, the Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines and International School of Asia and the Pacific, is planning to create and publish a website wherein video, sound, texts, etc. will be made available to aid the information needs of the students and teachers.
A. CONTROL POLICIES and GUIDELINES
- The library only allow ten (10) students to simultaneously use the library and must follow the guides and preventive measure? Provided by the librarians to avoid the spread of the virus.
- The regular policies when entering and leaving the library will still be followed but with addition.
Entering the Library
Before entering the library, a student must:
- Leave bags at the baggage/depository area.
- Fill out the logbook placed on the entrance.
- Step on the foot bath placed on the door
- Sanitize hands with the alcohol available beside the log book and
- Be mindful of the floor markings to have a proper distance between people available.
B. CIRCULATION POLICY
B.1 Nearby Students
1. Nearby students are allowed to borrow books from the library in condition that:
a. Student is within the area of Tuguegarao City and Peñablanca only.
b. Officially enrolled on the course where the material is needed.
c. Only professional books are allowed to be borrowed outside the library
2. Only professional books are allowed to be borrowed outside the library
3. General education books are available for photocopy and cannot be borrowed for home use
4. Maximum of two (2) books per students are allowed
5. Students are given a maximum of three (3) days to take the books home
6. For first year student, school ID and assessment form must be presented by the parent/guardian
7. Student from second to fourth year will leave his/her school ID and library card at the circulation area together with the book card
8. Parent/guardian can go to library and borrow books if the student is below 21 years old and must bring the following:
a. Valid ID of parent/guardian, school ID and assessment form of the student
b. Written authorization letter from the student
Students Outside Tuguegarao City and Peñablanca
- Scanned copy of the document will be provided to student/teacher if outside the said perimeter
- Student who are officially enrolled can request for a scanned copy of the book
- Only the needed portions if the book will be scanned and send to the student/teacher via E-mail
- Documents will be encrypted and password is provided for every request
B.2 Returning of books
- Student/parent/guardian must return the books on/or before the said due date
- The fines for the overdue books is also applied (P10.00/day per book)
- If book is lost, it must be replaced with the same title, author and copyright year
- Photocopy slip shall be accomplished by the students/parent/guardian before checking out the book
- Student from second to fourth year will leave his/her school ID and library card at the circulation area together with the book card
- Parent/Guardian will leave the school ID and assessment form of the student at the circulation area together with the book card
- Only the listed portions of the book on the slip are allowed to be photocopied
- Parent/guardian can go to library and photocopy books if the student is below 21 years old and must bring the following:
- Valid ID and assessment of the student
- Written authorization letter from the student
Note: For first year students, school ID and assessment form shall be presented before photocopying.
B.4 Scanned books
- The librarians will only scan the needed chapter/s of the books needed by the student
- Scanned document will be encrypted and send via E-mail
- Librarians will set a password for the file for every student
B.5 Professional Books
- Two (2) books with different titles only are allowed to be borrowed
- Borrowers are given three (3) days to take the books for home use
B.6 General Education Books
- These books are available for photocopy and cannot be borrowed for home use
- A scanned copy of the needed portion will be encrypted and send via E-mail ; A password will be set for every document request
Note: Research and Thesis Collections are not allowed to be scanned or borrowed for overnight use.