Learning Resource Center


As an ally in the teaching and research needs of the academic community, the MHSS Learning Resource Center (LRC) serves the students, faculty, and other researchers through equitable access to high-quality information resources and services. The LRC uses the latest library automation system.

The LRC aims to supply the information requirement of MHSS faculty and students. It employs an integrated library system that provides MHSS students access to information resources of Mapúa Institute of Technology and Malayan Colleges Laguna.

Currently, the LRC houses more than 3,300 books, periodicals, multimedia materials, and online resources.


  1. Books
    • General References include encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, almanacs, and yearbooks. Books from this section are for room use only.
    • General Collection includes fiction, non-fiction, and Filipiniana materials.
  2. Periodicals include foreign and local magazines and national newspapers. Materials here are for room use only.
  3. Research Materials comprise a collection of research output of MHSS students.
  4. Multimedia Resources are materials stored on CDs and DVDs. They are allowed for viewing in the library or within the school premises only.
  5. Cartographic Materials include maps and globe collection.
  6. Online Resources are LRC’s online subscriptions. They are accessible through any computer within the campus that has an Internet connection. Remote access is also available through the Virtual Card.
  7. Local Databases


  1. Reader’s services (circulation of print materials, research assistance, and Document Delivery Service)
    • Borrowing and Returning of Materials
      • Select materials from the OPAC or from the collection.
      • Present validated MHSS ID and Library ID at the Circulation counter.
      • Students are allowed to bring home three (3) books at a time.
      • Circulation books should be returned after three (3) class days; fiction books should be returned after (7) class days.
      • Books from the General References, Periodicals (magazines, journals, newspaper), and Research Materials are for room use only.
      • Maps and Multimedia Materials (CDs/DVDs) may be used within the school premises and should be returned before closing hours.
    • Fines and Penalties
      • Unreturned overdue books are charged P5.00 per day.
      • Lost books should be replaced with the same copy.
      • Damaged books should also be replaced with the same copy.
  2. Internet and Online Resources
    • The Internet connection and computers in the library are for academic use only.
    • The LRC offers Document Delivery Service. (Inquire with the School Librarian on how to avail this service.)
    • The following resources can also be accessed via the LRC’s Acquired eBooks and Acquired eJournals pages at http://library.mapua.edu.ph/
      • Science Direct (www.sciencedirect.com) – The leading full-text scientific database offering articles and chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books.
      • IEEE Xplore Digital Library (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/) – IEEE Xplore is a digital library providing full-text access to the world’s highest-quality technical literature in engineering.
      • Britannica Online–Academic Edition (http://search.eb.com/) is the updated online encyclopedia of Encyclopaedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites. (Britannica Online only has remote access. Please inquire with the librarian on how to avail this service.)
      • Gale CENGAGE Learning – A collection of electronic reference titles adapted to students’ changing needs.

General Conduct

  • The Learning Resource Center is a place for study and research. Academic-related discussions are most welcome.
  • Loitering and playing are allowed in selected areas within the school building.
  • The school has a spacious cafeteria where you can buy and consume food and drinks.
  • Use your mobile phones discreetly.
  • Handle all library materials properly.
  • Return borrowed materials at the Circulation Counter or at designated areas.
  • Always ask permission from the Librarian whenever you need to use any of the materials and equipment in the LRC.


School Librarian
Ms. Jessica Leaño