Library Sections

A. Circulation Section

     This section houses and circulates the major library collection covering the different areas of discipline. This section adopts the “open shelf” system, where users can go directly to the shelf and choose the books they would like to browse or use. All books in this section may be borrowed for overnight use.

B. Filipiniana Section

     The Filipiniana Collection consists of publications about the Philippines, in all its aspects—cultural, political, social, religious, economic, and others regardless of author and imprints. The collection covers a range of reading materials designed to meet the instructional and research needs of library users.

C. Reserve Section

     This section houses books, which are in demand and limited in copies. Also, in process books and newly acquired books. It adopts the “close shelf system”. Users are not allowed to enter this section; they seek the assistance of the library staff or library assistants. Books in this section are for room use only and may be borrowed for one hour; a borrower may extend its use provided there is no prior request for the book. If not returned on time, the borrower will be fined one (1) peso per hour.

D. Reference Section

     This section houses a collection of extensive general reference materials, which are intended to be consulted for a particular question or query, rather than read thoroughly.


Dictionaries – gives information about words, spelling, pronunciation, derivation, usage, meaning, syllabication, current status, synonyms and antonyms, historical information etc.

Encyclopedias – provide background information in all fields of knowledge.

Geographical Sources - are described as tools to provide information about geography, like the atlases, maps, gazetteers, and guidebooks.

Yearbooks and Almanacs - are annual compendium of dates and statistics of a given year, while almanacs are annual publication of statistics and other information of the previous years.

Handbooks - are handy reference sources that provide miscellaneous information such as addresses, telephone numbers, etc.

Other Reference Sources—contain books covering all major field divisions that are reference in nature for consultation and information purposes, rather than for circulation. the “open shelf system” is practiced in this section. Books are for room use only.

E. Periodical Section

     This section houses journals, magazines, newspapers, and other serial literature. Bound periodicals are cataloged according to DDC scheme; professional journals are grouped together according to subject. Lists of topics of each journal are made available in lieu of indexing and abstracting.

     Collections in this section are for room use only; bound periodicals maybe borrowed for overnight. Current issues are displayed on the display shelves.

F. Archive Section

     This section houses materials which depict the history of the university and researches made by faculty and staff. Also, accreditation documents of the University Library.

G. Internet Section

     This section enables students to have access information through the internet.

H. AVR Section

     This section provides an audio-visual support service to facilitate the teaching and learning activities of the university through non-print collections.

I. E-Library Section

     This section enables students to have access to e-resources from authorized databases which the university has subscribed. STARBOOKS and TEC4 ED resources are also available here. It is located at the Ground Floor, shared to other Campus Libraries through the KSU website and Library Webpage.

J Law & Graduate Studies Library

     This section houses the Law and Graduate Studies collection which specifically cater to the Law and GS students. It is located at the ground floor of the Main Library Building.

K. Special Collections:

a. Kalinga Indigenous Culture and Knowledge Resource Center & Cordillera Collection

     This collection comprised of materials pertaining to customs and traditions of the Kalinga people, Cordillera literature and about indigenous peoples.

b. Gender and Development Collection Corner

   This collection comprised of materials on women and children. It is located at the Graduate Studies & Law Library.

c. Knowledge Resource Network-BSP Corner

     This collection comprised of materials pertaining to fundamental economic concepts and issues affecting the economic development of the Philippines. It is located at the Graduate Studies & Law Library.

L. Technical Section

     This section is where the processing and maintenance activities of a library's collection are being done; it involves the following processes:

1. Identification: locating potentially worthwhile items to add to the collection

2. Selection: deciding which of the identified items to add to the collection

3. Acquisitions: securing the items for the collection

4. Organization: indexing and cataloging the items acquired in a manner that will aid the end-user in locating materials in the collection

5. Preparation: labeling, binding, repairing, conservation, and otherwise making items ready for (and maintained during) storage in a manner that allows for easy retrieval and maintenance of what is in a collection

     Technical Services may also include: maintenance of online catalogs, creation and maintenance of MARC records in the catalog, labeling, covering, security processing, and/or distribution of materials, maintaining a library's technology resources, such as servers, OPACs, circulation, scanners, security gates and other devices. This section is located at the Office of the Director for Library Services.