Who may use the CLIR?
The center is open to all MCL students, academic and administrative officers, teaching
and non-teaching employees, and outside researchers with referral letters from their
Can CLIR entertain outside/external researchers any day of the week and any
time of the day?
CLIR entertains outside researchers every day of the week from 8:00 AM -5:00
PM, except only during our final exams and term breaks.
What are the requirements needed for outside researchers so that they can visit
and do research at CLIR?
They have to bring a referral letter which they can request from their librarian
and a fee of PHP 50.00 per person.
How much is the charge for overdue non print materials?
A fine of PHP 50.00 per material is charged to the delinquent borrower.
How do I inquire about a specific title of the book?
Titles can be searched via our Online Catalog: http://ls.mcl.edu.ph/
How can we access the eBooks and eJournals subscribed/acquired by the library?
All of our eResources can be accessed through our library web page.
Can we use our USB at the Multimedia and Internet section?
For network security reasons we do not allow the use of external hard drives to
avoid contacting viruses.
Why do we need to validate our CM every term?
Students should have to validate their CM at the Circulation Section every term
to fully utilize the library’s resources and services.
Why are laptops not allowed during finals week at the Reference Section?
Reference Section disallows the use of laptops during finals week to ensure that
students will not type/copy the departmental examination reviewers.
What are we going to do if we want to visit other libraries for research?
Students who would like to visit other libraries have to request for a referral
letter from the Reference Section. A fee of ten pesos (Php10.00) will be charged
per letter and a maximum of three (3) researchers are allowed per letter.
What will I do if I lost the book I borrowed?
Lost books should be reported to the library ASAP and should be replaced with the
same book or with the latest edition/ copyright date.
Can alumni borrow books?
Yes. They will be issued a library card which costs seventy-five pesos (Php75.00)
that can be used for one term. However, their privilege is limited to “library use
What newspapers can we find in the Periodical Section?
Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, and The Philippine Star.