About the Library

LIBRARY RULES AND REGULATIONS

Library Hours

Regular days Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Extended hours (Readers Services ONLY at 1st floor) 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Who May Use the Library?

The library is open to the general public – students, professionals, out of school youth, children, senior citizens, officials and employees of the city hall and others including PWDs who may wish to conduct research or spend a wholesome use of leisure time thru reading.


Dress code for clientele

mini shorts, mini skirt, revealing clothing are not allowed.


Personal belongings

Baggage Counter

The objective of the Baggage Control is to have a policy that prevent or minimize losses of the library user’s belongings and to avoid conflict between staff and the researchers. Thus, the library users are advised to follow the following policy:

  • 1. All are requested to deposit their things/bags at the baggage counter. (Ordinance No. 1194, S-2002, Sec. 3)
  • 2. Library users are advised not to leave cash, credit cards, cellphone, important documents, or any valuables including jewelries in their bags. The library will not be liable for any such losses.
  • 3. Bags, attaché case, boxes and laptops should not be brought inside the library. They must be deposited at the counter. If laptops will be used/ brought inside the library, a slip should be filled-out, bearing the name and type of the laptop/gadgets and its paraphernalia and to be submitted to the guard on duty.
  • 4. All deadly weapons must be deposited to the guard on duty upon entering the library.
  • 5. Personal books are allowed to be brought inside, provided that the owner must fill-out a slip indicating the quantity, title and author of the book.
  • 6. The number tags must be properly kept by the holder to avoid inconvenience in claiming bags or any belongings deposited at the baggage counter. The number tag attached to the owner’s belongings must correspond to the number tag under his/her possession. Otherwise, he/she must be able to determine his/her belongings that must match against his/her description. Lost number will be charged ₱100.00.
  • 7. No pets are allowed.
  • 8. Request plastic envelop for your valuables to be brought inside the library. Unreturned plastic envelop will be charged ₱30.00.
  • 9. All bags/belongings should be submitted for inspection by the Guard on duty upon leaving the library premises.
  • 10. Unclaimed baggage after end of office hours at 5:00 p.m. particularly important documents and belongings must be claimed the next working day and must be properly identified by the owners. If not properly identified, the library will not return such baggage and wait for rightful persons to claim the baggage.

Others

  • 1. Vandalism/tampering/ mutilating the QCPL collections and other library properties are strictly prohibited. Any person guilty of such act will be disallowed or will be banned to enter library premises.
  • 2. Cleanliness and orderliness in the library must always be observed.
  • 3. No seat reservation especially on review areas/carrels.
  • 4. No food and drinks are allowed inside the section;

Library Card Application, Privileges And Validity

(As per Ordinance 2597, S-2017, amending Ordinance No. 2291, S-2014)

Only bonafide Quezon City residents may apply for a library card subject to the following requirements:
  • A photocopy of one valid government/student ID or a barangay clearance to establish identity and residency;
  • Duly filled application form;
  • For minors: a guarantor shall provide a photocopy of one valid government ID to establish identity and residency;
  • A library card application fee amounting to sixty (60) pesos to be paid at the Miscellaneous Cashier or Treasurer’s Office as per Ordinance No. 2597, S-2017, amending No. 2291, S-2014.
All minor applicants shall require a guarantor who shall assume principal liability for the cost of any reading materials lost or damaged. A minor being understood to be one less than eighteen (18) years of age. The following shall be eligible to act as a guarantor:
  • A parent or a legal guardian of the minor applicant
  • A Quezon City government official or employee, except those of the Quezon City public libraries
Valid Library Card holders are eligible for the following library privileges subject to rules and regulations issued by the Quezon City Public Library.
  • Only fiction books can be borrowed for home-reading
  • Internet use
  • Borrowing privileges are non-transferrable and must be exercised personally
  • And such other services to be determined by the Librarian In-charge

Validity

The validity period of new QCPL Library Card is three (3) years from the time of application. At any time leading up to or after the expiry date: If the client cannot visit the main library right away, he/she may contact 922-40-60 and the Information Desk Staff In-charge will extend the expiry date up to 1 month. All outstanding charges (delinquency in returning fiction books) must be paid before the card can be renewed.


Fines and Fees

Particulars Fee
Library card application fee P 60.00
Library card renewal fee P 60.00
Replacement fee for loss library card by public school students P 30.00
Replacement fee for loss library card by other library users P 50.00
Replacement fee for subsequent instance/s of loss card P 100.00
Fee for unreturned book P 1.00*
Fee for electricity use P 20.00*

* per book per day
* use of the library’s electrical outlets of 1hour or less, purpose of charging laptops, cell phones and other electronic device.


Charges for Overdue, Lost and Damaged Library Materials

One of the missions of the QC Public Library is to provide quality resources so that every user becomes lifelong readers, learners, and effective and responsible users of information. To meet this mission, it is important for library materials to be in good condition and to be returned on time by the borrowers. Library budget for new books is approve on a yearly basis and it is not possible to replace all of the lost or damaged materials at once. There are instances that the items that are lost or damaged are the very materials that are frequently borrowed or read and are mostly very important for research. All borrowers, including library staff, are included in this Overdue, Lost and Damaged Library Materials Policy. The borrower of the book is responsible for the safe and timely return of library material. Notification of overdue or lost material is a service provided by the library. Failure to receive a notice does not free the borrower of responsibilities.

  1. Borrowers may replace lost or damaged library materials which are acceptable to the library plus payment of corresponding fine.
  2. Borrowers who find major damages in the library material they borrow, must report it at once to the Librarian, otherwise, they will be held responsible for the damage.