School of Applied Economics Library

The School of Applied Economics Library (SAEc Library) exists to support the instructional curriculum, research and extension program of the School of Applied Economics (SAEc). It caters to the diverse needs of the SAEc population guided by its philosophy and objectives. It is located at the 3rd floor of the Engineering Building inside the Science and Technology Learning Resource Center (STLRC).

SAEc Library Service Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 n.n. 
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

The SAEc Library objectives are inline with the USeP LRC:


  • To select, acquire, and maintain resource materials in various formats that will support the instructional, research and extension programs of the University.
  • To make library collections more relevant to the needs of the users.
  • Develop multimedia resources needed for instruction and research.
  • Develop annotated bibliographies of the students research output.
  • Strengthen periodical materials needed for the research.


  • To promote understanding of the library research capabilities and to encourage the use of their resources and services.
  • To facilitate in the academic writing activity to enhance and develop writing skills that is useful in the improvement of student’s research output.
  • To optimize bibliographic control of the library collections.
  • To assist users in identifying and locating recorded information.
  • To facilitate access of information to different college libraries.To optimize the use of the existing integrated library system such as:

    • Circulation Control
    • Online Catalog
  • To develop and manage information technology-based related services for fast and easy access and retrieval of library resources.


  • To provide a library building to house the college library resources and special collections.
  • To provide equipment and technology and licensed software applications, this will ensure operational efficiency and improve collection preservation.
  • To establish a state-of–the-art Audio-Visual Room for film viewing purposes.
  • To establish an e-reference section where all technology based access to information and use is situated such as access to CD-ROMs, electronic resources, interactive room, video conferences and the virtual library.


  • To maintain a comprehensive personnel program designed to attract, develop and retain sufficient number of qualified staff capable of meeting the needs of the library users.  
  • Establish a relevant staff development activity for the continuing education of the Librarians and to keep them updated with the latest trends and technologies applicable to the improvement of library services.
  • To hire competent and qualified librarians and IT personnel for the development of library services.
  • To attain the ratio standard set by the CHED for library personnel (CMO# 48).


  • To solicit and secure the financial support from other sources necessary for library development and also expansion of the operations of the library.
  • To administer the library budget and promote optimum use of their financial resources.
  • To increase to 20% of the annual material budget for books and subscription of periodicals and non-print materials.


  • To plan and develop efficient and effective library services.
  • To encourage active communication at all levels throughout academic libraries.
  • To lend the development of constructive relationships with the University administration, academic departments, students and the community in general.
  • To actively participate in the meetings and other important gathering related to the development and improvement of library services.

Rules and Regulations are inline with the USeP LRC:

  1. Strictly observe SILENCE at all times. Mobile phones should be set in silent mode.
  2. Eating, smoking and sleeping are not allowed in the library.
  3. Books should be returned to their proper places after use.
  4. Use of the library card: Library card will be issued to freshmen and transferee students for free upon presentation of the Certificate of Registration (COR) and submission of 2 pcs, 1 x 1 recent pictures to be pasted in the library card and borrower’s card. However, the issuance of the library card for the CGBE students are voluntary since only those who will use the library will be charged in the amount of fifty (P50.00) for the library card. This card is non-transferable. The fee for the issuance of another card in case of lost is based on the fees presented in the Rationalized Tuition Fees and Other Fees.
  5. Control Procedures: Attaché case, bags and big envelopes and folders must be left at the baggage counter. Upon leaving the library, every user is required to:

    1. Show of the due slips for every library material that has been borrowed.
    2. Give the due slip at the checking area.
Ryan Ace O. Gamutan
Library In-Charge