Learning and Information Center

Learning and Information Center

  • The Learning and Information Center (LIC) is a place in the university that provides access to information in many formats and in many sources such as books, theses and dissertations, periodicals, multimedia materials, electronic resources and online databases.
  • The LIC uses the Follet Destiny Library Manager to organize and provides access to the library collection anytime and anywhere through its web OPAC (Web Online Public Access Catalog).
  • Both campuses (Bolton and Matina) offer Audio Visual Room for viewing of instructional media materials such as DVDs and VCDs.
  • Discussion rooms are also provided for the group of 5-10 students who may study and discuss their project, research paper, problem solving, feasibility studies, and other related topics. There are depository counters for users to deposit their bags, folders, etc. before entering the LIC premises.
  • E-resources section is provided accessing the internet and the Online Databases such as Proquest, E-brary, Sage reference, World e-book and Proquest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT).
  • Special collections are also maintained by the LIC such as the UN/ADB/WB collections, Memorabilia and Mindanaoan.
  • UM is one of the Depository libraries of UN publications and these are housed at the legacy of the UM founder and includes UMiana materials which consists of the writings, yearbook and other publications of the University of Mindanao. Mindanaoan corner also houses materials about the history, culture and heritage of Mindanao.
  • The LIC has its Entrance Monitoring System that captures data of users entering the library premises for the purpose of efficient, accurate and expeditious recording of library attendance.
  • The center is provided with closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance cameras and library Security System to detect books that are brought outside for home use.
  • Library instruction are provided to users to introduce the collection, facilities, services, organizations and programs of the UM LIC as well as teach them to become effective users of information.