"The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history."

Carl Thomas, Rowan

Drastic changes have happened and now we are facing the “new normal”. Libraries was not an exemption to this changes, they also have to face the challenges due to the restrictions and risk that COVID-19 pandemic has brought globally.

St. Therese-MTC Colleges Library commits to provide and support the information and research needs of the students, faculty and staff through various media platforms and tools in a synchronous and asynchronous structure.

To be able to provide the best possible service in the midst of this existing uncertainty, last October 2020, St. Therese-MTC Colleges Library created the Virtual Reference Service to adapt with the new normal situation in serving the information and research needs of the students, faculty and staff without stepping into the library.

One of the innovations created in this Virtual Reference Service is the chatbot named TReSIA. TReSIA stands for Theresian Reference Service and Information Assistant, she will be the virtual reference librarian who is readily available to respond to the reference and information queries of the academic community.

TReSIA is available Monday - Saturday from 08:00AM - 05:00PM.

Clientele may send message to Stmtcc Library Department Facebook Page to chat TReSIA.

Chat a Librarian

Chat a librarian for your inquiries and information needs, Visit us on: www.facebook.com/libraryofficialpage

Request Library Resources

Faculty, Staff and students may request books and other online resources. Books can be picked up from the library. For checking with other available resources, You may visit this link: sttheresemtcc.com/library/OPAC

Open Access Resources

Faculty , Staff and Students can link to online databases and open access resources to the library upon request.

Quick Response (QR) Code

Use your cellphone camera to scan the QR code and you will be directed to the Stmtcc Library Department Facebook page for more updates and announcements.

Chat a librarian for your inquiries and information needs through this link www.facebook.com/libraryofficialpage and send your message.

Vision

As a center of intense intellectual inquiry of the institution, the library envisioned to be a dynamic source of reliable information through excellent library services and resources.

Mission

The St. Therese-MTC Colleges library commits to provide relevant up-to-date and sufficient print, non-print and digital resources to support the total educational programs of the institution and make availabe the state of the art facilities that enable individuals to be well-rounded and globally competitive in the field of their specialization.

Goals

  • To serve the Institution as well as the community as a dynamic learning resource center.
  • To provide assistance to user in the proper use and maximum utilization of library facilities and resources.
  • To administer and prepare organized collection to bridge communication of ideas of library users.
  • To continuously update library collection in consanance with the study on various issues in different field of knowledge.
  • To establish an efficient information retrieval system through library automation.
  • To develop linkages through library consortium and inter-library loan.
  • To maintain the library development program through the acquisition of adequate copies of print, non-print and digital resources.

Objectives

The library aims to maintain adequate library facilities and resources. This can be achieved by the Director of Libraries/Library Head through:

  • Effieciend library management and administration
  • Dynamic Collection Development Program
  • Maximum utilization of library facilities and resources
  • Quality services
  • Proficient staff development
  • Adequate library financial support
  • Maintenance and acquisition of appropriate library facilities and equipment
  • Security and control of library facilities and resources.

Library Service Hour

Monday to Friday
7:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Saturday
7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
No Noon Break

Available Learning Resources


    Books
    Serials(Magazines and Journals)
    Vertical Files/Clippings
    Audio Visual Materials(CDs, DVDs, Transparencies)
    Electronic Resources
    Online Resources(Online Britannica, Infotrac, E-Books, Theses/Research Studies)

Services Offered


    Library Orientation
    New Book Display
    Bulletin Board Display/Announcements
    Borrowing/Returning of Books
    Automated library Monitoring System (Log-in/Log-out)
    Reference and Information Services
    Internet Services
    Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)
    Photocopying Services
    WIFI Services
    Research Printing Services