Saint Mary’s University Learning Resource Center is envisioned to nourish the quest for learning, the pursuit of intellectual growth, the concern for cultural heritage and the need for information of its faculty, students, and other clientele.
Saint Mary’s University Learning Resource Center is dedicated to:
- Be a nurturing knowledge-base educational, cultural and information resource center;
- Provide sufficient, appropriate and cost-effective print, non-print resources, and information technology media that support and advance the various academic programs of the university; and
- Help students, faculty and personnel become competent, creative and community-supportive Christian disciples through efficient and effective library services
The Main goal of the University Learning Resource Center is to acquire resources that support and advance the various academic programs of the university, the research and instructional needs of the faculty, the reading and learning needs of the students and other clientele, as well as the information needs of the community extension programs of the university. Consequently, the ULRC shall preserve necessary records of cultural heritage of the university and its founding congregation.
To attain its goal, the University Learning Resource Center has the following general objectives:
- To select and acquire books, periodicals, pamphlets, and other non-book materials and information technology resources which serve as tools of instruction, research and learning in the different subject areas covered by the various academic programs of the university.
- To prepare, organize, and manage the resources.
- To assist the readers in using these materials through circulation, reference and information technology services.
- To develop and encourage the habit of reading and the independent, skillful and intelligent use of the ULRC by the users.
- To provide information which are relevant to the various community extension programs of the university.
- To forge ULRC linkages or partnerships for development and cooperation on common interest in ULRC matters.
- To preserve relevant records and cultural materials of the university and the CICM congregation.