The library is located at a strategic site on the school campus. It occupies a total area of 2,714 square meters, and can accommodate 10-12% of the schools’ population.
The library holdings have reached to 80,000 volumes of books and bound periodicals. It is currently subscribing to 150 titles of local and foreign journals and magazines.
Aside from providing printed information sources, the library also makes available resources in electronic formats like the Internet, CD-ROM, AV materials and other databases.
NDMU Library offers the following services:
1. Loaning and Returning of Books
Bonafide students and faculty may borrow books and other library materials. The borrowed items shall be returned according to the due date specified by the librarian.
2. Reader’s Advisory Guidance
Reading guidance and advises are offered to the reader on the selection of reading materials suited to his interest and needs.
3. Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Books that are not readily available in the University library maybe accessed through the ILL informal arrangement and/or networking linkages with other libraries.
4. Text-A-Librarian Virtual Quick Search
This service utilizes cellular phones as a tool for the delivery of information. Patrons can send a query through a text message. The attending librarian will answer through text as well and receive specific and brief answers from the attending librarian.
5. Mediated Learning Experience (MLE)
The librarian serves as the mediator between the patron and technology. The patron is guided by the librarian in his navigation of information from the net.
6. Reference Service
Patron may seek the assistance of the librarians in finding relevant materials for their research needs. Librarians likewise give direct instruction and guidance on the use of reference sources and facilities of the library.
7. Internet Services
Internet facilities are provided to enable the users to have greater access to rich information sources available in the net.
8.The Educational Media Center (EMC)
Audiovisual materials available at the EMC are Compact Discs, DVDs, MP3s, Charts, Maps, Overhead Projectors, and videotapes. These materials are available on a first come first serve basis. The EMC has two conventional audio-visual rooms that are intended for film viewing and other class-related activities. Each room can accommodate 50 students.
9. Photocopying Service
Two photocopying machines are available for duplication purposes. The photoduplicating machines are located in the 1st and 3rd floors of the library.
10. A-V Services
Audio-Visual services are offered to enhance students’ learning. Teachers and students may request for AV services for instructional or extra-curricular activities.
11. Bibliographic Service
List of reference and/or information sources are provided upon the request of the teachers.
12. Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI) Service / Current Awareness (CAS)
It is a reference service through which the library staff notifies a patron about new sources of information on a subject of ongoing interest to the patron. This service is very useful for researchers who are writing a thesis or dissertation.
13. Term Paper Clinic
This is a form of guidance offered by the library staff to students with problems concerning term paper making, research report writing and note taking. This program offers flexibility and individualized attention.
14. Community Extension Services
Services to the community are extended through book donations to the depressed public high schools, sharing of staff expertise, accommodating researchers from other schools and communities.
The library offers No Noon-Break Services with the following schedules:
Monday – Friday – 7:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Saturday – 7:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Monday – Saturday – 7:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M