The HEDCen Library is composed of two separate unit libraries: the Resource Center for Discovery and Learning (RCDL), which serves as the main library and caters to the grade school and high school population; and the Kwitib Library, which caters to pre-school students.
It started as storage for the Center Director’s collection of books, magazines, and other non-print materials, as well as for the materials purchased to enrich the teachers’ lessons and other activities. As the school grew, the need for a school library became evident. Thus, the Resource Center for Discovery and Learning was established in 2002, but only for the purpose of organization, upkeep and monitoring of the different materials.
To add to the collection, generous parents donated and are still donating several books and other educational materials. Aside from its responsibility to take care of the books and other materials, the library also aims to be a place where children can discover and learn something new, as its name implies. (From the Student Handbook SY 2004 – 2005)
The HEDCen Library will provide information, in a variety of formats, which educates and entertains; promote the value of reading and being informed; pro-actively respond to the needs of the HEDCen community, efficiently and effectively; and create a welcoming environment for life-long discovery and learning.
The HEDCen Library offers a welcoming environment that provides every aspect of enlightening and entertaining information through pro-active service towards creating better people and better earth.
- To build, maintain, preserve, and make widely-accessible a comprehensive print and non-print collection that will support the growing needs of the HEDCen community.
- To deepen and expand ties with the faculty, staff, and students to better understand their needs and to be able to design collections, services, and technology to meet those needs.
- To provide opportunities for the members of the HEDCen community to learn and conduct research in meaningful and experimental ways.
- To ensure that operations, policies, and procedures are consistent and are aligned with the mission and vision.
- To identify, evaluate, and implement technology to provide convenient and seamless access to the library and to achieve cost-effective work processes.
- To improve functional spaces through effective planning and design.
- To develop an information literate community.