Nov. 29 2016, 10:30 p.m. – THE MIGUEL de Benavides Library opened a gadget corner and leisure reading area last Nov. 8, providing better access to electronic resources for Thomasian readers.

“Ang purpose naman kasi ay para doon sa mga estudyante na walang tablet. Mafi-feel din nila paano gumamit atsaka nga since nag-acquire na din tayo ng maraming e-books kailangan na rin natin ng facility para mabasa sila,” Cecilia Lobos, assistant chief librarian, said in an interview with the Varsitarian.

The library and CE Logic, an affiliate of the C&E Publishing Corp., signed an agreement last June to provide the reading area with 10 tablets, headsets and security features.

Library coordinators selected 250 out of 1,000 e-book titles covering topics on health, science, accountancy, engineering and the social sciences, among others.

Lobos said the leisure reading area, located at the lobby, would serve as a “comfort zone” for students. The gadget corner can be found in the lobby adjacent to the Circulation Section.

“Para sa estudyante talaga `yang dalawang bagong facility. `Yung leisure reading area you can do anything you want, kahit magbasa ka dun ng nakaupo o nakahiga, kumbaga meron kayong relaxing area,” Lobos said.

The gadget corner and leisure reading area were proposed by Lobos, the Prefect of Libraries Fr. Angel Aparicio O.P. and Chief Librarian Estrella Majuelo.

Each student is given an hour for the use of gadgets in the tablet corner.


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