Davao City library open from 7am to 7pm
The Davao City Library and Information Office will be implementing a new operating schedule to give the public more time to do research and access library facilities.
The scheme is seen to benefit more those who are attending review sessions and summer classes.
From the previous 8 am to 5 pm operating time, the library will be open from 7 am to 7 pm starting June 1.
Pedrita M. Badar, the officer-in-charge of the City Library and Information Office, said the decision to extend their operating time was in response to requests.
She said library clients had been asking for extension of the operating hours because the current schedule only provided them limited time to review notes and browse through supplemental reading materials.
Badar said there will also be no noonbreak for library staff under the new 12-hour operating time.
“This is to give maximum service to our clients,” she said.
“To students and professionals who are continuing their studies, they can stay at the library after office hours,” Badar said.
She said despite the extended operating hour, employees will still render the mandatory 8-hour service, which means some of the employees will come early while others will be asked to report later.
A memorandum covering the adjustment will be issued by the Human Resource Management office as some staff will be required to report at 7 am, while some at 10am.
Badar’s office has also been reaching out to outskirt villages through the mobile library, giving communities 7-day access to books and other multimedia materials on a rotation basis.
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