About Us

MISSION STATEMENT

PUC Libraries are striving to provide comprehensive resources and services to support learning, teaching and research, and to promote life-long learning. To accomplish this mission, the libraries commit to:

  • Create a friendly environment for learning, teaching, and research
  • Build collections on a regular basis to meet research, educational, and personal needs of library patrons
  • Organize library collections by using an international classification system and a well-organized integrated library system
  • Encourage students to utilize both scholarly and non-scholarly resources
  • Provide various library services, including resources loaning, library instruction, library orientation, library tours, and    reference services
  • Foster information literacy skills to sustain independent and lifelong learning through various means
  • Work with faculty members to identify learning needs of students
  • Build relationships and cooperate with other libraries locally and internationally
  • Participate in local and international library and information initiatives
  • Develop the expertise and skills of its staff

Moreover, to take part in promoting literacy in the country, the libraries also serve the general public by proving them access to library resources and services.

 

COLLECTIONS
The Library collection is comprised of print resources including books, journals, magazines & newspapers, audio-books (play-away), audio-visual materials, and electronic resources.

Currently the library holds over 35,000 items in print, and it has access to 20,000 e-books and millions of digital articles via major databases including: (1) eLibraryUSA; (2) Cambridge Journal Online; (3) Oxford Journals Online; (4) Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture; (5) Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI); (6) Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE); (7) OECD iLibrary; and (8) BioOne. These databases can be accessed through the Library’s webpage.

These databases are available thanks to generous, on-going donations from several sources including: The Asia Foundation; California State University, Dominguez Hills; California State University, Fullerton; California State University, Long Beach; United Nations Development Programme; Teachers Across Borders; University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; the Embassy of India; and various ministries of the Royal Government of Cambodia; etc.

 

ORGANIZATION AND CLASSIFICATION

Classification System
The Library uses the U.S. Library of Congress Classification System to organize its collections. The system classifies books and other library materials by subjects which makes it easier for patrons to browse the shelves for materials on a specific topic.

 

AFFILIATED CENTERS
PUC main library also houses the American Corner Cambodia and EducationUSA Advising Center, which are joint projects between PUC and the U.S. Embassy, Phnom Penh.

American Corner Cambodia aims to promote better cooperation and understanding between the United States and Cambodia through the exchange of open, accurate, and factual information about the United States in a variety of formats.

EducationUSA Advising Center offers accurate, comprehensive, objective, and current information about educational opportunities in the United States, and provides guidance to qualified individuals on how best to access those opportunities.