Learning Support Services
Educational Resource Center

The Northwestern University Educational Resource Center (NWUERC) is composed of the main/college library, the graduate school library, law/criminology library, elementary/high school library and the Educational Media Center.

The NWUERC collection is cataloged and classified using the Library of Congress Classification Scheme except for the elementary and high school collection which uses the Dewey Decimal Classification.

NWUERC Units and Sections. The NWUERC has the following unit libraries:

Graduate School Library - the unit library which serves the students of the graduate school and is located at a separate room near the main/college library on the second floor east wing of the Filomena A. Nicolas Hall.

College/Main Library - the biggest library unit and located at the second floor east wing of the Filomena A. Nicolas Hall. It services mainly the college students and all other students, faculty, employees and other members of the NWU community. This unit is made up of several sections namely: Circulation Section; General Reference Section; Filipiniana Section; Serials Section; Reserve Section; and Internet Station.

Law/Criminology Library - the unit that serves the students of criminology and legal profession.

Elementary/High School Library - the unit that serves the intermediate and secondary school pupils and students.

Educational Media Center - the unit which is responsible for the organization, classification, dissemination and maintenance of the non-print materials.

NWUERC Services and Facilities

Reference Service - assistance given by a librarian to a client who doesnt know how to go about making a research or doesnt know where to go and what to do in finding
answers to the questions he needs to be answered.

Referral Service - the assistance given to a client when there are not enough resources in the library for his research needs and the availability of resources is in other libraries. This is done by providing a letter of introduction and referral of the client to be presented to the institution concerned.

Inter-library Loan Service - if the needed materials is not available in the library, the librarian assists the client by borrowing the needed material from other libraries with which the library has resource sharing agreement with.

Indexing Service - an assistance given to the student by providing index to most recent journals, magazines and other serials.

Bibliographic Delivery Service - an assistance extended to faculty members whereby the librarian provides the faculty with a list of recent materials in their particular fields of teaching.

Internet Service - the librarian aids the student in accessing the internet or surf the internet for materials needed by the client.

Printing Service - an assistance given by the librarian to students who have accessed the internet and wants the information gathered to be printed.

Photocopying Service - an assistance given to students who want certain materials to be photocopied for a fee.

Binding Service - an assistance given to students and employees who want their term papers, thesis and the like be softbounded for a fee.

Center for Information and Communications Technology

The Center for Information and Communications Technology (CICT) of the University ensures students with the most advanced computer equipment and other related devices that will prepare them to become competitive in the industry. The rapid changes on the development of these new information technology equipment will no longer be a threat to students because of the Universitys thrust to provide a queue of trained and experienced Information Technology professionals. The center provides computer facilities and internet services. Moreover, it provides ease on processing of transactions on some of the offices with the implementation of computer programs.

To enrich the hands-on experience of its clients, the university maintains the following special laboratories:
1. Physical and Natural Science Laboratories
2. Physical Therapy Laboratory and NWU Rehabilitation Clinic
3. Nursing Arts Laboratory
4. NWU Hostel and Food Laboratories
5. Speech Laboratory
6. Mass Communication Laboratory
7. Engine and Deck Laboratories
8. Clinical Laboratories
9. Computer-Aided Design Laboratory
10. Engineering Laboratories
Community Extension

The involvement of the University in the community is the realization of the concepts/theories learned within the four walls of the classroom. Actualization of the learning experiences through the intervention of the NUCEC by bringing the institution to the community is a way of realizing the objectives of the center. The center in coordination with the different colleges plans, proposes and evaluates community extension programs to fit the needs of the locality and relate students learning experiences to the realities of life.

Research Center

The Center for Research offers the following services to the students: encoding; printing; editing and research consultancy.

Integrated Farming

In 2004, Northwestern embarked on Integrated Farming Project (IFP) to help small farmers in the community to improved their quality of life through an improved agricultural production anchoring on the three thrusts of the university: research, extension and instruction.

The IFP aims to develop integrated farming technologies for small farmers. A series of studies on the appropriate use of local feed sources, zero waste management, organic farming technologies and multi-cropping, food production and processing, and livestock feed formulation are being conducted.

The universitys Community Extension Center helps in the realization of the objectives of the project by undergoing researches on agricultural production. Seminars and training workshops on integrated farming and prepare brochures and how to manuals for distribution to small farmers in the community are conducted.