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Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo

Services Guide

Since its foundation at 1972, the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) has seen the Library as an essential component ofits academic infrastructure at the service of INTEC's values, goals, objectives in areas of concern.

Mission and vision

The "Emilio Rodríguez Demorizi" Library is the institutional body responsible for offering information and documentation services inspired by INTEC's characteristics, values, principles and demands of teaching, research and extension; it promotes a culture of access, availability and use of scientific and technological information, in benefit of the integral development of the Dominican Republic.

In the future, the INTEC Library will continue to be important for the access and availability of humanistic, scientific and technological information resources in an integral, dynamic and efficient manner, regarding the principles of intellectual and academic freedom and subject to universal ethical standards and principles.

Users

Being the "Emilio Rodríguez Demorizi" Library, one of the visible faces of the INTEC extension towards the national community, it offers its services to its natural community, constituted by the members of INTEC and its adoptive community, constituted by the remaining members that encounter it face-to-face or virtually.

Our schedules

The opening hours of the Library are as follows:

Circulation and General Collection Loan, Reserve and Reference
Monday to Friday 8: 00 AM - 9: 00 PM
Saturday 8: 00 AM - 5: 00 PM
Sunday 8: 00 AM - 4: 00 PM
Circulation and Multimedia Loan
Monday to Friday 8: 00 AM - 9: 00 PM
Saturday 8: 00 AM - 5: 00 PM

Physical infrastructure

It is from 1986, when the Library begins to operate in a building that allows it to house its resources and services in spaces that take into account the characteristics and requirements of each one of them. On October 14, 1986, the new building was inaugurated, a propitious occasion to pay tribute to the notable Dominican researcher and documentarian Emilio Rodríguez Demorizi, in whose honor the Library bears his name.

The resources and services offered by the Library are available to users in three thousand one hundred and forty-six and sixty-eight (3,046.68) square meters of construction, distributed in three levels:

  • The first level houses the following dependencies:

    • The directorate.
    • The Audiovisual Units. In the Audiovisual Unit, users have 4 cubicles for group work.
    • Technical Processes
    • The "Julio Ravelo de la Fuente" conference room. This room is intended to be used for activities of scientific dissemination of the institution in general and information user training activities promoted by the Library.

  • The second level houses:

    • The lobby, where the Online Catalog (OPAC), photocopy service and rest area are located.
    • The Circulation and Loan Counter.
    • The deposit of the General and Reserve Collections.
    • The Reference Room.
    • The Individual Reading Room.
  • The third level houses:

    • Area of ​​consultation of newspapers.
    • The Circulation and Loan Counter.
    • The archive of periodical publications and newspapers and Dominican Collections.
    • The Individual Reading Room.
    • The Group Study Room.
    • Group study cubicles.
    • User training room.

Resources

Modalities of use: The documents can be removed from the shelves by the users, as in the case of the reference collection, or requested through the library staff, as in the case of all other collections.

Collections: The Library makes its different bibliographic and special resources available to users, through the following collections:

General collection: It constitutes the most extensive collection and it is integrated by books on different areas of knowledge. From the point of view of teaching-learning strategies, this collection acts as complementary bibliography.

E-book collection: The Library offers the service of electronic books (e-books), under two modalities: the first Online Loan and the second Online Consultation (24/7). Service Online Loan provides access to full-text electronic books (E-Books), which support academic programs directly (textbooks) or indirectly (complementary bibliography). Through the Library's website it is possible to download these books to your computer or electronic device and borrow them for 48 hours. Service Online Consultation Like the previous ones, they support academic programs directly (textbooks) or indirectly (complementary bibliography). Students and teachers will be able to consult this collection 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

Reserve collection: Made up of books and documents that directly support the objectives of the subjects taught at INTEC. These are selected by the teachers according to the study programs or plans, in which they are identified as mandatory reference bibliography.

Dominican collection: Made up of documents (books, brochures, etc.) of Dominican authors or foreign authors whose subject matter is the Dominican Republic.

Reference Collection: Composed of both general thematic works (encyclopedias and general dictionaries), and specialized works (botanical dictionaries) that have been conceived in their arrangement, plan, typographical arrangement, etc., to facilitate their easy, fast and precise consultation. They are located in the Reference Room.

Collection of theses and research papers: Integrated by documents presented at INTEC, as a requirement to opt for a higher academic degree.

Brochures collection: Consisting of documents of less than one hundred pages or produced and distributed in an unconventional way. Its scope can be national or international.

Newspaper collection: Made up of periodicals, from daily to annual.

Multimedia collection: It consists of those sound documents, in moving and fixed images, as well as those that harmoniously combine image and the sound. For its use, special equipment is usually required.

Modalities of use: The documents can be removed from the shelves by the users, as in the case of the reference collection, or requested through the library staff, as in the case of all other collections.