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FAQs

  • Who are allowed to use the library?

Students who are currently enrolled, regular faculty and staff of UP may use the library upon presentation of a valid ID issued by the college library or mother campus.

  •  Are outside/external researchers allowed to use the library?

Alumni and former faculty and staff may use the library upon presentation of a valid ID and proof of former UP status. They are issued a special library card which entitles them to free use of the library for five (5) days per semester or summer, after which they pay a research fee of PhP20.00 per day or PhP450.00 per year.

Government researchers may use the library upon presentation of a valid office ID and referral letter from the office's Head Librarian. They are issued a special library card which entitles them to free use of the library for (5) days per semester or summer, after which they pay a research fee of PhP20.00 per day; PhP450.00 per semester; or PhP300.00 per summer.

Private researchers and graduate students from other schools may use the library on Monday or Wednesday only, upon presentation of a valid office or school ID and referral letter from the office's or school’s Head Librarian. They are issued a special library card upon payment of a research fee of PhP50.00 per day; PhP450.00 per semester; or PhP300.00 per summer.

  •  How many books can I borrow?

Five (5) circulation books may be borrowed by undergraduate students and ten (10) circulation books by graduate students. Circulation books may be borrowed for two (2) weeks during the semester and one week during summer. These can be renewed only once on the due date. A total of two (2) reserve books (1 per subject) may be borrowed overnight.

Ten (10) circulation books may be borrowed by regular Research, Extension and Professional Staff (REPS) and five (5) circulation books by regular Administrative staff for two weeks. These are renewable only once – on the due date.

Alumni, former faculty and staff of UP, government researchers, private researchers and graduate students from other schools have Library Room-Use privileges.

You cannot borrow a book if you still have an overdue book.

  •  How much is the overdue fine?

Circulation book is PhP2.00 per day exclusive of Sundays and Holidays. While, reserve book is PhP1.00 for the first hour; PhP5.00 for succeeding hours; PhP50.00 for one full day inclusive of Sundays and Holidays.

  •  What do I need to do when I lost an item?

Replacement of good photocopy of same title. Replacement of another title to be approved by the faculty/librarian or payment of its current value plus 50% of the photocopy cost of the book.

If lost book is found, a fine of PhP2.00 per day is computed from the date due until date of return, but not to exceed the current cost of the book. If current cost cannot be assessed for certain materials, e.g. Filipiniana materials, 50% will be added to the acquisition cost.

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