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Guidelines and Tips

   Always bring your countersigned ID (or a valid ID for Non-UP researcher, please see Access Requirements below) everytime you visit the library. ID countersigning is located at the ID Validation Desk, ground floor entrance of the College of Science library. If a student, has no or lost their ID, he may be issued a temporary ID by the college library upon presentation of his Form 5 and receipt from the Registrar, that he has paid for his ID.

    For borrowing privileges, students are required to obtain a UP webmail account at the start of the semester, through the UP Computer Center, located at the UP Alumni Engineers Building, Magsaysay St., UP Diliman, near the Engineering Sundial. Any student, faculty and staff who has a countersigned ID and an active UP WebMail may borrow circulation books from any UP library subject to its rules and regulations. If however, a student/faculty/staff has an overdue loan(s), he may not be allowed to borrow another item until he returns the book(s) and pays the fine(s) even if his total charges are less than the maximum (5 or 10) allowed.


               Borrowing Privileges


Undergraduate students
5 circulation books for 2 weeks
2 reserve books for overnight

Graduate students
10 circulation books for 2 weeks
2 reserve books for overnight

10 circulation books for 1 month
Serials (non-current) for 1 week
Materials are renewed only once

Research, Extension and Professional Staff (REPS)
10 circulation books for 2 weeks

Administrative Staff
5 circulation books for 2 weeks

Non-UP Members


Explore our Collections

   To help you search for the materials you need, you can check our OPAC stations, located at every section of the library. Our Open-Shelves policy in the General Stacks, Reserve, Reference and Filipiniana Section, gives you the option to freely browse our collection. All titles are reflected in the Integrated Library System or iLib. The College of Science library has its' own special collection of theses and dissertations, journal articles published in the Philippines, technical reports, and newspaper clippings indexed in our in-house database called ABCD. All other collection such as electronic books and journals are searchable in the UP Main library website at


Access Requirements


Researcher fee

Access Restrictions



Alumni, former Faculty, former Staff

Five (5) days free access per semester/summer


  • valid ID

  • proof of former U.P status

After five (5) days, user/s will pay a research fee of PHP 20.00/day or PHP 450.00/year

Government researcher/s

Free access


  • valid office ID

  • referral letter from the office's Head/Librarian stating the purpose and the research topic

Undergraduate students from other schools and universities

Research fee of PHP 25.00/day


  • valid school ID

  • referral letter from the school Librarian

High school Students

Research fee of PHP 10.00/day


Students should:

  • make an advance appointment with the library. Please call (02) 981-8698.

  • be accompanied by their Teachers during the visit

Note: We accept Library visitors from Monday to Saturday (For Regular Semester Only). 


Restrictions for Library visitors

1. All materials are for ROOM USE ONLY.
2. Taking pictures of Theses/Dissertations are strictly prohibited.
3. The research fee does not include tapping of electricity and use of library equipment (e.g. use of computers, scanner, etc.)
4. Register your electronic devices (laptop, cell phone, etc.) at the Reference Section if you want to charge them and pay the energy use fee of P20/hour.
5. Taking pictures and videos of the library premises are subject to the Head Librarian's approval.
6. The Head Librarian or the Librarian-In-Charge reserves the right to cancel requests when necessary.