Entering the Library Building

  • Present your UP ID to the guard on duty.

Entering the Library Premises

  • Scan your library pass upon entering the library.
  • Place any food or drinks you carry in the receptacle located beneath the library pass scanner, because eating/drinking inside the library is strictly prohibited. (The only permissible beverage allowed is bottled water).

Courtesy Guidelines within the Library Premises

  • Modulate the volume of your voice when engaging in conversation with others.
  • Smoking/Vaping is strictly prohibited.

Library Rules and Regulations (Adapted from the University Library)


The following members of the UP System may use the library resources subject to the rules and regulations governing their use:

  • All bona fide students, faculty and employees, members of the Board of Regents and officials of the University
  • Retired faculty members specifically granted off-campus-reading privileges by the Board of Regents
  • Visiting scholars with university appointments
  • Cross registrants from other colleges and universities, and special students


Bonafide members of the University and Constituent Universities may use the library. The undergraduate and graduate students must present their Form 5 to the staff-in-charge at the Circulation Desk for the issuance of library pass.

The Library Pass serves as user’s passport to access the library. This card has been printed with a barcode that needs to be scanned using the barcode scanner located at the library’s entrance.


  • Loss of a Circulation Book. Any person who loses or fails to return a book within seven (7) days after due date or recall shall either replace it with the same title, or pay its current replacement value within thirty (30) days. In all cases, the borrower shall pay a fine equivalent to 50% of the cost of the book.
  • Loss of Periodical.Any person who loses or fails to return a periodical after recall shall either replace it with the same title and issue number within thirty (30) days or pay its current replacement value, and pay a fine equivalent to 50% of the cost of the periodical.


Research Fee

UP students, faculty, REPS & administrative staff – Free
Residency without library fee – P20/day
Alumni researchers – First five visits free; afterwards P20/day
Government researchers – P20/day
Private researchers/Students from other schools – P50/day


Failure to Return a Circulation Book. Any person who fails to return any book open to general circulation on its due date or after recall shall pay a fine of Php2.00 a day, exclusive of Sundays and holidays.

Failure to Return a Reserve Book. Any person who fails to return a reserve book shall pay a fine according to the following schedule: For the first hour or a fraction thereof after the hour appointed for return, one peso (Php1.00); for each hour after the first, five pesos (Php5.00); for each full day, fifty pesos (Php50.00). A second offense within a semester shall automatically suspend/curtail this privilege for the rest of the semester or summer.

Withdrawal of a Reserve Book Without Reservation Permit. Any person who draws out a reserve book for overnight use without an approved reservation shall pay a fine of Php50.00. The library privilege to borrow from the reserve collections shall be suspended for two weeks on the second offense.

Failure to Return a General Reference Book and Other Restricted Materials Borrowed for Photocopying Purposes. A person who fails to return a general reference book and other restricted materials borrowed for photocopying purposes shall pay a fine of Php50.00, on the second offense the person shall have his library privileges suspended for one week.

Mutilating or Stealing Library Properties. Any person who shall deface, mutilate, appropriate for himself, or steal any library material or property shall replace it or pay its current replacement value and pay a fine of not less than three hundred pesos (Php300.00) but not more than fifty percent (50%) of the current cost of the book whichever is higher. This is without prejudice to the imposition, in appropriate cases, of an additional penalty of suspension or expulsion to be imposed after due process, by the Chancellor upon the recommendation of the Head Librarian through the Dean.