Use of Library Resources

The use of the different types of library services shall be subject to the following conditions:

General Reference Books. General reference books and materials (encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, etc.) shall be for room use only. General reference books may be issued for classroom use upon the request of a faculty member, but these shall be returned within the day.


Theses, Dissertations, and Periodicals. Theses, dissertations, and periodicals shall be for room use only. However, faculty and officials of the University may borrow a periodical, other than the latest issue for a period of not more than one (1) week.


Reserve Books. Reserve books (required reading materials for courses offered during the semester/ summer) shall be lent for room use only and recalled two hours after issue. It may also be borrowed for overnight use upon request and be returned not later than 9:00 A.M. the next working day.


Circulation Books. Books for home use are usually loaned for two weeks.
Special Collections. Special collections (rare books, personal papers of the Filipiniana and Archives Sections, AV materials, microforms, diskettes, art collections, and certain types of Fine Arts books, etc.) shall be for room use only.

The use of archival materials, such as: official records, personal papers, manuscripts, diaries, legal papers, memorabilia, etc. shall be subject to any restrictions that may have been imposed on particular records by the originating office of the University of the Philippines System or the donor as stipulated in the deed of donation.

Members using special facilities, such as microforms, computers and the media resources, shall be assessed prescribed fees.