Request for Resource on Demand

RESOURCE ON DEMAND (ROD) is a fee-based service for UP and non-UP library users. The ROD service processes articles and book chapter requests from the journals, books, e-resources and other materials available only in UP Diliman Libraries. These documents are scanned and can be picked up in person or sent electronically via email.

Requests may be sent to the Information Services and Instruction Section (ISaIS) through email at with the specific information regarding the material being requested. This includes the title of the article/chapter, the journal/book where it appeared, place and date of publication, page numbers to be requested, and other pertinent details. The Reference Librarian will search TUKLAS discovery service, find the article or book chapter and deliver it via email or courier.

Requests from students from other schools, private and government researchers shall be made through their office’s or school’s Head Librarian.

Matrix of ROD services offered to UP students, faculty, and staff:

Material / Type requestedFeesTransaction limitTurnaround time
Article from subscribed e-resourcesFree5 articles per day per userNext working day
Whole ebook from subscribed e-resourcesFree1 book per day per userNext working day
E-copy of an article from a periodical or journal in the physical collectionFree5 articles per day per user5 working days
E-copy of selected pages or chapters from a book in the physical collectionFreeOnly 1 active request per user
Preliminary pages (e.g. title page, TOC) provided for free
For copyrighted materials, no more than 10% of the total pages per book (excl. prelim. pp.) per user
5 working days
E-copy of an article in a microfilm in the Multimedia collectionFirst 10 pages free
For succeeding pages, PhP 4.00 per page
5 articles per day per user10 working days

For requests by UP alumni and non-UP users, an additional PhP 50.00 research fee will be applied.

For requests of full texts of Public domain and Out of print books, please inquire via email at

This transaction will only provide you a soft copy of the document which we can send as a link to your email. This link will expire at the end of term.
For hard copy, a separate charge for Printing applies. (ref: Fees and Fines, Print-outs and Microfilm Conversion).

Note: Before you make any payments, a proforma invoice will be sent to you for the assessment of service fee.  Moreover, your payment options are as follows:

  1. Cash payment at the Library Cashier at the Main Library
  2. Bank deposit payable to University Library, UP Diliman
    • Landbank account name: UPD Revolving Fund
    • Landbank account number: 3072-1006-96
      Send us a copy of transaction slip once payment has been made
  3. Electronic payment via Paypal – transaction can be processed via invoice to be sent as Paypal web link, payable using debit/credit card or Paypal account