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Ask-a-Librarian

Welcome to Ask-a-Librarian, a place on the Web wherein you can get help from our Reference Librarians through instant messaging, chat and webform, 24/7 access. 

Chat live and ask your question
We are online from Monday to Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 MN during regular semesters
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM during the Midyear Term
 
Facebook Chat
 
Reference service provided over the internet by the UP Main Library.
Students and faculty log in with their Facebook account and they can ask for assistance from the reference librarians during service hours.
You can enter Facebook Chat through the Ask A Librarian widget at the right panel of the website.
 
If you don’t have a Facebook account then you may also reach us through more traditional means like email and telephone, details are posted below.
 
 

Email Us Form

In case Ask-a-Librarian is offline, you are welcome to send your questions here.

Email address: libraryinfo.updiliman@up.edu.ph

 

Face-to-Face Help

Visit us at the Information Services and Instruction Section (formerly General Reference Section) at the Main Library or in your respective college/unit library to get help in person.

 

Telephone Us

Call the Reference Librarian with your question: (+632) 981-8500 local 2861 during library hours.

How To's

How to Access Microforms

Proceed to the Multimedia Services of the Main Library.

Step 1: Fill out the call slip. For newspapers, make sure to indicate the title, issue no., and date while for rarebooks, make sure you have the correct call number.

Step 2: Go to the lending counter and ask for the correct microform. The assisting staff will provide you the microform as well as the card where the number of the appropriate reader you will be using is written.

Reminders

  • When using the machine for the first time, the staff will assist you in loading the microform.
  • Microfilms come in two sizes, 16 mm and 35 mm. The microfiche on the other hand is a smaller flat version of the microfilm.
  • Facing the microfilm reader, you will see a switch. Turn the light on. Make sure to insert the end of the microfilm with the square hole on one side of the reader and roll the film into the other side until you reach the beginning of the page. You can then use the focus dial to adjust the resolution of the reader. You can also move the flat handle up, down, left and right to aid you in looking for the content you need.
  • If you are using the microfiche, you just need to insert the film on the flat surface and do the same process of reading as the microfilm.
  • If you find content that you would be needing later on, you can have them saved in a CD or printed. You may ask the staff for assistance.

How to Check Out Reserve Books?

  1. Request book(s) at the Reserve Counter
  2. Fill out the Request Slip with complete bibliographic information
  3. Give the accomplished Request Slip to the library staff
  4. To check out reserved book, you need to reserve the book in advance (before 3:00PM)
  5. Log in using your UP Webmail account at http://ilib.upd.edu.ph
  6. Search the title/author of the Reserve Book
  7. Click the title link to view the record
  8. Click the "Reserve" button and then click the "OK" button
  9. Check out the Reserve Book after 3:00PM
  10. Give book card and reserve charge slip to the library staff
  11. Return book not later than 9:00AM the next school day
     

How to Connect to WiFi?

For Windows OS:

  1. Connect to the Wireless@Mainlib network via the Network tray icon.

  2. Click the Search magnifying glass icon next to the Start button.

  3. Type in ‘configure proxy server’ without the quotes and click the result that appears.

  4. At the lower part of the window, click the LAN settings button.

  5. In the Proxy server section, fill up the following:

    1. Tick the checkbox for ‘Use a proxy server for your LAN’

    2. In Address field, type in - proxy.upd.edu.ph

    3. In Port field, type in - 8080

    4. Click OK in the LAN settings window and OK in the Internet Properties window for the proxy settings to take effect

 

For Mac OS:

  1. Connect to the Wireless@Mainlib network via the Network menu bar icon.

  2. Open the System Preferences app and click the Network icon.

  3. Click the Advanced… button at the bottom and go to the Proxies header.

  4. In the protocols to configure, check and fill up the following:

    1. Web Proxy (HTTP) - proxy.upd.edu.ph, port 8080

    2. Secure Web Proxy (HTTPS) - proxy.upd.edu.ph, port 8080

    3. FTP Proxy - proxy.upd.edu.ph, port 8080

    4. Socks Proxy - proxy.upd.edu.ph, port 8080

    5. Click OK to close the proxy settings window and then Apply in the Network window for the proxy settings to take effect

 

For Android:

  1. Connect to the Wireless@Mainlib network, then tap and hold to Modify network.

  2. Tap the checkbox on Show advanced options

  3. Set the Proxy to Manual and fill up the following:

    1. Proxy hostname - proxy.upd.edu.ph

    2. Proxy port - 8080

    3. Tap Save for the proxy settings to take effect

 

For iOS devices:

  1. Connect to the Wireless@Mainlib network, then after it’s connected tap the network again in Wi-Fi settings to show its properties.

  2. Set the HTTP Proxy to Manual and fill up the following:

    1. Server - proxy.upd.edu.ph

    2. Port - 8080

How to Find Articles from e-Journals and e-Books?

  1. Go to the library website www.mainlib.upd.edu.ph
  2. To find a database, click the “Online Subscriptions” link under the “Electronic Resources” menu
  3. Define your search terms. Translate your enquiry or assignment topic into terms the database can understand. Nouns or noun phrases are best.
  4. Start searching using the basic search or advanced search interface

How to Request for Document Delivery?

Document delivery, a fee-based service for UP and non-UP library users, 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 or photocopied and can be sent electronically or by courier. To request for document delivery:

  1. Go to the library website, www.mainlib.upd.edu.ph
  2. Click the “Request for document delivery” link under the Request Menu on the left side of the website
  3. Read the document delivery policy
  4. Fill out the request web form

How to Request for Extended Reading?

 

EXTENDEND READING allows readers to use the requested item/s beyond 05:00 PM up to 12:00 MN during weekdays at the Information Services and Instruction Section (ISaIS, formerly General Reference Section/GenRef). Books, serials, and theses and dissertations from other sections of the Main Library and the UP School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) Library, all which are closed at 5:00PM, may be requested for extended reading.

To place a request for extended reading, send an email to the ISaIS at libraryinfo.updiliman@up.edu.ph, mentioning information related to the material. For books and theses: title, author, date and place of publication, call number, and location. For serials: title of serial publication, volume and issue number, and date of publication. Please check the iLib WebOPAC at http://ilib.upd.edu.ph to get the bibliographic information of the library materials you wish to borrow.

Requests are processed within the same day. Please submit requests before 04:45 PM to let the staff prepare the material for transfer to ISaIS. Claiming of materials for extended reading are at the ISaIS Reference Desk.

You may also send a phone-in request by calling the Main Library section/SLIS Library (where the material you will be requesting is housed). You may also personally visit the section concerned to place a request.

How to Request for Library Orientation?

  1. Go to the library website, www.mainlib.upd.edu.ph
  2. Click the “Request for library orientation” link under the Request Menu on the left side of the website
  3. Fill out the request web form

OR
You may call the reference librarian at (02)981.8500 local 2861 to schedule library orientation

How to Reserve Books on Loan?

  1. Access http://ilib.upd.edu.ph
  2. Enter username & password
  3. Search the title of the book
  4. When record is displayed, move the cursor on the “on loan” copy
  5. Click the word “Reserve
  6. Click the “OK” button to reserve the book
  7. Log out from iLib
  8. Wait for the iLib System email in your UP WebMail when the book is available for loan
     

How to Search Academic OneFile and GVRL?

  1. Search Types: Choose a search type
    •  BASIC SEARCH: Search using basic criteria, or browse publications
    •  SUBJECT SEARCH: Search and browse a hierarchical list of subjects
    •  ADVANCED SEARCH: Combine search terms for precise searches
  2. Browse Publication: Instead of searching you can also browse publications by clicking on one of the subject groupings below the search box
  3. Search Results: When you conduct a search, you will be taken to a results list
    • To view an article, click on the article title
    • To view information on the publication containing the article, click on the title
  4. Article View: By clicking on one of the articles in the search results, you will be taken to the full entry of that article
  5. Tools: Article tools are available in the Tools box to the upper right of the articles: View PDF Pages, Print Preview, Email, Download, Citation Tools, Download MP3, Translate, Readspeaker. There are also options on the left of the screen: Refine results; Limit to; Limit by; Image results/video results/podcast results
  6. User Account: By creating a user account in the database, you will be able to save marked items, set search alerts and RSS feeds, and save search queries 

How to Search ProQuest?

  1. Select and click on databases on your topic or click the “Continue” button. If you click on the “Continue” button, this will bring you to basic search menu
  2. Using BASIC SEARCH: you can search by keyword or phrase
    • Simply enter your keyword(s) in the search box
    • To search for a phrase of more than two words, use quotation marks
    • You may limit your search by database (single or multiple), date range, full-text documents only and scholarly journals, including peer-reviewed
    • Then, click the “Search” button. Search results page will appear on screen
  3. Using ADVANCED SEARCH,
    • Enter a word or phrase into the search field
    • If you are combining your search with additional search words:
    • Choose the operator (for example, AND or OR) you want to use
    • Add your search word to the search field next to the operator list
    • From the drop-down menu, select the field to search
    • Continue adding words as needed. If you want to add more terms, click Add a row
    • When you finish entering your terms, click the "Search" button

How to Search ScienceDirect?

  1. Select a search mode:
    • QUICK SEARCH - Enter search terms in one or more search boxes and click the “Search ScienceDirect” button
    • ADVANCED SEARCH
      • Click on the “Search” button on the top menu and then choose the type of source you want to search
      • Enter search term(s) in the box and select field(s) to search
      • Select an operator (AND, OR and AND NOT) to combine the search terms in different fields
      • Limit the search to particular document type(s), if desired. Specify a date range. Specify volume, issue and page numbers, if desired
      • Click the “Search” button to start searching
  2. Reviewing the documents
    • Click the “Show preview” link to preview the abstract
    • Click the PDF icon to display the full-text article
    • To download multiple articles, click the “Download multiple PDFs” icon
    • You may send the bibliographic records of the articles to your email by clicking the “e-mail articles” icon
    • To export citation of articles, click the “Export citations” icon
  3. Personalization
    • To create personal account, click the “Register” button. Personal account is limited to saving your search, creating journal alerts and saving search alerts. This is not your remote access account to download article.

How to Search the Index to Philippine Newspapers?

The Index to Philippines Newspapers is a Web-based name-subject index to newspapers published in the Philippines. 

  1. Go to the University Library website
  2. Click the “Index to Philippine Newspaper” link
  3. Click the “Search Index” button to begin your search
  4. Type your keyword and click the “Search” button
  5. You may limit your search by newspaper title and date of publication
  6. Click the “Browse” button to browse the indexed issues by newspaper titles
     

How to Search the Index to Philippine Periodicals?

The Index to Philippines Periodicals is a name-subject index to periodicals published in the Philippines. It is compiled and edited by the Bibliography and Indexing Section, and issued on a quarterly basis every year. The IPP is available in both print and online. NDEX is the computerized version of the IPP in print  using CDS/ISIS. 

  1. Visit the Filipiniana Serials Section and search the IPP terminals
  2. Type S for information retrieval system
  3. Type S for search formulation
  4. Type the keywords, subjects, titles or author you want to search
  5. Use asterisk (*) between keywords to combine search terms
  6. Press the enter key to start retrieving records
  7. Type D to display the search results
  8. To view more results, press the enter or spacebar keys
  9. Do not press any key aside from the said keys or else the computer will go to the previous menu

How to borrow books if you are from other UP Campuses?

Enrolled Students and current Faculty and Staff can borrow books from the different constituent universities and satellite campuses.

Constituent Universities

  1. University of the Philippines Baguio
  2. University of the Philippines Diliman               
  3. University of the Philippines Los Baños
  4. University of the Philippines Manila
  5. University of the Philippines Visayas
  6. University of the Philippines Cebu
  7. University of the Philippines Mindanao
  8. University of the Philippines Open University

Satellite Campuses

  1. University of the Philippines Diliman Extension Program in Pampanga
  2. University of the Philippines Diliman Extension Program in Olongapo
  3. University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College
  4. University of the Philippines Manila School of Health Sciences in Leyte
  5. University of the Philippines Manila School of Health Sciences in Aurora
  6. University of the Philippines Manila School of Health Sciences in Koronadal City, South Cotabato
     

For UP Diliman University Library:

  1. Before going to any library in Diliman, go to the Main Library and request for an iLib account from the Information Technology Division (Basement inside Filipiniana Section).
  2. You may also ask your college librarian to request an account for you.
  3. Bring your valid ID and borrower's card issued by your college library.
  4. Search the catalog or WebOPAC at http://ilib.upd.edu.ph
  5. Note the title, author, call number, location and status of the book.
  6. Take note of your Borrowing Privileges. Example: Undergraduate: If you borrowed 2 books from your campus, you are allowed to borrow 3 books from any libraries in Diliman.
  7. You can visit the library and borrow books from Mondays to Saturdays. See the library hours for more information.
  8. To borrow a book, you must fill out the book card.
  9. Present the book card and the book to be borrowed together with your countersigned ID and borrower's card to the Circulation Counter Staff.
  10. The Circulation Counter Staff will check out the books in the iLib database and stamp the due date on the book due date slip.
  11. Always remember to return the book on the due date to avoid any overdue fees.

 

For UP Los Baños Main Library

  1. You can visit the UPLB Main Library and borrow books from  Monday - Saturday, 8:00Am - 5:00 PM.
  2. Take note of your Borrowing Privileges. Example: Undergraduate: If you borrowed 3 books from any library in UP Diliman, you are allowed to borrow 2 books.
  3. Go to the UPLB Main Library website at www.library.uplb.edu.ph
  4. Search the UPLB catalog or WebOPAC at http://ilib.uplb.edu.ph
  5. Note the title, author, call number, location and status of the book.
  6. At the UPLB Main Library, get the book(s), fill up the book card with your full name, student number and college/campus and proceed to the section's circulation counter.
  7. Present the book card and the book to be borrowed together with your countersigned ID to the Circulation Counter Staff.
  8. You will be asked to login to your UPD iLib account to verify the number of books you borrowed. The Circulation Counter Staff will check your iLib E-Library card. Go to http://ilib.upd.edu.ph and login using your UP webmail/CRS account.
  9. The Circulation Counter Staff will asked the Computer Services & Multimedia Collections Section (Basement Extension, UPLB Main Library) to give you a UPLB iLib account. For more information and assistance, look for Mary Ann M. Ingua.
  10. The Circulation Counter Staff will check out the books in the iLib database and stamp the due date on the book due date slip.
  11. Always remember to return the book on the due date to avoid any overdue fees.

Instructions for Internet use card

1. All UP undergraduate students who are covered by the 2007 revised tuition and other fees will be allowed FREE USE of computers for Internet access for the first 20hrs (AO No. PERR 07-86, issued 17 Oct 2007). Beyond that they will be charged Php20 per hour or a fraction thereof.

2. To monitor the 20 hours free Internet access, college and unit libraries shall issue INTERNET USE CARD to all students who are covered by the 2007 revised tuition and other fees.

3. The card is non-transferable and if lost, free Internet access will be forfeited.

4. Write INTERNET USE CARD ISSUED in the Form-5 of the student with staff’s signature and date of issue.

5. For every Internet access transaction, staff shall record the date, time IN and OUT and balance plus his/her initial in the INTERNET USE CARD.

6. Actual time consumed shall be the basis for the remaining balance hours. For example, when the student consumed 1 hour and 15 minutes, write in the fourth column (Balance) 18:45, meaning he/she has a balance of 18 hours and 45 minutes.

7. All UP students will pay printing cost based on the existing rates.

8. Access or use of the CRS is FREE for ALL STUDENTS. No need to record in the INTERNET USE CARD.

9. All students enrolled prior to AY 2007-2008 will continue to pay the existing rates.
 

Library Brochures

Listen and Learn @ Your Library (podcast)

Listen and Learn @ Your Library is a podcast library instruction service of the UP Diliman University Library. It aims to teach our library clients how to find the information they need quickly and effectively and how to maximize the use of our electronic resources. Through podcasting, we want to help them discover new connections at the University Library.
enlightened Available Podcast:

1. How to Access Academic Articles
2. How to Use Basic Search WebOPAC (iLib)
3. How to Use WebOPAC Advanced Search (iLib)
4. How to Use Index to Philippine Newspapers (IPN) Online
5. Library Orientation and Tour Program
6. E-library card
7. Free Access WiFi
8. University Library website features
9. Document Delivery Request
10. How to check out books

Listen to our Library Jingle created by LIS 158 Class, UP SLIS

 Silid Aklatan by Skinijins KABOOM 

UP Library song by Skinijins KABOOM

Reference Correspondence Policy and Privacy

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REFERENCE CORRESPONDENCE POLICY
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The Information Services and Instruction Section (formerly General Reference), Univesity will respond primarily to reference and information queries of its constituents (students, faculty and staff) and thereafter, the needs of other libraries, government and private researchers and member of the public.

Library staff can respond to specific queries and more in-depth research available from the Library holdings and electronic resources and the Internet.

Requests are answered in the order they are received and clients should submit only one request at a time and should wait for a reply before submitting another. Indicate full name, affiliation (university or institution), valid e-mail and clear details of query. A reply will be sent within 3 to 5 days.

Reference Librarians cannot answer information connected with contests, completion of school or work assignments, nor research in heraldry/family history. Moreover, we discourage requests on translations, compilation of family lineages, determination of parentage, location of missing persons, compilation of extensive bibliographies and extensive photocopying projects.

All electronic resources attached to this email are covered by intellectual property right. Thus, recipients of electronic resources should use them for academic purposes only and are expected to cite properly the source(s) of information.

March 2008

 

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  PRIVACY
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The UPD University Library is committed to protecting the privacy of users of our collections and services.

The Ask a Librarian services will require user's to give personal information such as full name, year level, organization and email address during the chat. We need a name, email address and UP affiliation to properly answer user's question and send them a response.

A log of each chat session will be kept by our Library server. This information will be used to analyze the number and types of questions we are being asked. If used for our Query Knowledgebase, all identifying information will be removed from the questions and answers.

This will also help us determine appropriate staffing levels and aids in training librarians to effectively use the service.

Information collected is accessible only to reference librarians and those library staff members who are associated with the Ask A Librarian service. Individual chats are not shared with anyone outside of the UPD University Library. We do not use information collected through chat or Instant Messaging for commercial purposes, including marketing. We value your privacy and would never resell any patron information.

The Ask a Librarian website uses Cookies to make navigating some of our services possible. Some pages may not function properly if the cookies are turned off. We do not use cookies to track your movement among different web sites and do not exchange cookies with other entities.

Statistics generated from chat logs, as well as excerpts, may be used for reports or publications. These statistics will be generated on a daily and monthly basis for evaluation and improvement of our Ask a Librarian service. However, information about specific individuals (e.g. IP address, E-Mail, names, phone numbers, etc.) that might be included as part of a chat transcript will never be shared outside of the UPD University Library.

Any user that wants to have a record of the their chat deleted may email the libraryinfo.updiliman@up.edu.ph to request the deletion of their chat transcript from the UPD University Library database. Users will need to know the date and exact time their chat started, as well as their IP address in order to be sure the exact chat can be found. We will not guarantee that your request will be accomodated if you did not provide these details.

If we make changes to our privacy statement, we will indicate this on a news on the UPD University Library website or UP Library Bulletin Online.

Ask-a-Librarian! Chat and Win Promo Mechanics

Need research help?


Experience our new Ask-a-Librarian and get a chance to win a Kingston 4gb USB Flash Drive by participating in the online survey.

 

Starting today May 18 to May 25, 2012, we will be testing an in-house virtual reference system. Aside from the live chat and offline webform, the system can archive all the questions and answers to a Query Knowledgebase, featuring Most Asked Topics, Most Recent Questions and Search by Services and Disciplines.

Please participate in our Ask-a-Librarian Survey, this will help improve the new system and our services. Survey participants will be entitled to win a Kingston 4Gb USB Flash Drive in the raffle draw.

Mechanics:

1. Promo duration - May 18 to May 25, 2012.

2. Open to all UP students, Faculty, REPs, Admin and the general public.

3. Get a chance to win this prize:

     (2) winners of Kingston 4gb USB Flash Drive

4. To start, click here. It will direct you to the testing site, http://annie.rothmanlim.com. At the chat with the librarian menu, indicate your name, UP status, organization and valid email and click next to start the chat session. After the session, you will be asked to answer an online survey.

5. Answer the online survey and you will be entitled to one raffle entry. You must test the site and complete the survey form before a raffle entry will be credited to you.

6. Rest assured that the gathered data will be treated with utmost confidentiality. Your data will not be analyzed individually and the data will be used only collectively.

7. One raffle entry per person is qualified to join.

8. Raffle Draw will be on June 30, 2012 at the General Reference Section, Gonzalez Hall, University Library, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City.

9. Raffle winners will be notified via email.

10. List of winner will be posted at University Library Website, UP Diliman Library Facebook account and UP Library Bulletin Online.

11. Winners can claim their prizes at the General Reference Section, Gonzalez Hall, University Library, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City upon presentation of the following:
        a. 2 valid government issued ID and/or UP ID.

12. Winners must claim their prizes within 60 days from receipt of notification. Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited in favor of the University Library.

13. Prizes are not convertible to cash.

14. Employees of the University Library, UPD are qualified from joining the promotion.
 

Chat with the Librarian now!

 

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Ask-a-Librarian! Chat and Win!

Experience our new Ask-a-Librarian and get a chance to win a Kingston 4gb USB Flash Drive by participating in the online survey..

 

Starting today May 18 to May 25, 2012, we will be testing an in-house Ask-a-Librarian : virtual reference system.

Instructions on how to use the new system:

1) Click here. It will direct you to the testing site, http://annie.rothmanlim.com

2) At the "Chat with Librarian" menu, supply your name, UP status and email address and click next to start the session.

3) After the chat session, answer the Ask a Librarian online survey to get a chance to win a Kingston 4gb Flash Drive.

4) For more details, see Promo Mechanics.

Chat with the Librarian now!

 

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Donate now to UPD University Library!

How to donate books and materials?

The Library accepts donations of books, DVDs, CDs, and VHS tapes in good condition. All donations must be brought to Acquisitions and Gifts and Exchange Section, 2/F Gonzalez Hall, University Library, UP Diliman. For further questions about donating materials, please contact (632) 9818500 local 2853.

Read more:

  1. LIBRARY DONATION POLICY
  2. DECREE ON LEGAL AND CULTURAL DEPOSIT, Presidential Decree No. 812 October 16, 1975

Section 2.
(a) Within one month from the date any printed book, as this term is defined herein, is first delivered out of the press, the publisher of such book shall furnish, free of charge and in the same finish as the best copies of the same are produced, two copies thereof to the National Library, and a copy each to the University of the Philippines Main Library, the University of the Philippines Library at Cebu City, the Mindanao State University Library, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines Library. Upon receipt of the respective copies, the Chief Librarian concerned shall issue an acknowledgment receipt therefore to the proper person and shall keep a copy of such receipt for record purposes.

(b) The heads of the various departments, bureaus, offices, and branches of the government, including the provinces and municipalities, and government-owned and government-controlled corporations are likewise required to furnish the National Library two free copies of any printed book published by them, and a copy each to the aforementioned libraries, within the period specified in paragraph (A) of this Section.

Thank you for your interest in donating materials to UPD University Library!
 

Library Orientation

Research Made Easy @ Your Library: A General Library Orientation (.pdf)

Research Made Easy @ Your Library: A General Library Orientation (.ppt)

Should you wish to schedule a library orientation/tour, please email our Reference Librarians at libraryinfo.updiliman@up.edu.ph. We will be glad to have you in the library.

Research Made Easy @ Your Library: Request Form

Click the link above and accomplish the request form.  Please book at least three (3) days in advance to give us enough time to reserve for the venue.

Library Orientation User Survey

 

University Library Link at iskwiki

This is the University Library's link to iskwiki.

iskWiki! is an open-purpose Community wiki, a collaborative platform for instruction, research and the UP life. Explore iskWiki's abundant possibilities. Contribute now! Think Community. iskWiki's FAQs.

http://iskwiki.upd.edu.ph/index.php/University_Library

VOD @ Your Library

Explore Your University Library

 

Video on Demand (VOD) @ Your Library is another library instruction service of the UP Diliman University Library. These are collection of videos about the University Library, Unit Libraries, UP events, electronic resources, library collection and library instructions. It aims to teach library skills to clients, consult with a librarian and explain how to use the library and find the information they need. Click the links below to view the featured videos.

Discovering Online Databases video

"The misadventures of Orly Molly : discovering online databases" Video on how to access electronic resources. Featuring the LIS 158 Class, 1st Semester SY 2009-2010 under Prof. Arlante, UP SLIS.

Filipiniana Books Section videos

Filipiniana Books Section's information guide video created by the LIS 158 class (1st Sem SY 2010-11) under Prof. Arlante, UP SLIS.

Filipiniana Serials Section videos

Filipiniana Serials Section's information guide video created by the LIS 158 class (1st Sem SY 2010-11)
under Prof. Arlante, UP SLIS.

 

Filipiniana Special Collection videos

Filipiniana Special Collection videos created by the LIS 158 class (1st Sem SY 2010-11) under Prof. Arlante, UP SLIS.

Foreign Serials Section videos

Foreign Serials Section's information guide video created by the LIS 158 class (1st Sem SY 2010-11) under Prof. Arlante, UP SLIS.

General Reference Section videos

General Reference Section's information guide video created by the LIS 158 class (1st Sem SY 2010-11) under Prof. Arlante, UP SLIS.

University Archives and Records Depository videos

University Archives and Records Depository's (UARD) information guide video created by the LIS 158 class (1st Sem SY 2010-11) under Prof. Arlante, UP SLIS.

Youtube Videos featuring the UP Libraries and Staff

How to a borrow a book video created by the BC133 Class and featuring the College of Mass Communication Library.

The Union of Journalists of the Philippines-UP makes a statement on extrajudicial killings and state repression. Now is not the time to be silent. Featuring the CSSP Library.

Different library sections and services are featured in these videos created by Library and Information Science students (LIS 158 1st Sem AY 2013-2014)

Video 1-4 by Claud Baroma, Stephen Ko, Benjamin Joseph Dag, Edfe Angelo Lopez


 

 

 


Video 5-7 by Felise Hizon, Aiza May Palaya, Cheska Santos, Ayanstein Tolentino   

  

 

 

Video 8 by David Terante, Jess Ramirez, Michael Unangst

Visitor Information

The University Library Diliman accepts visitors/non-UP researchers including UP alumni, former UP faculty and staff; graduate students from other schools; government and private researchers; and, in a number of libraries, undergraduate students from other schools.

FOR ALL NON-UP RESEARCHERS, please consider the following when planning to visit the University Library, UP Diliman:

  1. The University Library is composed of a Main Library at Gonzalez Hall and more than 40 college/unit libraries in campus. The core collections of a given topic of research or inquiry may be found in the library where the related degree program/course is offered.
  2. It is advised to go to the iLib Web OPAC to do a preliminary search of books, print journals, theses or other library resources. The call number and location of books should be noted to determine the library/ies to be visited.
  3. During the Midyear Term, the Library is open 8:00 AM-5:00 PM during weekdays only. The Library is closed for service to students and visitors during semester/term breaks.
  4. Service hours and scheduled days for visitors may vary across libraries within UP Diliman. Please check the service hours of the library to be visited at the following links:

Access Requirements

Below are requirements for non-UP members to access the University Library:

Alumni, former faculty and staff may use the library upon presentation of a valid ID and proof of former UP status. A special library card which will be issued to entitle them to free use of the library for five (5) visits per semester or summer, after which they will pay a research fee of Php 20.00/day or Php 450.00/year or Php 300.00/summer.

Government researchers may use the library upon presentation of a valid office ID and referral letter from the office’s Head Librarian. They will be issued a special library card which will entitle them to free use of the library for five (5) days per semester or summer, after which they will pay a research fee of Php 20.00/day; Php 450.00/semester; or Php 300.00/summer.

Private researchers and graduate students from other schools may use the library on Mondays and Wednesdays only, upon presentation of a valid office or school ID and referral letter from the office’s or school’s head librarian. They will be issued a special library card upon payment of a research fee of Php 50.00/day; Php 450.00/semester; or Php 300.00/summer.

Undergraduate students (taking up any Bachelor's degree) from non-UP colleges and universities are NOT allowed to use the collections and services at the UP Diliman Main Library. However, they may be accepted in selected unit libraries. To know more which unit libraries accept undergraduate students from other schools, click here. Likewise, the UP Diliman Main Library does NOT accept high school students.

The libraries of the College of Engineering, College of Science, Marine Science Institute (MSI) and National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS) are accepting high school students, particularly from science high schools. This is in line with the College mandate to accommodate science high school students to take science and engineering courses in the future. For more information, call the Librarian at (+632) 981-8500 local 3251/3252 (Engineering Library); local 3807/3808 (Science Library); local 3758 (NIGS); or local 2913 (MSI).

 

Referral letters, letters of intent and other visitor-related correspondence may be sent to the University Librarian for approval:

Prof. Chito N. Angeles
University Librarian
The University Library Diliman
University of the Philippines Diliman
Gonzalez Hall Apacible St.,
Diliman, Quezon City
1101 Philippines

Telephone: (+632) 981-8500 local 2852
Telefax: (+632) 981-8500 local 2851

Procedures

  1. Present requirements and valid school or office I.D. with picture (school/institution/company) to the Security Guard.
  2. Proceed to the Library Cashier and present referral letter and alumni card and/or valid I.D. with picture.
  3. Accomplish the special library card and special library permit form.
  4. Pay the research fee.
  5. Proceed to the desired section of the Library and present the special library card and your valid ID at the control desk/entrance.
  6. Your special library card is valid for one day or within the specified date. Special library card issued by the Unit Libraries (Diliman) can also be used in the University Library.

Restrictions

  1. All materials are for ROOM USE ONLY.
  2. The Research Fee does NOT include tapping of electricity and use of library equipment (e.g. use of computers, scanner, etc.)
  3. Register your electronic devices (laptop, cell phone, etc.) at the counter if you want to charge them and pay the energy use fee (see also: Table of Library Fees).
  4. Taking pictures and videos of the library are subject to the University Librarian's approval.
  5. The University Librarian, Head Librarian or the Librarian-In-Charge reserves the right to cancel requests when necessary.

Unit Libraries accepting undergraduate students from other schools

Unit Libraries

Students

Days

Contact No.
[UP Trunkline: (+632) 981-8500]

Center for Integrative and Development Studies

Undergraduate (all levels) and Graduate students

Monday to Friday

4266

Engineering 1 and 2

Undergraduate (all levels) and Graduate students

Monday

Eng 1- 3143/3144 Eng 2- 3251/3252

Ethno Musicology

Undergraduate (all levels) and Graduate students

Monday to Friday

2629/2639

Geological Science

Undergraduate (all levels) and Graduate students

Monday to Friday

3758

Islamic Studies

Undergraduate (all levels) and Graduate students

Monday to Friday

3585

Law

Undergraduate (all levels) and Graduate students

Monday to Saturday

929-2180/ 920-4414 loc. 300-302

Marine Science Institute

Undergraduate (all levels) and Graduate students

Monday to Friday

2913

Mass Communication Undergraduate (all levels) and Graduate students Monday 2673/2676

Music

Undergraduate (all levels) and Graduate students

Monday

2634

NISMED

Undergraduate (all levels) and Graduate students

Monday to Friday

113

Population Institute

Undergraduate (all levels) and Graduate students

Monday to Friday

2457

Science

Undergraduate (all levels) and Graduate students

Monday to Friday

3807/3808

Social Work

Undergraduate (all levels) and Graduate students

Tuesday to Saturday

4104

UPIS

All types of visitors (except high school students)

Monday (8:00 AM-12:00 NN)

4456

Vanguard

Undergraduate (all levels) and Graduate students

Tuesday, Thursday

927-0589

Vargas Museum

Undergraduate (all levels) and Graduate students

Tuesday to Saturday

4022

Women's Studies

Undergraduate (all levels) and Graduate students

Monday to Friday

4229

Updated: 03 March 2016