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The University Library of TUP-Manila shall support the University’s vision-mission and quality policy by providing relevant and quality library services to support the University’s academic instruction, research and extension programs to cater to the needs of students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders.


The programs and services of the University Library shall be geared toward the strategic thrusts of the University with the following specific objectives:

  1. Provide an adequate, relevant and updated resources and quality resources that supports the academic instructions, research and extension programs of the University.
  2. Provide information literacy and encourage the use of the library facilities and its resources to improve student’s ability to access information effectively and efficiently.
  3. Strengthen collaboration with Learning Resource Center-in-charge, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders to support and enrich the curricular programs and delivery of efficient and effective library management system.
  4. Establish linkages with other libraries; and
  5. Monitor and evaluate library services and its operations for the improvement and in compliance to quality standard for libraries

Librarians and Staff

Name Position
Olga M. Ong Director, University Library
Maryfel A. Lumen Circulation Librarian
Marlyn E. Peralta Acquisition Librarian
Ma. Anna A. Oliveros Cataloger
Corazon B. Boñola COE In-Charge
Damian Q. Pulusan Library Clerk
Fhilbert S. Escribe Library Clerk

Library Schedule

Regular Semester Internet Work Station Summer Classes Sundays and Holidays Semestral Break
Monday-Friday 8:00am-7:00pm Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday 7:00am-7:00pm Close No Library Services

Library Collections

  1. Archive Collection
  2. Filipiniana Collections
  3. General Circulation Collections
  4. General Reference Collections
  5. Graduate Program Collections
  6. Government Publication
  7. Non-Print Collections
  8. Serials Collections
  9. Special Collections
  10. Unpublished Materials
  11. Vertical Files


  1. Library Orientation/Reader’s Education Services
  2. Circulation Services
  3. Reference and Information Services
  4. Reservation Services
  5. Online Database Searching/Internet Access
  6. Current Awareness Services
  7. Networking
  8. Referral Services
  9. Service to Outside Researches
  10. Lost and Found
  11. Resource Sharing
  12. Electronic Resources

General Policy

  1. A borrower assumes responsibility for the proper care of library resources in his/her possession.
  2. Silence must be strictly observed.
  3. Cell phone must be in silent mode.
  4. Proper dress code must be observed.
  5. Library users should cooperate in keeping the library neat and clean.
  6. Utmost caution must be observed in the use of library materials. Soiling, disfiguring, mutilating, tracing and using book’s as writing board are considered acts of vandalism and subject to disciplinary action.
  7. Defers in library materials should be reported immediately to the librarian.
  8. Electronic gadgets can be brought inside the library premises. Plugging-in of gadgets is strictly prohibited.
  9. Library obligations should be settled before any clearance will be signed.
  10. Misrepresentation by using the identification card of another user is fraudulent act and shall be dealt with appropriate sanction.
  11. Students who violate aforementioned policies and regulations shall be subjected to disciplinary action as stated in the Student Manual.

General Circulation Policies

  1. General Reference and Archives Collections are for Room Use only.
  2. Students are allowed to borrow a maximum of two (2) books for photocopy and overnight use (General Circulation books).
  3. General Circulation books can be borrowed for overnight us and must be returned on or before 9:00am the following working day. Failure to return the book on the indicated due date is subject to penalty.
  4. Fiction books can be borrowed for one (1) week.
  5. Books to be re-borrowed must be physically presented to the Circulation Librarian before the due date and time, failure to do so is subject to fine and penalty.
  6. Borrowers with overdue books or with standing obligations to the Library will not be allowed to borrow any library resources unless all library accounts are settled.
  7. Students with overdue books are automatically included in the list of names not eligible for online enrollment.
  8. The Librarian has the right to recall all borrowed books even the due date or any materials being used in case of urgent need.
  9. Master’s Theses, Bachelor’s Theses, Dissertations, Special Projects, magazine, newspapers, journals, electronic sources, clippings, and reference materials such as encyclopedia, almanacs, yearbooks, dictionaries, and atlases are strictly for library use only including the Archive Collections. Taking pictures of unpublished materials is strictly prohibited.
  10. For books, only certain pages are allowed to be photocopied and for theses and dissertations, only the abstract.
  11. Loat book on loan should be reported immediately to the librarian. The book should be either be paid or replaces with the same title or of later edition.
  12. Cartographic materials such as posters, maps, and globes can be borrowed for classroom use and should be returned on the same day. Failure to do so is subject to fine and penalty.
  13. In care of research day, the faculty members must write a letter to the University Librarian for approval and must accompany his/her class during the day of research.

Handling Overdue, Lost and Damaged Book/s

Overdue Books

          For Overdue Books, a fine will be charged based on the required fee.

Note. Notice of overdue book/s for faculty and staff will be sent before the end of term. Students with overdue or unreturned books will be reported to the Office of the University Registrar and Office of Student Affairs. A complete list of TUP employees with library accountabilities will be forwarded to the Accounting Office for billing and recording before the end of the semester.

Lost Books

  1. Lost book/s must be reported immediately to the Director of the University Library to avoid fines/penalties.
  2. Lost book/s must be replaces with latest edition of the same title not later that 1 month after the librarian has been notified of the case and the required processing fee must be paid for the lost book/s.
  3. A fine shall be computed from the date the book is due up to the time it is replaced.

Damaged Books

          Overnight/Photocopied books returned with missing pages, water damaged, soil damaged, spine or bind damaged, and with torn pages will be the responsibility of the last borrower, who will be required to make replacement with the same title, author or latest edition.

Issuance of Referral Letters

  1. TUP students who are enrolled for the current term and with a validated ID will be given referral letter to visit and use other libraries.
  2. TUP employees with valid identification card will be given referral letter to visit and use other libraries.
  3. Referral letter must be requested a day before the date of the conduct of research.

Outside Researches

  1. Outside researchers are those users of the TUP Library collection and facilities who are not enrolled in TUP as students or employees. They refer to retired/resigned employees; students who are in their research writing but are not officially enrolled in TUP; TUP Alumni without TUP Alumni ID; students and faculty members from other government and private schools, colleges and universities, participant in TUP-sponsored activities like seminars, conferences and any other similar activities.
  2. Outside researchers should present a validated school identification card and a referral letter from the school of origin addressed to the Director of the University Library. For TUP students who are working on their research proposals but are not enrolled in the current term should present their TUP ID and a certification from their research adviser for a free library use.
  3. Each outside researcher is required to pay the outside researcher’s fee per library visit. The fee is good for one whole day. Outside researchers are allowed to use the library from Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.
  4. All materials are for library use only.