Do you know your LIBRARY? Check out these useful tidbits.

As the only national university in the country, the University of the Philippines was established on 18 June 1908 through Act No. 1870 of the first Philippine Legislature, known as the "University Act." Since then, it takes pride in being the pioneer in higher education through academic excellence, outstanding research, public service, and modernized facilities (

Established in 1922, the University Library is the University's key information resource for learning, research and scholarship. The University Library of UP Diliman encompasses one Main Library and 35 college or unit libraries. It envisions global information exchange throughout the UP Library System. It is mandated to be the information resource center of excellence in the social sciences, humanities and basic sciences.

To provide library users:

• the best access to the information that they need in support of instruction, research and extension 

• the best information services through the use of the new information and communication technologies (ICTs) as applied in libraries

You can visit us at the Gonzalez Hall Apacible St. University of the Philippines Diliman. We are located in between the Sunken Garden and UP Lagoon.

Download the primer on the new offerings of the UP Main Library, resources available for students and faculty -- including free wi-fi, access to international journals, computer use and extended library hours.

Check out the orientation schedules on this page, as well as how to connect to free wi-fi. You may contact the Main Library through their contact info below:

Librarian’s Office: 63 2 981.8500 loc. 2852

Reference Section : 63 2 981.8500 loc. 2861