Who can use UP Mindanao libraries and their resources?

First and foremost, UP Mindanao 3 colleges and main libraries serve the University's current faculty, students, staff, and researchers who hold valid UP Mindanao IDs. While the University Library Organic Act and Its Implementing Rules and Regulations stipulate admittance, borrowing, returning, and loans, service hours vary at certain times of the year. For information on a specific library, visit University Library (PORTAL)

Are the libraries open to the public?
The libraries are open to the public, provided, certain conditions are met. Among these are a letter of referral from the agency or office where one is connected and a valid ID. The college and main libraries accommodate visitors at different days of the week and hours of the day. Borrowing privileges are limited to room use only. For specific information, visit University Library (PORTAL)

Who can use online resources available through the UP Mindanao Libraries web site?
UP Mindanao libraries have access to both paid subscriptions and free access online resources. Free access are available at University Library (PORTAL) whereas the paid ones are available only to UP Mindanao constituents through the portal .

How can I find out if the libraries have a particular book or periodical?
Visit the web-based UP Mindanao Library System ALARM catalog at University Library (PORTAL) to search holdings of books, periodicals, e-resources, and more. For holdings of archives and records visit University Library (PORTAL) , for museum artifacts visit http://library.upmin.edu.ph/mainlib/museum/museum.html. For more information, consult University Library (PORTAL)

Does UP Mindanao Library System participate in Interlibrary Loan?
Yes, but only faculty members can avail of this privilege and for certain purposes approved in writing to the University Librarian through the College Librarian. To obtain materials through Interlibrary Loan (ILL), consult your college librarian.

Does the UP Mindanao Library System participate in networking and linkages?
Yes, UP Mindanao is the lead convenor and an active member of the DACUN (Davao Colleges and Universities Network) Library Committee that implements networking and linkages. For the policies and regulations, please visit the site University Library (PORTAL)

Can I get a copy of a UP Mindanao thesis or strategic plan?
Theses and strategic plans defended at UP Mindanao have a copy available at the college library where the student/researcher finished a degree, and another copy at the Main Library for preservation purposes. The college copy can only be read and not photocopied. The archival copy at the Main Library can never be borrowed, read or photocopied.

Can UP Mindanao alumni use the libraries?
Alumnae and alumni have access privileges to the libraries for up to a cumulative of 5 day visits only. After these, alumni and alumnae will be subject to the rules and policies of the UP Mindanao Library System. A valid alumni ID is required for each entry. For contact information for the libraries, talk to our virtual librarian at or visit University Library (PORTAL)