IC Library

About Us

The setting up of the UP College of Science Institute Libraries was initially envisioned by Dr. Caesar Saloma in 2007, during the start of his 3-year tenure as CS Dean which was coterminous with then CSLIB Head Librarian, Mrs. Jocelyn Razal.  In April 2011, the actual setup of the Institute Libraries happened during the term of the current CSLIB Head Librarian, Mrs. Marie Antoinette Villaflor. Concurrently, it was during this time that most of the new building of CS Institutes were finally built in the National Science Complex; thus, spaces were provided for the Institute Libraries.  The initial phase in the establishment of the institute libraries was supervised by Mrs. Susannah V. Deasis until 2013.  Currently, Ms. Fraymon Joy P. Cruz is assisting the Head Librarian in supervising and improving the physical and digital learning spaces of the nine (9) Institute Libraries to support the College in its basic functions of instruction, research and extension services.

Timeline of CS Institute Libraries
1. April 2011 - National Institute of Physics (NIP) Library
2. April 2012 - Institute of Mathematics (IM) Library
3. June 2012 - Institute of Chemistry (IC) Library
4. November 2012 - National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (NIMBB) Library
5. August 2013 - Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology (IESM) Library
6. September 2015 - Institute of Biology (IB) Library
7. December 2015 - Material Science and Engineering Program (MSEP) Library
8. January 2017 - National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS) Library*
9. July 2018 - Natural Sciences Research Institute (NSRI) Library
*The date mentioned above indicate the time when the Institute Library was placed under the supervision of the College of Science Head Librarian.

Visit Us

The Institute of Chemistry Library is strategically located at the 1st floor of the IC Teaching Building, Room T1114, College of Science Complex, University of the Philippines.

The physical library is open from Monday to Friday, operating at full capacity from 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Clients can visit, borrow books, conduct research, connect to wifi, use computers and charge their electronic devices at no cost.


      • Circulation collection

The library houses and circulates more than 440 volumes of print books covering highly specialized topics in chemistry. These are classified according to Library of Congress Classification (LCC) and displayed in an open shelf where readers can go directly to the shelf and select books they would need. All books may be checked out with a current validated UP identification card for a loan periods of two weeks.

      • Theses and dissertation collection

The library holds a collection of around 970 titles of print thesis and dissertations written by IC students. These can be easily accessed and retrieved using the library’s in-house database --the ABCD.  Access to ABCD is made through the internet and it can be used remotely by users all at the same time.

      • Non-print collection

Currently, the library has approximately 350 e-books and subscribed to an electronic database called American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications with 68 scientific journals covering various fields in chemistry accessible on and off campus through Open Athens.

Services and Facilities

  1. Circulation Services
  2. Borrowing of books 

Loaning Privileges

All bonafide students, faculty and employees shall have these following privileges:

      • Undergraduate students – 5 circulation books for one week
      • Graduate students – 10 circulation books for one week
      • Faculty – 10 circulation books for one month
      • UP Employee (REPS)- 10 circulation books for two weeks
      • UP Employee (Admin) – 5 circulation books for two weeks


Anyone who fails to return a book on the due date will be fined P 2.00/day exclusive of weekends and holidays.

Students with overdue books or with standing obligations will not be given a clearance during enrollment unless accountabilities are settled.

  1. Reference Services
  2. Ask-a-Librarian and current awareness via Gmail and Facebook
  3. Document delivery
  4. Interlibrary loan
  5. User instruction
  6. Gift and exchange
  7. Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC- Tuklas)


  1. Reading area and individual study carrels – this area has thirty (30) seating capacity which can be used for individual or group study.
  2. Internet station - equipped with 2 computers with Internet connection.  Services available are internet search, access to online databases and Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)
  3. Scanning and Printing station - a separate computer unit solely for scanning and printing purposes. 

-  Printing costs: P 3.00 for black and white; P 10.00 for colored.

- Scanning cost: P 3.00 per page maximum of twenty (20) pages only.

  1. Wi-Fi enabled area     

Wifi name: IChemLibrary

Password:  nicescience

  1. Fully air-conditioned facility


  1. Remote Access through OpenAthens

Access more than a hundred databases in different disciplines and twenty (20) plus databases with science and technology subjects. Two ways to access OpenAthens:

            Access via MyAthens:

      • Go to https://my.openathens.net;
      • Search for "University of the Philippines Diliman" in the "Find your Institution" search bar;
      • Click "UP Webmail";
      • Log in to your UP Mail account;
      • Select the electronic databases you wish to access.

            Access via Google Apps:

      • Sign in to your UP Mail at https://mail.up.edu.ph;
      • Click the App Launcher at the upper right corner, scroll down and click the OpenAthens;
      • Click "Login to MyAthens";
      • Select the electronic databases you wish to access.

2. CS Libraries eBook Hub

Access IC syllabi references, IC library frequently used books, IC library and other CS institute libraries eBook collection anytime and anywhere.

      • Go to the CS Libraries eBook Hub website at ebookhub.cslib.science.upd.edu.ph;
      • Click the Login With UP Mail button and enter your UP Mail credentials;
      • Once logged in, edit your personal details in the account management form and accept the terms and conditions;
      • Kindly wait for the CSLIB administrators to validate your account;
      • You will receive a confirmation email regarding the validation of your UP Mail account;
      • After validation, your next login will now be redirected to the homepage;
      • Finally, search by author or title using the discovery search box or explore the most frequently used books, syllabi references, and general list of eBooks per institute.

3. Document delivery

For eBook and Journal article requests, email us using your UP mail account.

      • If no UP mail yet, send us a copy of your Form 5.
      • No limit to the number of documents/titles as long as it’s part of your IC syllabi references.

4. Borrowing  Privileges

Find 440 volumes of  our book collection in TUKLAS. Book requests must be sent through your UP mail account. Send your request to our official IC library Gmail at ic.library@science.upd.edu.ph.

      • Undergraduate students – 5 circulation books for 1 week
      • Graduate students – 10 circulation books for 1 week
      • Research, Extension and Professional Staff (REPS) - 10 circulation books for 1 week
      • Administrative Staff – 5 circulation books for 1 week
      • Non-UP users – Room use only (temporarily suspended until further notice)

5. Theses and Dissertations

The IC library houses a total of 970 titles of undergraduate and graduate theses and dissertations. Check it out at this LINK.

Request for electronic/scanned/print copy

      • Faculty - Full text w/o expiration (if adviser). *If the Faculty is not the adviser, he/she should comply with the requirements same with the students.
      • Students - Full text subject to the following requirements: (w/ expiration). *1. Classified as “F” for regular work; 2. Expired embargo (2018 and below); 3. University Permission page or must secure permission from the author or adviser.

6. Ask-a-Librarian and Current Awareness

We provide the latest news and updates on the library’s collection, services and other announcements through our IC Library Facebook, Twitter, and Gmail account. Feel free to reach us anytime at our social media and Gmail account.

7. General Descriptive Analysis (for IC faculty only)- For Publication & Citation Report, CS Newsletter, CS Historical Publication and Certification Request, email us using your UP mail account.

For faculty publication and citation report requests, email us using your UP mail account.

8. Acquisition of Library Materials (for IC Faculty only)

      • Send library material request to the IC Librarian-in-Charge, or
      • Fill out the online library material request form at tracking.cslib.upd.edu.ph/request. The College of Science Tracking System is a web-based platform that will allow CS Faculty to submit book request(s) online, check the status of book request(s) anytime, check the book fund updated per institute and view the updated list of new books per institute.

9.  InterLibrary Loan (ILL)

For faculty who need help in obtaining reference materials from other libraries.

      • Send your request to our official Gmail using your UP mail account.

10. Library Orientation

For new students and faculty who want to learn some basic information about the IC library, its resources and how to use them.

      • Send your request to our official Gmail using your UP mail account.

11. Internet, Wi-Fi and battery charging stations

      • Wi-Fi, battery charging and use of computers are FREE and on a first-come, first-served basis.

12.  Reading and Discussion Area

      • First-come, first-served basis

13. Printing and Scanning

            Printing rates

      • B&W - P3.00 per page
      • Color - P5.00 to P15.00 per page

            Scanning rates

      • P3.00 per page
      • Scan limit: up to 20 pages only (color or B&W)
      • Delivery: send through UP mail within the day

Contact Us

Have a question? You can contact us through a call, chat or email for any library concerns and inquiries. Get in touch with us via the following details:

Telephone number: 981-8500 local 3680

Facebook: www.facebook.com/iclibupd/

Email address: ic.library@science.upd.edu.ph

Ask-a-librarian thru CS Library website: www.cslib.upd.edu.ph

Twitter: twitter@UPDCSLIB

Address: Room T1114, Institute of Chemistry, Teaching Bldg, CS Complex, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 

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