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.
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 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Clients can visit, borrow books, conduct research, connect to wifi, use computers and charge their electronic devices at no cost.
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.
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.
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.
All bonafide students, faculty and employees shall have these following privileges:
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.
- 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.
Wifi name: IChemLibrary
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:
Access via Google Apps:
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.
3. Document delivery
For eBook and Journal article requests, email us using your UP mail account.
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 email@example.com.
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
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)
9. InterLibrary Loan (ILL)
For faculty who need help in obtaining reference materials from other libraries.
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.
11. Internet, Wi-Fi and battery charging stations
12. Reading and Discussion Area
13. Printing and Scanning
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
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ask-a-librarian thru CS Library website: www.cslib.upd.edu.ph
Address: Room T1114, Institute of Chemistry, Teaching Bldg, CS Complex, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
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