MSEP 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

Library hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 

Collection location: College of Science Library, Velasquez St., University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City 

NOTE: The physical library is temporarily closed until further notice. Please check our FB page for updates.


  1. Circulation books 
  2. MSEP Theses and dissertations 
  3. Print MRS Bulletin Journal 
  4. eBooks specialized for Material Science and Engineering Program 
  5. Subscribed online databases through OpenAthens

Services and Facilities

  1. Ask-a-Librarian 
  2. Borrowing of books 
  3. Document delivery 
  4. Inter Library Loan 


  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;
      • 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;
      • 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 MSEP syllabi references, MSEP library frequently used books, MSEP library and other CS institute libraries eBook collection anytime and anywhere.

      • Go to the CS Libraries eBook Hub website at;
      • 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 MSEP syllabi references.

4. Borrowing  Privileges

Find 2,720+ volumes of our book collection in TUKLAS. Book requests must be sent through your UP mail account. Send your request to our official MSEP library Gmail at

      • Undergraduate students – 5 circulation books for 1 week
      • Graduate students – 10 circulation books for 1 week
      • Faculty- 10 circulation books for 1 month
      • 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 MSEP library houses 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 MSEP Library Facebook, Twitter, and Gmail account. Feel free to reach us anytime at our social media and Gmail account.

7.  General Descriptive Analysis (for MSEP 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 MSEP Faculty only)

      • Send library material request to the MSEP Librarian-in-Charge, or
      • Fill out the online library material request form at 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 MSEP 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

Contact us through our FB Page @mseplibraryupdiliman or email us at

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