NIMBB 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 time when the library was placed under the supervision of the College of Science Head Librarian.

Visit Us

Library hours: 9 AM to 6 PM (1 PM to 2 PM Lunch Break), Monday to Friday. CLOSED on Saturday, Sunday and Holiday.  [CLOSED for Midyear Semester AY 2022-2023]

Location: Room 108, NIMBB Building, CS Complex, University of the Philippines 1101 Diliman, Philippines


Books – 600 plus

eBooks – 900 plus

Book Series - 4

Audio Visual (AV) – 17

Theses and Dissertations – 900 plus

Services and Facilities

  1. Remote Access through OpenAthens
  2. CS Libraries eBook Hub
  3. Document delivery
  4. Borrowing/Lending of books
  5. Theses and Dissertations repository
  6. Ask-a-Librarian and Current Awareness
  7. General Descriptive Analysis (for NIMBB faculty only)
  8. Acquisition of Library Materials (for NIMBB Faculty only)
  9. Inter Library Loan (ILL)
  10. Library Orientation
  11. Internet, Wi-Fi and battery charging stations
  12. Individual Reading Area
  13. Printing and Scanning


  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.
  1. CS Libraries eBook Hub

            Access NIMBB syllabi references, NIMBB library frequently used books, NIMBB 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 your validation in 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.
  1. Document delivery

            For eBook and Journal article request, 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 NIMBB syllabi references.
  1. Borrowing Privileges

            Find 600 plus book collection of the NIMBB library at TUKLAS. Book request must be sent through your UP mail account. Send your request to our official NIMBB 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 semester
      • 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)
  1. Theses and Dissertations

            The NIMBB library houses a total of 900 plus 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.
  1. Ask-a-Librarian and Current Awareness

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

  1. General Descriptive Analysis (for  NIMBB 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

  1. Acquisition of Library Materials (for NIMBB Faculty only)
      • Send library material request to the NIMBB 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.
  1. Inter Library 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.
  1. Library Orientation

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

      • Send your request to our official Gmail using your UP mail account.
  1. Internet, Wi-Fi and battery charging stations
      • Wi-Fi, battery charging and computers are FREE and on a first-come, first-served basis.
  1. Individual Reading Area
      • First-come, first-served basis
  1. Printing and Scanning


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


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

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