Borrowing and Returning Library Materials

UP Manila constituents can borrow materials from any of the libraries in the UP system.

The number of items you can borrow depends on your status and the loan category of the item. A range of categories are used to facilitate the most effective use of our collections. Please refer to the tables below.

You must have your library validated University ID card with you to borrow items from the library.

If an item has been reserved for you, it will be held at the Issue Desk.

Items can be returned at the Issue Desk.

Loan entitlements

User Categories
No. of Items
Undergraduates 5
Postgraduates 10
Faculty 10
Administrative Staff 5

Loan periods

Types of Materials
Loan Periods*
General Circulation 14 days (renewable once)
Filipiniana 7 days (renewable)
Reserve Overnight
Reference for room use only
Special Collections
for room use only
Journals / Periodicals
for room use reading only

* Loan periods vary between libraries (Please check with your library)

Borrower's Responsibilities

  • You are responsible for ensuring that items are returned or renewed on or before the due date.
  • Please note that there is no guarantee that it will be possible to renew items. If items have been reserved for another user, they must be returned on due date. Fines will apply if items are not returned by due date.
  • Any borrowed item may be recalled at any time. Fines will apply if items are not returned by the amended due date.
  • Please remember that you are responsible for all items borrowed on your account until they are returned and cleared off your record.

Overdue items

  • If items become overdue while issued to you we will send a courtesy reminder by email or post informing you of this.
  • If you fail to return them at this stage a second overdue message will be sent and your record will be blocked for borrowing and renewal.
  • If you still fail to return items you will be billed for their replacement cost.
  • Notices are a courtesy and non-receipt does not exempt the borrower from overdue fines or charges.