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De La Salle University Libraries

Brief History

The history of the DLSU Library can be traced back to July 1956 when the collegiate collection of the combined High School and College Libraries was transferred to the College building known as St. Joseph Hall. Located in the first two floors of this hall, it started operation with barely 10,000 book collection and a reading area of 100 seating capacity.

A library building four-storey high was built in 1985 thru a generous gift from the Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad, USAID under the sponsorship of the Christian Brothers Conference, Illinois, alumni and benefactors.

Today, the DLSU Library has evolved into a system of libraries. Satellite libraries that cater to specialized users were established— two at the Taft Campus, one in Makati City, and three in Biñan, Laguna. The main library, now called The Learning Commons, moved into its new home at the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall in December 2012.




Mission / Vision

The De La Salle University Library primarily supports the institution's instructional, curricular, research, and extension programs through organized, relevant, and fast delivery of information services.

Academic libraries, as the resource centers of excellence in information, should aim at assisting the nation in producing professional, skilled and trained manpower by providing timely and instant access to various formats of information in any part of the country and of the world.




Library Administrators

  • Ms. Christine M. Abrigo
    Director of Libraries, September 2017-Present
  • Ms. Ana Maria B. Fresnido
    University Library Director, 2006-2017
  • Ms. Perla T. Garcia
    University Library Director, 1998-2006
  • Ms. Fe Angela M. Verzosa
    University Library Director, 1994-1998
  • Ms. Perla T. Garcia
    University Library Director, 1987-1994
  • Dr. Priscilla Arguelles
    Director of Libraries, 1985-1987
  • Mrs. Narcissa V. Muñasque
    Director of Libraries, 1969-1984
  • Br. Vicente Vigilia FSC
    Director of Libraries, 1968
  • Br. J. Cyril FSC
    Director of Libraries, 1963-1967
  • Mr. Roberto A. Bermudez
    College Librarian, 1950-1962
  • Mr. Antonino P. Lazo
    College Librarian, 1949

Sections-The Learning Commons (Henry Sy, Sr. Hall)

  • American Corner (14th Floor)
  • Archives (12th Floor)
  • Circulation-Reserve (8th Floor)
  • European Documentation Centre (14th Floor)
  • Filipiniana (10th Floor Mezzanine)
  • Information-Reference (7th Floor)
  • Instructional Media Services (6th Floor)
  • Periodicals (9th Floor)
  • Systems Services (5th Floor)
  • Technical Services (5th floor)

Satellite Libraries

  • Br. Benedict Learning Resource Center, 18th Floor, Andrew Gonzalez Hall
  • Law Library, 7F Floor, Rufino Campus, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
  • Makati Extension Campus Library, 5F RCBC Building, Makati City
  • DLSU Laguna Campus - Academic Library
  • DLSU Laguna Campus - Integrated School Library
  • DLSU Laguna Campus - Preschool Library

Special Collections/Sections (14th Floor, Henry Sy, Sr. Hall)

  • AGUSTIN "HAMMY" SOTTO
  • ALFREDO EFREN LITIATCO
  • ALICIA SANDOVAL LAYA COLLECTION OF PRE-HISTORIC PHILIPPINE POTTERY
  • AMERICAN CORNER
  • AMBASSADOR DELIA D. ALBERT
  • ANTIQUARIAN
  • ARANETA-ZARAGOZA
  • ASIAN CORNER
  • AURELIO B. CALDERON
  • BIENVENIDO N. SANTOS MUSEUM AND COLLECTION
  • BONIFACIO P. SIBAYAN
  • BR. ANDREW GONZALEZ FSC
  • BR. ARMIN LUISTRO FSC
  • BR. RAFAEL DONATO FSC
  • BR. RICARDO LAGUDA FSC
  • CENTER FOR ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES (CESP)
  • CIRILO F. BAUTISTA
  • DANIEL W. TANTOCO, JR. COLLECTION OF MUSEUM ARTIFACTS
  • DON FRANCISCO ORTIGAS
  • DOREEN GAMBOA FERNANDEZ
  • DR. CLODUALDO DEL MUNDO, JR.
  • DR. LEONCIO LOPEZ RIZAL
  • DR. LUIS CAMARA DERY
  • DR. TERESO S. TULLAO, JR.
  • DR. WILFRIDO V. VILLACORTA
  • EMERITA S. QUITO
  • EUROPEAN DOCUMENTATION CENTRE
  • FRANCISCO ORTIGAS, JR. MEMORABILIA
  • GENDER, SEXUALITY AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH DATA BANK (GSRH)
  • INTERNATIONAL CORPUS OF ENGLISH-PHILIPPINE COMPONENT (ICEPH)
  • ISAGANI R. CRUZ COLLECTION (ON DEPOSIT)
  • JOSEFINA C. BAUI
  • JOSE JAVIER REYES
  • JUDY FREYA Q. SIBAYAN
  • JULIO C. TEEHANKEE
  • JUSTICE TEODORO R. PADILLA
  • KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY (KDC)
  • LORENZO M. TAÑADA
  • M.L. KRAINZ
  • MARCELINO A. FORONDA
  • MEMORABILIA
  • NiPa HUT
  • ORAL HISTORY
  • PEQUE GALLAGA
  • PHILIPPINE NUMISMATIC COLLECTION
  • REMIGIO E. AGPALO
  • RENATO AGUSTIN Q. SIBAYAN
  • ROBERT C. SALAZAR
  • THE PRIVATE LIBRARY COLLECTION OF EFREN R. ABUEG
  • TROPHIES
  • WAR YEARS
  • ZEUS A. SALAZAR

Special Collection (9th Floor Mezzanine, Henry Sy Sr. Hall)

  • TERESA BITANGA VALEROS

Special Collection (10th Floor Mezzanine, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

  • JOSE W. DIOKNO

The Learning Commons
Regular Term 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Monday to Saturday
Term Break 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday to Friday
  8:00 AM - 12:00 NN Saturday

 

Law Library (Rufino Campus, BGC)
Regular Term 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Monday to Saturday
Term Break 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday to Friday
  8:00 AM - 12:00 NN Saturday

 

Br. Benedict Learning Resource Center (BBLRC)
Regular Term 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Monday to Saturday
Term Break 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday to Friday
  8:00 AM - 12:00 NN Saturday

 

Makati Extension Campus (RCBC Bldg., Makati City)
Regular Term 12:00 NN - 9:30 PM Monday to Friday
  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday
Term Break 10:00 NN - 7:00 PM Monday to Friday
  8:00 AM - 12:00 NN Saturday

 

DLSU Laguna Campus - College
Regular Term 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Monday to Saturday
  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday
Term Break 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday to Friday
  8:00 AM - 12:00 NN Saturday

 

DLSU Laguna Campus- Integrated School
Regular Term 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday to Friday
  CLOSED Saturday

Under construction

The De La Salle University Library endeavors to provide access to other library collections within Metro Manila that will support the instructional, research and other bibliographical needs of both students and faculty through its inter-library services, which involve short term loans and document delivery. Other research collections in the Metro Manila area are also available for the use of advanced and graduate students through consortium arrangements and inter-university agreements.

The Library participates in cooperative programs and linkages with the following consortium libraries, namely:

ASEAN University Network Inter-Library Online (AUNILO)

De La Salle Philippines Libraries

South Manila Consortium (formerly Inter-Institutional Consortium)

Inter-University Consortium (IUC)

European Studies Consortium in the Philippines

Department of Science and Technology - Engineering and Science Education Library Project (ESEP)

Associations

Other Library-related Sites