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About Us

The University Library aims to be a dynamic learning and physical space that supports the University’s instructional and research objectives. It serves as a common ground for exploration, discovery, and experience. It strives to become a learning organization that develops skills in creating, collecting, consolidating, and delivering information and services to the Mindanao State University community and other target clients.


  1. To be creative and dynamic in the provision of resources for the research, instruction, extension, and other academic pursuits of the University in its quest to be a premier and globally competitive national peace University.
  2. To facilitate a stronger and expanding level of scholarship by providing tools that are responsive, accessible, and easily adaptable to the library user’s needs corresponding with the increasing technological advancement.
  3. To become a MINSUPALA information and resources hub and initiate, host, and promote interlibrary collaboration, networking, inter-library loan, and mobile libraries.


The Objectives of the University Library will focus on the following themes:

  1. Strengthen the collection of resource materials in various formats that support the curricular offerings of the University, research interests of the library users, and to keep abreast of the trends and development in education and technology.
  2. Protect and preserve the University Library’s resources by developing and promoting archiving and digitization programs.
  3. Create, organize, and collaborate with stakeholders to respond to globalization trends in education and librarianship through regional, national, and international conferences, seminars, webinars, training, and other innovative programs.
  4. Develop and enhance library instruction programs to improve literacy and research skills of the students, faculty, and other library users for the effective and efficient retrieval of information.
  5. Promote a learning commons space that respond to the different cultural backgrounds and kinds of working and learning styles of students and other library users and introduce and integrate the familiar and the new in library spaces to encourage new ways of learning and understanding libraries.
  6. Empower library staff through diversified and sustained learning and development trainings locally, nationally, and internationally for them to be effective and competent information provider and facilitator of learning.

University Library Director

Zaalica B. Edres, RL, MLS

Main Divisions

The University Library is organized into six main divisions, each of which is responsible for a major type of work.

Borrowing Procedure

  • Go to the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) station.Check if the library resources you are looking for are available.
  • Type in your queries at the Search Box.Take note of the Title, Call Number, and its Location.
  • Present your Library ID card and Borrower’s card to the librarian in-charge.

Application of Library ID Card

  • Proceed to the Records Section at the Main Library and present the following requirements:an original and a photocopy of COR/EBF and valid University ID (for MSU students); a valid University ID and a photocopy of teaching load or contract of service (for MSU faculty/staff); an Alumni ID (for MSU-Marawi alumni); a valid ID card and a referral letter from the respective school librarian or authorized official (for secondary patrons or outside users).
  • Payment:₱100 for MSU students and employees; ₱150 for MSU-Marawi alumni; and ₱200 for secondary patrons.
  • Proceed to the Information Technology Services Division for printing and picture taking.
  • The library ID card comes with a Borrower’s Card and is valid for 2 years.

Library Services

Contact Information

1st Street, University Library
Mindanao State University
Marawi City, Philippines

Service Hours

Main Library
Monday to Friday (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Saturday (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

College/Unit Libraries
Monday to Friday (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

University Archives and Memorabilia
Monday to Friday (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

Get Social With Us

Malano UPHub

Reading Area

Charging Station

Library Tour

Student Locker

Padian Open Space

Prayer Room

Goldies' Buwakan Park

Discussion Room

American Corner Marawi

Mini-Conference Room

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Memorandum No. 149-OP, Series of 2023

Office Hours during Ramadhan

Pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 322, S. 1973 and in conformity with the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Resolution No. 81-1277, the University Library will be open from Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM without a noon break. During Fridays, in consideration of Jum’ah (Friday prayer), Muslims are excused from work from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Please take note of our operating hours.

MBHTE Evaluation for Certificate of Program Compliance

University Library undergoes COPC evaluation

On March 15, 2023, the University Library underwent an ocular visit by the Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) evaluators headed by Director General Marjuni M. Maddi for the Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC) evaluation. The evaluators focused on the library resources available at the Main library and College/Unit Libraries, with special attention given to the e-resources.

The COPC evaluation is an important process for local universities and colleges in the state, as it is a requirement set by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to ensure that academic programs meet the standards and requirements. The COPC is awarded to academic programs that comply with the minimum standards and requirements for program offerings, faculty, facilities, and other factors that contribute to quality education.

The University Library’s successful evaluation for COPC is a significant achievement to its commitment in providing quality education and access to resources that can support academic excellence. Aside from print and electronic materials, the library also offers research assistance to help students and faculty maximize the use of its resources.

Did you know?

One of the most overdue library books in the world was returned after 122 years
In 2011 Camden School of Arts lending library in Australia had the first edition of Charles Darwin’s Insectivorous Plants returned to them. The book had been checked out in 1889 and had lain among the book collection of a retired veterinarian before the library stamp was noticed and the book returned, some 122 years late.


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Our Story

Originally, the University Library was housed in one of the classrooms in the Academic Building. Later, it was relocated to the Library-Museum Building, which was completed in the early 1962-1963 academic year. The library was well-stocked with general education books and basic reference materials. The University purchased a large number of books, which were supplemented by donations from Stanford University, the Asia Foundation, the University of the Philippines, Caltex, UNICEF, AID, and individuals.

Benifredo Sta. Maria, the first University Librarian, distributed textbooks to students in all years of all seven colleges of the University at the start of each term and collected them at the end. The College of Liberal Arts had the highest number of courses with 7,704 textbook volumes for 140 courses, followed by the College of Engineering with 83 courses, the College of Agriculture with 29 courses, the College of Business Administration with 28 courses, the College of Education with 31 courses, the College of Fisheries with 19 courses, and the College of Community Development and Public Administration with 18 courses. In total, there were approximately 350 courses with textbooks. Textbooks were used in approximately 82% of all courses across all colleges, with the College of Liberal Arts having the highest percentage of usage (94%).

Late in the year, the University appointed Mrs. Leticia E. Aquino, a former National Library librarian, as the new head of the University Library. She took over the position following the departure of the previous University Librarian, Mr. Benifredo Sta. Maria, who left to pursue his graduate studies in library science at the University of Hawaii with a grant from the East-West Center.

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