University Library

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Goals and Objectives


  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.

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)

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Organizational Structure

The University Library of Mindanao State University operates within the governing framework of the university and is considered a semi-academic unit. It is headed by the University Library Director, who reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

To ensure that the Library’s policies and programs align with the university’s objectives, the University Library Board serves as the advisory body.

The University Library is organized into six main divisions, Access Services Division, Administrative Services Division, College/Unit Libraries Services Division, Information Technology Services Division, Technical and Bibliographical Services Division, and University Archives and Memorabilia; each of which is responsible for a major type of work.

In addition to these divisions, there are 17 college/unit libraries, each providing collections and services tailored to the specific needs of students and faculty of certain degree programs. These college/unit libraries are spread across different colleges in the campus, these include the:

College of Agriculture Library
College of Business Administration and Accountancy Library
College of Education Library
College of Engineering Library
College of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Library
College of Forestry and Environmental Studies Library
College of Health Sciences Library
College of Hospitality and Tourism Management Library
College of Information and Computing Sciences Library
College of Law Library (Main & Iligan Extension)
College of Medicine Library (Iligan & Marawi Site)
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Library
College of Public Administration Library
College of Social Sciences and Humanities Library
College of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation Library
Institute of Science Education Library, and the
King Faisal Center for Islamic, Arabic and Asian Studies Library.

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