Library Sections

Archives and Special Collection
The Archives and Special Collection (ASC) houses the official University records, publications, theses collection (in print and in electronic format) of both graduate and undergraduate students, rare books, memorabilia, preservation copies of Lasalliana collection, published and unpublished works written by faculty members of the University and resources about the United States of America. The unit maintains the De La Salle University-Dasmariñas Access to Institutional Repository (DLSU-D A.I.R.) for preservation and easy access of digitized theses, dissertations and university publications.
  • Official University Records pertain to official records created and received by the University through its different offices/units/departments. These include memos and correspondence, minutes of meeting, reports and the like. These are arranged according to office/ unit/ department that created the record.

  • University Publications include catalogs, brochures, handbooks, manuals, newsletters, journals, annual reports, and campus newspaper that are published by the University.

  • Theses and Dissertations include research projects, undergraduate and graduate thesis defended at the De La Salle University–Dasmariñas. These also include research projects of faculty members of DLSU-D defended in other colleges/universities as requirement for the attainment of their respective degrees.

  • Lasalliana Collection includes books and other materials related to St. John Baptist de La Salle, other Lasallian saints and of the Christian Brothers School.

  • Memorabilia are collection of artifacts, paintings, sculptures and other souvenir items given to the former DLSU System Presidents and to the president of DLSU-D displayed at the AEA-IRC Gallery.

  • Rare Books collection includes books and other materials that are distinguished for its early imprint, historical, limited and rare editions.

  • Faculty Publications include preservation copies of research outputs, textbooks, and other publications written by faculty members of DLSU-D.

  • American Learning Resources (ALRC) include books and other materials about the American people, history, culture and development.


The Archives and Special Collection aims to:
  • Collect, organize, preserve, and maintain all collections included in this unit.

  • Make the collections available for researchers to meet the instructional and information needs of the academic community.


2nd Floor (ALRC), 3rd and 4th Floor (ASC) Annex Building
Telephone No.: (02) 779-5180 and (046) 481-1900 to 1930 locals 3170 (ASC); 3163 (ALRC)
Educational Media Services
The Educational Media Services Section houses and circulates educational media materials and equipment such as video and audio cassette tapes, transparencies, slides, kits, maps, charts, multimedia projector, laptop and cassette recorder. It is equipped with multimedia, overhead, slide and opaque projectors, video cassette players and recorder, computer laptop, television monitor and a wide screen. It is also in charge of scheduling and maintaining the University meeting room, discussion rooms and two (2) viewing rooms with a seating capacity of 89 people.


The Educational Media Services Section aims to provide non-print materials, educational media services, and audiovisual facilities to meet the instructional, informational, and research needs of the academic community.

Guidelines on the Use EMS Viewing Rooms
  • The viewing rooms are strictly for viewing films (VHS, VCD), power point presentations, and the like. Each viewing room is equipped with VHS/VCD/DVD player and a multimedia projector.
  • Classes which have viewing activities and power point presentations are given priority over seminars, workshops, symposia and project presentations insofar as reservation of their use are concerned.
  • Online reservation must be duly accomplished and should be submitted at least 24 hours before the intended schedule. However, approval or status of the reservation shall be confirmed within 24 hours thru e-mail.
  • Requesting faculty should use the room at the exact time specified in the online reservation.
  • Faculty members must be present during the viewing. Their attendance shall likewise be checked by the attendance checker.
  • Each faculty member is allowed to reserve the viewing rooms for a maximum of six (6) sessions or its equivalent - nine (9) hours a month.
  • The NO EATING, NO DRINKING and NO LITTERING policy inside the viewing rooms should be strictly observed. Moreover, silence and proper conduct must also be observed inside and outside the viewing rooms.
  • Students are allowed to enter the viewing rooms only during their schedule. Loitering outside the viewing rooms is prohibited before and after the viewing time.
  • Faculty members and students are accountable for any damage and/or loss of any item or property inside the viewing rooms.
  • Faculty members who failed to cancel their reservation at least six (6) hours prior to the reserved time shall be given a month suspension on the use of viewing rooms and EMS materials.


1st Floor Main Library Building
Telephone No.: (02) 779-5180 and (046) 481-1900 to 1930 local 3062
Electronic Resource Services
This unit houses CD-ROM collection most of which are accompanying materials of printed book. 125 computer units are available for internet access. It also provides services such as scanning, downloading, and printing of information needed for research purposes. Conversion of thesis from MS word into PDF format and saving the file to a disc are among the services offered by the unit. Moreover, it is responsible for all library databases that includes the On-line Public Access Catalog (OPAC), as well as the repair and maintenance of all computer hardware and electronic devices available in the library.


The Electronic Resource Services aims to:
  • Provide resources, services, and facility for Internet, CD-ROM, and other materials in electronic/digital format to meet the needs of the academic community.
  • Update, maintain and manage library computer systems and databases.
  • Maintain library computerization and digitization projects.


2nd Floor Main Library Building
Telephone No.: (02) 779-5180 and (046) 481-1900 to 1930 locals 3168 or 3169
Readers' Services Unit
The Readers’ Services include the Reference and Information, Periodicals, Reserve, Circulation, Filipiniana & Isagani R. Cruz collection, and the Graduate Studies corner. This unit is in charge of the scheduling and monitoring of froshies’ library orientation and electronic resources hands-on training program.

Access to the collection

AEA practices the open shelf system in the Circulation, Filipiniana, Reserve, Graduate Studies, Reference and Periodical sections. IRC collection may be borrowed at the Filipiniana counter.

Library Collection may be accessed through web-based public access catalog (WebPAC) terminals found at the first and second floors of the main building. The WebPAC is also available at the DLSU-D website and AEA homepage.

Rules and Regulations
  • A validated ID card is necessary for all transactions in the library.
  • All periodical materials, Reference and Filipiniana Special Collection may be borrowed for photocopying and room use only. Users who wish to photocopy these materials are required to fill up a photocopying slip and are required to leave their IDs together with the book card at the counter.
  • Undergraduate students are allowed to borrow three (3) books at a time for a period of one (1) week from the Filipiniana and Circulation collection or can borrow Reserved books for overnight use. Reserve books can be borrowed after 2:00 p.m. and should be returned not later than 11:00 a.m. of the following day.
  • Graduate students are allowed to borrow five (5) books at a time for a period of one (1) week.
  • Faculty members are allowed to borrow ten (10) books at a time for a period of one (1) month from the Filipiniana and Circulation collection or can borrow Reserved books for a period of one (1) week from the Reserve Section.
  • Books can be renewed once if they are not needed by other users. Graduate students, faculty members, staff, administrators may renew borrowed books thru telephone call and email.
  • Library users with overdue books must settle their accounts first before borrowing books or renewing them.
  • A fine of Php1.00 per hour or Php12.00 a day is imposed for reserved books. Likewise, a fine of Php10.00 a day for student and P1.00 a day for faculty and staff is imposed for books borrowed from Filipiniana, Graduate Studies corner and Circulation sections.
  • Lost and damaged books should be reported immediately.
  • Used books should be deposited at the book truck.
  • Request for referral letters to libraries universities/institutions is issued immediately after the submission of Request Form for Referral Letter at the Reference and Information Section (RIS) counter.
  • Outside researchers must present their referral letters and pay corresponding research fee to the RIS personnel before the issuance of the Temporary ID Card.
  • Discussions are discouraged in the reading area. Discussion rooms are available for students' use upon reservation at the RIS.
  • Culture of Silence must be observed at all times.

Fines and Penalties
  • Php 10.00/day for overdue books from Filipiniana, Circulation and Graduate Studies collection
  • Php 1.00 per hour/Php 12.00 per day for the Reserved books
  • A lost book must be reported immediately and replaced by the borrower. An exact replacement copy of the book is required, plus fifty pesos (Php 50.00) processing cost. In the event that the reported lost book is found, only the usual fine is charged.

Conduct in the Library
  • All library users are expected to respect the right of each individual to study in a quiet atmosphere.
  • Cellphones and other forms of electronic communication devices must be put on silent or deactivated mode before entering the library.
  • All calls must be entertained outside the library.
  • Smoking, eating, and drinking is not allowed inside the library.
  • Vandalism such as writing on books and furniture, defacing the library materials, building or equipment is prohibited. Anyone committing any of these acts will be dealt accordingly.
  • Leaving personal belongings in the library overnight is not allowed. The library assumes no responsibility for any items left unattended.
Circulation and Reserve Sections
The Circulation Section houses foreign books pertaining to various subjects such as communication, mass media, journalism, photography, languages, literature, religion, philosophy, psychology, social sciences, economics, geography, anthropology, marketing, finance, business, advertising, human resource management, accounting, law, education, political science, sociology, science, engineering, architecture, technology, hotel and restaurant management, tourism, police science, library science etc.

The Reserve Section contains books which have been designated by faculty members as required reading for their courses. It also houses the Rizaliana collection. Materials in this section are for overnight use only.


The Circulation and Reserved sections aim to:
  • Update, organize and promote its collection through assessment and evaluation thus, by providing analytical entries to literary works, annotations and current awareness services of new and valuable collection;
  • Provide necessary textbooks and reference resources in the syllabi for the attainment of various curriculum and program offerings of the university.


2nd Floor Annex Building
Telephone No.: Telephone No.: (02) 779-5180 and (046) 481-1900 to 1930 local 3167
Filipiniana Section
The Filipiniana Section houses printed materials on various subjects about the Philippines or any related topic regardless of author, publisher, and place of publication. It has three types of collection, the Filipiniana-Circulation, Filipiniana-Reference, and Filipiniana Special Collection composed of the following:
  • Isagani R. Cruz (IRC) Collection consists of 7,000 volumes of books and journals on Philippine languages and literature, philosophy, history and general reference. Dr. Isagani R. Cruz is a multi-awarded and prolific poet, playwright, short story writer, critic, educator, publisher and Filipino Advocate. He served as editor, columnist and writer of leading Philippine periodicals such as the Philippine Star, Times Journal, TV Times, Modern Romances, Bulaklak, WHO, Parade, Observer and Panorama.

  • Pil Garcia Collections consists of 95 volumes of books on languages and literature. Dr. Lakadupil “Pil” C. Garcia is a well-known author, educator, debater, poet, actor and a stage director. He had been invited to be a resource person in talk shows aired on local television.

  • Regional Literature composed of short stories, novels, epics, folk and contemporary literature of different Philippine provinces and indigenous groups (e.g. A Voice from Many Rivers : Central Subanen Oral and Written Literature = Su gesalan nu nga Subaanen di melaun tinubigan (2002), Un-Uni Echoes from Ilokandia by Estrellita Valeros-Gruenberg (2000), Haliya : Anthology of Bikol Poets & Poems by Maria Lilia F. Realubit, ed…).


The Filipiniana Section aims to:
  • Support the various curricula and programs of the University by keeping an up-to-date Filipiniana collection.
  • Promote and inculcate love for Philippine arts, culture, history, and other information about the Philippines by organizing library book display and exhibit.
  • Make the library a conducive place for study and research by maintaining orderliness of the section and the collections.


2nd Floor Annex Building
Telephone No.: Telephone No.: (02) 779-5180 and (046) 481-1900 to 1930 local 3171
Learning Commons
The Learning Commons (LC) is envisioned as a hub that promotes a culture of collaborative and interactive learning among students. It serves as an alternative learning space where students can discuss and share their ideas freely with their fellow students in a cozy environment. It also serves as a venue for unconventional learning activities. LC is WI-FI enabled.


The Learning Commons aims to:
  • Develop culture of learning through participatory and collaborative methods;
  • Provide venue for innovative learning engagement.


2nd Floor Annex Building
Graduate Studies/Faculty Section
The Integrated Graduate Studies and Faculty Section is located at the ground floor of the annex library building. It is intended for the use of all faculty members and graduate students of the colleges of Business Administration and Accountancy, Criminal Justice Education, Education, Engineering, Architecture and Technology, Liberal Arts and Communications, and Science and Computer Studies. The following are the features of the section: 13 computer units with internet connection, one (1) discussion room, study tables, individual carrels, and sofa. It also houses print resources identified by faculty members as required readings for their courses.


Provide necessary reference resources in support of the various graduate program offerings of the University and serve as a venue for both faculty members and graduate studies students to access the various print and electronic resources of the library.


1st Floor New Library Building Telephone No.: Telephone No.: (02) 779-5180 and (046) 481-1900 to 1930 local 3164
Serials Section
The Serials Section houses all local and foreign magazines, scholarly journals, and newspapers. Current serial resources are displayed in the magazines racks. Back issues of subscribed journals are bound and arranged alphabetically according to titles and Library of Congress Classification System. The section also provides computers and iPads to access electronic databases like PressReader, Emerald, EBSCOhost Academic Source Complete, Gale, Proquest, Cambridge, IEEE, Science Direct, Philippine E-Journals, Philippine Studies, Wiley, Explora, Open Access Journals, and e-newspapers. Back issues of newspapers are also available in digital versatile discs (DVD) formats.

Three discussion rooms are also available in this section for group/collaborative study.


The Serials Section aims to provide resources that contain up-to-date information on various fields of specialization and make them available to meet the instructional, information, and research needs of the academic community.


1st Floor New Library Building
Telephone No.: Telephone No.: (02) 779-5180 and (046) 481-1900 to 1930 local 3164
Reference and Information Section
The Reference and Information Section (RIS) houses the general reference materials which include encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, yearbooks, biographical indexes, directories, and bibliographies.

The Section has also special collections, which includes:
  • Asian Development Bank materials composed of DVDs, pamphlets, journals, and guidebooks concerning education, women, poverty, laws and water;

  • Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas collection include reports, monographs, books and journals on banking and finance.

  • Lasalliana Collection includes books and other related materials on St. John Baptist De La Salle, other Lasallian saints and the Christian Brothers schools;

  • Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) publications such as annual reports, books, journals, paper research series, newsletters and compact discs.

  • Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) consists of various promotional materials used by multi-companies and corporations.

  • University catalogs are collection of program offerings from different colleges and universities, here and abroad.

  • United Nations Collection contains books, journals, newsletters, brochures published by the United Nations’ programs and funds and its specialized agencies.

RIS handles reference queries and requests for referral letters, visiting researchers, donations, and signing of clearance. The section also provides computers and iPads to access electronic databases subscribed by the library, as well as open access resources. RIS also handles the online reservations of discussion rooms for group/collaborative study. It also facilitates the users’ education program in the library.


The Reference and Information Section aims to support the instructional, information and research need of the university by providing up-to-date general reference resources. It likewise aims to give prompt answer to queries and research assistance. The section also handles education of users through information literacy program.


1st Floor Annex Building
Telephone No.: (02) 779-5180 and (046) 481-1900 to 1930 local 3061
Technical Services Unit
The Technical Services Unit (TSU) is in-charge of the collection development, acquisition and cataloging.

The Collection Development Section is responsible for building up well balanced and up to date resources in coordination with the members of the library committee and through the faculty members’ recommendation.

The Acquisitions Section handles the selection, ordering and procurement of books, serials and other resources. It maintains the in-house Resource and Acquisition Management Database (RAMS) and E-Accession Database for the recording of all the acquired library materials.

On the other hand, The Cataloging Section is responsible for providing and updating the bibliographic information in the cataloging module of the Destiny Library Manager (DLM).


The Technical Services Units aims to build library collections to support the curricular, instructional, and research needs of the academic community.


2nd Floor Annex Building
Telephone No.: (02) 779-5180 and (046) 481-1900 to 1930 locals 3059 or 3166

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