The College of Social Work and Community Development Library opened in the first semester of the academic year 1972-1973. The library was then located at the Pavilion 2 Room 26 of the then Institute of Social Work and Community Development building. Its  collection included 2,168 volumes of books, 121 pamphlets, 134 volumes of bound periodicals, 43 volumes of thesis and 21 serial titles. It was manned by one full time library staff who was assisted by four part time assistants.  (Zenaida M. Galang, Evaluation of the collection of the Institute of Social Work and Community Development Library, University of the Philippines. Unpublished thesis, UP Diliman, 1981)

Presently, the Library is located at the Ground Floor of the College of Social Work and Community Development Building. Its holdings has grown to include 18,000+ volumes of books, electronic databases, 355 volumes of theses and dissertations, print and electronic periodicals, audio-visual materials, vertical files and various special collections. The library is managed by a head librarian detailed from the University Library who is assisted by three full time staff.

The CSWCD Library serves to the fullest extent possible to the programs of the UP CSWCD, implement the purposes of the general programs and support its specific educational objectives with the needed resources, facilities and services. 

“To provide access to the library resources, facilities and services needed by the members of the higher education community for the successful pursuit of academic programs.” (CSWCD Manual of Operations, February 2015 Final Version)

To be recognized as the premier academic and research library in the region in terms of library resources and quality of information services. (Citizen’s Charter 2016, University Library Diliman)

The CSWCD Library aims to:

  • Meet the legitimate needs and demands of all their patrons, specifically the faculty and students;
  • To stimulate and encourage students to develop lifelong habits of good reading, study and research;
  • To provide library materials adequate for the clientele’s needs and purposes and making them easily accessible to patrons;
  • To develop a live and growing collection of books, periodicals, pamphlets, multimedia materials and other resources which are carefully selected and developed based on the philosophy and objectives of the college, the nature of the curriculum, the needs for research materials and the range of services required by the users;
  • To provide our students with access to research databases and online publications subscribed to by the University Library and ensure that they could explore, discover and avail the innovations in information and communication technology to become effective users of information and ideas.

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  • Students who are currently enrolled, Faculty members, Research, Extension, and Professional Staff (REPS), and administration staff of the University may use the library upon presentation of a valid ID issued by the university
  • Members of the Board of Regents and Officials of the university
  • Visiting scholars with university appointments
  • Cross-registrants from other colleges and universities, and special students
  • Members of the Order of Oblation
  • Non-members of the university such as the following
    • UP alumni
    • Former faculty and students honorably discharged from the university
    • Students from other colleges and universities
    • Researches from government and public institutions
  • Undergraduate students
    • five (5) circulation books
  • Graduate students
    • two (2) circulation books for two 2 weeks during the semester and 1 week during midyear
    • renewable only once on due date
  • Faculty members
    • ten (10) circulation books for 1 month
    • serials (except current issue) for 1 week
    • renewable once only on due date
  • REPS
    • ten (10) circulation books for 2 weeks
    • renewable once only on due date
  • Administrative staff
    • five (5) circulation books for 2 weeks
    • renewable once only on due date
  • UP alumni, former faculty and staff of UP, government researches, private researchers, and students from other schools
    • library room-use privilege
 Any person who fails to return a borrowed library material on its due date or after recall shall pay a fine of Php 2.00/day per book, exclusive of Sundays and holidays.
Any person who fails to return a borrowed library material on its due date or after recall shall pay a fine of Php 2.00/day per book, exclusive of Sundays and holidays.
 In case a library material is lost, the borrower is given the following options
  • replacement of a good photocopy of the same title
  • replacement by another title to be approved by the faculty/librarian
  • payment of material’s current value plus 50% of the cost of the material

In case the lost library material is found, a fine of Php 2.00/day is computed from the date due up to the date of return. However, it must not exceed the current value of the material. If the current value cannot be assessed, the acquisition cost is determined plus 50%.

  • No more than 10% of the book for an e-copy request
  • Link via shared Google Drive
  • View only, no download or print
  • Expires at term end (last day of final exams)
  1. Drop the unreturned books in the “Book Drop” located near the guard at CSWCD building
  2. Answer google form for returned books using the link – https:///
  3. Wait for the confirmation regarding your accountability status via email


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    • 8:00AM-6:00PM
  • Saturday
    • 8:00AM-5:00PM

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Remote Access

Access Electronic Databases via OpenAthens:

2. Click “Login”.
3. Choose the “Login to MyAthens”
4. Type the institution’s name.
5. Click “UP Webmail” and Log into your UP Mail account.
6. Choose the desired database or search for your desired resource.
Access Digital Institutional Records through Digital Archives @ UPD:
2. Login using your CRS/DILNET credentials.
3. Search available resources using the search field by categories.
4. Submitting an Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) is also possible by following the steps in the website.


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