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UP Baguio Library Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

A. Guidelines and Assistance to Faculty and Students in the Access of Library Resources


**Updated as of 04 April 2022 
Online Transaction , posted on Social Media Accounts, Advisories, Database Subscriptions

The library only accepts  and facilitates online requests of faculty and students in support of remote learning. Specific online forms were created and made available through the library online platforms (website, facebook page) to accommodate requests and continuously provide excellent service. 

Below is the guide in availing library services and the flow of processing requests. 
For full viewing, click here.

Updates of the processes and online resources  are available on the following page links:

Online Service for 
Remote  Learning

   » Request Forms

Online Library Resources
   » UP Subscribed Databases
   » eBooks
   » Open Access Databases

Ask A Librarian
    » Facebook Page
   » Chat with ISKA

   »Read General Library                 Guidelines in full PDF view.
   »Read Learner's Library             Starter Kit in full PDF view.

B. Library Standard Protocol in the New Normal

**Updated as of 01 April 2022 

The library remains closed to the public until further notice. Temporarily, only UPB employees and students can avail of services and enter the library. Library users (students, faculty, staff) who wish to visit the library to do research are required to set an appointment by accomplishing an online appointment form. Vaccination card or RT-PCR test result, and UP ID shall be presented at the triage center upon entry.

Outside researchers are still not allowed to enter the library but may use online platforms for their request subject to existing policy for external researchers.

Standard health protocols are observed as follows: 

   » Everyone is obliged to use a face mask and face shield and must observe safe physical              
     distancing of at least 1 meter. 

   » A thermal scanner with disinfectant is installed at the library entrance to monitor temperature not   
      exceeding 37.5 degrees.

   » An online log-in system is also available where employees can log in by scanning their UP ID card          in the barcode scanner.  

   » Returned books will undergo 72-hour quarantine before re-circulation.

   » Computers and other library equipment are disinfected every after use. 

   » Everyone is required to bring and use their own writing implements when transacting. 

   » Reading areas will be available with safe physical distancing (faculty only).

   » Regular disinfection for the whole library is conducted every Thursday at 3:00PM onwards..


    » All books borrowed since the start of the quarantine (last March 2020) are automatically                         extended, but shall be immediately returned/renewed if all forms of quarantine is lifted.

    » Request for e-copy of selected pages or chapters from a copyrighted book (Resources On                       Demand) in the physical collections should not exceed 10% of total pages - excluding preliminary         pages.

    » Use of materials requested through document scanning is subject to the provisions of the                       Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines and the Intellectual Property Policy of the UP System. 

    » Requests made after office hours, work suspensions, and during holidays shall be served on the           next working day.

   »  The following are the suspended library services until further notice: use of library spaces,                       facilities, and equipment like the use of reading areas or discussion rooms; outside researchers;           conducting face-to-face reference services; and conducting library benchmarking tours.

       Read in full PDF view.


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