Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

Library @ UP Asian Center

The Asian Center library is open from Mondays to Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 nn; and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Asian Center Library, established in 1956, provides bibliographic support to the teaching and research programs of the Center. Its primary functions include acquiring, organizing, and disseminating information materials needed by the students, faculty and staff. 

The UP Asian Center hosts an Asian Studies Collection, which consists of extensive resource materials, both printed and non-printed, on Asia. Most of the materials are written in English, as well as in various local languages in Asia, such as Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, and Thai, among others. It is classified according to the four main geographic areas of concentration of the Asian Center’s academic and research programs: Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, South Asia and West Asia.

The Asian Center Library is an open shelf service (students can get the books themselves). It offers a variety of resources from books, theses and dissertations to maps, journals, and audiovisual content. 

Circulation Books

These books are used most frequently, are placed in the reading area, and arranged alphabetically by call number or discipline. They have neon green stickers on their spine.

Stacks Area

When entering the Stacks area, the library users should bring only paper, pencil/ballpen and ID. Bags are strictly not allowed. Books are arranged according to regions and countries of Asia. You will be guided by the the labels on the shelves. Region and country codes are included in the call number as additional guide. Note: Country codes are indicated only in the actual books, and are not reflected in the OPAC call number. To easily locate the book, bear in mind the country it is about (if applicable).  

Control Desk

A countersigned ID is required upon entering the library reading room. Users should sign the log book, leave their bags at the counter and keep the number tag for your bag security.

Lending Desk

The Library staff on duty is authorized to countersign ID to bona fide UP students upon presentation of registration forms. New students should, in addition, present the receipt from the Registrar's Office for your U.P. ID, and 1x1 ID picture as basis for issuance of temporary ID.