The University Library of U.P. in the Visayas, consists of a main Library and 7 unit libraries serving the programs of study and research in various fields of the units to which they are attached. These libraries are located in Iloilo and Tacloban.
In Iloilo City, there are 3 libraries: The College of Management Library serves the needs of the College of Management (CM), the Graduate Library for the graduate school students, and the High School Library which supports the High School Programs. There are also 2 libraries in Miagao: a College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Library, and the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS) Library. The CFOS also operates a Brackishwater Aquaculture Center (BAC) Library in Leganes. U.P.V. Tacloban College Libraries support their respective units and programs.
The Library resources consist of books, serials, pamphlets, thesis, dissertations, and reprints. To supplement the print collection, a Media Services Section provides a collection of Audio-Visual, Multimedia, CD-ROMs and other electronic resources.
These resources are available to UPV students upon presentation of a duly countersigned ID card. A temporary card, good until the permanent ID card is available, will be issued to first year students, upon presentation of their registration form and
an ID size photograph.
To identify and locate materials in the University Library collection, the student must consult the on-line public access catalog (OPAC). Through the Library Solution Software, everything will be done on-line. The only thing a user or borrower has to do is to go to the library and pick-up the book or return it. Borrowing of books, reservation, recalling notices and others are done via the software. With just a click, users will be able to know where the book is available, in which college,
how many copies, whether it is on the shelf borrowed and whether it is overdue.
The libraries observe extended library hours on weekdays and Saturdays. Some of these libraries are also open on the 2 Sundays immediately preceding the final examinations.
The libraries primarily serve the students, faculty and staff of the UP Visayas, In addition, researchers from other units as well as other institutions, government offices, and industrial firms may also avail of the library services under certain conditions.