The creation of NISMED Library came about as an offshoot to support the needs of the Institute for information and research. It started with a professional collection of science materials consisted of a thousand books, about 35 periodicals and science teaching aids, some of which were prototypes needed to support curriculum development.


With the expansion of facilities in the early 90s, as a result of the Japanese government’s grant, a shift in program goal to teacher training and very little time to research was made. This shift has invariably affected not only the acquisition of materials for the library but also the kind of services rendered to its users. Computerization of library holdings was one of the felt needs to speed up processing and service, thus in 1997, upon the grant of funds by the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute, sets of computers were acquired. A database of theses and dissertations was built using the Computerized Documentation System/Integrated Set of Information System (CDS/ISIS)  program.



Library networking was enhanced  under the library modernization program of President Francisco Nemenzo. UP Diliman libraries are interconnected enabling users to access information at a faster pace. With the networking, NISMED Library can now access both the resources of the different libraries on campus via the Web OPAC as well as journal databases that UP continuously subscribe.

Collections I Services I Rules and Privileges I
Web OPAC I Electronic Journals I UPD Library Website I