Rules and Privileges

  • Only NISMED staff can borrow library materials. All library materials are for room use only to users outside of NISMED.
  • Alumni, former faculty and staff may use the library upon presentation of a valid ID and proof of former UP status. They will be issued a special library card which will entitle them to free use for five days  per semester or summer after which they pay a research fee of PhP 20.00 a day or PhP 450.00 a year.
  • For government researchers, they can use the library upon presentation of a valid ID and referral from their office’s Head Librarian. They will be issued a special library card that will entitle them to  free use of the library for five days per semester or summer, after which they will pay a research fee of PhP 20.00/day; PhP a semester; or PhP 300.00 per summer.
  • Private researchers and high school students may use the library upon  presentation of a valid ID and referral from their Offices’/ Schools’ Head Librarian. They will be issued a special library card upon payment of a staggered research fee.
  • For group researchers of more than ten (10), ask for an appointment at least three (3) days before coming to the library.
  • Any academic staff can borrow a maximum of ten (10) books for circulation and three (3) journals for one week.
  • No staff can sign out books for anyone.
  • All borrowed materials should be returned before or on the due date. A week after, a letter of recall is sent to any staff member who fails to return borrowed material. If after three recalls, and material is not returned, it is declared lost.
  • Handle books and other materials with care. Marking, highlighting or tearing out pages is punishable by suspension of library privileges.
  • A borrowed book or journal damaged beyond reasonable wear must either be replaced or paid.
  • Use/plugging of electronic gadgets like cell phones and computer laptops is strictly prohibited.