IIS Library

Location: 2nd floor, Romulo Hall
College Librarian: Romila Saguil
Library Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00-12:00; 1:00-5:00 P.M
Web OPAC: http://ilib.upd.edu.ph

The Institute of Islamic Studies Library boasts of having the largest Islamic collection in Luzon. Its operation and collection development is bound by the University of  the Philippines Library Organic Act which also serves as a guideline to clients who wish to avail of our resources and services.

  • Its main function is to coordinate with the faculty, through the  Library-Faculty Committee, in selecting materials, acquiring them and making them available to students and researchers at the soonest possible time.
  • Materials include books, journals, periodicals, maps, as well as multimedia (CDs, DVDs, films, etc.)
  • Books compose of Filipiniana, foreign materials, and journals.

The 2 governing factors in the choice of library materials are:

  1. aims and objectives of the Institute’s Graduate Program
  2. the teaching, research &  extension function of the Institute.

In organizing the collection, the University is adopting the Ohio Country Library Center (OCLC) and the Library of Congress Classification Scheme while for Filipiniana materials, the University developed the UPIANA Classification Scheme.



  • Reserve Section – Where required readings in the syllabus are located.  These  can be borrowed for overnight use only.  The rationale behind the very limited borrowing privilege for these books is because they are very few and your classmates would need them, too.  What you can do is have them photocopied at the same time for your class to avoid the long queue when borrowing.  The theses are also found in this section and are arranged alphabetically.  They cannot be taken out overnight or even for photocopying.
  • Circulation Section – Additional foreign materials which can be found in those gray shelves.  They  provide supplemental readings for your reports.
  • Filipiniana Section – Materials written by Filipino authors about the Philippines and published in the Philippines. Both the Circulation and Filipiniana materials could be taken out for 10 days.
  • Reference Section – Dictionaries, atlases and encyclopedias are located here.  These cannot be taken out but can be photocopied.
  • Periodical section – Collection of journal publications like the American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (JMMA), Muslim Education Quarterly (MEQ),  Dawa’h Highlights, Yaqeen International, etc.
  • Audio-visual collection – CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, and even cassette records on the Qur’an
  • Majul Collection – Since 2000, we are continuously receiving Dean Majul’s personal collection.  To date, almost 200 books, magazines and newsclippings were sent to the Institute.  Dean Majul initiated the creation of the Institute.
  • Iribani Collection
  • Arabic Collection
  • Newspaper Clippings Section


  • VHS Tapes – 10 pcs. (on Islam)
  • Records – 17 pcs. (including Arabic and Tausug records of music)
  • Slides – 288 pcs. (on Islamic art and architecture))
  • Casette Tapes – 50 pcs. (Arabic language)
  • CDs and DVDs – such as:
    • The Great Courses: The Great World Religions: Islam by John L. Esposito
    • The Message: the story of Islam
    • Lawrence of Arabia
    • Anderson Archives
    • The Harry Whitfields Harnish Photograph Collection 1898-1907


  • Multimedia facilities include CD reader, burner, DVD reader,
  • Flatbed Canocraft Scanner(where you can copy and edit pictures and manipulate text for archiving or printing)
  • Quality Printer and
  • Television

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