• To provide support to the instructional, research, and extension services of the University of the Philippines College of Music.

• The UP College of Music Library envisions itself as the premier music resource center in the region in terms of library resources supporting the research, academic and information needs of the College of Music faculty, students, and other constituents.


To pursue a program which includes the following:

• Develop its reference and bibliographical collection of music research works

• Build an adequate sound and video recording collection for listening and study purposes

• Build a satisfactory collection of Asiatic music for purposes of study, research and understanding


• As of December 2019, the College of Music Library has a total collection 52,562 volumes of print and non-print materials (CMu Library Annual Report 2019).

• Of this total number, over 27,692 volumes are Filipiniana and foreign print materials consisting of books, undergraduate/graduate theses, dissertations, periodicals on music, and special collections including manuscripts and music sheets (published and unpublished) of composers.

• On the other hand, the non-print materials consist of over 16,000 volumes of sound and video recordings , e.g., phonorecords, audio cassettes of students’ recitals, compact discs, CD-Roms, DVDs, VCDs, and VHS tapes.


A. Circulation Book Collection and Reading Area

Freely accessible, circulation books are arranged according to their call numbers in the shelves found in the Reading Area of the Library. Call numbers of the books are searched through the iLib, an integrated library system.

B. Reserve Books Collection and Lending Desk

Consists of books and reading materials recommended by faculty as required readings for the music courses.

C. General reference collection

Includes atlases, dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and indexes. The collection is for room use only.

D. Faculty / Grade Students Browsing Area and Serials Section

Formerly subscribed to 99 serial titles, bound volumes of which are accessible in the serials section of the library. To date, there are 8 serial titles the library subscribes to, due to financial constraint.

E. Filipiniana Section
Consists of Filipiniana books on music and dance and Filipiniana scores (manuscripts, published and photocopied).

F. Special Collection

Among the notable special collections are: Filipino composers and College's resident performing groups individual files; band, orchestra, vocal, and instrumental scores.

G. Listening Room
Found in listening room are the audio-visual equipment, e.g. dubbing machine components, CD players, audio cassette recorders, VHS player, TV sets, and personal computer. It also houses a good working collection of sound and video recordings.


Identification card
A valid ID is your permit to use the library. Present it at the control desk upon entrance.

Lost books
Lost books must be reported and replaced or paid within 30 days. A fine equivalent to 50% of the current cost of the book shall be paid.

Reserve books
All reserve books are overnight and room-use only. However, they may be taken out of the library for classroom use and photocopying.

Overnight lending hours
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (No room-use reservation is allowed)

Fines for overdue reserve books
 For the first hour after the hour appointed for return - Php 1.00
 For each hour after the first - Php 5.00
 For each full day - Php 5.00

Circulation Books
Circulating books and scores may be borrowed for home-reading use for a two-week loan period renewable for another two weeks provided that nobody needs
the same book. Undergraduate and graduate students are entitled to the max of 5 and 10 books at a time, respectively.

Take note of the date due of the book you borrowed. A fine Php 2.00 a day, exclusive of Sundays and holidays, is charged for any overdue circulation book. If the book you need has been borrowed, you may request that it be reserved for you.

The following are strictly for room-use only:
1. General reference materials
2. Filipiniana materials (scores and book)
3. Sounds and video recordings

iLib (University of the Philippines Integrated Library System)

This is computerized online catalog of the materials held in the library. The music collection can be accessed through

The library retains its card catalogs as backup to the online public access catalogs.


Hello Freshies!

To all those who haven't visited the UP College of Music Library and wondering what's inside, who will serve you, what to bring and what/how to borrow? Please watch this video and get to know us!

Regular Semester
Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (No Noon Break)
The library is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and official holidays.

For inquiries, just look for library staff:

Sheree Ann Laguatan , Head Librarian
Deil Carandang
Josephine Cecilia L. Baradas
Janet Parcon
Andrew Louie Alveniz

Phone: (+632) 981-8500 loc. 2634
Address: College of Music Library, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, 1101

Request forms are now available! 

>> Visit Tuklas to search the library's collection:

>> For book borrowing, kindly fill out this form:

>> For returning of books, click this link:

For other concerns, email us at or message us here in our Facebook page.

** Note: Access to UP CMu Library's resources are limited for the safety of the faculty and students. Photocopying services are also suspended.

Thank you and stay safe! 😊


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Ms. Sheree Ann V. Laguatan
College Librarian II (Head Librarian)

Ms. Josephine Cecilia L. Baradas
University Researcher I

Deil Carandang
Librarian I

Janet L. Parcon
Junior Library Assistant

Jomar L. Haz
Junior Library Aide

Phone: (632) 8981-8500 loc. 2634

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