This section is the depository of the vast printed collections of the University of Santo Tomas of approximately 30,000 volumes of historical materials such as: Rare; Rare Periodicals; Rare Legal Collections, Medical Books and Books on Pharmacy.

     Located at the fifth floor of the UST Miguel de Benavides Library building, the UST Heritage Library was inaugurated on January 28,2006. It is supported by a grant from the family of the late Ambassador Ramon V. del Rosario, an outstanding Thomasian, and the former Secretary General of UST (1854-1866).

Presently, the UST Miguel de Benavides Library is engaged into a remarkable project called Lumina Pandit II (spreading the light) in partnership with the UnionBank of the Philippines. This sustainable project focuses on the inherent value of the Heritage Library collections. It consists of three major components: conservation, digitization, and publication of the rare collections as well as the Archives collections.

Conservation and Digitization of rare materials are continuously being undertaken by the Heritage Library. Thus, additional funding is needed for its long-term management.

 LIBRARY USERS AND ACCESS:

The Heritage Section open to researchers from Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday; 8:00am – 12:00nn and 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Access to its facilities and collections are subject to library policies and procedures.

A. UST ResearchersRequirementsLibrary Fee
Academic & Administrative OfficialsValid digital University IDN/A
Faculty & Staff MembersValid digital University IDN/A
Graduate StudentsValid digital University IDN/A
Graduate StudentsValid digital University ID
Accomplished request letter available at the Heritage Library
N/A

B. Off-campus researchersRequirementsLibrary Fee
Enrollees in Masteral & Doctoral studiesValid ID
Referral letter from the Head Librarian of the Institution
one 2 x 2 photo
P100.00/day
Faculty members from local and foreign Universities
All members of the National Institutions or Associations which are national in nature
Writers of books/research papers
Valid ID
Referral letter from the Head Librarian of the Institution
one 2 x 2 photo
P100.00/day
AlumniValid ID
Referral letter from the Head Librarian of the Institution
one 2 x 2 photo
P50.00/day

The library fee also entitles the researchers to use the other sections of the Miguel de Benavides Library.

 

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