Library History

The University of the Philippines Los Baños Library ( formerly the UP College of Agriculture Library was established at the founding of the College of Agriculture in 1909. Presently, it is composed of the Main Library, 8 College and 2 Special libraries, and a High School Library. It provides materials and services to meet the instructional, research, and extension needs of the various constituents of the University. it has the most extensive collection of agricultural materials in the country and particularly strong in plant and animal sciences. 

The University Library practices decentralization of library collections; that is, building and strengthening specialized collections relevant to their respective College curriculum and research. Thus, the Main Library is for the College of Agriculture, College of Arts and Sciences and the General Education courses. The Main Library and other College Libraries in the campus are in WIFI environment. Thus, students, faculty and staff can bring their own laptops and other handheld computers for the access to the internet and other information resources.