Mission / Vision

I. Mandate

The University Library is mandated to provide its clients (Students, Faculty, REPS, Admin Staff and Non-UPLB or Visiting Researchers) the best information sources both in print and electronic. It is also expected to deliver excellent library services both online and face-to-face (F2F) to meet the instructional, research, and extension and public service needs of the various constituents of the University. It also provides learning and collaborative spaces to support students, faculty and staff in their pursuit of academic advancement, collaborative, creative and critical thinking. It conducts Information Literacy Programs (ILP) to enable library users or any individual to search, acquire, evaluate, use information and become aware of its social and legal responsibilities. It provides assistance in terms of the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in research and study and ensures protection and preservation of its library materials through effective digitization and archiving.

II. Vision

A globally at par, future-proof, and cloud-based Library, serving the University's trifocal functions of instruction, research, and public service that addresses information and knowledge creation and dissemination in the agriculture and related fields.

III. Mission

To sustain University Library's relevance in an increasingly electronic digital age, to provide information sources and library services in support to the University's mission on knowledge creation, innovation and cutting-edge research, and public service.

IV. Service Pledge

1. Lead in setting academic standards and excellence in initiating innovations in providing library information sources and services that focus on trifocal functions of instruction, research, and public service, that address the nation’s information requirements in agriculture, forestry, environmental science, engineering, biotechnology, veterinary science, and food security.

2. Serve as a center of information dissemination of knowledge generated by the university in various fields of expertise and specialization in various formats both print and electronic.

3. Lead as a public service university library by providing various forms of community, public and volunteer service, as well as scholarly and technical assistance to both private and government libraries, and civil society while maintaining its standards of excellence.

4. Protect and promote the professional and economic rights and welfare of its REPS and Administrative Staff.

5. Provide opportunities for training and learning in leadership, responsible citizenship, and the development of democratic values, institutions, and practice through academic and non-academic programs, including sports and enhancement of nationalism and national identity.

6. Serve as a regional and global university library in cooperation with networks of universities, scholarly and professional associations in the Asia Pacific Region and around the world.

7. Provide democratic governance based on collegiality, representation, accountability, transparency, and active participation of its constituents; and promote the holding of fora for students, faculty, research, extension and professional staff (REPS), administrative staff, and alumni to discuss non- academic issues affecting the service of the University Library.