Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

Library @ UP Asian Center

The Asian Center library is open from Mondays to Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m (no lunch break).

For inquiries, you may email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 981.8500 local 3579.

The Asian Center Library, established in 1956, provides bibliographic support to the teaching and research programs of the Center. Its primary functions include acquiring, organizing, and disseminating information materials needed by the students, faculty and staff. 

The Asian Center Library is an open shelf service (students can get the books themselves). It offers a variety of resources from books, theses and dissertations to maps, journals, and audiovisual content. 

Meet the staff, and view contact details of of the UP Asian Center library.

A countersigned ID is required upon entering the library reading room. Users should sign the log book, leave their bags at the counter and keep the number tag for your bag security.

In using the library and borrowing books, please refer to the links below.