Special Materials/Services

  • Filipiniana Section (First floor, east wing). Includes books about the country by Filipinos or by others in whatever subject or language published in or outside of the country.
  • Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) Corner (First floor, east wing).    Includes various studies and publications that PIDS has produced through the years.
  • Mariano Marcos State University-National Statistics Office (MMSU-NSO) Information Center (First floor, east wing). Includes statistical and factual information resources as well as research reports on various subjects about the Philippines, its regions, and  provinces  produced/published and distributed by the National Statistics Office.
  • PhilRice Information Corner (Printed materials, First floor, southwest wing; Photo Exhibits, Second Floor, northwest wing). Includes knowledge products of the Philippine Rice Research Institute.
  • Center for Ilocos-Amianan Studies (CIAS) Library (First floor, east wing)Consists of   materials about the Ilocos and its people, history and culture.
  • Gender Information and Farm/Fishery Technology Services Center  (Printed materials, First floor, southwest wing). Includes books, articles and posters on gender and new farm/fishery technologies.
  • University Archives (First floor, east wing). Include the vital documents about the  establishment of the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU), the University annual reports, and other publications as well as other related documents.
  • Pres.  Ferdinand  E.  Marcos Library  (Printed materials, First  floor,  east wing; Photo exhibits, Second Floor, northwest sing). Includes materials about the life and  works of  former  President Ferdinand E. Marcos.
  • Pres. Fidel V. Ramos Library (First floor, east wing; Photo exhibits, Second floor, northwest wing).  Includes materials about the life  and works of former President Fidel V. Ramos.
  •  Dr. Aurelio  S.  Agcaoili  Collection (First floor, southeast wing). Includes  the  information  resources  donated  by Dr. Aurelio Solver Agcaoili, Program Coordinator of Ilokano of the University of Hawaii at Manaoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America.  These information resources consist of some of the books/dictionaries he has written/authored, some manuscripts of books on various subjects, serials, and other printed materials.  Among these is the original manuscript of the book “Dangadang” authored by Dr. Agcaoili.
  • Dr. Perla G. Ulit Collection (First floor, south wing).  Includes information resources on language and literature donated by Dr. Perla G. Ulit, a retired Professor of the University.
  • Memorabilia of the Late Ambassador Casimiro M. Valdez  (Second floor, northwest wing).   Consist of framed photos and documents about the life and works of the late Ambassador.       
  • Museum of Natural History (Second floor, northeast wing). Provides real learning  exposures for researchers, individual learners as well as for group/class  learning  processes. Comprises of exhibits of scientific specimens on geology, botany, and zoology.
  • Art Gallery (First  floor, southeast wing). Portrays paintings  and other art materials by and about the Ilocanos.
  • Museo MMSU (formerly known as Iloko Museum) (Second floor, south wing).  Depicts the material culture of the region focussing on its indigenous and traditional tools and equipment used by the Ilocanos in their daily living, e.g., domestic, agriculture, commerce, industry, art, social,  religion, and others.
  • People’s Republic of China Information Center  (First floor, west wing). Contains books, other printed materials, VCDs/DVDs, CD-ROMs/DVD-ROMs, photo exhibits, and other information resources about People’s Republic of China and its history,   culture and economy.
  • United Kingdom Resource Centre (First floor, west wing). Consists of general  references, tapes, books, and other materials on various subjects donated by the British Council, Philippines. Coordinates also  seminars in English studies—linguistics, language,  literature,  literature teaching, and communication arts.
  • Taiwan Information Center (First floor, west wing). Includes information resources about Taiwan and other subjects published in that country.
  •  Israel Information Center (First  floor, west  wing). Consists of information resources (e.g., books, pamphlets, brochures, posters) on Israelic culture, people, geography,  government, institutions, tourism, and biblical sites. Helps coordinate lectures and  seminars on subjects of interests between the peoples of Israel and the Philippines.
  • Japanese Information Center (First floor, west wing). Includes books, periodicals,  brochures, and other materials about Japan and its people, culture, government, and economy.
  • American Corner (First floor, northwest wing). Provides information about the United States:  its history, life and culture, political, and social processes.  Includes general references, books, periodicals, posters, maps, pictures, video/radio cassette tapes, CDs/VCDs/DVDs, CD-ROMs/DV-ROMs, and other information sources on different subject areas as well as Internet services  for  public use.  Serves as the venue of seminars in American studies in the area.  Houses the Satellite EducationUSA Advising Center which provides educational advising for Filipinos who want to study in the United States in collaboration with the Philippine-American Educational Foundation (PAEF).
  • University Educational Technology Center. (First floor, northwest wing). Offers  various media of communication such as video and radio cassette tapes, VCDs/DVDs, CD-ROMs/DVD-ROMs, transparencies, the Internet, and other audio, visual, and  electronic media materials including the equipment necessary for the use of these media resources. 
  •  Internet Services and CD/DVD-ROM Reading Areas (American Corner, First floor, northwest wing; Circulation Services, First floor,  southeast wing and Filipiniana Section, First floor, east wing). Provide Internet services and information on various subjects from  CD/DVD-ROMs.       

Note: Wi-Fi zones have been designated at the various public service areas to allow users who have their own laptop computers to access to the Internet.

  • Photocopying Service Area (First floor, east wing). Caters to the needs of library users who want to photocopy or reproduce information throught transparency.

      Other Service Areas. Aside from the above service areas, the Main Library also provides a Quiet Study Area, a Discussion Room, a Rest and Relaxation Area, and a Director's Consultation Desk.


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