Circulation Section

Circulation section is located on the 2nd floor of Fr. Mateo Gisbert, SJ Library. It accommodates
students, faculty, researchers who wish to loan out, return and place a hold on books held by the
University Libraries.
Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) terminals are provided in this section to help library users
search for materials they wish to access and borrow for home use.
Electronic Resources Section (ERS) is also located in this section. Computer units are available
to access the university subscribed Research Databases.

Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM


  • The library users can access the collections in all unit libraries including research
    databases. Borrowing privileges are available for the ADDU Higher Education
    community, including students, faculty and staff. Loan out items and return materials at
    the circulation desk of all unit libraries.
  • Administrators, faculty members and students from AdDU Matina and Bangkal campus
    may use the University Libraries’ facilities and are required to present valid AdDU ID.
    Administrators and faculty members at AdDU Matina Campus may borrow library
    materials at the University Library, Jacinto Campus, through interlibrary loan (ILL).
  • AdDU Alumni may access and use the library’s collection and facilities during
  • Visiting Researchers from schools, colleges and universities in Davao City who are
    member of PLAI-DRLC will be allowed to use the AdDU library facilities during
    Saturday. Present certification or filled-up Interlibrary Use form signed by authorized
    librarian from their institution and a valid school I.D. with picture.

The circulation section maintains and implement policies related to the circulation of
library materials.


  • Library users with valid ADDU I.D. cards are allowed to check out library materials.
  • Borrowing by proxy and authorization letter is not allowed. Library patron should borrow the
    books personally at the Circulation Counter.
  • Borrowers should inspect and collate the library materials borrowed before leaving the
    Circulation Counter. Any damages on borrowed books will be charged to the last borrower.
  • The library reserves the right to recall if other users request such library materials.
  • Overdue books are not allowed to be brought out of the library unless renewed.
  • Students with overdue books and outstanding accounts will not be allowed to borrow until
    the accounts are settled and the overdue books are returned or renewed.
  • Davao Studies, Rizaliana, FiR (Filipiniana/Reference), and General Reference books such as
    encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases and books in sets are to be read within the library only.

Students (Graduate, Law, & Undergraduate)
A student may borrow fifteen (15) books at a time and may renew them if no one
has placed a reservation. A book can only be renewed once to give others the
opportunity to borrow.

  • Full-time Faculty members may borrow twenty (20) books at a time for one semester.
  • Part-time Faculty members may borrow ten (10) books at a time for ninety (90) days
    and may renew them for another 90 days if no one has placed a reservation.
  • Non-Teaching Staff borrow ten (10) books at a time for 30 (thirty) days and may renew
    them for another 30 days if no one has placed a reservation.


It is the policy of the University Library to safeguard the individual’s right to
privacy. The University Library maintain confidentiality of records and does not disclose the
borrower’s name without his/her consent.


  • The library reserves the right to recall if other users request such library materials.
  • Library patrons may renew their borrowed books online or bring them to the charging
    desk to extend its due date.
  • A book can only be renewed once to give others the opportunity to borrow.
  • Patrons with library obligation will be blocked from online renewal. Please see the
    circulation in-charge on this regard.


Faculty and Staff

  • Faculty members and staff are not charge with overdue fines. However, they cannot
    borrow until the overdue materials are returned or renewed and accounts for lost books
    are settled

Students (Graduate, Law and Undergraduate)

  • Php 5.00/day for overdue General Circulation books.
  • Php 2.00/hr or Php 24.00/day for overdue Reserved books.
  • A lost book must be reported immediately and replaced or paid by the borrower. An
    exact replacement copy of the book is required, plus one hundred pesos (Php 100.00)
    processing cost. In the event that the reported lost book is found, only the usual fine is
  • The charge for a lost and damaged book shall be computed at the current effective
    exchange rate of the book trade multiplied by three (3x) for foreign publication, and by
    two (2x) for local publication, and one hundred pesos (Php 100.00) for processing cost.
  • Any damages on borrowed book will be charged to the last borrower with a
    corresponding minimum fee of Php150.00.