Library Memo

To: The University Community
From: University Library and Audio-Visual Center
Memo: 2020-003

To continue providing services to the ADDU Community in this time of pandemic, we wish to inform the community of the following:

  1. Library Service Hours:

The Fr. Mateo Gisbert, SJ Library, The Miguel Pro Learning Commons, and the Law and Business Graduate Library will open Monday – Friday, 9:00AM – 4:00PM to serve the faculty members of the community.

      II. Library Services:

Since students have no access in the campus during this time, and in order for the library to continue supporting their information needs, the following services will be offered by the library.

           II.1 Borrowing of Books

A Book Borrowing Drive-Thru facility will accommodate students who will borrow print materials at the tertiary libraries. This will be located at the ADDU Law School Gate (E. Jacinto Street, Davao City), and is open from 9:00AM – 4:00PM only, from Mondays to Fridays effective July 16, 2020. The guidelines are as follows:

  1. Students are encouraged to browse the library collections in the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) at

Log in to the OPAC to place a hold on a certain library book. Follow the steps below.

  • For your Library Card Number, key in your complete barcode characters.

Ex. 8201300123456N    or    8201300012345N

  • For your PIN, use your patron code, which is the last 5 or 6 digits of your ID Barcode, excluding the last character. Please change your PIN immediately.

Ex. 8201300123456N    or        8201300012345N

  • Start searching for items. Enter Keyword, Subject, Title, or Author’s name in the search box. Click the Search button or press Enter.
  • Click on the title of your choice to view its bibliographic information and place a hold by clicking on the PLACE HOLD button. For the detailed procedures, please see
  1. In case placing hold is not possible, students may also send an email to ahead of time for the list of materials to be borrowed. Use email to speed up transaction. List of books should include the following information:
  • Title
  • Author
  • Copyright Date
  • Call Number
  1. Librarians and AAs will retrieve the requested materials from the shelves and will send an email once the books are ready for drive-thru Students will be notified to sign up the library drive-thru borrowing form to schedule the date and time of pick up.
  1. Only the borrowers or parent/guardian for students below 21 years old are allowed to pick up books at the library drive-thru area. Bring student ADDU ID/Encoded Registration Form and any government ID for parents/guardians for verification.
  1. All enrolled students who may wish to re-borrow books currently on their  possession may renew the books online through Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) at Please find the procedure on how to renew library materials on this link
  1. All borrowing patrons are encouraged to return the books on the due date to avoid fines and penalties. Please see the procedures on how to return the book via Book Drop.

           II.2 Returning of Borrowed Books

All borrowed books may be returned via LIBRARY BOOK DROP. Guidelines are as follows:

  1. Fill out the book drop form. Download form here or at the library’s website
  2. Take a photo of the books to be dropped as proof of return and send as an attachment to an email to or at ADDU Libraries FB Messenger.
  3. Place and secure the form together with books in a paper/eco bag.
  4. Drop the books in the BOOK DROP boxes provided at the entrance of Rodriguez Hall near the guard station. Book dropping schedule is from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday – Friday.
  5. Wait for the acknowledgment receipt sent through the ADDU email.

For more information and concern, please contact:

Ateneo de Davao University Libraries and Audio-Visual Center
E. Jacinto Street, 8016 Davao City

Telephone: (082) 221-2411 local 8229.
FB Page: @ADDULibraries
Twitter: ‎@ADDU_Libraries

Please email us at or use our online chat service Ask-a-Librarian.

For verification purposes, only queries sent using official ADDU email will be answered.

Category: Covid19 FAQs

If you have already registered your AdDU email address but are using the free version, please remove your free account first (refer to delete grammarly account section).

Then, go to and sign in with your ADDU email address by selecting the "Sign in with Google" option, as indicated in the screenshot below.

Delete your Grammarly account Note: Deleting your account will remove your personal information from Grammarly, including any documents that you have saved in the Grammarly Editor. This action cannot be undone. 

If you would like to delete your free Grammarly account on a desktop computer or your mobile device, see the instructions below:

  1. Log into your Grammarly account
  2. Select theAccount tab to the left
  3. Click the Delete Account button on the page that opens next

These instructions are the same for all sign-in methods. However, depending on your sign-in option, you might need to complete an additional verification step. For example, if you registered using the email and password method, Grammarly will ask you to provide your password to confirm the action.

To view your Circulation Record, click on Log In on the upper right portion of the screen.
* For your Library ID, key in your complete barcode characters.
Ex. 8201300123456N or 8201300012345N
* For your default PIN, use your patron code which is the last 5 or 6 digits of your
ID Barcode excluding the last character. Please change your PIN immediately.
Ex. 8201300123456N or 8201300012345N

Placing a Hold Online:

  1. Go to and login with your library card number and your PIN

2. Use the search field near the top of the page to find what you are looking for.

3. Click the Place Hold button to the right of the item.

4. A box will pop up on the screen. Select one of the options to pickup the item.

5. Click the Submit Hold button.

6. A message on top of the screen displayed “Hold(s) placed successfully”.

7. You will be notified when the item is available for pickup.

8. You will have 2 days from the date on your notice to pick up the item.

9. There is no penalty if you don’t pick up the item. It will go back to the shelf or to the next person on the hold list.

Renewing borrowed books can be done online using your ibrary account.


To view your Circulation Record, click on Log In on the upper right portion of the screen.

* For your Library ID, key in your complete barcode characters.
Ex. 8201300123456N or 8201300012345N

* For your default PIN, use your patron code which is the last 5 or 6 digits of your ID Barcode excluding the last character. Please change your PIN immediately.
Ex. 8201300123456N or 8201300012345N

After entering your Barcode and PIN, click Log In. If you cannot log in after several attempts, please ask the Librarian for assistance.

Once logged in, select the materials you want to renew by checking the boxes in the RENEW column and then click the Renew Selected button. If you want to renew everything, click the Renew ALL button.

If you cannot renew items, a message will appear on the screen. If you are successful, a new due date will appear in the “STATUS” column. Always check the STATUS column for information on the success or failure of your renewal.

Click on Log out before leaving the OPAC Stations to prevent other users from viewing your record.

Category: Covid19 FAQs
Go to to learn more. Sign in to your Grammarly account by selecting "Sign in with Google." Fill in your AdDU email address and password. After signing in using your AdDU email, you will be directed to your Grammarly Education account dashboard.

To request an instructor account, please send an email to from your ADDU email address. Include “Instructor Account Request” in the subject line.



Check your inbox for a confirmation email, and follow the link in the email to verify your account.

Set up your account by following the steps outlined below.

Alternatively, after receiving the Turnitin email notification, select the “Sign in with Google” login option and enter your AdDU email address.


To reserve a collaboration hub, please go to

1. Select your desired available collaboration hub.

2. Fill out the booking form (use your AdDUnet account). Then click the “Submit” button.


Reservation of the collaboration hub can be made a day before or on the day of the intended time slot/s. 

Login using your AdDU email address

Remote Library:

Daigler VLE:

Category: Covid19 FAQs

LS2 PAC – Advanced Search

Advanced Search allows you to perform specific searching.  From the Landing Page click the more search option then click Advanced Search below to the Search bar.  

Our library offer other search options such as Reading Levels or Academic Reserves. You will see this option along with the Advanced Search option.

 Getting Started

If you want to search specific locations, click (change) next to Searching all locations.

A Select Locations to Search dialog displays, as shown in the following example.  Select the check box for each of the locations you want to search, and then click Save.  The heading will reflect the number of locations you have selected; for example, Searching 3 locations.

Next, choose between any of these or all of these for the search terms you are about to enter.  The default selection is all of these.  Consider the following:  • Use any of these to search for ‘this term’ OR ‘that term’. • Use all of these to search for ‘this term’ AND ‘that term’.

Choose from the first drop-down list: Any field, Title, Author, Series, Subject, Note, Tag, ISBN, UPC, or Local Call #. Choose from the second drop-down list, depending on your selection from the first dropdown, begins with, exactly matches, contains, or does not contain, as selections will vary based on your first selection.  

Type your search term in the entry box.  Use the second set of drop-down lists if you want to narrow your search further.  Click the plus sign to add additional parameters.  You can have up to five fields.  Click Advanced Search after you add your search terms.

Search Examples

  • If you search using Title and begins with for the search term star your results may be Starry, Star Wars, Starting over, etc.
  • If you search using Title and exactly matches for the search term fish your results only contain the word Fish.
  • If you search using Title and contains for the search term fish, and then Subject and contains for the search term ocean, and then Subject and does not contain for the search term marine, your search results contain fish in the title with a subject of ocean but not marine.
  • If you search using Series and contains for the search term Star Wars and then Author and contains for Watson, your search results are narrowed down to all Jude Watson’s Star Wars Series

Academic Reserves Search

For Academic Libraries the Academic Reserves search link is used to view the three main components associated with Reserves: Departments, Courses, and related Instructors.  Clicking Academic Reserves opens the search form displaying the Academic Reserves search options along with the Advanced Search tab.  Use the Academic Reserves form to narrow your search to the specific information you need for reserved materials: what courses are offered, what items are required, the availability of the item, and the instructor associated with the reserve

To search all reserves, leave Any showing in the Departments, Courses, and Instructors fields, and then click View All Reserves.  The search results will display all of the items placed on reserve.

They are always available here: Library Hours

ADDU Library Discovery Service allows you to discover resources and materials in various formats in Ateneo de Davao University Libraries collections through one search bar. Filters are available to refine your search by location, format, and many other qualities. 

On-campusanyone (all visitors, students, faculty, staff) on any of the ADDU campuses can access these resources through computers/devices connected to the ADDU network including campus wi-fi.

  • Visitors can inquire at a library Information Desk about using computers.

Off-campusonly current ADDU students and current faculty and staff can connect by logging in through the Remote Library Portal and Virtual Learning Environment