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

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