Silliman University Main Library System

Silliman University is a prestigious school in Dumaguete where many Filipino students as well as foreigners study. Within the huge campus of Silliman University in Dumaguete is the school’s library, the Silliman University Main Library System.

The mission of the Silliman University Main Library System is to acquire updated resource materials in various facilities, formats, and equipment. Responsive and competent personnel manage the Silliman University Main Library System. This is in support of the quest of the school for excellence in the fields of research, academic and extension programs in Dumaguete and beyond.

The vision of the Silliman University Main Library System is to be the Resource Center of Excellence in Dumaguete in the near future. There will be a fast delivery of research services and information that is automated, updated, and relevant to the students, faculty, and staff of the school. Communities of scholars, professionals, and researchers are also welcome at the Silliman University Main Library System whether they are from Dumaguete or any part of the Philippines or abroad.

The Silliman University Main Library System has humble beginnings. The Silliman University Main Library System started from being a school library with two bookcases in a small room that grew to a large library collection in a magnificent building within the school campus of Silliman University.

The Silliman University Main Library System has more than a hundred thousand volumes of books covering various subjects and categories. The school library has local and foreign serial subscription. The Silliman University Main Library System also maintains a special collection of pamphlets for the categories of Southeast Asia, Filipiniana, and United Nations.

There is an air-conditioned room within the first floor of the Silliman University Main Library System building that contains the Sillimaniana collection. The materials included in the collection are volumes of the Sillimanian Magazine, Weekly Sillimanian, Faculty and Staff publications, Portal, etc. The trophies and plaques that have been awarded to the school are also kept in the Silliman University Main Library System together with the portraits of past and present presidents of Silliman University.

The Silliman University Main Library System has individual study carrels provided for the users. For the school’s faculty or staff doing research, dissertations, or theses. There are faculty study rooms available for use. The Silliman University Main Library System has two discussion rooms suitable for some group discussions.

The Silliman University Main Library System also provides photocopying services to any library users. The school library’s staff members and student assistants carry out the day-to-day functions and operations of the Silliman University Main Library System.

Through the mission and vision of the Silliman University Main Library System, the students and people from Dumaguete and other visitors benefit from the various library collections and services