The LRC collections are made available for use to all bonafide students, faculty, administrators, officials and staff of the Development Academy of the Philippines from Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm (without noon break).

While visiting researchers and scholars are welcome to use the resources, limitations of space and staff require that visiting privileges will be made possible by pre-arranged visits. Researchers from other institutions (except researchers from government agencies) may use the library for a nominal fee of Php50.00 and a referral letter from the Librarian of his/her institution.


Students currently enrolled, faculty, staff and administrators of the Development Academy of the Philippines may borrow materials upon presentation of a valid identification card (ID). They are allowed to borrow a maximum of three (3) books for one (1) week.

Faculty members of the Graduate School of Public and Development Management (GSPDM) and Public Management and Development Program (PMDP) duly endorsed by the Learning/Project Manager may borrow five (5) books at a given period. The loan period may vary depending on his/her engagement as a Resource Person/Consultant of the Program.


Information on particular topic or interests is routed to concerned individuals. This information may be reproduced or culled from relevant sources.


A referral letter will be issued by the Library Manager to facilitate readers’ needs to do an in-depth research into resources that are available in other libraries.

All library loans are renewable, if no one else requested for the material. Library users are limited to two (2) renewals per month. Renewals may be done by phone call or by email. (631-0921 loc. 134)


In view of delinquent borrowers and lost books, sanctions are deemed necessary so as to not deprive other borrowers from use of these learning materials. Overdue charges become payable one (1) day after the loan period has expired.

Overdue books shall accrue a penalty charge of Php10.00 per day (including Saturdays and Sundays). Regardless of user status unreturned overdue books as well as unresolved financial accounts in the library, including fines and lost books, may result in temporary loss of borrowing privileges until the items are returned or library charges and/or fines are paid. In the case of GSPDM and PMDP students, unsettled library accounts at the end of the program are sent to the Registrar’s Office for diploma and transcript holds.