Linguistics Library

The Linguistics Library holds books and journals on linguistics, references on Philippine and other Asian languages and cultures, as well as the theses and dissertations written by the Department’s alumni. The library also holds literature in various Asian languages, including Japanese mangas and Korean children’s literature.

Most of the books in the Library were donated by various individuals and institutions. Among the notable donors include the late Dr. Isidore Dyen, an eminent American linguist in the field of Austronesian linguistics, who donated to the Department his collection of books on Austronesian languages, Dr. Michael Forman, professor emeritus of linguistics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the Australian National University, and the Japan Science Society

You can explore titles included in the Library’s collection by going to the University Library’s online Tuklas database. All materials in the Library’s collection are considered room-use only (i.e., not available for loan, except for the Department’s faculty and staff).

Guidelines for Accessing the Linguistics Library Materials

(as of April 2023)

The room where the Linguistics Library collection is currently held is not yet ready to receive users wanting to access the materials due to some ongoing structural and electrical repairs.

Palma Hall Rm. 223 has been designated as the Linguistics Library’s temporary reading room for in-person access of the Department Library materials. At the moment, up to six (6) people can use the reading room at the same time. Any user intending to access library materials in-person should set an appointment by following the instructions listed in the drop-down menu below.

Users may also request for digital copies of the materials that we have on-hand (subject to copyright and fair use rules). This service is only available to UP Diliman students, faculty, and staff.

Please check first on Tuklas if the material that you require is indeed available at our Library.

In-Person Access

  • In-Person Access is available from Mondays to Fridays for UP Diliman students, faculty & staff.
  • Non-UP visitors can only be accommodated on Mondays. 
  • Users can choose one of these three timeslots: 8:00-10:00am, 10:00-12:00pm, and 1:00-3:00pm.
  • To set an appointment, fill up the Google Form at 2-3 working days in advance of their intended day of visit. This gives the library time to look for the user’s requested materials and inform them in case the material they requested is unavailable. The librarian will email the user to confirm their appointment.
  • On the day of their appointment, users may proceed to PH 227 and present their confirmation email and their UP ID to the staff-in-charge. Non- UP visitors should present their company/agency/institution ID.
  • The staff-in-charge will hand the requested materials to the users.
  • Users can only use the library materials inside the reading room. Taking the materials out to have them photocopied is not allowed.
  • Users should return the borrowed materials to the staff-in-charge when they are done reading or when their allotted time is up.

Resource-on-Demand Service

  • This service is only available to UP Diliman students, faculty, and staff.
  • To request for digital copies of materials that we have on-hand, submit your request via our Resource-on-Demand Form at An email will be sent to the user confirming that the material is available (or not).
  • For copyrighted materials, up to 10% of total pages (excluding preliminary pages), one journal article or one book chapter can be provided.
  • For materials under public domain, up to 100% of the material can be provided (subject to approval).
  • For theses and dissertations, only the abstract can be provided.
  • The digital copy of the resource/s requested will be sent to the user within three (3) working days.

Library users are highly encouraged to send an email to the librarian first before conducting any transactions.

For further inquiries, please contact our library assistant, Mr. Edgar James Laron, by sending an email to

Chinese books donated by Sin Jiang Bookstore
Chinese books donated by Sin Jiang Bookstore
Books on Austronesian languages donated by ANU
Books on Austronesian languages donated by ANU
Korean children's books donated by Ms. Cynthia Amatorio & Asst. Prof. Ardelle Bondad
Korean children’s books donated by Ms. Cynthia Amatorio & Asst. Prof. Ardelle Bondad

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