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HOW TO access online databases remotely

Steps on how to access remotely:

  • Go to our library webpage http://library.
  • Choose which electronic resources you want to have access to [eBooks or eJournals] then click on the link of the database.
  • You will be prompted to answer the following information.
    Username: student ID/employee ID;
    Password: last four digits of the ID
  • You may now view all full-text content to which the Library subscribes.

How do I borrow a book?

Check our Online Public Access Catalog first to check the availability of books, location, and call number. Locate the books from the shelves and proceed to any Circulation Desk or you can check-out the books using the Self Service Station.

How to Check-out Books Using the Self-Service Station

  1. Bring the book to the self-service station (located at the General Circulation).
  2. Scan your Mapua ID at the Card Sensor Slot.
  3. Place the book on the cradle.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. Collect your book and your receipt.

How to Use the OPAC (Online Public Access to Catalog)

  1. Type the complete title of the book or the subject related to the desired information, then click “ENTER” or the “SEARCH” button.
  2. Select the needed material, then click the selected title to know the location of the book.
  3. Copy the call number of the desired material.
  4. Locate it at the shelves of the designated section.

How to Renew an Item Online

  1. Go to:
  2. Click My Account from the PAC toolbar. Key in your Patron ID Number and PIN.
  3. Click Current Loans. It will displays all the title(s) that you have check-out
    Note: Current titles with a red Due Date indicate items are overdue. Please return it to the library.
  4. Select the title (s) you want to renew then tick the box on the left side of the title. This will enable the Renew button on the toolbar.
  5. Click Renew.

How to Borrow Non-Book Materials

Use our Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) to check the availability of the item and get the call number, locate the material on the shelves or ask the assistance of the library staff to locate and check out the material.

How to Use eBooks

There are two ways to access our eBooks:

  1. Visit the library website , you will find “eBooks” on the right side of the page. Choose among the icon of the database that you wish to check then type in your search and choose from among the results.
  2. Use our Online Public Access to Catalog (OPAC) and type in your search then choose the title of the eBook and click on it. A link will appear where you can access the full text of the eBook.

How to Use the Ask-a-Librarian Service

  1. Go to Mapua Library Homepage and look for the chat box at the right side of the screen. The box displays whether the librarian is online or offline. If the librarian is ONLINE, type your name and email followed by your questions.
  2. If the live chat service is offline, please call (02) 247-5000 loc. 4201-4202 to speak to a librarian or send your queries to

How to request for TurnItin account?

You may email your request to or contact us to any of our social media sites on FB, Twitter and Instagram. You may also, come and visit the Multimedia section to request for your account.

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