Giving to the Libraries


A gift to the Mapua Libraries benefits the entire Mapua community, regardless of discipline, research interest, or geographic location. Mapua students and faculty draw upon the expertise of library staff members, as well as millions of research articles, tens of thousands of books, thousands of items in our special collections and archives, and countless other data types and media in the course of their work. A gift to the Mapua Libraries empowers Mapua Institute of Technology.

Giving Opportunities

The Mapua Libraries have always provided Mapua students and faculty with the resources and instruction they need to further their research, complete theses, and stay current in a variety of fields. Our resources go beyond books and journals on the shelf. The complex nature of today’s academic library requires a multitude of information resources, electronic publications, databases, datasets, software, maps, sound and video recordings and working papers, just to name a few. Gifts to the Mapua Libraries support the multidisciplinary, and increasingly global, learning and research needs of Mapua students and faculty. A gift to the Libraries supports the entire Mapua community.

Donor Spotlights

Al David Bunyi
Ambassador John Rocha
Architect Arnold P. Cinco
Architect Francisco Mañosa
Architect Gloria Teodoro
Cesar Ariel Pinto
Cesar Virata
Dr. Manuel C. Belino
Domingo A. Madulid
Dr. Renato U. Solidum
Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea
Dr. Rowena Christina L. Guevara
Elsie Opinaldo
Engr. Richard T. Earnhart
Fr. Paul De Vera
Helen Y. Dee
Former Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos
Jeannie Javelosa-Yuchengco
Khareem Tabugara
Lourdes Hufana
Lt. Gen. Ernesto Carolina
Marcela Palma-Barahona
Manuel L. Quezon III
Noel Linsangan
Phil L. Catacutan
Emilia A. Canar
Malu Antonio-Veloso
Rosie Ching
Myra Sunico
NCCA – National Center for Culture and the Arts
Professor Dante Cruz
Ramon Illusorio
Raymond Cunningham
RPDEV – Ramos Peace and Development Foundation, Inc.
Thomas Jefferson Information Center
Virgilio Dato Hufana
Wilson Lee
Yvonne Yuchengco

Giving Opportunities

The Mapua Libraries welcome gifts that focus on unique or specialized content that aren’t readily available in other collections. Especially desirable are works on little-known topics, materials produced by members of the Mapua community, unique items, and small collections of related materials that would enhance our academic collection. The needs of a university research library are both varied and specific. This may exclude some of the items people often wish to donate. The Mapua Libraries may/may not accept:

  • Textbooks
  • Mass-market paperbacks
  • Books, journals, and magazines that duplicate our holdings or are readily available in other collections
  • Individual issues or small runs of scholarly journal issues
  • Popular magazines (i.e. National Geographic, Smithsonian, etc.)
  • Philippine government publications
  • Materials in poor condition or exhibiting signs of mold or mildew
  • Materials that contain highlighting, underlining, or annotations (unless annotations are of significant scholarly value)
  • Materials in outmoded formats (8-track tapes, 5.25-inch computer disks, LPs, Betamax)
  • Electronic materials requiring dated software/hardware
  • Materials that might cause the library to be liable for copyright infringement (i.e., copied audio and video recordings)

Since Mapua was founded, gifts of materials to the Mapua Libraries have played a very important role at Mapua. However, for each donation we accept, there are both immediate and long-term expenses to cover processing of the items & and making the items accessible. If you are considering donating an item to the Mapua Libraries, please contact the Acquisitions Librarian to speak about the usefulness of your proposed gift. To help evaluate proposed donations, the Libraries request that donors provide a list of materials. The Libraries are unable to retrospectively provide donors with a list of their donations. If gift materials are not accepted by the Libraries, we may suggest other options for your donation. For more information, please contact Kimberly Soria, Acquisitions Librarian, at 632-247-4201 or

Contact Us


Gianina Cabanilla
Chief Knowledge Officer
Mapua, MCL, MHSS Libraries

Kimberly Soria
Acquisitions Librarian
Mapua Libraries

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