THOMASIANS can now have library materials picked up and delivered to them through a third-party courier, thanks to a new service of the UST Miguel de Benavides Library.

Chief Librarian Ma. Cecilia Lobo told the Varsitarian that faculty members and students had been calling for an easier way to access library materials amid the pandemic. 

Thomasians can borrow books and other library materials for one week and renew them once for another week. The borrowing privileges are as follows:

  • administrators, academic officials, faculty members, and support staff – maximum of six books
  • graduate students – maximum of four books
  • undergraduate and high school students – maximum of three books

To avail themselves of the service, administrators, faculty and students must accomplish the form at this link and select “Courier Service” as the mode of pick-up.

Borrowers must wait for the Circulation Section’s (CS) acknowledgment of their request. The CS will send terms and conditions via email, which borrowers must sign and send back.

Upon confirmation, a CS staff will process the request and inform the borrower once the material is ready for pick-up. The materials requested will be ready after two working days from the date of request.

The borrower must book a third-party courier service and  shoulder the delivery fee. The pick-up station will be at the Dapitan Gate from Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Once the booking is confirmed, the borrower must send the following information to the CS:

  • name of courier service (e.g., Lalamove, Grab, Borzo, etc.); 
  • name of the courier driver; and
  • expected time of arrival at the UST Dapitan Gate 10.

The courier driver will also sign an acknowledgment slip, and a CS staff will notify the borrower of the successful pick-up. 


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