UP Visayas to build P360-million library complex

Published October 8, 2020, 10:37 AM

by Tara Yap

ILOILO CITY—The University of the Philippines (UP Visayas) is set to build a P360-million library complex at its main campus in Miag-ao town, Iloilo province.

A perspective of the library complex of the University of the Philippines (UP) that will soon rise in its main campus in Miag-ao town, Iloilo province.  (Photo by UP Visayas/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Chancellor Ricardo Babaran and Vice-Chancellors Martin Genodepa and Mary Ann Gumban unveiled the scale model of the second phase of the library complex in a ceremony on Wednesday, October 7.

The project that started during the tenure of then chancellor Rommel Espinosa is getting a major facelift that will include a world-class library, a theatre-type audio-visual hall, and the executive offices. The new library complex is expected to be finished by next year.

The present library can only accommodate reading materials of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), the Open Access Catalogue (OPAC) Area, a binding room, and the office of the librarians.

The new library complex is seen to decongest the lack of space as the university projects an increase in student population over the next several years. This is especially in anticipation of the eventual transfer of the College of Management (COM) from UP Visaya’s Iloilo City campus to its main campus in Miag-ao town.

UP Visayas also held the ceremonial groundbreaking forits extension site in Pandan town, Antique province early this week.