The Center for Nationalists Studies Library, housed at the 2nd floor of Vinzons Hall, UP Diliman Campus, re-opened on 11 January 2010 after having stopped operation for many years now. The Library was formally inaugurated by Dr. Sergio S. Cao, Chancellor, U.P. Diliman in a simple ceremony held on December 17, 2009. It is a collaborative effort to rebuild what was once one of the foundations that stirred national consciousness among students in the University of the Philippines, intelligentsia, and the public in general.
The reactivation of the CNS Library is a fulfilled dream of the University Student Council, the School of Library and Information Studies Student Council and the University Library. Likewise, it is an output of a group in Prof. Salvacion M. Arlante’s LIS 158 class (Marketing Library and Information Services) that was assigned to develop a marketing plan for a special library. The Library hopes to motivate students to read works on nationalism and related fields. The Library is both a reading and listening/viewing center that contains print and non-print materials such as books, periodicals, CD-ROMs and DVDs. Included in the collection are DVD/CD copies of classic and award-winning Philippine motion pictures and the complete set of documentaries by the National Geographic. It has two television monitors and a DVD/CD player, and two computers with internet connections that allow online access to the University Library’s online public access catalog and the various online databases and subscriptions available through the Main Library website.
The CNS Library is student run but under the supervision of the University Library which selects and acquires, catalogs and classifies information sources for the Library. It is open on Mondays-Fridays, 9-12 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. and Saturdays, 9-12 a.m. — RYTarlit
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