Reprints and vertical file on postharvest technology of fruits, vegetables, root crops and ornamentals are acquired from different journals, technical papers, research reports annual reviews, bulletins, books and other publications. Reprints and vertical file are for room use only. 

These are indexed according to author, title arranged by subject category on postharvest and are filed with index number in the card catalogue. Subject coverage under each broad topic of fruits and vegetables includes pre-harvest affecting quality after harvest, harvesting, transport packinghouse operations, storage, ripening, postharvest pest diseases and physiological disorders of fruits and vegetables. 

Whenever students/staff borrow, library materials they should give the index number to the librarian in order to be able to retrieve the material. Students who wish to photocopy these materials may do so provided they have to leave their ID’s, fill up the borrower’s card and return the materials within the day. 


This handheld technology will be used for academic and research purposes only. It shall be used in searching for scientific and educational related literature purposes only and reading pdf e-books on postharvest and other related fields.



    1. Apple Ipad 2 should only be used within the library by registered students, faculty and staff of the University of the Philippines Los Baños within the premises of the PHTRC, i.e. the iPAD cannot be borrowed for home use.

    2. Apple iPad2 can be used for one hour only, unless there is no one else waiting for his turn to use it.

    3. In borrowing the Apple iPad2, users should fill up the following details and leave their IDs at the desk.

                                  Student Number:

                                  Full Name (Surname, First, MI):



                                  Complete Address:

                                  Contact Number:

                                  Email Address:

    1. If damaged during use (dropped, scratched, permeated with water, or any damage caused by accident or by intention). user should PAY THE EQUIVALENT AMOUNT of the Apple iPad2 as per University Library rules.

    2. In case a user needs to download important files, e-books or documents from the Application Store (AppStore), users should seek permission from the Librarian to authorize access.


Fines are charged to late return of books and other materials. For books specific rates are as follows:

  • P 1.00 for the first hour
  • P 5.00 each hour thereafter
  • P 50.00 whole day

Students/staff who failed to return overnight books the next day will be suspended from borrowing overnight books for six months aside from paying fines.


Lost books must be reported and replaced or paid within 30 days. Payment, if ever, should be equivalent to the book's current value together with the accrued fines which shall not exceed the current value.


A fine of P100.00 is charged for mutilation of library materials. In appropriate cases, suspension or expulsion from the university may be an additional penalty.


Non-UPLB visitors are only allowed to use the library every MONDAY and are required to pay library fee of P50.00 based on the UPLB Organic Act and the University Rules and Regulations 1039th BOR meeting, 14 March 1991. Referral Letter and valid Identification Card must be presented to the Librarian upon every visit.