Library - History
In 1929 the Business Library was organized as part of the School of Business Administration with Prof. Ismael V. Mallari as Librarian.

From 1934 when the School became a College until 1948, there was no data about its progress except that the UP College of Business Administration was devastated by the war. The college had a one-room reading space with a starting collection of one book case containing some of the personal collections of the faculty. It formed a part of the college premises on the 3rd floor of the Liberal Arts Bldg, now known as the College of Arts and Sciences.

It was in 1954 that the library was established. It gradually expanded under the direction and guidance, suggestions and recommendations of Prof. W. Levern Cutler, Business Librarian of the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University and Prof. Gabriel A. Bernardo, the University Librarian.

In 1959 the transfer to the new building was made. In the 2-storey Institute of Economic Development library building, both the collections of the libraries of the Institute and the College were in one floor, each sharing the same reading room, although each maintained separate collections in stacks.

In 1972 a marker was unveiled naming the Business Library as the Aklatang Gonzalo Puyat and on June 1978 the Library moved to its permanent site and is now occupying some parts of the 1st and 2nd floors of the UP College of Business Administration Building, now known as the Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business.

Library Pages

Online Library Catalog
UP Diliman Main Library
VSB Library Home

Contact Information

For any inquiries and suggestions, please feel free to contact us:

Virata School of Business Library
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City, 1101

(632) 928-4571 loc. 1001
(632) 981-8500 loc. 3454


The Library Staff

Corazon M. Gamboa
Head Librarian

Diosdado G. Cunanan
Reference/Serials Librarian

Teodisa R. Piramo

Cecil Saulo
Anita G. Tiodin

shopify site analytics