Library History

The library started as “Amang” Foundation Library with few collections of books and “Amang” Memorabilia. It occupied room at the third floor of the Apilado Building and was supervised by Ms. Corazon P. Villafania.

In 1986, the library was transferred to a bigger space at the second floor of Regala Building to accommodate the growing number of the students. It served as the central library of the institute supervised by Dr. Flocerfida M. Doña as the chief librarian. Ms. Erlinda P. Natal was also assigned as chief of the Library Services.

In 2002, through the directive of the president, Dr. Maura V. Bautista, the central library was devolved to the different colleges in connection with the vertical structure policy.

With the AACCUP recommendations after several accreditation visits, a four storey building was built in 2006. The ground floor is occupied by the EARIST Museum, the second floor houses the Science and Technology Library, the third is occupied by the General Education Library and the fourth floor is the Information Technology Center (ITC) which serves as the Audio Visual or Multimedia Center and the Learning Commons.

From 2015 to present, the 2nd floor is now the General Circulation and Filipiniana Section Library, while the 3rd floor is the Graduate School, Periodicals Section and Theses Section. The ground floor remains the EARIST Museum.

As part of the institutes’ commitment to the quality and excellence, we continuously endeavor to develop the EARIST Library to meet the standards of modern library.



Library Vision

The EARIST Library is envisioned as a resource center of quality information to serve the needs of stakeholders in pursuit of academic excellence.

Library Mission

To provide services and materials that is accessible, significant and appropriate information for the library users.


1. Support the institute’s programs by addressing its instructional, research, and information needs.

2. Provide comprehensive information resources and facilities to the academic community at EARIST, aligning with the school’s overarching goals and objectives.

3. Develop, enrich, and maintain the library collection to meet the curriculum and program requirements of the school.

Library Hours🕰️

Museum (Ground Floor)

Tuesday to Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Filipiniana & Circulation Section (2nd Floor)

Monday to Saturday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Graduate School Library (3rd Floor)

Monday to Thursday & Saturday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
*Closed during Friday

Learning Commons (4th Floor)

Monday to Thursday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

*The library is closed during Sundays, holidays, and school breaks.

*The library observes no noon break.

Library Services

A. Circulation Service

Handles the checking out and returning of library materials.

B. Reference and Information Service

The librarian gives assistance regarding the use and choice of books and other reading materials to encourage students to use time wisely and effectively.

C. Referral Service

Provided to enrolled students, faculty members, and staff who would like to use other libraries, and accommodation of referrals from other libraries.

D. Computer and Internet Access Service

The library provides computers or laptops in order to access through the internet.

E. Library Orientation

Provides introduction and basic information of the library and its services, facilities, and usually weeks after classes have started.

F. Current Awareness Service

Aims to provide the latest information and updates on the library and its activities, events, acquisitions, etc. It may be done through bulletin board display, information/media board, newsletters, and via the website.



Other Services

Online Reference & Research Support Services


  • Facebook Messenger
  • Email
  • Phone call
  • Website

Document Delivery Services/ Document Request Pick-up

Either through:

  • Personal
  • A representative
  • A courier

Drop Box for Book Returns

Note the following:

  • Google Forms filled in
  • Designated drop box for returns
  • Acknowledgment email for confirmation

Remote Access for e-resources

On-site or Off-site (remote) for access details

Online Library Instruction




The following are authorized to use the library facilities and services:

  • Enrolled students of EARIST

  • EARIST Faculty members, administrators and staff

  • Incoming users (Temporarily Suspended), visitors or alumni provided of referral letter from their respective library and upon presentation of any valid ID’s