University Libraries (UNL)

Library Hours

Vath Library

Reader Services

7:30 AM – 7: 00 PM (Monday to Saturday)

Devesse Library

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Monday to Saturday)

Law Library

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Monday to Saturday)

Vision Mission

The Saint Louis University Libraries envision themselves as a support service to the transformative educational process of SLU and are committed to providing expedient and effective access to high quality library services, collections in a variety of formats and information resources designed to meet the curriculum, research, professional, intellectual, creative and personal needs of the SLU community.


Christian Spirit

To provide facilities, technologies, and customer-oriented services that contribute to and foster a creative environment conducive to learning, research and scholarship, and cultural activities imbued with the Christian spirit


To provide new and traditional academic discipline-based reference and consultation, research assistance, course support, document delivery, and an array of related library services to the University’s academic and academic-support units


To offer competent and multi-faceted instructional programs to users with life-long learning, informational skills and competencies in pursuit of transformative education

Social Involvement

To promote communication and collaboration both within and outside the university

University Libraries History and Location

The Saint Louis University (SLU) Libraries expanded in the six-story Charles Msgr. Vath Building in Bonifacio Campus with a satellite library named Devesse Library in Maryheights Campus. 

The Msgr. Charles Vath Library, Bonifacio Campus

Msgr. Charles Vath Library, considered as the main library, is located in the SLU Main Campus, Bonifacio Street. Constructed in 1972, it was donated by the Zentralstelle fur Entwicklungshilfe of the Federal Republic of Germany and De Rance, Inc. of the United States. This is a six-storey building. Towering over the other buildings in the SLU main campus and resembling the big heart of the early CICM fathers and sisters who gave the people of the Cordillera and Northern Luzon quality Catholic education, the library building now houses a varied collection of print, non-print, electronic and internet-based resource

The Devesse Library, Maryheights Campus

Devesse Library is located at the 10th floor of the Fr. Serafin Devesse Building of the Maryheights Campus, Bakakeng, Baguio City.  It started operating during the academic year 2010-2011.

The Law Library

The Law Library is located at the Fourth Floor of the Diego Silang Building. It is an open-shelf system that houses collections on international law, constitutional and administrative law, criminal law, industrial law, labor law, social law, cultural law, private law, civil procedure and courts, regulations, cases and laws of specific jurisdiction and area and other related materials.

American Corner Baguio- SLU Library

The American Corner Baguio was one of the 16th American corners in the Philippines. It was first established as American Thomas Jefferson Library, yet the year was undated since the corner was instilled as old. Later on, the name of the corner altered to American Studies Resource Center. And, in 2010, it was officially called as American Corner Baguio, which was located in the 4th floor of Msrg. Charles Vath Building inside the Library.

The American Corner Baguio gives the union of the Philippines and American spaces where students are able to explore American history, politics, arts, and cultures of the American.

Moreover, the corner was used for various public programs such as movie screenings to introduce US culture, US Embassy Talks for students’ research presentation, and discussions of English Language Teaching.

Also, this area offers the students a welcoming space where they can review, create school activities, read news or magazines and films related to America, and an exclusive access to the e-Library USA.

The American Corner Baguio will keep giving the academic community, SLU students, and the local Baguio City the most reliable, trustworthy, and complete information about the United States!

The Filipiniana Library

The Filipiniana Library houses publications on Philippine culture, literature, music, arts, ethnic groups, languages , history, politics, and government-published materials. This space in library also conducts displays/exhibits of its special collections, such as Cordillera books, Rizal Books, and Amianan Collections by Dr. Agcaoili of the University of Hawaii.

The Archival Repository (AR)

The Archival Repository (AR) houses SLU-published materials, CICM collections, rare books, and other special collection. The AR also exhibits these collections through book display.