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Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo- Information Resource Center (AEA-IRC)

The Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo - Information Resource Center (AEA-IRC) is De La Salle University's primary source of resource materials and services for research and development.

With a wide collection of books, periodicals, journals from local and international sources, it continously updates and upgrades its collection to meet the growing needs of the Lasallian community.

With facilities and new technologies, it continues to promote innovation and interaction among students, faculty members and guests to improve its services.


The humble beginnings of the Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo Information Resource Center (AEA-IRC) can be traced from the time General Emilio Aguinaldo College (GEAC) Dasmariñas Campus was established on July 18,1977. It started with a classroom-size library with two library staff. It was transferred to the administration building in 1978. The opening of the College of Medicine in 1979 led the GEAC administrators in creating two separate libraries, the medical library and the undergraduate library.

In 1981, the medical library was transferred to the 2nd floor of Building 2 at the East Campus. The transfer of the College of Medicine to the University Medical Center compound in 1986 gave more room to the GEAC undergraduate library. On August 1, 1991, the ground breaking of the new library building was held. The late Bishop Felix Perez led the ceremonies. The building, which was patterned after the Aguinaldo shrine in Kawit, Cavite was the brainchild of Bro. Andrew Gonzales. It was designed by Arch. Roberto Estanislao. The construction of the building was awarded to Engr. Perry Piccio of Constar Construction. On April 30, 1992, the new Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo - Information Resource Center was inaugurated.

Construction of the new library building was made possible through the leadership of Bro. Rafael S. Donato, FSC, president and Dr. Oscar O. Bautista, executive vice president. The increasing population of De La Salle University-Dasmariñas prompted the construction of a library extension. The new building was designed by Arch. Ernesto Reyes and the construction was awarded to H. L. Carlos.

The architectural design of the Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo - Information Resource Center (AEA-IRC) was a replica of the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, the home of the first Philippine President General Emilio Aguinaldo. The facade of AEA-IRC is a bigger version of the Aguinaldo shrine contributed to the historical aura of the Museum complex a cultural zone envisioned by Br. Andrew Gonzales, FSC. The interiors of the building create a classic design that replicates a 19th century architecture. Moreover, the AEA-IRC rooms were named after the 13 martyrs of Cavite to commemorate the heroism and the contribution the Caviteños played in Philippine history.

Vision Mission

The Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo - Information Resource Center (AEA-IRC) is the central source of information throughout the academic community. It thus provides resources, services, and facilities necessary to meet the learning and information needs of the academic community. It strives to become a creative partner in the achievement of DLSU-Dasmarinas' goal in teaching, learning, and research. It envisions itself as the foremost academic library in Region IV in terms of collection, innovative services, and facilities.

To fulfill his vision, AEA-IRC has set specific areas geared towards the increased development and improvement of its collection, services, and facilities. These are:

  • collection development concentrated on acquisition, organization, and maintenance marketing communication focused on the promotion of services, collection and customer relationship
  • education of users with the services, facilities and existing collection of library personnel
  • human resource development centered on the continuing education of library personnel information technology geared towards more efficient library services, and easier retrieval of all library personnel
  • extension of services to the community intended to offer assistance to other community libraries in the organization of their resources; to continue the accommodation of DLSU-D alumni seeking to use the different library facilities; and to strengthen and forge relationship with other academic libraries
  • research undertakings focused on services and collection improvement

Library Sections

    • Archives and Special Collection
      • American Learning Resource Center
    • Educational Media Services
    • Electronic Resource Services
    • Readers' Services
      • Circulation and Reserve Sections
      • Filipiniana
      • Graduate School Corner
      • Periodicals
      • Reference and Information
      • Technical Services

Guidelines for Visiting Researchers

  • School/Office ID (to be presented to the Security Officer)
  • Official referral letter signed by the Chief Librarian, Office or Project Director of the Office concerned

A fee shall be collected from each visiting researcher as follows:

Category Fee
Faculty/Graduate student/Professional P50.00
Undergraduate student P30.00
High School student P20.00

Receipt will be issued after payment

The following are exempted from payment of research fee:

  • Bonafide students and faculty members of De La Salle Philippines, Inc.
  • Holders of DLSU-Dasmariñas alumni card
  • Network of CALABARZON Educational Institution members (every Saturdays only)
  • High school students from “top 20 feeder high schools” provided by the Students Admissions Office

  • Present referral letter to the Reference and Information personnel at the ground floor of the library building.
  • Pay research fee and get the receipt from the Reference and Information personnel
  • Accomplish Temporary Library Card form. This form must be returned to the Reference and Information Section after use. Those exempted from payment of research fees are also required to fill out this form.

  • All materials are for Room Use Only.
  • A maximum of 5 students/researchers a day per institution shall be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Use of library facilities does not include access to the Educational Media Services and the Electronic Resource Services.
  • No visiting researchers shall be accommodated during examination dates, term breaks and university breaks (every Wednesday).< /li>
  • Chaperons are not allowed.
  • Researchers should abide by the library rules and regulations.
The Director of the Library reserves the right to cancel requests when deemed necessary.

Library Hours

Regular Class Days

Monday-Friday 7am - 7pm 
Saturday 7am - 5pm

EMS Schedule

Monday-Friday 6:30am - 7:30pm
Saturday 7am - 5pm

Summer/Semestral Break

Monday-Thursday 8am - 6pm 
Friday 8am - 5pm 
Saturday 8am - 12nn 
(Selected section only)




Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo - Information Resource Center
DLSU - Dasmariñas
Cavite, Philippines 4115

For questions and inquiries:
email us at aklatan@dlsud.edu.ph.
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Cavite +63 (46) 481.1900
Manila +63 (2) 779.5180

Library Direct Cavite Line
(046) 481-1932
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