The AIT Library

The Asian Institute of Tourism Library is dedicated to providing instruction and access to resources and services that support the academic program and the general information needs, diverse cultural interests, intellectual development, and professional growth of the entire UP-AIT academic community.

Library service hours are from Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM - strictly by appointment only. As of August 2022, only AIT students, faculty and staff that have complete vaccinations (including booster) are allowed inside the library premises.

Visit this link to schedule your appointment.

Online Library Services are available from Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. In-person services are strictly by appointment only.

Library Entrance 1

Reading Area 1

Lounge Area

Library Staff and Librarians Room

Request Counter and OPAC

Reading Area 2

Library Entrance 2

Bag Counter


Book Return Bin

Library Entrance 3

Long table for laptop use

Discussion Rooms

Reserve Books Area

Library values the health and safety of its clientele during this time of pandemic. This is the updated guide on the Library’s policies and services as the University and community shifts to the new normal:

  1. To promote safety of library users, only individuals that are fully vaccinated and had their booster shot are allowed inside the library premises. Temporarily, the library only caters to AIT students, faculty and employees while closed to the public until further notice.
  2. Bookshelves are temporary off-limits to all clienteles and shall be accessed only by library personnel.
  3. Appointments required for in person services and must be booked at least one day in advance.
  4. To schedule your appointment, sign up the Online Appointment Form.
  5. On your scheduled visit be ready to present the following to the guard on-duty:
    • UP ID
    • Form 5 or any proof of enrollment
    • Vaccination card
    • Confirmation email from the Library

Link to Online Appointment Form
  • Online Book Borrowing

    • Search for the title of the book using the Tuklas, the library's discovery tool for finding books in our physical collections.
    • Fill out the online Book Reservation Form to proceed with your request.
    • The library will notify the borrower via email for the availability of requested book/s.
    • Borrowers may personally pick-up the book/s by presenting the ID and registration form or arrange a delivery/courier service (book your own courier) to get the requested material/s.
    • Failure to pick-up within 2 working days upon notification will mean cancellation or forfeiture of the requested material/s.

    Link to Book Reservation
  • Returning of library Material/s

    • Fill out the Book Return Form online to let us know the date that you dropped your items off at.
    • Please ensure that the book/s is/are placed in a bag/box.
    • Book/s may be returned via:
      • drop-off, the outdoor library book return boxes located near the entrance of the AIT building are open to accept returns of library materials, and
      • via courier, the necessary booking and delivery fees will be shouldered by the borrower.
      Address to: UP Asian Institute of Tourism library
      Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
      Landline: 8981-8500 Loc. 2800

    Link to Book Returning
  • Access to AIT EBSCO eBook Collections

    • Electronic resources, such as journals and articles, e-books, and other digital materials, may be accessed on-campus when connected to the UP Diliman Network (DilNet). links to these electronic resources can be found on the University library website .
    • When accessing off-campus, you may visit OpenAthens .
    • Only duly enrolled students and students on residency can have access to OpenAthens for the current term.
  • Access to Electronic Resources

    • AIT EBSCO ebooks are cataloged and findable in Tuklas and can be accessed directly through EBSCOhost website .
    • These resources are licensed for access by current students, faculty and staff of AIT and can only be used by one person at a time.
    • Log-in credentials can be requested by sending via email a copy of the library user’s UP ID and/or Form 5 to
    • Up to 60 pages of an ebook can be printed or saved per user as a PDF-file from within the eBook Full Text viewer. Some titles may have a lower page limit. The number of pages may vary depending on individual publisher-specified limits.
    • Terms of Use:
      • The use of e-resources content is governed by copyright and vendor license agreements.
      • Contents are restricted for use in academic research and classroom instruction only. Avoid sharing resources with people outside the University domain.
      • Excessive downloading of resources is strictly PROHIBITED. The system can monitor the downloading of full-text content and may lead to suspension of access credentials.
      • The library may suspend library privileges and revoke accounts of patrons found to have violated these policies.
  • Resource On Demand

    • Faculty or students may request for assistance in securing or retrieving book chapters or articles in digital format (subject to copyright restrictions and availability). For request of eCopy/digitized copy, fill out the Resource On Demand Request Form.
    • Take note that the library can only provide 10% of the total pages per material.
    • Turnaround time of your request is 5 working days (may vary depending on the volume of the requests)
    • Access to these materials are via GoogleDrive and will be automatically terminated at the end of semester.
    • UP email is required.

    Link to Resource on Demand
  • Online Reference Assistance

    The Librarian will be available to answer queries from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm via email, phone, or chat. Queries received after office hours will be responded to on the following working day.

    Landline : 8-981-8500 loc. 2800 (Monday to Friday)
    Email :
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Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question in mind? We listed down some of the Frequently Asked Questions in the graduate program to help guide you. If you have further questions not covered in this FAQ, please send us an inquiry through

UP AIT offers the Graduate Diploma in Tourism Development and Management (GDip TDM) which leads to the degree of Master of Science in Tourism Development and Management (MSTDM).

The graduate program courses are listed here. You may also view the description of courses here If you would like to know more about the subjects, please send us an e-mail.

All tourism and non-tourism graduates, with at least 1-year work experience and who would like to obtain a diploma and/or an advance degree in the field of tourism management and development may apply.

The list of requirements and downloadable application forms can be found in this page.

Yes, applicants whose work experiences are non-tourism related are welcome to apply. However, all applications will be assessed based on results of entrance examination, interview, academic performance, essay, and recommendations.

At present, UP AIT does not accept shiftees for the Graduate Program. Courses/Subjects taken in other colleges or universities will not be credited for the completion of the GDipTDM and MSTDM.

The entrance exam uses different types of questions that aim to assess your current knowledge, comprehension, logic, and analytical skills. Advanced knowledge of tourism is not required.

The application process is conducted online. Please ensure that you have read and understood the program details before submitting your application here. Once you have completed the application requirements, you can now proceed to submit your application.

For questions or concerns, please contact the Graduate Program office at

The UPAIT Graduate Program is intended to meet the professional development needs of graduates to advance their careers in the tourism industry. Thus the UPAIT Graduate Program as much as practicable will offer weekday evenings (5:00 PM onwards) and Saturday classes (scheduled between 8 AM – 7 PM).

Graduate students are advised to take 9 units to get full load credit per semester or an equivalent of 2 – 3 classes per semester depending on the course credit units.

All students enrolled in the Graduate Program of UP AIT need to take a total of 21 units of required and elective Courses, which will allow the completion of a Graduate Diploma. Should the student want to advance to a Master’s Degree, the student needs to take 16 or 19 more units depending on the track they choose; Plan A is a thesis track with 19 units or Plan B, a non-thesis track with 16 units.

Full-time GDipTDM students, taking a normal load, may complete the degree in three semesters (approximately 1.5 years). The time limit for the completion of all diploma requirements shall be no more than two (2) years starting from the student’s first enrollment in the course and shall include all leaves of absence from the program.

If GDipTDM graduates choose to continue to MSTDM, you must complete an additional 19 units (Plan A, thesis track) or 16 units (Plan B, non-thesis track), which may be taken in two semesters and one mid-year term. The time limit for the completion of the Master’s requirements shall be three (3) years, starting from the student’s first enrollment in the course and shall include all leaves of absence from the program.

Yes. There will be time limit of 2 years from enrollment for the GDipTDM, and a time limit of 3 years for MSTDM, maximum years to finish is 5 years.

The cost per unit is Php 2,000 and the estimated cost of tuition fees for full load per semester is around Php 20,000 – 25,000.

Students and prospective applicants are requested to search for available grants or scholarships at the University of the Philippines Office of Scholarships and Student Services.

For list of available scholarships visit the website of the University of the Philippines Office of Student Scholarships.

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