About Us

DTRI e-library is a special library dedicated to the collection, organization, maintenance, storage and retrieval of Dairy literature. It is also the depository of DTRI publications. Our Library renders services benefiting researchers, educators, students, extension workers, farmers and other stakeholders.

Mission & Vision

To fully support the research, extension, and instructional programs of the Institute by providing access to information through the teaching, acquisition, organization, and preservation of information resources to the DTRI community and its constituents.

To become a leading library that provides access to quality information resources about dairying in the country.


To build a collection that is relevant to faculty, researcher, staff, trainees & visitors of DTRI and its constituents.

To provide easy access to the dairy-related information resources.

To meet the standard for libraries.


As a library, we recognize users as our primary focus.

We respect user privacy.

We defend intellectual freedom.

We are innovative and proactive.

We value diversity.

We embrace the values of innovation, collaboration and the power of the network.

Brief History
The establishment of the Dairy Training and Research Institute (DTRI) was conceptualized in 1957 through the initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). After four years, in April 1961, the Philippine government officially established DTRI through a memorandum of agreement signed by the University of the Philippines (UP) president and the Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) secretary. The Institute was envisioned to be semi-autonomous under the general administrative supervision of UP and located on the campus of the College of Agriculture (CA) in Los Baños, Laguna.
1970's, 1980's, 1900's
From the time that DTRI was established, the DTRI Library started its operation with 3 Library Staff and a total collection of 3,000 hardcover books, 400 serial titles, and 350 pamphlets on dairying, both local and foreign. Its services extend to DTRI staff, research workers, trainees, visitors, and students of UPLB. Moreover, in the 1990s, most of the reference collections of the Library were transferred to the College of Veterinary Medicine Library, which served as a communal library for the Institute of Animal Science (IAS), DTRI, and CVM. This move made reading materials on livestock and poultry available in one location, which was also more accessible to library users. A small reading room (DTRI Reading room) was maintained to house the remaining reference collections. DTRI Annual Reports, Journals, manuals, thesis, and other materials about dairying are the collections that can be found in the DTRI Reading Room. Computers, printers, and photocopying machines were available for the users. The reading room serves as a learning and collaboration space for researchers, faculty, staff, and trainees from across the country who want to learn about dairying.
Unfortunately, the building was gutted down by a conflagration last July 8, 2020. All hardcover reading materials were burned along with the other facilities and equipment housed in the building.

Joey M. Domingo

Librarian I
+63 49 536 2460

Learning areas


12 seats available. No reservation is required. Wifi is available, and a charging outlet is available upon request.


12 seats available.


Auditorium can be used only for Classes, Meetings, Group Discussions, Workshop, Trainings and Seminars. A minimum of 5 attendees is required to reserve the Auditorium. Amenities include a seating capacity for 50 people (max), sound system, projector, laptop, and an 55-inch LED television.