The STARBOOKS digital library is available for FREE at the Department of Science and Technology IX.

STARBOOKS or Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk Stations is a digital library that allows users access to over 500,000 local and foreign S&T resources in text, video, and audio formats, which include digitized journals, serial publications, reference materials, and other sci-tech resources found in the DOST-STII (Science and Technology Information Institute)'s libraries.

 Local government units, non-government organizations, and educational institutions may avail of the free technology. The INSTALLATION of STARBOOKS is FREE. Guidelines for interest parties are stated below:

  • Make a formal request (Letter addressed to the DOST IX Regional Director)
  • Ensure Compliance to requirements (Hardware specifications listed below and manpower components)
  • MoU signing

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

  • 1 Terabyte of Hard Drive
  • 2 Gigabytes of RAM
  • Intel Core i3
  • Motherboard (Compatible with Processor, RAM, and Hard Drive)
  • Optical Drive (DVD-RW)
  • Monitor
  • USB Keyboard/ Mouse
  • Headset/Speaker
  • Operating System (Windows 7 or higher)
  • Space Measuring 3m x 4m (with specifications for physical set up of the kiosk)
  • Mandatory 1-2 days training
  • Focal Person (Preferably your organization's IT personnel, librarians or both)
  • Provide training for clients’ designated focal person (IT, librarian or both)

For more information on STARBOOKS, please call (062) 955-3654 or text 0917 705 4686 and look for Ian Avenido or Bon Padayhag. Email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our Facebook page at (Bon Padayhag, DOST IX Press Release)

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