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By Allana S. Delgado

You may access the Bahandian through the website of the Henry Luce Library at

Bahandian Institutional Repository, the official repository of Central Philippine University and the first academic digital repository in the Visayas, has been online for one year since its launch in February, 15, 2021. The repository includes the research and publication output of the University.

The online repository has been an invaluable library service not only for the CPU community but outside researchers and students as well. During the pandemic where physical access to library resources is limited, Bahandian provides clients with a quick and convenient service to access these resources anywhere and anytime.

Currently, there are more than 1,600 documents including books, journal articles, theses, dissertations, book chapters, and newsletters created by faculty and students. The library is digitizing and adding more resources to include in the repository.

Bahandian is also visited by researchers all over the world, with top visitors aside from the Philippines including the United States, Belgium, Sweden, Singapore, Germany, and China. The repository has been included in international listings of repositories such as OpenROAR (Registry of Open Access Repositories) and OpenDOAR (Directory of Open Access Repositories). The content is also searchable in WorldCat and Google Scholar. Bahandian has made CPU publications available globally.

Notable collections include CPU journals such as Patubas, Scientia et Fides, and Journal of Theology. Theses, dissertations, and publications from the 1950s to the present are being digitized and added to the collection. Full textbooks published by the College of Theology faculty have recently been added. Former CARES Professor and Rolex Awardee Prof. Alexis Belonio also donated full text, digital copies of his books on Agricultural Engineering.

CPU Faculty are welcome to submit their research works in Bahandian. For those interested in submitting their works, see our submission guide at:

Visit the Bahandian Institutional Repository at

Questions about the repository can be sent to


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