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About National Library of the Philippines

The National Library of the Philippines is the official national library of the Philippines. The complex is located in Ermita on a portion of Rizal Park facing T. M. Kalaw Avenue, neighboring culturally significant buildings such as the Museum of Philippine Political History and the National Historical Commission.

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The National Library of the Philippines is the repository of the printed and recorded cultural heritage of the country

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Hours of operation

9AM - 4PM
9AM - 4PM
9AM - 4PM
9AM - 4PM
9AM - 4PM
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on Mon Feb 20 2023
It is amazing how much it has improved over the past two years. The exterior garden could use some work but the interior architecture is beautiful. The registration process takes only 15 minutes and includes a photo. The ID is valid for life. We have only visited the reading room, but hope to visit more parts of the library that can be developed. W... see more
on Wed Jan 25 2023
The National Library of the Philippines, a public library of books and other published material is situated at T M Kalaw Street near Luneta Park. One only needs to register to gain access to the facilities. The library has some very rare books as well as various manuscripts and maps of the country.
on Tue Jan 24 2023
There is more ease now than a decade ago when it comes to checking out books.
on Tue Jan 17 2023
It is a great place to do research or study. The staff was friendly and helpful.
on Wed Dec 07 2022
Bisaya staff are all very friendly.
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