Organization - National Library of the Philippines

National Library of the Philippines
Basic Information
English National Library of the Philippines
Local language Pambansang Aklatan ng Pilipinas
Country Philippines
Category Government Agency
Domain Oral Traditions and Expressions
Performing Arts
Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe
Traditional Craftsmanship
Function Research
Education and Training
Established year 1887
  • To acquire and preserve Filipiniana materials;
  • To provide for an efficient on-line access to the different information resources and national bibliographic services of NLP and the Philippine eLib;
  • To develop, in cooperation with the local government units, a system of public libraries and information centers throughout the country;
  • To promote, established and maintain national and international standards in library and information services;
  • To conduct continuing research on Philippine librarianship and undertake cultural activities.

The National Library of the Philippines as the repository of the printed and recorded cultural heritage of the country and other intellectual literary and information sources shall provide access to these resources for our people’s intellectual growth, citizenship building, life-long learning and enlightenment.

Major Activities
  • Philippine eLib Project
  • National Book Week celebrations
  • LIS Month celebrations
  • Annual conference of public librarians
  • Annual conference of childrens librarians
  • Retrofitting services for the NLP
  • Services for People with Disabilities.
Contact Information (Organization)
Address T.M. Kalaw St. Ermita, Manila 1000 Philippines
Tel +63-2-3105035 / +63-2-3367200
Fax +63-2-3105032

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