The following is a list of libraries in Metro Manila, Philippines.

Major Public Libraries

A public library is "a library or library system that provides unrestricted access to library resources and services free of charge to all the residents of a given community, district, or geographic region, supported wholly or in part by public funds. Because public libraries have a broader mandate than academic libraries and most special libraries, they must develop their collections to reflect diversity." (ODLIS A library within or under the government, e.g. a public school or a state college/university, may not be considered a public library since it has a more specific user community to cater to. Public libraries are set up to be managed and funded by the local government for the public's use. Examples of public libraries are congressional district libraries, city libraries, municipal libraries, barangay reading centers (RA 7743).

Name Location Collection External link
National Library of the Philippines
Pambansang Aklatan ng Pilipinas
Biblioteca Nacional de Filipinas
Rizal Park, Kalaw Avenue, Ermita, Manila 1,678,950 items / 291,672 volumes (2008). Collected books, journals, newspapers, magazines, sound and music recordings, databases, maps, atlases, microforms, stamps, prints, drawings, manuscripts 1
Manila City Library Mehan Garden (near Central Colleges of Manila), Ermita, Manila 17,500 books 3
Marikina City Public Library West Grandstand, Marikina Sports Park, Shoe Avenue, Santa Elena, Marikina 20,000 books 4
Pasig City Library and Science Discovery Centrum Caruncho Avenue, San Nicolas, Pasig 40,000 books 5
Quezon City Main Public Library City Hall Compound, Mayaman Street, Diliman, Quezon City 18,000 books 6
Valenzuela City Library Hub G. Lazaro Street, Dalandanan, Valenzuela 7

Privately owned libraries open to the public

Name Location Collection External link
Filipinas Heritage Library Makati Avenue, Ayala Triangle, Bel-Air, Makati 2,000 volumes of books, 12,000 volumes of monographs, 35,000 photographs, 1,000 volumes of rare and contemporary periodical publications 1
Jose P. Laurel Library and Museum Roxas Boulevard corner Pedro Gil Street, Ermita, Manila Jose P. Laurel memorabilia and archives 2
Lopez Museum Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, San Antonio, Pasig 19,000 Filipiniana books 3
Ortigas Foundation Inc. Library Ortigas Avenue corner Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig 16,000 books, periodicals, graduate theses, manuscripts, photographs, maps and loose documents relating to Philippine history 4
Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) Library Bayani Road, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig About 3,000 titles which include collection of printed materials (e.g. books, journals, magazines, etc.) and multimedia materials (e.g. K-pop CDs and K-movies and drama DVDs spanning the areas of social sciences, history, literature, language, culture and the arts of Korea) 5

Community Libraries, Branch Libraries, and Barangay Reading Centers

Name Location External link
Arsenio H. Lacson Public Library Calderon corner Isabel Streets, Plaza Hugo, Santa Ana, Manila 1
Bacood Public Library 825 Biyaya Street, Bacood, Santa Mesa, Manila 1
Bagong Pag-asa Public Library Road 9, Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City 2
Bagumbayan Public Library Bagumbayan, Quezon City 2
Balingasa Public Library Crisologo Building, Balingasa, Quezon City 2
Batasan Hills Public Library Arba corner Muñoz Streets, Sitio Talanay B, Batasan Hills, Quezon City 2
Caloocan City Library 10th Avenue, Caloocan 4
Cubao Public Library Lion's International Building, Kamuning, Quezon City 2
Escopa Public Library Barangays Escopa 2 and 3, Quezon City 2
Galas Public Library Hall, San Isidro-Galas, Quezon City 2
Greater Project 4 Public Library P. Tuazon Avenue, Marilag, Quezon City 2
Horseshoe Public Library Sunset Drive, Hall, Horseshoe, Quezon City 2
Kapitan Isidro Mendoza Public Library Teodoro San Luis corner Central Streets, Pandacan, Manila 1
Kapitolyo Public Library Kapitolyo Hall, Santa Isabel Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig
Krus na Ligas Public Library Daza Hall, Krus na Ligas, Quezon City 2
Lagro Public Library Greater Lagro Plaza, Pasong Putik, Quezon City 2
Las Piñas City Library P. Diego Cera Avenue, Daniel Fajardo, Las Piñas 5
Makati City Library Makati City Hall Building, Jose P. Rizal Avenue, Poblacion, Makati 6
Malabon City Library Justice Compound, Catmon, Malabon 7
Manila Sacramento Friendship Library Canonigo corner Zamora Streets, Paco, Manila 1
Manila San Francisco Friendship Library 1559 Alvarez Street, Santa Cruz, Manila 1
Muntinlupa City Library Contessa Building, Poblacion, Muntinlupa 8
Navotas City Library M. Naval Street, Sipac-Almacen, Navotas 9
Novaliches Public Library SB Library Building, Quirino Highway, Novaliches, Quezon City 2
Pag-asa Community Library Pag-asa Street, Zapanta, Singalong, Malate, Manila City 13
Pansol Public Library Plaza Street, Pansol, Quezon City 2
Parañaque City Library E. Quirino Avenue, La Huerta, Parañaque 10
Pasay City Library Pasay City Hall Building, Harrison Avenue, 70, Pasay 3
Pasong Tamo Public Library Diego Silang Street, Pasong Tamo, Quezon City 2
Patricia Complex Public Library Flora corner Benita Streets, Gagalangin, Tondo, Manila 1
Payatas Public Library Lupang Pangako Street and Bulacan Street, Payatas, Quezon City 2
Project 7 Public Library Bansalangin corner Palomaria Streets, Veterans Village, Quezon City 2
Project 8 Public Library Road 15 corner Road 19, Bahay Toro, Quezon City 2
Roxas Public Library Jasmin Street, Roxas, Quezon City 2
San Juan City Library Pinaglabanan Shrine, Corazon de Jesus, San Juan 11
San Nicolas Public Library Madrid corner San Fernando Streets, San Nicolas, Manila 1
Taguig City Library General Antonio Luna Street, Tuktukan, Taguig 12
Talipapa Public Library Quirino Highway, Talipapa, Quezon City 2
Tondo Public Library J. Nolasco corner N. Zamora Streets, Tondo, Manila 1
Valeriano E. Fugoso Library Lacson Avenue corner Aragon Street, Santa Cruz, Manila 1

Academic libraries

Name Location External link
Ateneo de Manila University
Rizal Library
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1
Ateneo de Manila University
Ateneo Professional Schools Library
Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati
De La Salle University Manila
Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila 2
Far Eastern University
Nicanor Reyes Sr. Street, Sampaloc, Manila 3
Instituto Cervantes de Manila
Biblioteca Miguel Hernández
Unit D G/F, Tower One & Exchange Plaza, Ayala Triangle, Ayala Avenue, Makati 4
Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Ninoy Aquino Library and Learning Resources Center
Anonas Street, Santa Mesa, Manila
University of the Philippines Diliman
Main Library
Roxas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 5
University of Santo Tomas
Miguel de Benavides Library
España Boulevard, Sampaloc, Manila 6

See also