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It is with great sorrow and regret that we are to inform you that NLP Director Atty. Antonio "Tony" Santos has passed away.

He had been the Director of the National Library of the Philippines for almost 4 years, and was the Law Librarian at the University of the Philippines for more than 30 years. He was a kind soul and was well-known for his service to all. His contribution to society will forever be cherished. He will be missed by friends, colleagues and family.

We wish to invite everyone to pray for the repose of his soul.


Due to the ongoing retrofitting of the NLP building, services of the Reference Division are temporarily suspended until further notice.

We apologize for the inconvenience.


The library is currently open for Copyright / ISBN / ISSN / ISMN Applications.

Free Koha ILS training at NLP goes on

Going three years now, the Information Technology Division of the National Library of the Philippines continues to provide free Koha training to affiliated public librarians and interested individuals from academic and other agencies.


Library tours and use of the National Library of the Philippines' facilities for exhibits, conferences, seminars, etc. are suspended until further notice due to ongoing retrofitting, effective February 25, 2013.

Notes on the 1st National Conference of Children's Librarians

by Anton C. Lecaros

Success! Goodnight. These were the sentiments of National Library of the Philippines (NLP) staff as the first national conference of children's librarians drew to a close after weeks of hectic planning and organizing.

Notice to the Public

The National Library of the Philippines (NLP) building is undergoing Seismic Retrofitting starting the 2nd of February, 2013. The Library will be opened, however, some facilities will be relocated within the building and some services will be scaled down. Construction-related noise, dust, smell and debris are also expected. Help us keep everyone safe, follow warning signs and avoid construction areas.


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