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Public Libraries

National Library of the Philippines acts as central node of the country's public library system through the Public Libraries Division. It is responsible in linking public libraries particularly in terms of information system and service orientation.


  • Discharges the public library function of the National Library of the Philippines.
  • Plans and conducts training programs, meetings, seminars and conferences for public librarians
  • Provides guidance and technical assistance to local government units in the establishment,     development and maintenance of public libraries and bookmobiles in the provinces, cities,      municipalities and barangays throughout the country.
  • Selects, evaluates and allocates books and other library materials for distribution to all affiliated public libraries all over the country.

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