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The Catalog Division is responsible for the organization of collections acquired through purchase, copyright, legal deposit, gifts and exchange, donations and photo reproduction.  The Dewey Decimal Classification is adopted as its scheme and the third level of description is applied with the exception for children's books. On the other hand, the Classification Scheme for  Philippine Government Publications (revised edition) is used for government publications. 


  • Provides centralized cataloging service for the National Library and its affiliated public libraries' holdings;

  • Maintains NLP's Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) bibliographic records;

  • Provides bibliographic entries in the NLP’s Philippine National Bibliography (PNB) publication;

  • Develops and implements technical policies, procedures and standards in cataloging for use by the Library;

  • Provides consultative cataloging services to other libraries, especially to public libraries;

  • Conducts actual in-service training to library professionals, paraprofessionals and LIS interns;

  • Provides Cataloging-in-Publication (CIP) program to serve the nation's libraries by cataloging books in advance of publication.




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