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Public Libraries

The Public Libraries Division (PLD) discharges the public library function of the National Library of the Philippines (NLP), which serves as the central node of the country’s public library system


  • Implements the provisions of Republic Act No. 7743, which provides for the establishment of congressional, city, and municipal libraries and barangay reading centers throughout the Philippines; 
  • Establishes training programs and conduct training for librarians/officers-in-charge / library staff; and, 
  • Supervises the various field libraries in Basco, Batanes; Balilihan, Bohol; Batac City, Ilocos Norte; and, Tondo, Manila. 

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