Libraries in the Philippines

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Libraries in the Philippines are academic libraries that can be found in the Philippines. Among such libraries are the National Library of the Philippines which is located in Manila, the university libraries of the University of the Philippines, the Central Philippine University, the Silliman University, the University of Santo Tomas, the University of the East, the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, and the University of San Carlos. Research institutes such as the International Rice Research Institute located in Los Baños, Laguna houses a library. Some museums in the Philippines such as the Lopez Museum has its own library.

About 1.2 million volumes of reference and reading materials are available at the National Library, in which the Filipiniana and Asia Division alone own more than 100,000 Filipiniana books. The library of the University of the Philippines is composed of 948,000 volumes. The University of Santo Tomas Miguel de Benavides Library contains 822,000 books. The Central Philippine University Library has 250,000+ volumes. The University of the East Library has 177,900 books. 160,000 volumes are deposited at the International Rice Research Institute.[1]

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  1. ^ Philippines - Libraries and museums, Encyclopedia of the Nations,