Metro Manila · Filipinas Heritage Library
The Filipinas Heritage Library celebrates Filipino history, art and culture through its rare collection of books, manuscripts, photographs, and music albums. It was the country’s first library to digitize its archives.
The library, which is part of the Ayala Foundation , Inc. houses more than 13,000 volumes of contemporary materials and over 2,000 volumes of rare books. The formats also include serials (journals, magazines, newspapers), multimedia (audio and video CDs, DVDs, CD-ROMs), maps, microfiches, and manuscripts. The gems here include those on World War II, early editions of Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, an album of photographs taken on a trip to Manila from Europe, with handwritten annotations compiled in 1892; among others.
The rare collections are now available at Filipiniana Online, the library’s latest project. Meaning, users can now have access to them anytime, anywhere. The e-books feature an advanced ‘flipbook’ interface with text-searchable capability.
If you would like better access to the library, you can pay for their membership fee. Premiere Membership as of April 2016 costs P 3, 500. This allows unlimited visits to the museum and can even bring four guests for free. You can also have unlimited use of the library itself, free access to its WIFI, among other things.
Regular Membership, on the other hand, costs P 1, 500.
For more information about membership fees, take a look at this link here.
Location & How To Get There
Ayala Museum, 6F
Makati Avenue corner De la Rosa Street
Tel: (63) 2 759 8287
Library Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm (except holidays)
Admission P50 for those with valid ID; and P100 for non-students with valid ID.