Let's face it: most public libraries, especially in the Philippines, don't always have the best book collections, or functional computers...or even tables and chairs. But one city library stands out from the rest -- the Quezon City Public Library, which was awarded Third Place in the 2016 Outstanding Public Libraries by the National Library of the Philippines and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in November 2016.
To improve its services, the library inaugurated on February 6 its new two-storey building that features a fully- automated system, from the Online Public Access Catalogue to an e-book facility. It can now serve up to 1,000 clients a day from its original capacity of 500.
The first floor of the Quezon City Public Library houses the reference section, periodicals, Filipiniana, and children's corner. The second floor is allotted for law research, function halls, and multimedia services. It also has its own café where you can eat and drink while reading your favorite book, and a charging station so you don't have to worry about your laptop running out of battery while working on your thesis.
The Quezon City Public Library is located at the Quezon City Hall Compound, Mayaman Street, Barangay Central, Quezon City. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday. Both Quezon City residents and non-residents can avail of the library's services. For more information, visit Quezon City Public Library's Facebook.