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Number of Libraries

Requested from NLP by R. Mesoga at 11:35 AM on Jan 17, 2023.
Purpose: Policy-making
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2020 - 01/17/2023
Tracking no: #NLP-132107013816

Mesoga 11:35 AM, Jan 17, 2023

Hi! I would like to request for the following data:

1. Number of  Libraries in the Philippines per region (Barangay Libraries, School Libraries, Municipal Libraries, University Libraries)

This will be used for policy making purpose at the Committee on Basic Education and Culture at the House of Representatives.

Thank you very much!

Maño 07:59 AM, Jan 18, 2023

January 18, 2023

Dear Ruby Hazel,

Thank you for your request dated Jan 17, 2023 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Number of Libraries.

We received your request on Jan 17, 2023 and will respond on or before Feb 07, 2023 11:35:48 AM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #NLP-132107013816.

Thank you.


Kathrina Liza Maño
FOI Officer

Velasco 09:29 AM, Jan 18, 2023

January 18, 2023

Dear Ruby Hazel,


Thank you for your request dated Jan 17, 2023 11:35:48 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Number of Libraries.

Response to Request

Per your request, we can only provide you with data on public libraries in the Philippines. Here's the link to view the figures per public library category and to download the directory of affiliated public libraries with the National Library of the Philippines: 

As to your request for school and university libraries, you may contact the following: 1. Ms. Charito Basagre, President, Philippine Association of School Libraries, Inc. (PASLI) at 2. Ms. Sharon M. Samaniego, President, Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) at

Please don’t hesitate to email me back if you need further assistance at 

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Blesila P. Velasco, Ed.D.
Chief, Public Libraries Division
National Library of the Philippines
Tel. No.: (632) 53105035 local 204/205

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