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Aklatan is an online directory of public libraries in Metro Manila to help you guys out. Looking for a book or just a place to study? Check out where your public library is and you might just find what you're looking for!
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Currently there are 14 active public libraries around Metro Manila. Click your preferred one to learn more.

Caloocan City Public Library

Las Pinas City Library

Pasig City Library and Discovery Centrum

National Library of the Philippines

Navotas City Public Library

Muntinlupa City Library

Quezon City Public Library

Manila City Library

Marikina City Library

Malabon City Library

Taguig City Public Library

Pasig City Library

Paranaque City Library

Makati City Library

The Aklatan Project


Aklatan highlights the importance of public libraries in Metro Manila. It serves as a guide and a directory for the public libraries to guide college students with their research and study needs. It also promotes a study conducive collaborative environment, and also creates social awareness for the public libraries.

Public libraries offer books and services accessible to everyone. Not everyone has access to information and the public libraries provide to fill that gap. The public libraries are extremely inclusive; their collections consists of subject matters for all ages and interests, from children’s books, reference books, filipiniana , law, periodicals and serials, books and materials for PWD, fiction, and books and other special collections such as local history and artifacts. The libraries also play a big part with preserving their unique collection of locally based materials and historical archives.

There is a misconception that public libraries are not relevant anymore because of the Internet, but not everything is in the internet,  the value of the internet cannot replace the value of the reading and the literacy skills that accompany it.

This project seeks to show how public libraries can be a great resource to college students and researchers and to encourage more patrons to visit the public libraries.

The Proponents

Alli Cunanan

Is a Multimedia Arts student from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. Alli has worked on a number of projects both in school and outside of school. She has an eye for graphic design and is very nitty-gritty when it comes to creating designs. She does all sorts of graphic design and specialises on branding, illustration, and rendering 3D works.


Anna Pili

 Is a Multimedia Arts student from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. Anna specializes in making illustrations, 2D animation and stop motion animation shorts. She mostly uses a vibrant color palette. Most of Anna’s works are cute, quirky and cartoony and gives off positive vibes. Her style takes inspiration from children’s animated cartoon shows she has been watching in her childhood.


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