Manila City Library

800 Taft Avenue Manila

Operating Hours: 
Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday to Friday) 

Head Librarian

Mr. Renan C. Santos

Contact number: 



The Manila City library is a 2 storey building along Taft Avenue, facing the Luneta Park.  The library has 11 other branches around Manila. Most of the books are donations from educational institutions in Manila, private individuals, and some non-government organizations. The library’s patrons are mostly students from nearby college universities. It has a diverse collection of books but most of them are for room-use only. 

This library has collections of circulation books, journals, periodicals, reference books, filipiniana books and of course the special local collection all about the city of Manila.

This library aspires to provide a variety of informational, cultural, recreational needs to sustain the literacy of the Manila citizens. It is their mission to provide free access to resources, materials and their services to support the opportunities to get together and communicate, lifelong learning,  and to meet the educational needs of the citizens of Manila.

The collections are cataloged using the Dewey Decimal system and the National Library’s Online Public Access Catalog called “Koha”. The library has free wifi and is fully air-conditioned.

Services Offered:


  • Reference Assistance
  • OPAC
  • Internet/Wifi
  • Computer Services
  • Photocopying
  • Online Academic Databases
  • Film Showing

  • Storytelling


To use their internet services, present a barangay certificate, 2 valid IDs and a filled out form


11,000 print and non-print collections throughout the main and branch libraries

Note: All books are for room-use only but photocopying is allowed

    • Circulation section
    • Journals
    • Periodicals
    • Reference Books
    • Filipiniana
    • Special Local Collection

Unique Features:

Special Local Collection

  • Manila Historical Archives 
  • Manila Government 


More the 200 patrons per day

  • Employees of the city hall and local government
  • Preschoolers/Children
  • Grade school students
  • High school students
  • College Students of nearby schools
  • Adults
  • Professionals

800 Taft Avenue Manila

Check the map below for directions

Manila City Library

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