Where is the Library located?
The Library is located at the 6th Floor of the Ayala Museum along Makati Avenue corner Dela Rosa Street, Makati City, Philippines. The Ayala Museum building is right beside Greenbelt 4
What are the Library’s opening hours?
The Library is open 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Tuesdays to Saturdays, except national holidays. Advisories regarding library closure on certain dates can be found on the website’s home page and the Library’s social media accounts.
Is prior appointment required to visit the Library?
No. Appointment is not required to visit the library. However, due to limited space, we highly recommend that you schedule your library visit through this online appointment form.
How do I become a member of the Library?
To become a member, you need to fill out a membership form and pay the annual membership fee of Php1,500 (Regular) or Php3,500 (Premiere).
What are the privileges of a member?
As a member, you are entitled to the following:
- One-year admission to the Filipinas Heritage Library
- One-year admission to the Ayala Museum
- Free Internet/WiFi access at the Library
May I visit the Library even if I am not a member?
Yes. If you are a student, just bring your valid student ID and pay the Php50.00 research fee which is good for a whole day. For non-students, also bring an ID and pay the Php100.00 research fee, also good for a whole day.
May I borrow books from the Library?
FHL is a non-lending library. As such, all books at the library are for room use only. This policy applies to both members and nonmembers.
Is there a photocopying service in the Library?
Yes. However, photocopying requests are subject to copying limits (e.g., 20% of the number of pages and never the entire book). There are also certain materials that may not be photocopied (rare books, etc.). Also, reproductions made are for personal or educational use only. Photocopying charges are Php2.00 (letter size) or Php2.50 (legal size) per page.
What other services does the library offer?
The library also offers reproduction of images, music, and documents from the library collection.
What kinds of books can be found at the Library?
FHL is a special library dedicated to books and other materials authored by Filipinos or about the Philippines, with a focus on Philippine history and culture. For information on the Library’s collections, please click here. To search for particular book titles in our collection, please check our online catalog or search here.
What other materials can be found at the Library?
Aside from rare and contemporary Filipiniana books, the Library also has a collection of photos, music, maps, manuscripts, serials, and multimedia materials. For more information, please see the Collections page.
May I bring my own books, laptop, and other belongings inside the Library?
Yes. You may bring your own books and reading materials, laptop, and valuables inside the Library. However, your bag (especially if it’s big) and other belongings must be deposited at the Museum lobby. You may use your laptop at the Library but there are charges for the use of electricity (Php25.00) and WiFi (P25.00 for nonmembers).
May I bring food or drinks inside the Library?
No. To protect and preserve library materials, food and drinks may not be brought inside the Library.
Does the Library still offer workshops?
Yes. The Library offers occasional workshops and lectures in conjunction with exhibitions. However, the Library’s former workshop offerings on photography, art, and literature are now integrated with the Education Programs of the Ayala Museum.
Does the Library still have venues for rent?
No. The Library no longer has its own venues for rent.
Does the Library have social media accounts?
Should you have other questions, please check the Library Policies & Guidelines page, call us at (632) 759-8281 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.