(SPOT.ph) Books at the National Library of the Philippines can now be browsed and read by the public for free. This is after the "repository of the printed and recorded cultural heritage of the country" announced on August 16 that the use of the P100-library card is now waived and anyone who wishes to access their collections just needs to present any valid ID at the Information Technology division.
Since the National Library has thousands upon thousands of materials, you might want to check their Online Public Access Catalog before your visit. Books are for room-use only and photocopying is allowed only for less than 30 % of the content as written in the Copyright Law. You can even bring your own readings inside the library if you need to study and cafés around the Metro are not just quiet enough. The National Library of the Philippines also offers services for copyright registration.
The National Library of the Philippines is at T.M. Kalaw Street, Ermita, Manila. Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday to Friday). Local and national holidays are also observed.