The Quezon City Public Library Just Made Research a Little Bit More Convenient

The "Give Us a Call Service" lets you access journal articles and government documents in the comfort of your home.


( The Internet definitely made information much more accessible to the public, with answers readily available after a few clicks. However, when it comes to authentic research work, nothing beats exclusive library resources. The Quezon City Public Library has taken steps to bridge the convenience of the Internet age and the comprehensiveness of a library with its new "Give Us a Call Service", which was launched on June 18. Library users can get in touch with a librarian through phone or email from Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in order to get the information they need in the comfort of their homes.



The service is currently only available to Quezon City residents who already have Quezon City Public Library (QCPL) cards. Those who wish to avail the service must attach a scanned copy of said library card to their e-mail, as well as a request letter from their concerned professor or organization. You may choose to request for book excerpts, newspaper articles, academic journal articles, or even Quezon City government documents such as ordinances or barangay profiles.


After you put in your request, you can expect your assigned librarian to get back to you via e-mail with a soft copy of your requested file in two to three days (for articles), or up to one week (for books). You may also request for hard copies of your requested research documents, which can be picked up every Monday at the library proper—and wouldn't this be a great excuse to finally check out one of the best public libraries in Metro Manila?



For more information, log on to the Quezon City Public Library's Facebook page. You may also call (02) 922-4060 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., or email with the subject "Give Us a Call Service".


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