Imagine a place that holds poetry readings and outdoor concerts, houses 16th century manuscripts, produces interactive CD-ROMS, and gives you access to antiquated photographs and the information superhighway. Imagine that you can find all of this, and more, in one place.
Welcome to the Filipinas Heritage Library web site. Check out What’s New at the Library.
This web site introduces you to the full range of services and programs offered by the Filipinas Heritage Library. Billed as a knowledge network of the nation, the Library is a gift to the country from the Ayala Group of Companies for the Philippine centennial. Formerly located at Ayala Museum, the Library opened to the public in 1996 at the historic Nielson Tower.
The Filipinas Heritage Library is rapidly redefining what a library can be. Click on About the Library for a brief history of the library and its mission. Apart from maintaining a collection of books and other publications, we also open our facilities for events and functions. Click on Library Services for details.
Our Filipiniana section is a treasure trove of Philippine publications, photographs, and rare books. Visit this section to view an extensive preview of what’s in store.
The Ayala Reading Room houses our most recent collection of books on information technology, management and marketing, creativity and entrepreneurship, as well as classic and contemporary literature.
The Libros Filipinos Bookshop catalogue is now online. Search our database for the Filipino book you’re looking for, and place an order through this web site.
The Alcove is a pocket gallery dedicated to black-and-white photography. See who’s featured at the Alcove for this month!