Where is the Library located?
The Library is now 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. on Tuesdays to Saturdays (except holidays).
Is prior appointment required to visit the Library?
Due to limited space, we highly recommend that you schedule your library visit through this online appointment form. This applies to both members and nonmembers.
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/Wi-Fi access (powered by Globe)
*For more details, visit our Membership page.
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 research fee which is good for a whole day. For non-students, also bring an ID and pay the Php100 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 (letter size) or Php2.50 (legal size) per page.
What other services does the library offer?
For the list of Library services and rates, please check this link.
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 collection, please check this link. To search for particular book titles in our collection, please check our online catalog.
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 check this link.
May I bring my own books, laptop, and other belongings inside the Library?
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) and WiFi (P25 for nonmembers).
May I bring food or drinks inside the Library?
To protect and preserve library materials, food and drinks may not be brought inside the Library.
Does the Filipinas Heritage Library still offer workshops?
The Library’s workshop offerings on photography, art, and literature are now integrated with the Education Programs of the Ayala Museum. To learn more about the upcoming workshops and programs, visit www.ayalamuseum.org, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (632) 759-8288.
Does the Filipinas Heritage Library still have venues for rent?
The Filipinas Heritage Library no longer has its own venues for rent. For corporate event venue rental at the Ayala Museum, please e-mail email@example.com or call (632) 759-8288.
Got another question?
Please check this link on Library Guidelines, or contact us at (632) 759-8281 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.