If you love reading hard bound books, the Cultural Center of the Philippines Library is the place to visit. It is the home to a wide collection of books about many things, from humanities to history, you can find it here. The best part is it is for free!
The Cultural Center of the Philippines Library and Archives is a library that houses different reference materials in Philippine and World arts and culture, humanities and history. The special collections which are composed of visual, auditory, textual and other art evidences are helpful materials for research and study. Anyone- students, teachers, professionals from different fields and the public can access these materials.
These rare library collections housed at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Library include books, scripts and film or theater stills and photos, medals, manuscripts, audio or video tapes, certificates, trophies and many others. These were donated to the CCP Library and Archives by scholars, art enthusiasts and renowned artists.
What is unique in the collection is the inclusion of musical compositions of both Filipino and foreign composers as well as the authentic video documentations of different Filipino customs and traditions. There are also in-house presentations of Filipino and international artists that can be viewed in the library.
Entrance Fee and Operating Hours
Anyone can come to the Cultural Center of the Philippines Library. Entrance fee is free for everyone. The library opens from Tuesday to Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM.
Apart from its collection, the Cultural Center of the Philippines Library also offers different services on audio or video dubbing, slide duplication, scanning, photocopying and schedule listening or viewing.
The Cultural Center of the Philippines
The Cultural Center of the Philippines is a corporation owned and controlled by the Philippine Government. It was established with the aim to help in the preservation, development and promotion of the Philippine arts and culture. The CCP was established under the regime of the late President Ferdinand Marcos under Executive Order No. 30 s 1966. It is currently managed by the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts.