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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Does the size matter? : Philippine Libraries consider Bigger is Better!

https://perkinswill.com/type/libraries-learning-commons

Libraries come in different sizes, in which they offer various services to help the community they belong. Philippine Libraries were typically small and medium in size. Even in Colleges and Universities, they are not big enough to call as the Library where you can have it all because of the space shortage. 

In other countries, libraries get bigger and  better  in which they provide more innovative spaces for their clients to study, discuss and relax. According to the articles I read, there are actually more than 10 awesome things to do in the Library with greater spaces. 

Here are some of the things you might wanna try to do when you visit big libraries in some places: 

Watch Movies
Record a Music Video
Connect to the Internet
Read your Favorite Magazines
Eat chocolates, cake and drink coffee
Print and Scan Documents
Visit the Archives
Conduct a Study Group
Borrow art materials and music tools
Rest behind the shelves
and More...

Modern Technology contributes a lot of good changes to Libraries but the concern focuses on how to put all of them together. Especially when you a have insufficient space to work on. Philippine Libraries offer services based on the needs. 

Libraries can be pretty awesome in the most unexpected way. 

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The Biggest Libraries in the Philippines (Based on collection) 

(reference date, not cited.)

National Library of the Philippines - 1,678,950 volumes
University of the Philippines - Diliman - 903,376 volumes
University of Santo Tomas - Manila - 450,000 volumes
University of the Philippines - Los Banos - 346,061 volumes
De La Salle University - Manila - 320,000 volumes
Ateneo de Manila University - 273,000 volumes
Silliman University - Dumaguete - 250,000 volumes
De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde - 140,000 volumes
St. Louis University - Baguio - 100,000 volumes
Ateneo de Naga University - 100,000 volumes
Far Eastern University - Manila - 96,988 volumes
Jose Rizal University - Mandaluyong - 90,000 volumes
St. Scholastica's College - Manila - 87,906 volumes
Aquinas University - Legazpi - 65,000 volumes

source: https://www.pinoyexchange.com/discussion/509904/the-biggest-libraries-in-the-philippines-based-on-their-collection






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