THE Quezon City Public Library will extend the hours it serves the public for a month starting June 18 to determine its viability.
Instead of the 8 to 5 p.m. operation time during the work week, the QCPL, the nation’s most modern local government run library, will instead be open from 8 to 7 p.m. The extended hours will allow library users more time to access the library’s periodical, reference, Filipiniana and local history, multimedia and internet services, including the library’s café.
This “experiment” will last for a month and its results will be evaluated to determine whether to make the extended business hours permanent.
“Ang library hours na natin ay 8 to 7 pm starting June 18. Experimental pa lang siya for one month kasi titingnan natin ang response ng public o ng ating mga clients kung pupunta sila nang ganung mga oras,” Assistant City Librarian Mariza G. Chico said.
The QCPL is one of the largest and innovative public libraries in Metro Manila with more than 15,000 books in its main collection.
In fact the QCPL was awarded the Most Innovative Library in the Philippines in the recent National Conference of Librarians, and also recognized as one of the top-performing Tech4ED centers in the country by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).