National Library now open to public for free

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The public can now get to their favorite books and other reading materials at the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) for free.

This is because the NLP no longer requires a library card to allow entrance.

Since August 16, one only has to present any valid ID, register at their IT division, and he or she will be given access to the wide collection of reading and research materials.

The NLP has retained a few ground rules, though. Books are for room-use only and photocopying is allowed only for certain pages. The public is not allowed to take photos of some materials, such as theses. Smoking, eating, and drinking are prohibited.

Did we mention the east wing of the NLP's second floor also has free Wi-Fi?

The NLP is located at T.M Kalaw St. Ermita, Manila. It is open on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CNN Philippines intern Angela Zenarosa contributed to this report.