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IMPERIAL, Julian Andrei A.

Arch 142: Presentation Summary



Promotion of
Public library Appreciation
as local center of
information and

Personal Computer
creative literacy
development development

The common objective of public libraries is to become an information center in their

respective communities (UNESCO, & International Federation of Library Associations and
Institutions, 1995). This framework is based on the 12 key missions as outlined in the
UNESCO/IFLA Public Library Manifesto.

The researcher observed that the current state of the Antipolo City Library offers very
little selection of books and its location is not accessible to everyone. There are also no
computers to use, and no other activities being offered. This is revealed in the declining
number of library visits, and the extremely low borrowing statistics.

In these modern times, when information is highly accessible by anyone who has the
means, public libraries are being set aside to be replaced by new technological
advancements. Adaption of new technologies like Web 3.0 provides convenience to library
user on one hand but discourages library visit on the other (Chan, 2015). To maintain the
significance of public libraries in community life, its role should be reassessed and rethought
from just being a repository of books to a place that provides active engagement and
empowerment to the community.
Queensland, AU Wisconsin, USA
Current RA 9246 Antipolo Guidelines Guidelines
library provisions Librarian’s Antipolo Antipolo
Poblacion Poblacion
City City

- - - 150,000 294,973 776,386 294,973 776,386

size of
7,320 3,000 20,000 225,000 442,460 1,164,579 737,433 1,940,965

number of
- 48-60 - 300 - - 413 776

50 (15 of 100 (30 of 260 (78 of

number of 1 librarian, 4 librarians,
20 staff which are which are which are 118 311
staff 4 staff 3 staff
librarians) librarians) librarians)

The objective of the researcher is to improve the Public Library of Antipolo City from
its current condition. Current IFLA guidelines on size of collection for public libraries states
around 2-3 per capita (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions,
2010). This would translate to 1.4 million items in the collection for the whole of Antipolo.
While this is the ideal amount, it would be unrealistic to achieve. Even the city librarian
estimates that the needed books for the whole city would be just 20,000 books (0.029 per

According to the City Development Plan of Antipolo, the city envisions a public library
and cultural center in the planned government center. Anticipating this, the researcher
proposes to create a city library in its original location, that will serve the whole city while the
new library is not yet providing service. Once the new library (in the government center) is
constructed, the proposed library together with the current city hall, will become satellite
branches that will serve the 4 barangays of Poblacion.

With this, the researcher used half of the population of the 4 barangays as basis for
calculating the size of the library collection. While this is not the ideal, it is a certain
improvement from the current size of collection (Using the population of 4 barangays: from
0.025 to 0.76 per capita and using the population of the whole city: from 0.009 to 0.3 per
capita). The proposed numbers also satisfy the minimum requirements provided by law.
Size of collection: Minimum of 3000 for a city library (RA 9246), Generally 2-3
per capita, but may be different for larger service population (IFLA Public
Library Service Guidelines), 1.5-2 per capita for population of 100,000 and
SPACE over (Queensland Public Library Standards and Guidelines) (Translates to
225,000 items in the collection)
Books 200,000 books 0.00929 1858.00 0.1 sf for every book (0.00929 sqm)
Periodicals 500 periodicals 0.062 31.00 0.667 sf for every periodical (0.062 sqm)
Non-Print Resources 50,000 items 0.00929 464.50 0.1 sf for every non-print item (0.00929 sqm)
Number of seats: Minimum of 48-60 seats (RA 9246), 2 seats per 1000
population for a population of 100,000 to 200,000 (Planning the Public
Library, American Society of Planning Officials), 2.25 seats per 1000
SPACE population for a population of 100,000 (Public Library Spacing Needs 2009,
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction)
Lounge seating 50 seats 3.25 162.50 35 sf per seat (3.25 sqm)
Table seating 150 seats 2.32 348.00 25 sf per seat (2.32 sqm)
Study carrels 100 seats 2.79 279.00 30 sf per seat (2.79 sqm)
Number of PCs: 1 public PC for every 5000 population is used in Canada
WORKSTATION (IFLA Public Library Service Guidelines)
Public Access
5 stations 1.86 9.30 20 sf for each station used from a standing position (1.86 sqm)
60 stations 6.97 418.20 75 sf for every workstation (6.97 sqm)
Number of staff: Minimum of 4 librarians and 3 support staff (RA 9246), 1
STAFF staff for every 3000 population, and 1 should be librarian for every 10,000
WORKSPACE population (Queensland Public Library Standards and Guidelines)
(Translates to 30 librarians and 70 staff).
Circulation Desk 2 7.43 14.86 80 sf (7.43 sqm)
Reference Desk 1 7.43 7.43 80 sf (7.43 sqm)
Staff Lounge 1 41.80 41.80 450 sf for a capacity of 30 (41.80 sqm)
Librarian's office 15 persons 11.14 167.10 120 sf (11.14 sqm)
Librarian's assistant
35 persons 7.43 260.05 80 sf (7.43 sqm)
Staff locker 60 lockers 0.37 22.20 4 sf per locker (0.37 sqm)
Conference/discussion spaces (small) 5 rooms 13.94 69.70 150 sf for a capacity of 6 (13.94 sqm)
Conference/discussion spaces (big) 2 rooms 27.87 55.74 300 sf for a capacity of 15 (27.87 sqm)
Lecture room 2 rooms 62.80 125.60 676 sf for a capacity of 40 (62.80 sqm)
For children's activities 1 room 62.80 62.80
Books regarding local history and culture,
Space for local history 1 85.84 85.84 gallery of items
Staff desk (80 sf), display cases (50 sf each),
Tourist information center 1 19.42 19.42 atlases (35 sf), bulletin boards (9 sf). Gallery
may be combined with local history space.
Makerspace 1 102.19 102.19 1100 sf (102.19 sqm)
18-20 sf per seat for a counter service (1.67-
Café 30 seats 1.67 50.10 1.86 sqm)
Commercial spaces 5 stalls 25 125.00 25 sqm
SUBTOTAL 4780.33
Spaces that are important in running the library but not
related to services directly offered by it. Includes stairs, 4780.33 0.20 956.07 20%-30% of the gross floor area of the library
toilets, corridors, entry points, etc.
TOTAL 5736.40


Public rooms
Circulation Children WC

Delivery Staff
Workroom Local history/
tourist info
Breakroom Computers
with Staff
lockers WC
Study rooms
Adult collection
and seating
Young Adult

Space adjacencies for the library was derived from Seattle Public Library Neighborhood
Branches, Universal Building Program, Space Adjacencies Program
Chan, C. H. (2015). Library 3.0 for Public Library. Journal of Service Science and
Management, 8, 741-753. doi:

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. (2010). IFLA Public Library
Service Guidelines. The Hague: International Federation of Library Associations and

UNESCO, & International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. (1995). Public
library manifesto. The Hague, Netherlands: IFLA.