Library / knowledge center

The ILO Country Office for the Philippines Knowledge Centre (@ILO/C. Fuellas).

The ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila) Knowledge Centre provides information about the ILO and the world of work to its constituents and partners.

The CO-Manila Knowledge Centre maintains collections of material on labour issues that include ILO publications, reference books, monographs and research reports, periodicals, statistics, and labour legislation, as well as publications of UN and other international organizations, and country information, videos and CD-ROMs.


Information and reference assistance 

The office responds to requests for information and research assistance. For wider consultation, the Philippine depository library for ILO publications is the National Library of the Philippines on T.M. Kalaw Street, Ermita, Manila.

Knowledge corner/satellite library

Over the years, CO-Manila has worked continuously to improve its means of disseminating of information and publications that contributes to the office’s objective of increasing visibility for the Decent Work Agenda. Several universities and tripartite partners have approached the ILO Country Office for the Philippines to set up an ILO knowledge corner to make ILO publications available in their own institutions.

Loan service to ILO officials

The CO-Manila Knowledge Centre participates in an inter-library loans service that enables a library to borrow documents which it does not hold in its own collections.

Database search/retrieval facilities

The CO-Manila Knowledge Centre has ILO databases  and an in-house database on LABORDOC  for accessing the international ILO library collection. In addition, the NORMLEX contains a full-text database of ILO Conventions and Recommendations and texts of reports on their ratification and application in ILO member States. Computer access is available for research on subjects related to the ILO’s work.

Photocopying facilities

Photocopying of reference materials is available for a charge.

 Opening hours

The CO-Manila Knowledge Centre is open to the public from Monday to Frisday from 09.00-11.30 and 14.00-16.00.

 Obtaining ILO publications

The CO-Manila Knowledge Centre also handles promotion and sale of ILO publications. The ILO has priced and non-priced publications. Orders for priced publications can be placed and upon their arrival, the office will notify the client for payment and pick-up. Clients may also make requests for publications.

 For further information please contact:

ILO Country Office for the Philippines
19F Yuchengco Tower
RCBC Plaza 6819 Ayala Avenue
Makati City 1200 Philippines
Tel: +63 2 8580 9900 or 8580 9926