Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings


The Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings (or ALIWW) is located on the ground floor of the Old Library, next to the MDRC Section. It contains material collected from 263 women writers in Literature, Journalism and Mass Media, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Film, Medicine, and Social Science.

ALIWW houses a book collection of 659 titles and 766 volumes, as well as multimedia materials like audiotapes, videotapes, compact discs and other magnetic and digital materials. It also has over 22,000 documents consisting of manuscripts, correspondence, personal papers, and more than 1,000 photographs. The prized exhibits include the handwritten journals of Paz Marquez-Benitez (author of “Dead Stars,” the first modern short story in the Philippines) and the notebooks of Angela Manalang (author of the iconic poem, “Revolt from Hymen”), to name a few.

As the first of its kind in the Philippines, the ALIWW hopes to become a regional research center for gender studies, to promote comparative studies, and to facilitate cross-cultural exchange among Women's Studies programs in the ASEAN and throughout the world.

Offered Services:


  • Assists in researching on Filipino women writers
  • Mounts exhibits and special events like professorial lectures, symposia, live performances and book launchings
  • Assists in the research and publication of material relevant to its collection


Kristine Michelle Santos, PhD
Executive Director
kmsantos@ateneo.edu (link sends e-mail)

Marie Edelquin Quidic
Head Librarian
mquidic@ateneo.edu (link sends e-mail)

Tel. (632) 426-6001 local 5575

Katherine Gadaingan
kgadaingan@ateneo.edu (link sends e-mail)

Paul Andrew Mendoza
pmendoza@ateneo.edu (link sends e-mail)


 Monday to Friday  8:00AM - 5:00PM
 Saturday  8:00AM - 12:00NN