Pardo de Tavera Library and Special Collections (PDTLSC)


This section is located on the 2nd floor of the Rizal Library Special Collections Building in the “Old Library.” Students, faculty, and guest researchers who need photographs, published and unpublished materials, and other significant documents on Philippine history will do well to visit the Pardo de Tavera Library and Archives.

This section features the personal collections of historical materials donated by historians, writers, and other distinguished Filipino personalities over the years. It also houses a collection of 638,000 photographs arranged by subject from The Manila Times Photo Morgue, which was donated by the late Department of English and Communication Professor Dr. Doreen G. Fernandez.

Moreover, there are also other interesting artifacts such as the original artworks in watercolor done in 1856 by C.W. Andrews as well as a a map of East India Isle dated 1801. There are also 1,796 prints and rare books like the 19th-century imprints of Flora de Filipinas. There are many treasures waiting to be discovered in the Pardo de Tavera Room.

Offered Services:


  • Assists in historical investigation and research
  • Provides photocopying, scanning, and digitizing of collection materials


Rosalyn Diño
Head Librarian
rsdino@ateneo.edu (link sends e-mail)
Tel. (632) 426-6001 local 5552

Mark Glen Carbungco
mcarbungco@ateneo.edu (link sends e-mail)

Robert Layson
rlayson@ateneo.edu (link sends e-mail)


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