Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)'s Knowledge Resource Network (KRN) of libraries continues to expand with a network of 223 libraries nationwide as of end-April 2019. The BSP aims to have 285 KRN libraries by December 2019. (Click to see the list of libraries with KRCs.)

According to BSP Governor Benjamin E. Diokno, The KRN promotes financial literacy by providing easy access to financial information. Citizens who are able to make informed financial and economic decisions are seen as strong partners in fostering economic development.

Launched on 14 March 2017, KRN helps promote greater public understanding of BSP policies and activities as well as essential economic and financial concepts through libraries that offer free information materials such as printed books, reports and brochures published by or for the BSP, as well as online research assistance.

The network involves the setting up of a BSP Knowledge Resource Collection (KRC) in each partner library, where BSP publications will be displayed. The KRN also facilitates training of partner librarians to maximize use of BSP information resources and fosters the active participation of BSP and partner-libraries in information resource sharing.

BSP partners with libraries administered by national government agencies, local government units, state universities and colleges, and private schools across the country.

The latest to put up KRCs are the libraries of the Philippine Science High School Main Campus in Quezon City (photo); the Lyceum of the Philippines University in Calamba City; and the College of Economics and Management of the University of the Philippines in Los BaAos, Laguna.

For more information, interested parties may contact Ms. Nelia R. Balagapo at telephone numbers (02) 708-7277; (02) 708-7701 local 2727 or email address balagapon@bsp.gov.ph.

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)