In 1972, Makati Polytechnic Community College (MPCC) and its former library was established at Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati, Metro, Manila where it began its humble collections and resources catering to the community’s information needs. The MPCC changed the name from time to time, finding ways to provide the Makati community with meaningful educational opportunities geared toward the demands of an emerging industrial society. It was operated as a university in 1991 and officially renamed the University of Makati in 2002.
The assigned Library Director helped the Chief Librarian, Prof. Jesusa L. Fader, re-aligned the University Library’s Goals and Objectives. Toward this end, the Main Library, situated on the 2nd Floor of Admin Building, J.P Rizal Extension, West Rembo, Makati City, housed several donated collections from different organizations and well-known foundations to serve its purpose. Meanwhile, in 2019 under Prof. Jennifer J. Laluna’s leadership, Library Director, the University Library has renamed Library Learning Commons through resolution number 2019-359. Prof. Laluna and LLC Team revisited the mission and vision that became a breakthrough for the Library Learning Commons (LLC) concerning library service, space, and collections.
The advent of the Internet and the growing popularity of remote access to information storage have prompted the LLC Team to recalibrate its functions and reinvent its services. Today, the LLC is much closer to achieving its goal of building a 21st-century library having satellite libraries to support the students’ digital information needs amidst pandemics. Throughout its 50 years of existence, the Library Learning Commons has been shaped by moments of innovation, resilience, and perseverance, taking pride in our achievements and unwavering commitment to serve our patrons with exceptional and world-class library service.