Founded thirty-six years ago (in 1973)
and designed by Architect Jesus M.
Bondoc, then the dean of the Institute of Institute of
Architecture and Fine Arts at the Far Eastern University, the Arnoldus Library,
with a tower and a roof garden, stands today as one of the most
artistic, ingenious and well-crafted library edifices in the country.
At one point it had house
huge collection in philosophy, social sciences, and theology— 76,000
volumes and a multi-purpose hall (Arnoldus Hall). Most of the
non-theology books are now relocated to Christ the King Seminary—SVD’s
school of philosophy in Quezon City. The Arnoldus Hall, where the
Reference Section is currently located, is also now a reading hall for
the students. The Library—still with 36,277 books; around 15,000 bound
periodicals/journals (615 titles); 2,164 duplicates; and 462
textbooks—is one of the best Catholic theological libraries in the