Filipino American Librarys collection is estimated at over
5000 titles, including books, pamphlets, periodicals, theses and dissertations
and other student papers, souvenir programs of community events, maps, video
and audio tapes. The Helen Brown Children's Section has a wide selection of
children's books in English, Tagalog, and Ilocano.
In the main reading room, there are special shelves dedicated to books on World War II, on Jose Rizal, on Filipino and Filipino American writers, Filipino American experience, Philippine history and Philippine arts and culture. There are books on Philippine martial arts, dance, music, and games. There are bilingual English-Tagalog and Tagalog-English dictionaries as well as books for learning Tagalog.
Encyclopedic collections found in the Library include the Filipino Heritage, Kasaysayan and Blaire and Robertson. Also included among the Library's holdings are pictorials featuring Philippine arts and architecture, cooking, festivals, history and culture.
Because of its extensive collection of Filipiniana and Fil-Americana its patrons have included not only local high school, college and university students, but also graduate students from out-of-state, educators, social workers, and other professionals. Filipinos and Filipino Americans of all ages have used the library to conduct research for academic purposes, to feed their curiosity about their hometowns or about some historical event, or simply to fill a psychological longing for home.