The Random Bibliophile

by Renee Alexis

Renee Alexis
20-something Filipina, an introvert who loves young adult fiction, brush pens, Taylor Swift, and BTS. Coffee runs in my bloodstream.


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Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Philippines

Librew Student Hub | The First in Iligan City

As a home-based freelancer, I have always wished for a place in my city where I can work without having to spend so much. Coffee and tea shops here are just way too expensive for me and the internet isn't fast enough so working in these places is not an option. I was cooped up inside our home and I longed for a change. So when a close friend announced that she and her friends are putting up this business, I was one of the many who was very excited about its opening.

I was so thankful to be invited to their store blessing and got to be one of the first few people to see and experience Librew. The interior feels very cozy and very suitable for students and digital nomads alike. It's very minimal and the neutral colors stimulate our thinking cells making it the perfect place for studying.

At first, though, the dark green paint of Librew's exterior surprised me. It took some time to get used to it but eventually, it grows in you to like it. And somehow, looking at it reminds me of Harry Potter. 💭

Librew Exterior
How it looks outside

I have heard of coffices and co-working spaces from the people I follow on Instagram and I really wanted to try cofficing, too. It's nice to finally get to experience working outside. The change of scenery made me feel like I'm a legit freelancer (LOL). And I'm not exaggerating this but it also made me more productive. I wouldn't want to waste the money I spent in these establishments so I really make the most out of the time I spend working in them.

Librew Student Hub Door
Their rates and menu
For starters, Librew offers tea, coffee (brewed and iced), juices, and a variety of snacks like fries, cakes, coffee buns, brownies, and cookies. And they are all priced reasonably so you will really get your money's worth.

Their rates are also very student friendly which starts at PHP25 for the first hour and PHP20 for the succeeding hours.

Librew Student Hub Cubicle
Cubicles you can use, every cubicle has its own socket and light
Librew Student Hub 2nd floor
Librew's second floor consists of tables where you can study in groups

If you don't want to work in the cubicles, their are high chairs available
If you don't want to work in the cubicles, there are high chairs available, too.
Librew Student Hub Bookshelf
They also have a growing bookshelf and I think you can donate your unused books here :)
I love seeing their book collection, though it's still not that huge, my bookworm heart flutters. This place will also appeal to readers like myself as it is very quiet so you can finish that book without any distractions.

Librew opened its doors to the public last week on November 3. Business hours is between 9 AM to 9 PM. You can book your reservations ahead of time so you can be sure that you have a slot when you come by this establishment. You don't have to worry about their staff because they are approachable and very friendly. 😉

Librew Student Hub Rates
Photo grabbed from Librew
Librew Student Hub is located at Chelina Arcade, Door 3, Andres Bonifacio Ave., Tibanga, Iligan City.
Contact No. 0915 217 5141

You can follow their official Facebook (Librew Student Hub) and Instagram (@librewiligan) to keep posted. 

Got questions? Comment them below in the comments section and I'd be happy to answer your queries.


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