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Sarawak State Library, Sibu

The Concept

Expected to open in 2019, Pustaka Negeri Sarawak, Sibu promises new experiences and different perspectives in defining a modern library. In line with the growing need for knowledge searching in today's digital world, the “Lifestyle Library” concept is emphasized for this campus.

Ideally themed Educate Yourself, all facilities and infrastructures that will be provided are intended as a catalyst in the processs of self-learning. These processes involve exploring, playing while learning, and thinking creatively yet innovatively according to their own capabilities. It is of great importance to inculcate a lifelong learning attitude among individuals or communities as a whole.

Pustaka Negeri Sarawak, Sibu will offer various services and functions in line with the Sarawak State Library Ordinance 1999.These services will be made available to residents in Sibu, especially in terms of electronic and digital infrastructure which includes:

  • electronic journals
  • online databases
  • E-Newspapers
  • Sarawak State Bibliography
  • Sarawak Authors
  • e-Sarawak Gazette
  • u-Pustaka

Other facilities to be enjoyed by users in Pustaka Negeri Sarawak, Sibu are as follows:

  • usage of collections of reference materials
  • books and magazine loans
  • reading halls
  • meeting rooms
  • ICT training rooms
  • surau
  • Bookshop Cafe
  • Children Infotheque
  • Makerspace

In addition, Pustaka Negeri Sarawak, Sibu will also be a reference center for government depository services for the central zone of Sarawak. Among the activities that have been planned includes archival awareness seminars and derivative materials, collection center for derivative materials, assessments and re-visits of records and collections of Sarawakiana materials.

The Environment

Pustaka Negeri Sarawak, Sibu will be located at Lot 1607, Sungai Merah, situated about 7 km from the city center. The library is beng built near the University College of Technology of Sarawak (UCTS), Laila Taib Campus College, Fire and Rescue Department and Sibu Indoor Stadium.

The Sibu campus will bring forward a modern and unique interior design, yet still maintaining the garden's green features which will provide a calm and comfortable atmosphere for visitors who come to study and make references. With such design, it is able to provide a comfortable space for both individual and group users.