This is the State Library of Sarawak. Not a lot of books but more on digital format materials. We are there for a talk on photography and Lomography for the very first time on July 9, 2011 (morning and afternoon) as well as a lomo matrix session.
This is the State Library of Sarawak. Famous for the scenery and glass staircase in and around the library. We, lomohunters Kuching group, were there to listen to 2 speakers to talk about the photography business, lomography’s origins, tips, and guides. This library is a great getaway for students to study and review as the library is quiet and peaceful!
Below are some information on the State Library.
“A knowledge and information-based society needs a forum for intellectual exchange among its people, a centre of enlightenment where minds can meet and ideas interact, and access to information, knowledge, technologies and cultures available beyond the superficial boundaries imposed by geography.”
Pustaka Negeri Sarawak was conceived as a major information resource centre and as the hub of information services for the public and private sectors. It has links with libraries, archives and information centers elsewhere in Sarawak and throughout Malaysia. It will also provide a gateway into and from publicly-accessible international information centres.
Its complex will serve as a community centre of knowledge and cultural enlightenment where Malaysians in Sarawak can not only access a vast supply of information, in the form of both print and electronic media, but also gathered from educational and cultural exchanges, programmes, and participate in many other regularly conducted activities.
Set within a vast park that covers the State Mosque and the Minaret Gardens on the western side, Pustaka Negeri Sarawak is truly a place conducive for learning and reflection. While the interiors of the Pustaka complex are a modern structure that fit right into the 21st century, its exteriors are as close to nature as possible.
The park includes a lake, areas for public performances and art exhibitions, a playground, picnic areas, a scenic drive, pedestrian walkways and bicycle lanes strewn with trees, shrubs and flower gardens.
The interiors of Pustaka Sarawak are truly an architectural and information technology marvel, a perfect marriage of the two. It provides a mentally stimulating ambiance for those seeking information and knowledge.
Different facilities are available for its patrons at the ground floor and first floor levels. If you’re interested to visit, below are the opening hours.
Opening Hours :
11.00 am – 7.00 pm daily
Opening hours during fasting month (1st August – 29th August 2011):
9.30 am – 5.30 pm daily
Closed on Gazetted Public Holidays
After the talk in the library, it’s time for us to do our main activity! Lomo matrix! Kuching edition! It’s a preview of what actually happened that day based on my own photos.
You can see more of the library in my album too!
Credits to @ 86john for some of his awesome photos of the state library.