Tanjung Aru Library
Perpustakaan Tanjung Aru
Tanjung Aru Library.jpg
Side view of the library
CountryMalaysia
TypePublic library
Established1 April 2019 (2019-04-01)[1]
ArchitectInnotech Design Architects Sdn Bhd[2]
LocationTanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Coordinates5°57′04.6″N 116°03′08.5″E / 5.951278°N 116.052361°E / 5.951278; 116.052361Coordinates: 5°57′04.6″N 116°03′08.5″E / 5.951278°N 116.052361°E / 5.951278; 116.052361
Branch ofSabah State Library
Websitewww.library.sabah.gov.my/tjaru
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Tanjung Aru Library (Malay: Perpustakaan Tanjung Aru) is a public library in the Greater Kota Kinabalu area of Tanjung Aru, Sabah, Malaysia.

History

The library complex was constructed as a replacement to one of the old Sabah State Library branch building in the city centre which has been demolished after it was declared unsafe.[2] Its construction was jointly funded by Lahad Datu Water Supply Sdn Bhd and Sabah Development Bank under their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, each contributing RM20 million for the project.[3] The building was completed in 2017 before opened to public on 1 April 2019.[1] Weeks after its opening, the children section on the first floor was forced to temporarily closed after its public amenities were vandalised by irresponsible visitors.[4][5]

Features

The six floors building sits on a 62,000 square feet area with its structure incorporated green design with the motifs of Sabah's ethnic communities besides the outer motif of the building designed to prevent heat from entering the atrium.[2] Inside the library complex, there is an innovation centre, telecommunication museum with a section for users to share their creative ideas.[2] The main lobby is located on the lower floor while children section on the first floor followed by teen library on the second floor, adult lending on the third floor, adult reference on the fourth floor and multi-purpose room on the fifth floor.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Joanne Lee (2 April 2019). "New Kota Kinabalu library opens at Tanjung Aru Plaza". Sabah Eats. Archived from the original on 30 July 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Olivia Miwil (10 August 2017). "New chapter for Sabah library". New Straits Times. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  3. ^ "RM40 mln Sabah State Library ready end of June – Director". The Borneo Post. 24 May 2017. Archived from the original on 1 August 2019. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  4. ^ Julia Chan (9 April 2019). "After opening high, Sabah library quickly hit by vandalism lows". The Malay Mail. Archived from the original on 30 July 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  5. ^ Alyssa J. Oon (9 April 2019). "Netizens Are Furious That The KK Library Has Been Vandalised Just A Week After Opening". Says.com. Retrieved 30 July 2019.