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Introduction to Sarikei Public Library

 

 

The Sarikei Public Library situated at Jalan Kapur has a floor area of approximately 2,000 square meters at a cost of around RM3.5 million and was opened to the public on 1 st August 2003.


The overall building concept adapted a "U" form wrapping itself around a central courtyard furnished with luxurious hard and soft landscape. The library comprises of a single-storey entrance wing with the lobby and exhibition hall inside leading to the double-storey main library proper which houses the reading areas, lending section, reference section and offices. A Children Section together with a Children Activity Room are also introduced at the single-storey wing next to Jalan Kapur to ensure that those young and intelligent users are not left out. Other facilities provided include Hyper Media Room, Multi-Purpose Room, Exhibition Room, Sarikiena Collections Room, Discussion Rooms, Senior Citizens' Corner and most importantly, for the less fortunate, the ramping entrance corridor is specially designed so that the Disabled can access to the Ground Floor without any difficulties. Behind the entrance wings, are the Sorting Room and the Mobile Library Office.

As part of the Council’s initiative to bridge the digital divide, the Hyper Media Room is provided. It is located on the ground floor and with this new set up of services, the public will be able to access to the World Wide Web of the Internet Information Technology.

The Library is fully computerised using the Angkasa Library Management System which is implemented by the Sarawak Information System Sdn. Bhd (SAINS). With the computerisations, the library are bringing more services on-line to the public members. The major service is the Online Public Access Catalogue System (OPAC) which enables the public to access the collection of the Sarikei Public Library on-line from anywhere (i.e. from home) through the Internet. The public can also do their book reservations on-line as well as viewing their library services and circulation transactions performed in the library.

 

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