National Library: Demand for digital reading material doubles in 2020


The National Library ramped up its online presence during the lockdown last year, including the digital library service, u-Pustaka. Photo: Filepic

Statistics on the borrowing of digital reading materials in 2020 show that the numbers have more than doubled to 367,306 from only 167,374 in 2019.

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Nancy Shukri said this was following the "Please Sit At Home and Read Books” campaign organised by the National Library of Malaysia (PNM) during the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) last year.

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