E-sports facilities among added features at new Seremban library

Aminuddin playing an console game at the e-sports section of the newly relocated Seremban library during the opening ceremony.

THE Negri Sembilan Library, previously located at the Wisma Umno building in Seremban, has now moved to Wisma PKNNS in Seremban 2, offering visitors a bigger space with more services, including e-sports facilities.

The new library, which cost some RM2.6mil to set up, has a cyber studio equipped with computer rooms, discussion rooms and a gallery walk-cum-exhibition centre.

There is also a kids activity zone, including a toys room, a smart library equipped with systems to enable users access augmented reality (AR) as well as virtual reality platforms and a mini-cinema.

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun said the state government decided to relocate as the rent at Wisma Umno was high and parking space was limited.

“Apart from being able to save almost RM10,000 in rent every month, there is now ample parking at Wisma PKNNS, which is also strategically located next to a mall and residential areas,” he said during the opening ceremony.

Aminuddin believed more young people would now frequent the new library as there were more facilities.

“Apart from reading material, we have three e-sports rooms which are equipped with many latest console games.

“It is my hope that the people will make use of these facilities,” he said, adding that those who wished to become members at the library or other smaller libraries in the state no longer required to pay membership fee.

There are 85 libraries in the state, of which 25 come under the purview of the Negri Sembilan Public Library Corporation.

The remaining 60 libraries or “perpustakaan desa” are under the purview of the National Library.

In total, these libraries have a collection of more than one million books and other reading material.

The NS Library opens daily from 9am to 5pm, except on Mondays and public holidays.

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