Libraries to offer online book borrowing


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 18 Feb 2010

KUALA LUMPUR: Seven of the country’s libraries will be the first in Malaysia to offer online book borrowing through a programme implemented under the Information Technology Strategic Plan 2010-2013 launched Thursday.

Malaysian National Library director-general Datuk Raslin Abu Bakar said the seven were the National Library as well as the Intan Bukit Kiara Library, Negri Sembilan Public Library, Pahang Public Library, Kuala Lumpur Library, Selangor Library and the Sarawak State Library.

“The books borrowed online will be sent by post.

“This way it will be easier for members anywhere to obtain books that are not available in their library from another library using the online system,” he said during a news conference here Thursday.

He said the affordable plan was expected to be offered by all 189 libraries nationwide within four years.

“We hope that between 2010 and 2013 libraries in rural and remote areas will also have access to online book borrowing,” he said. -- Bernama

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