Sarawak State Library


About Us - Pustaka's Profile


To be the reservoir and fountain of information and knowledge to the State.


To provide access to information resources and to preserve Sarawak`s intellectual heritage


To promote acculturation of knowledge in the State

The Philosophy

"A knowledge and information-based society needs a forum for intellectual exchange among its people, a centre of enlightenment where minds can meet and ideas interact, and access to information, knowledge, technologies and cultures available beyond the superficial boundaries imposed by geography."

The Concept

Pustaka Negeri Sarawak is conceived as a major information resource centre and as the hub of information services for the public and private sectors. It will link with libraries, archives and information centers elsewhere in Sarawak and throughout Malaysia. It will also provide a gateway into and from publicly accessible international information centres. 

Its complex will serve as a community centre of knowledge and cultural enlightenment, where Malaysians in Sarawak can not only access a vast store of information, in the form of both printed and electronic media, but also gather for educational and cultural exchanges, programmes and participate in many other regularly conducted activities.

The Environment

Pustaka Building

Set within a vast park that covers the State Mosque and the Minaret Gardens on the western side, Pustaka Negeri Sarawak is truly a place conducive for learning and reflection. While the interiors of the Pustaka complex are a modern structure that fit right into the 21st century, its exteriors are as close to nature as possible. 

The park includes a lake, areas for public performances and art exhibitions, a playground, picnic areas, a scenic drive, pedestrian walkways and bicycle lanes strewn with trees, shrubs and flower gardens. 

The interiors of Pustaka Sarawak are truly an architectural and information technology marvel, a perfect marriage of the two. It provides a mentally stimulating ambience for the seekers of information and knowledge. Different facilities are available for its patrons at the ground floor and first floor levels.

Services Offered (Pustaka Kuching)

  1. Library services (Reference Service, Community Engagement Service and Technical Service)
  2. State Repository (Records Management, Archives Management, Legal Deposit and Reference Service on Archives and Special Collection)

Operation Hours

Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
***Closed on Gazetted Public Holiday


Pustaka Negeri Sarawak
Jalan Pustaka Off Jalan Stadium
Petra Jaya, 93050
Kuching, Sarawak