Feb 21, 2019

Penang Digital Library Phase 1 and Phase 2, Jalan Masjid Negeri, Georgetown

Penang Digital Library is located at No. 135 Jalan Masjid Negeri, George Town, Penang, on the grounds of Penang Free School. The Penang Digital Library is a project supported by the Penang State Government. It was made possible through the collaboration from various companies including Keysight Technologies, Eastern & Oriental Group (E&O) and TIME dotCom.


The Phase 1 building was lauched back in October 2016. Penang Digital Library Phase 1 opens 24 hours daily. 


However, it could hardly accommodate 80 people and was always crowded. That was why former chief minister Lim Guan Eng came up with the idea for Phase 2, which has seating for more than 500 people.




penang digital library 24 hour daily penang free school jalan masjid negeri phase 1 and phase 2
Penang Digital Library (Phase 1)

penang digital library 24 hour daily penang free school jalan masjid negeri phase 1 and phase 2
(Image source www.penangdigitallibrary.com)
penang digital library 24 hour daily penang free school jalan masjid negeri phase 1 and phase 2
(Image source www.penangdigitallibrary.com)
Located on the ground floor of the library is Love A Loaf bakery.

love a loaf penang digital library 24 hour daily penang free school jalan masjid negeri phase 1 and phase 2
(Image source www.penangdigitallibrary.com)

Penang Digital Library Phase 2 was built with the Library in the Park concept. It was just recently launched on the 27 January 2019. While the Phase 1 library opens 24 hours, the Phase 2 library opens from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm daily.

penang digital library 24 hour daily penang free school jalan masjid negeri phase 1 and phase 2
 Penang Digital Library Phase 2


penang digital library 24 hour daily penang free school jalan masjid negeri phase 1 and phase 2

The library is also very user friendly. Even the second floor is accessible using the platform life by pregnant mothers, elderly, or whose with wheelchair. 

penang digital library 24 hour daily penang free school jalan masjid negeri phase 1 and phase 2

penang digital library 24 hour daily penang free school jalan masjid negeri phase 1 and phase 2

penang digital library 24 hour daily penang free school jalan masjid negeri phase 1 and phase 2
Super comfy reading area!

penang digital library 24 hour daily penang free school jalan masjid negeri phase 1 and phase 2
 
Discussion Room

penang digital library 24 hour daily penang free school jalan masjid negeri phase 1 and phase 2

There are two cafes in the PDL area, the Cabin in the Park and Love a Loaf.

penang digital library 24 hour daily penang free school jalan masjid negeri phase 1 and phase 2

penang digital library 24 hour daily penang free school jalan masjid negeri phase 1 and phase 2

penang digital library 24 hour daily penang free school jalan masjid negeri phase 1 and phase 2

penang digital library 24 hour daily penang free school jalan masjid negeri phase 1 and phase 2


penang digital library 24 hour daily penang free school jalan masjid negeri phase 1 and phase 2

What is more interesting about the Penang Digital Library Phase 2 is that it is kids-friendly too.So if you ever have to come and do your work, you might as well bring your kids. There's a playroom indoor and a 'tree-house' playground next to the cafe. 

penang digital library 24 hour daily penang free school jalan masjid negeri phase 1 and phase 2


penang digital library 24 hour daily penang free school jalan masjid negeri phase 1 and phase 2

penang digital library 24 hour daily penang free school jalan masjid negeri phase 1 and phase 2
Indoor Playroom

To be able to access to all the e-books, the public has to register as a member of the library. The annual fee is RM60.00 for adult and RM30.00 for students.

Check out https://penang.overdrive.com for all the e-book titles that you can borrow from the Penang Digital Library.

20 comments:

  1. wow looks nice and fun to visit this library. I like it and it's friendly environment too. Glad you share I can let my friends to know too!

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  2. hey...a giid place to visit and to bring our kids at least they learn anything about technologies here...must pun in my wishlist once visit Penang soon...

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  3. Ohhh sekarang pakai e-book jer kan sangat mudah dan senang library pun tak bersepah dengan buku nampak kemas dan cantik hehehe bgus lah untuk khidmat library macam ni maybe semua university kena ada macam ni kot..

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  4. nice amat sangat..dari luar nampak old school lagi dekorasi modern kat dalam. sesuai untuk ajak anak-anak datang sini..ha ulat buku suka la library ni boleh baca buku sambil makan snek pastri dan kopi. seronoknya dapat masuk sini

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  5. Cantiknya perpustakaan ni. Qiss pernah duduk Penang tapi kat seberang je. Qiss minat membaca. Memang seronok kalau dapat membaca kat sini. Bolehla Qiss datang sini kalau berkesempatan ke Penang nanti.

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  6. Bestnya kalau dapat singgah study dekat sini. Cantik sangat suasana dia kalau nak study mesti fokus je

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  7. OMG! first time heard about digital library. Do they have on in KL? I would love to check this out too. Nampak tenang and totally a great place to get more knowledge.

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  8. Sukanya tempat macam ni. Tenang je pelajar nak study. Kalau lapar dan haus ada je cafe disediakan. I would love to come and study here.

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  9. Wah menariknya tempat ni. Nampak modern dengan interior dia. Mesti kalau dtg sini x nak balik

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  10. When i was younger, i used to spend my time at library. Now hardly get time to go there. This library looks great.

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  11. Wahhh bestnya ada library cam ni. Membuatkan anak2 akan sering berkunjung ke library. Tak ada ke library macam ni kat KL? kalau ada nak hantar anak ke sana

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  12. Digital library.. Menarik.
    Zaman dah makin canggih dah.
    Buku buku dah berkurang la ye.
    Segala maklumat dihujung jari je.
    Tempat pun selesa. Good la..

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  13. This is my dream library! it looks so serene - but I prefer it with books. I mean digital is good but as a bookworm - I'd want to experience it physically.

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  14. Concept library idaman! Kalau ada library begini hari-hari datang pun happy. Dengan cafe yang menarik, dengan suasana yang selesa. Just ini memang total digital ya? Without any physical books? Sbb saya suka pegang buku. Hehe.

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  15. Cantiknya library ni. Suka lepak library sebab semua buku nak baca semua ada heheh

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  16. Ohh ketinggalan zaman nya terasa diri ini ahaks.
    Library pun secara maya. Amazing lah.

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  17. Wow never think about this type of library. So digital library, sure they have a very fast internet connection..

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  18. Lawa kan sini kita orang Penang pun x pi lagi. Xde masa. Memang nak jejak kaki kat sini lah .X sabar .

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  19. Kak dulu masa sekolah mmg suka pg library,skrg dah makin modern dan ada plk digital library dan tempatnya pun tenang blh buat keja klu rasa boring kat umah

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  20. Cantik sgt penang digital library 😍😍 first time tgk library yg modern mcm ni
    ... Ada playground for kids... Ada tempat parent utk luangkan masa dgn anak diorang. . Ada cafe. Semua lengkap.. Good places for family . Bukan macam perpustakaan lain.. 😂😂

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