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Tawau Regional Library

Tawau Regional Library

Peti Surat 775, 91008 Tawau.

Tel : 089-760632 / 760631

Head : Salmah Fazul Rahman

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Introduction

 

Tawau Regional Library was officially opened by Yang Amat Berhormat Datuk Joseph Pairin Kitingan, Chief Minister of Sabah on the 16th February 1994, after a soft opening on 27th December 1993.Circular windows on the first floor of this futuristic building shaped like a space-ship provide readers inside the building with a splendid view of the sea. Acoustic panels ensure that there is a peaceful environment in the library while the use of 'Bondek' roofing for the auditorium helps to reduce the noise level.

 

There is easy access into and within the building with complete ramps and a lift for physically impaired users. The building also has a multi-purpose room, an exhibition area, discussion rooms and a children's activities room.A cafeteria as well as a large car park which can accommodate 154 cars at any one time is provided for the convenience of the general public and staff. One of the added special features of this library is an auditorium with a seating capacity of 420. Besides library functions, this auditorium is also available for rent for talks, lectures and cultural shows.

 

In July 1997, the Internet service was introduced and was received with enthusiasm by users.  The compilation of Educational Packages was started in November 1997 to cater for the needs of lower secondary students and is in line with the new curriculum.  This library extends a bulk loan service to the Tawau Prison Department.The Tawau Regional Library is also responsible for the supervision of the services of branch libraries in Semporna and Kunak as well as that of the mobile library services in the vicinity. The mobile library provides services to 25 schools and may soon visit villages beyond 25Km radius from Tawau Town.

 

Services Available

1) Reference Service

2) Reader Services

3) Media Resources

4) Mobile

5) Des@Net

 

 

DAY OPENING HOURS
Monday 10.00 AM To 6.00 PM
Tuesday To Friday 9.00 AM To 6.00 PM
Saturday & Sunday 9.00 AM To 2.00 PM
Public Holiday CLOSED