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Sabah Has The First Airport Library In The Country, It Has Workstations Too
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Sabah Has The First Airport Library In The Country, It Has Workstations Too

Passengers at Kota Kinabalu International Airport can read and work while waiting for their flights

Adeline Leong

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Waiting for our flights at the airport can quickly become boring when there’s nothing to do or see.

If you happen to be at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA), you might be able to browse reading material at the new library located at the boarding area.

According to New Strait Times, KKIA is the first airport in the country to have a library of its own.

Netizens have voiced their excitement and welcomed the move to set up the library in the airport.

State Library director Fatimah Abdillah said the library could accommodate up to 12 people at a time. However, only 6 people are allowed in at a time for now to observe Covid-19 SOPs.

This is to provide a place for passengers to enjoy reading materials, getting updated information or do some reading while waiting for their flight. The library offers millions of digital media collections, 23 titles of magazines with a total of 200 magazines, some books and children’s toys.

State Library director Fatimah Abdillah told NST

She added that there were more than 82 billion digital reading materials from the library database systems such as the Libby app, eReader app, and National Library of Malaysia.

Users could read, borrow and download reading materials on their mobile devices for free.

The library also offers a free book exchange service. Visitors can bring a book home as long as they replace it with their book.

Passengers who need to catch up with work can utilise the wifi, workstations, computers as well as the printers.

The facility opens daily from 9am to 6pm. According to Sabah Library, it’s offering free memberships for the public throughout this month only so grab the opportunity before it goes away!


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