Penang’s public libraries experienced an annual increase of 7.9% in its overall membership from 2011-2017 (Figure 1). With the exception of Sabah and Sarawak, Penang made up the second-largest number of library memberships after Selangor, and this may indicate the high readership rate in Penang.
With the exception of 2016, collections in the rural libraries have been increasing from 2013-2017 (Figure 2). Meanwhile, the mobile and static libraries have recorded a steady increase in their collections since 2014.
To enhance readership in a digitally driven world, the Penang Digital Library was established in October 2016, providing 1,500 free memberships to users to ...
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