A Breathtaking National Library


Two months ago I started learning the Indonesian language, (or “Bahasa Indonesia”, in Indonesian). As I am a librarian, one of the first curiosities that I had about the country concerns its libraries, so I started googling using the following expression: perpustakaan site:id

The National Library of Indonesia appears in the first results. Here is the link:

https://www.perpusnas.go.id

This National Library has a new building (126.3 meters tall, 27 floors), and was inaugurated on 14 September 2017. They provide smart locker with RFID technology for the member card holder, as you can see on 04:47 in the video bellow:

You can also make a virtual tour in this link:

https://virtual-tour.perpusnas.go.id

Knowing this library, through the Internet, encouraged me to continue my studies of the Indonesian language. Who knows if one day I’ll visit it in person?



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