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Kuala Lumpur Library

or KL Library

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Kuala Lumpur Library

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Quick Facts about Kuala Lumpur Library

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Map of KL Library

Location map of KL Library

Map of KL Library
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Contact and Address of KL Library


It is situated next to the Historical Museum and close to the Dataran Merdeka.

Going to the KL Memorial Library?

It is very close to many of the tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur. You may go there either by bus, train or taxi.

By Public Bus


By Taxi

History of the Kuala Lumpur Library Building

Architecture of Kuala Lumpur Library

Architect: AC Norman

The building was previously the Government Printer building. Notice the unusual structure of the building which has no columns running in the middle of the building This allows it to accomodate the large printing machinery.

The upper portion of the building is decorated with semi-circular windows and keystones. The canopy roof was retained from the earlier renovation.

Basement consists of

All these facilities are available for rent for private and social functions. Ground Floor host the Galeri Kuala Lumpur for exhibits.

First Floor

Second Floor


Contributed by a visitor.
(Thanks Gerard!)

Please share with everyone that there is a great LINCOLN CORNER on the second floor of the KL Library.

It is a special collection of books, periodicals, DVDs, etc., of high quality American publications and multimedia products.

Childrens books and DVDs are also part of the collection.

Volume of books

More than 50,000 titles on subjects ranging from adults, management, architecture, computers, reference, fiction and children books. It even has a large collection of audio and video materials. There is also a good collection of ebooks.

Membership Registration and MyKad

It uses MyKad for registration of members. MyKad is a smart national Identity Card system which uses the latest smart technology to store ones identity and other information.

This is part of the Malaysian Multimedia Super Corridor key projects.

The Kuala Lumpur Library encourages the use of MEPS electronic cash cards for utilising such facilities like the internet, photocopying and printing services if you need them.

Membership Age Group Registration Annual Fee Can Borrow
Children 4-12 RM6.00 RM0.00 5 books
Teens 13-19 6.00 10.00 5 books
Adult Standard >20 6.00 20.00 5 books
Adult Premium >20 6.00 40.00 8 books, 2 magazines and 2 CDs
Life Member >20 200.00 0.00 5 books
Senior Standard >55 6.00 10.00 5 books
Senior Premium >55 6.00 20.00 8 books, 2 magazines and 2 CDs


What is the Dress Code for visiting KL Library?

In order to keep the place decent and acceptable to the majority, the minimum amount of dress for:



The folowing clothings are not permitted:

Do note that the security officers have a right to deny you entry, unless you are appropriately dressed.

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