Raja Tun Uda Library is also known as the Perpustakaan Raja Tun Uda in Malay. The library is named after the first appointed Governor of Penang on Malaysia’s Independence Day, August 31, 1957, Raja Tun Sir Uda bin Raja Muhammad, KBE, CMG. This library is build on the concept of ‘library in a park’ which consists of the 6-floor where it is situated in the middle of the golf course area at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Golf Club. It is lavish library with good facilities such gym, 6D motion cinema and Mac computer zone (every floor). This place seems to be one of the library with the latest gadgets on desk. Entrance to the library is free of charge.
Monday: 10am to 6pm
Tuesday-Friday: 9:30am to 6pm
Saturday-Sunday: 9:30am to 5pm
Public Holidays: Closed
Address of the Library:
Perpustakaan Raja Tun Uda, Jalan Kelab Golf 13/6, Seksyen 13, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
How to get there:
This library’s accessibility is quite poor where getting there by car is the best option. Currently they are having temporary parking area which is a bit far to walk to and from, they provide buggy ride to access from the parking lot to the main entrance of the library and vice versa.
Taking public transport there would be so much hassle and you will still need to walk a long distant to actually arrive at the destination where it was roughly 1.8km for us (we didn’t walk of course, we took grab car instead).
This place was suggested by my sister and didn’t have much expectations but upon arriving, we absolutely loved this place. The ambience of the place was perfect for readers or revision or for someone who is looking for quiet place to chill.
Their official portal:
This what you will see upon entering the library from the Ground floor:
This is the inside of the ground floor. This library practices:
Shoe-off zone – they provide blue coloured bag where you can keep your shoes inside them and carry them with you. I saw some just leave their shoe outside the glass door too.
School bag like bag off zone(Level 1 to Level 4) – where you can leave your bags outside of the glass door at each level and there are lockers available too.
This the comfortable sofas available on the side of the library with great view in front of you. That is just my sister doing her things like usual.
Managed to find one of my favourite series of books at the Youth zone. Bringing back memories ♥
The place actually looks good and comfortable, it is well maintained.
What else do you need?
If you see the Mac computers and others computers as well, they have it in every floor.
They had good range of collections available, I guess many others collections can be added as well.
This is cafeteria area that is accessible from the Ground floor.
Buggy ride to the parking lot only, they don’t send you to nearby bus stop or out of the golf course. We got on it with the expectations they would but no they don’t. I guess this can be improved to make the place more accessible to the public or if any public transport is made available in this area to make it reachable.
This is definitely one of the good library that can be very beneficial to the public but some steps to make the place more accessible and adding more collection of books could make the place great. It is definitely a must visit for all.