Library as a Social Place

  • Wan Hashimah Wan Ismail Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Lily Ting Shu Chi Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Abstract

This paper clarifies on the condition of the public libraries, focusing on the one in Alor Gajah town.  The objectives were to search the reasons for the lack of visitors to the library, the perspectives of the locals and library users, as well as the means to assimilate their viewpoints into a new approach in designing a library. The discussions in the findings include the preference of the locals, the location and the users of the public library. The strategies suggested comprise the role of the library to be redefined as a social interactive space for the community.


Keywords: public library; social; Interactive space; community


eISSN 2514-7528 © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRAcE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) andcE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. 
https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v4i12.329

Published
2018-12-05
How to Cite
WAN ISMAIL, Wan Hashimah; CHI, Lily Ting Shu. Library as a Social Place. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 12, p. 48-59, dec. 2018. ISSN 2514-7528. Available at: <https://jabs.e-iph.co.uk/index.php/jABs/article/view/329>. Date accessed: 19 dec. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v4i12.329.
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