The Jakarta Post
The 24th floor of the National Library of Indonesia houses a collection of books on Indonesia and has balconies overlooking the city. (JP/Ni Nyoman Wira)
Good news for bookworms: The National Library of Indonesia has extended its operating hours, starting Monday.
On its Twitter account, the library announced that it would now be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday to Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m on Friday.
As for weekends, the library is now open on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Previously, the library was closed on Sunday.
Situated on Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan No. 11, Central Jakarta, the National Library of Indonesia is a 24-story building that houses an extensive collection from ancient texts such as Negarakertagama, Pararaton and Al-Quran Al-Karim (Quran Al-Karim) to books of many different genres, such as military, religion, literature, novels, computer technology, health and languages.
The building is said to be the tallest national library in the world. It was officially launched by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Sept. 14 2017. (mut)