Hundreds queue past midnight for lifetime memberships… to the new KK library

(2 April 2019, Kota Kinabalu) When did you last visit a library? Unless you are a student, the answer is probably “years ago” when you were an actual student yourself.

Hundreds of Sabahans here, however, have shown that they not only like visiting libraries, they want to be members!

After seven years of being temporarily housed in a shopping mall, the state capital’s library has a brand-new home in Tanjung Aru and it was flooded with hundreds of new membership applications during its 36-hour soft launch.

From 1am to 7am yesterday, hundreds of eager applicants lined up for free lifetime memberships.

The Malay Mail has the full story and photographs by Julia Chan.