Perbadanan Perpustakaan Awam Negeri Perak at UTC Perak. No library but more than one!
Many Ipohites thought that Perbadanan Perpustakaan Awam Negeri Perak had opened up a new library at UTC Perak. If you have the same thought, the team of Ipoh Happenings is afraid that you are wrong! There is no new library provided by Perbadanan Perpustakaan Awam Negeri Perak, at least not the kind that you are thinking of.
What Perbadanan Perpustakaan Awam Negeri Perak has provided for visitors of UTC Perak is actually not a library. It is more than that!
Public Reading Areas for adults and children!
Yes! Perbadanan Perpustakaan Awam Negeri Perak has provided two public reading areas; one for adults and the other for children.
Some new books (not that many though) and of course newspapers (provided daily) are available for public reading. Unfortunately, the public including children could not borrow and bring home any of the books there. The reading materials that had been provided by Perbadanan Perpustakaan Awam Negeri Perak at UTC Perak are strictly for on-site reading only.
Public Computer/Internet Area for everybody!
Yes! Perbadanan Perpustakaan Awam Negeri Perak has also provided a public computer/internet area for visitors of UTC Perak.
A total of 13 brand new computers complete with internet access are ready to be used by anybody and each PC comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office, giving users of Perbadanan Perpustakaan Awam Negeri Perak's Public Computer/Internet Area the opportunity to do their work here.
Two of the PCs (HP TouchSmart 520, comes with a 23” touchscreen display) here caught our attention because they are high-end AIO (all-in-one) computers and it is seldom that we see such computers being allocated for public use here in Ipoh.
A high-end printer is also available, currently placed at the counter and users of Perbadanan Perpustakaan Awam Negeri Perak's Public Computer/Internet Area are allowed to use it to print, copy or scan anything, with a minimal fee.
There is a slight problem though, each user can only use the computer for maximum one hour only. :)
Our suggestions for visitors of UTC Perak
If you in your rush to do something or submit something has forgotten to bring along something from home, you can always go to Perbadanan Perpustakaan Awam Negeri Perak's Public Computer/Internet Area and print the missing document there. So please, store all your important documents (scanned copies) in your handy pen drive and don't forget to bring it along when you visit UTC Perak. You'll never know! :)
If you bring the whole family to UTC Perak and your family members (especially the little ones) are getting bored while waiting for you, tell them to wait for you at Perbadanan Perpustakaan Awam Negeri Perak. At least they can do some readings or engage with their online friends there. You can even ask them to work some sweat out at Kementerian Belia & Sukan's well equipped public indoor gymnasium.