The Language and Literature Bureau has progressed a step further with the launch of E-Perpustakaan or E-Library as an E-Government project of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. The E-Perpustakaan project's role is to facilitate users as well as government officers and staff in searching for reading and research materials available at the libraries of Ministries and departments in the country. E-Perpustakaan is a system which uses a management system to network 14 libraries equipped with portal, portfolio, hardware and envisionare.
The project was launched by Datin Paduka Doctor Hajah Norlila binti Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Jalil, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. E-Perpustakaan provides to the clients or users the choice of either borrowing and returning reading materials at the counter or using the kiosk and bookdrop. Nine branches of the Language and Literature Bureau's libraries are involved in the E-Perpustakaan project with libraries of the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the Attorney General's Chambers, the Islamic Da'wah Centre, the Brunei Museums Department and Brunei History Centre.
E-Perpustakaan can be accessed at https://www.librarybrunei.gov.bn/library/. The launch coincided with the presentation of iPads to the Heads of the Language and Literature Bureau's Branch Libraries as well as books from the High Commission of Singapore. During the event, the public were also introduced to the first Austism Friendly Library in Brunei Darussalam.
Source: Radio Television Brunei