"A knowledge and information-based society needs a forum for intellectual exchange among its people, a centre of enlightenment where minds can meet and ideas interact, and access to information, knowledge, technologies and cultures available beyond the superficial boundaries imposed by geography."
Pustaka Negeri Sarawak is conceived as a major information resource centre and as the hub of information services for the public and private sectors. It will link with libraries, archives and information centers elsewhere in Sarawak and throughout Malaysia . It will also provide a gateway into and from publicly accessible international information centres.
Set within a vast park that covers the State Mosque and the Minaret Gardens on the western side, Pustaka Negeri Sarawak is truly a place conducive for learning and reflection. While the interiors of the Pustaka complex are a modern structure that fit right into the 21st century, its exteriors are as close to nature as possible.