Penang Studies Resource Centre

What is Penang Studies Resource Centre?

Penang Institute’s Penang Studies Resource Centre has over 8,000 reading materials consisting of published books, government publications, research papers, annual reports, statistics reports and special collections. Several special collections were generously donated by Mr Alexander Koenig, Dr. Mustafa Kamal Anuar, Dr. Ariffin S.M Omar and Dr. Tan Liok Ee. The Resource Centre primarily serves scholars attached to the Institute, but is also open to the public especially for researchers who wish to utilise its collection for in situ reference.


  • To be a knowledge hub for Penang studies with books, journals, reports and data amassed from various sources;
  • To stimulate Penang related studies in the areas of history, economy, politics, urban development, education and etc;
  • To nurture a reading habit and empower the citizens of Penang in hopes of achieving a state that inspires the nation.

Check out our resources here: WebOPAC Penang Library

Read our Rules and Regulations here

Operating hours:

Monday to Friday
9am – 5pm
Closed on public or government-gazetted holidays.

Our Librarians:

Nor Farah Ishak
Nor Farah has working experience in financial accounting and is now performing her role as a facilitator in all matters pertaining to the library.

Choo Pang Lan, Flora
Flora had worked as an Assistant Librarian in the Penang State Library since 1972. After her retirement, she joined Penang Institute’s Penang Studies Resource Centre to help maintain, catalogue and classify its resources to enable easy retrieval.

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