Mobile Libraries in the Furthest Corners of Indonesia

Work(s) in English

Written by Erni Aladjai, and was originally published in Goethe Institut – Magazine.
Translated by Katrin Figge, Aug 01, 2017


Most public libraries in Indonesia aren’t mobile libraries, but are housed in buildings. However, this kind of library only has a limited reach due to Indonesia’s geographical location and the fact that the country consists of thousands of islands. Moreover, not all Indonesians feel comfortable visiting a public library in a building. Mobile Libraries are an effort to reach out to more people, specifically to communities in regions with limited access to transportation and information.

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