The Perdana Library was launched on 29 April 2004 by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with the aim of becoming a comprehensive research library on the nation’s past Prime Ministers, and the policies they introduced.It serves as a repository of works and documents related to the policies, strategies and initiatives adopted by Malaysia’s past Prime Ministers. To date, the Perdana Library has more than 11,000 physical titles, and more than 250,000 digital records. Our library is open to all members of the public.Basic membership is free. Membership with borrowing rights of our open collection is only RM10 annually.
The library provides a means for Malaysians to understand our development journey and draw lessons from the past to chart the course for a better future. It houses records of contributions by past Prime Ministers in terms of the economic, social and political development of the nation.
Perdana Library has also been set up to provide a platform for the public to understand and appreciate the path taken by Malaysia in creating a nation out of the country’s diverse population.
Our collection includes:
Biographies and autobiographies of Malaysian Prime Ministers
Speeches of our past Prime Ministers
De-classified government documents, white papers, reports published by Ministries
Periodicals and newspapers
Digitised news clippings
Audio-video material, notably of Perdana Leadership Foundation-organised events
We aim to become the premier resource centre on Malaysia’s history of nation-building. To enrich resources, Perdana Library has established collaborations with institutions such as the National Library, and the National Archives, and is keen to forge alliances with more organisations. Materials we collect are digitised and are accessible through the Library’s web OPAC.
Our Physical Location
We are situated in the nation’s administrative heart of Putrajaya, 25 minutes from KL International Airport and 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur city centre.
Perdana Leadership Foundation (Google Maps & Waze: “Perdana Leadership Foundation”)
No 1, Jalan P8H, Precinct 8, 62250, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Malaysia.
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