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Refference And Information Services



The Reference and Information Services Division of the Kota Kinabalu Headquarters Library is located on level 3 of the building. The collections are strictly for reference purposes and cannot be taken out of the library.If you encounter any difficulty, please see the reference librarian on duty or write to us at the following address:


  • Reference and Information Services Division
    Sabah State Library
    Locked Bag 2023
    88999 Kota Kinabalu




The Reference and Information Service is open to anyone aged 10 years and above. For the use of the RED and WHITE SPOT Collections, readers are required to register as a library member. Please produce :


1) Library Membership Card

2) I/C sized photograph

3) original Identification Card


This reference card is valid for 2 years, may be renewed, and is not transferable. Members are responsible for their membership cards.



The Interlibrary loan service is confined within the Sabah State Library network comprising of HQ, regional and branch libraries only.
Interlibrary loan service with other libraries will be processed under the Information Delivery System (SPP) generated by the Malaysian National Library. 



The Reference Collection is divided into 2 categories:


A) Open Access Collection

  • Chinese Adult Reference
  • Companies Annual Report
  • Encyclopaedia
  • English Adult Reference
  • Malay Adult Reference
  • Malaysiana (any publications on Malaysia)
  • Prospectus (Local and Foreign)
  • Telephone Directories
  • Travel Brochures Collection

B) Closed Access Collection

  • Back issue journals and magazines
  • Educational Packages (school projects to cater for PMR, SPM and STPM)
  • Government Publications
  • Law Collection
  • Local History Collection
  • Newspaper Cuttings
  • Quick Reference Collection (Dictionaries, etc)
  • Red Spot Collection (Guidebook for secondary school students)


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  • Director's Email VuiYin.Wong@sabah.gov.my
  • Phone 088-214828, 231623, 254493
  • Address Jalan Tasik, Off Jalan Maktab Gaya, 88300 Luyang, Kota Kinabalu. Locked Bag 2023, 88999 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

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