NCIA has been tasked with replicating the Penang Digital Library in other NCER states during the 20th NCIA Council Meeting in March 2019.
The project will kick off in Kedah, with the establishment of KDL on the existing Memorial Tunku Abdul Rahman Building in Alor Setar. It will be developed in an area spanning 2.13 acres that is nestled in the green lung of the city. The Memorial Tunku Abdul Rahman Building itself is rich with heritage value and charm, and is expected to become an iconic landmark once it is transformed into a digital library.
KDL’s development will take place in two (2) phases and consists of several components, including a Mansion Library, reading spaces and a gallery hall to commemorate notable Kedah leaders. These will be complemented with commercial facilities such as a cafeteria and restaurant, as well as a community hall that will serve as a multi-event space.