Wed, 30 Apr 2003

Students not keen National Library

JAKARTA: Most students are not interested in visiting the National Library, despite its huge collection of research material, library head Dady P. Rachmananta said at the opening of the library's three-day national working meeting on Monday.

He said the library had 1.2 million books and added about 3,000 books to its collection each year.

Only about 300 people visited the library each day. In other provinces, a library could attract between 700 people to 1,000 people a day, he said.

Dady said the library also failed to attract lecturers. --Antara