Public Library as a Social Interactive Space


  • Wan Hashimah Wan Ismail Universiti Teknologi Malaysia



Public library, Social Interactive space, Community.


This paper elaborates on the current condition of the public library, focusing on the one in Alor Gajah.  One of the main issues faced by the public library today is the lack of visitors.  Scholars suggest that it is crucial to integrate the users’ perspectives into the building design as the sense of attachment of the user to a place can greatly affect their attitude towards the spaces perceived.  The study aims to investigate the new approaches in the design of a library, to upgrade it as a social interactive space, particularly in Alor Gajah, Melaka.  


Author Biography


Department of Architecture



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How to Cite

Wan Ismail, W. H., & Shu Chi, L. T. (2018). Public Library as a Social Interactive Space. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 3(7), 95-101.