To make books more accessible, we initiated a project to build community libraries for the city.

Visit them at KL Gateway, LINC KL and Pradigm PJ Mall. You are welcome to swap or donate books at the libraries. Take, read and return.

How it all begun? In 2018, three libraries were set up in the Ampang Park, KL Sentral and Pasar Seni LRT stations with support from partners and the community. After operating in the train stations for 10 months, the libraries were adopted and moved to their new homes.

Built using upcycled materials, each library tells a unique Malaysian story. It was truly a collective community effort to build them, school students were invited to work on the design with experts from Biji-Biji Initiative and Me.Reka Makerspace. The mural on the backdrop were designed and hand-painted by art students from the Malaysian Institute of Art. We have also received generous books donation from Fixi, Scholastic and the community.


Books on the Move Community Libraries:

Level 2, KL Gateway Mall (near Mr. DIY)
Open as per mall’s operating hours

Circle symbolises unity, this installation showcases the diversity of Malaysia, featuring literary excerpts by Malaysian writers Usman Awang and Tan Twan Eng. The structure was inspired by the design of children playgrounds commonly seen in Malaysia.


Level 2, LINC KL (near De.Wan Restaurant)
Open as per mall’s operating hours

This installation showcases both traditional and contemporary design elements; featuring the contrast between the traditional Wayang Kulit (shadow puppet) motif and the futuristic bookshelf design made of recycled diesel bins.

Sponsored by the British High Commission, this library symbolises the exchange of knowledge between Malaysia and the UK – depicted through a revolving shelf and tower silhouettes (of the iconic KL Twin Towers and London Big Ben).

Level 2, Megah Rise Mall (near Mr. DIY)
Open as per mall’s operating hours

Jaya One, Ground Floor, above Nando’s
More information here


Jaya One, Level 1, near Bump Bouldering
Open as per mall’s operating hours


Unit i4, Block I The Stories of Taman Tunku, Jln Langgak Tunku, Bukit Tunku, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
More information here

G-6, Seasons Garden Residences, Jalan 1/27e, Seksyen 10 Wangsa Maju, 53300 Kuala Lumpur More information here

47-G, Jalan Eco Ardence D U12/36D, Ardence Crest Eco Ardence, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor
More information here

Lot 147, Jalan Bendahara, Melaka
More information here

9, Jln Sukun 4/7, Seksyen 4, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor
More information here

You are welcome to swap books at the community libraries. Bulk donations only allowed at KL Gateway Mall (a donation box is set up next to our library); Paradigm Mall PJ (pass them to the Concierge Counter near the library). However, please ensure books donated are in good condition. We do not accept controversial/religious materials, academic text/work books, magazines.

Other amazing library initiatives in the community:

Visited a community library/book swap corner that is not featured here? Let us know!

Build your own!

Start a library in your community to inspire reading – this can be in your home, office, school, community centre or anywhere really! Contact us if you like to use our poster.