Jakarta has many public libraries as its cores of literary infrastructure and exists in every of Jakarta’s municipal. Jakarta have 3.6 million library visits annually. You can see our library at Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM) or Ismail Marzuki Garden at Cikini – Central Jakarta, which was renovated and relaunched in 2022. This TIM Library is not a just public library that provides an enormous book collection to be read, but also a public space that held various literary events for broader collaboration.
Jakarta libraries also promote a reading culture for children, youths, and people with disabilities and multicultural backgrounds. With 661.5 km2, Jakarta is a vast city with more than 10.6 million people living in it to fulfill the city’s needs of literary, Jakarta also provides mobile library with various sizes that will visit every suburb area, while universities and school libraries will support the education sector.
As the born place of libraries in Indonesia, Jakarta has been a center of expansive urban development of Indonesia since its first library was established in 1624 as a private church library from the colonial era. With that four centuries of development and all the literary resources that this city has, it is all genuine that Jakarta is a city of literature.