Your Development Communication Information Portal
AZAM-SDI Knowledge (ASK) Centre  

The AZAM-SDI Knowledge Centre holds a special collection of materials on the subject of development communication. These resources are generated from AZAM and the Sarawak Development Institute's (SDI) activities and programmes, as well as from other development-based organizations and events.

Its target users are members and staff of AZAM and SDI, researchers, scholars, students of institutions of higher learning, government officers, media practitioners and grassroots leaders.

Members of the public are welcome. Please contact the Officer in Charge for appointments.



Mondays to Thursdays :

8.30 am - 12.30 pm
/ 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Fridays :
8.30 am - 11.40 am / 2.30 pm - 5.00 pm

Note: We are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

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To be the catalyst of development in Sarawak by providing ideas, inputs, information and knowledge on development issues, government policies and programmes to promote greater understanding, consciousness and active participation in development among the people.

Target Users

ASK Centre main target users are members and staff of AZAM and SDI, researchers, scholars, students of institutions of higher learning, officers from relevant government agencies and statutory bodies, media practitioners and grassroots leaders

  • To provide opportunity and improve access to information on development issues, policies and programmes.
  • To provide easy reference and input on development issues, policies and programmes to complement the decision and policy-making processes in Sarawak.
  • To contribute and complement the government's efforts in disseminating information and knowledge in the pursuit of creating a knowledge-based society.
  • To provide easy access to information, knowledge and findings on development issues, policies and programmes affecting the State in the forms of seminar/workshop proceedings, reports, books, journals, newsletters and articles.
  • To collect, organise and make available special collections in specific subject areas such as development communication, seminar/workshop proceedings and research projects.
  • To provide information services to government bodies, non-governmental organisation, researchers, students and individuals.
  • To develop and contribute to relevant bibliographic databases in the field of development communication.
  • To participate in national and international network of libraries and information services.
  • To promote development consciousness among the people through awareness programmes and exhibitions.

Disclaimer: AZAM shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused by the usage of any information obtained from this website.
ASK CENTRE (AZAM-SDI Knowledge Centre) Kompleks AZAM, Jalan Crookshank, 93000 Kuching Sarawak, MALAYSIA. Tel: 6 082411799 Fax: 6 082 258372