Bases for distribution of scientific and technological knowledge for the working people are mushrooming in cities and counties of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea which strives to make all the people well versed in science and technology.
Mirae (future) library of the type was built in the seat of Kwaksan County, North Phyongan Province, and began its service last January.
Covering a total floor space of over 1 400 m², the three-storeyed library has e-reading rooms which give everybody access to on-line information about the latest science and technology and their achievements, on-line lecture rooms and halls for reading books, magazines and newspapers.
It is also furnished with rooms for schoolchildren to learn computers.
It provides various kinds of services either in electronic form or through networks at the request of individuals, organs and enterprises. All the services are free of charge. Since its opening the library is
overflowing with the working people and schoolchildren.
Among them are workers devouring scientific and technical materials for the modernization of production processes, being unaware of the passage of the time, and young students and pupils following up what they have learnt at school or practising their computer skills.
Officials and technicians from the Kwaksan Foodstuff Factory say in unison that the library was a great help for them in hastening the modernization of the production lines and praise it as a storehouse of technical information and knowledge helpful for the settlement of scientific and technical problems.
Working people in the county frequent the Mirae Library with a mind to acquire the high standard of scientific and technical knowledge as required by the era of knowledge-based economy and contribute to the building of a thriving country.
E-books are in great demand
Computer study room