The Penang State Library Collection

The Penang State Library Collection is a collection of photographs for public reference. It consists of images of Penang Island and Province Wellesley from as early and 1869. These photographs show the buildings, streets, everyday life and grand occasions. Research is on going to provide accurate data alongside each image, and further images for your research.

The originals of these images can be found in the Rare Books Room of the Penang State Library. The Library has an on going programme to digitalise their collection of rare books, newspapers and photographs.


How to request a copy without a watermark?
The images are copyright to Penang State Library. You can contact the Library to find out how to purchase a non-watermark copy


Each image has been given a scan number – e.g. PSL56 – is for reference when you contact the Library.
PSL – Penang State Library – this code is the same for each image.
56 – The number of the digitalised image – this number is different for each image.


Jabatan Ukur dan Pemetaan Pulau Pinang

JKR 2118 Library Road,
Seberang Jaya, 13700 Prai,
Penang, Malaysia
+ 604-3902387 (Counter)
+ 604-3971058 (Office)
+ 604-3970226
Wednesday – Sunday


Counters are closed on Monday, Tuesday and public holiday



9:45 AM - 6:00 PM


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this website. Any errors are unintentional and regretted. If you have any further information about the images and their content, we would like to hear from you.


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