Short History of Pustaka Museum Nasional Indonesia

In the book Short Guide to the Museum in Royal Batavia Society of Arts And Sciences 1948 by A. N. J. Th. à. Th. Van Der Hoop. In the introduce chapter about The Library say's as the largest in the country, it's contain an extensive collection of the book in the field's of philology, ethnology, history, archaeology, literature, law and many any subject. From the beginning attempt havebeen made to collect everything printed in the Indian Archipelago regardless of the subject; the library posseses an exchaustive collection of complete series of papers adn periodicals of all kinds. moreover the libraries of the combined faculties of law and letters have found a place in the library. The Library is a part of Bataviasch Genootschap which is stand from 1778 to 1950, the collections which can be found in the library was donations from JACOBUS CORNELIS MATTHEUS RADERMACHER (1741 – 24 December 1783). Later after the Independent of Indonesia, from 1962 The Library was organized by Lembaga Kebudayaan Indonesia in Museum Pusat Jakarta untill 1979. In the 1980,  The Library Organized by Museum Nasional Until 1986, then organization is devided with Perpustakaan Nasional Republik Indonesia. Until 1987 the original part of Perpustakaan Nasional Republik Indonesia still operating in Museum Nasional.


Base on Regulation Ministry of Education and Culture Republic of Indonesia No 37 Year 2016 About Museum Nasional Duty (37/2016) Articel 1 Point n are to carry out the management of the Museum Nasional library. This Duty are carry out by The Registration dan Documentation field in article 10 poin j 37/2016 and held by Library Section with the detail job and function in the articel 13 37/2016. The job and fuction of the Library Section are:

  1. carry out the preparation of the Section work program;  (melakukan penyusunan program kerja Seksi)
  2. make plans for the needs and development of library collections; (melakukan penyusunan rencana kebutuhan dan pengembangan koleksi perpustakaan)
  3. procuring library collections; (melakukan pengadaan koleksi perpustakaan)
  4. manage library collections; (melakukan pengelolaan koleksi perpustakaan)
  5. developing library collections; (melakukan pengembangan koleksi kepustakaan)
  6. storing library collections; (melakukan penyimpanan koleksi perpustakaan)
  7. carry out maintenance and maintenance of library collections; (melakukan pemeliharaan dan perawatan koleksi perpustakaan)
  8. doing library services; (melakukan layanan perpustakaan)
  9. collaborate in the field of library management; (melakukan kerja sama di bidang pengelolaan perpustakaan)
  10. evaluating library management; (melakukan evaluasi pengelolaan perpustakaan)
  11. conduct storage and maintenance of Section documents; and (melakukan penyimpanan dan pemeliharaan dokumen Seksi; dan)
  12. carry out the preparation of Section reports and Field report concepts (melakukan penyusunan laporan Seksi dan konsep laporan Bidang)


Contact Information

Address :
Museum Nasional Indonesia
Pustaka: Six (6) Floor
Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat No.12 Gambir, Jakarta Pusat, Jakarta. 10110
Phone Number :
(021) 3447778
Fax Number :
(021) 3447778, 3811076




Opening Hours


Monday - Friday :
Open : 09.00 AM
Break : 12.00 - 13.00 PM
Close : 16.00 PM

In Ramadhan

Monday - Friday :
Open : 09.00 AM
Break : 12.00 - 12.30 PM
Close : 15.00 PM



We have Printed Sciences Material collection, such as Bataviasch Society Rapport, Dagh Register, Oudhedkundigs Verslag and many else.

Library Membership

In the reason Library Management Reform, Museum Nasional do not accept a membership. Visitor cann't borrow the book, but still can read the book in the library.


Website Katalog Daring Pustaka Museum Nasional- Gunakan Pencarian Untuk Mendapatkan Koleksi Secara Cepat