Library Services

In support of the Smart Learning and Teaching initiative, the Library provides a range of services that will enhance the quality of teaching, learning and research.

Use the Catalogue to find and access items in our collections.

Check on the Help/Guides about how to renew, reserve books and view my account.

 

Loan Services

Borrowing Privileges

Type

of
membership
Books
Audio Visual 

Materials (AV)
 

Loan Period

Open
Shelf
(OS)
Loan
Period
Short
Loan
(SL)
Loan
Period
Academic staff
(Full-time)
20 items 1 month 3 items 1 week 2 items 1 week
Academic staff
(Part-time)
4 items 2 weeks 1 item 1 week 1 item 1 week
Support staff
(Full-time)
5 items 1 month 1 item 1 week 1 item 1 week
Support staff
(Part-time)
4 items 2 weeks 1 item 1 week 1 item 1 week
Postgraduate
Students
7 items 2 weeks 1 item 3 days 1 item 4 hours
Undergraduate
Students
4 items 2 weeks 1 item 3 days 1 item 4 hours
External Members* 2 items 2 weeks

 

*Yearly membership fee and deposit collections are compulsory, applicable only to a few categories for external memberships.

 


Type

of
membership
Books
Audio Audio Visual 

Materials (AV)
 

Loan Period

Open
Shelf
(OS)
Loan
Period
Short
Loan
(SL)
Loan
Period
Academic staff
(Full-time)
10 items 1 month 3 items 1 week 5 items 1 week
Academic staff
(Part-time)
5 items 1 month 3 items 1 week 5 items 1 week
Support staff
(Full-time)
5 items 1 month 3 items 1 week 5 items 1 week
Support staff
(Part-time)
Postgraduate
Students
5 items 1 month 3 items 1 week 5 items 1 month
Undergraduate
Students
3 items 1 week 1 items 4 hours 2 items 2 hours

Collections

 

Open Shelf

Collection of books in which users have unrestricted access.

Short Loan

It is not possible for Library to buy enough copies for every user to borrow a copy at the same time. For this reason, Short Loan collection is made available to maximise access by large numbers of users.

Teaching Resources

Materials requested by academic staff for the course that he/ she is teaching. The Academic staff can request to convert books from the Open Shelf books to become their Teaching Resources with maximum 10 items for Full Time Academic staff and 4 items for Part Time Academic staff.

Loan Period

  • Full Time Academic Staff – Up to six months.
  • Part Time Academic Staff – Up to six months or to the end date of their contract issued by the Human Resources Department.

 

Renewal Policies

 

Renewal can be done at the Library Circulation Counter or via online, provided no one else has reserved the item.

Open Shelf
  • Students are allowed to renew items from this collection only once.
  • Academic and Support staff are allowed to renew items from this collection. There is no limit to the number of times the items are renewed.
Short Loan
  • Students and Support staff are not allowed to renew items from this collection.
  • Academic staff may renew items from this collection in person only, at the library circulation counter.
Teaching Resources
  • If the item is required for another six months, Academic staff will have to renew items from this collection in person only, at the library circulation counter. Teaching Resource items may be renewed online or via the phone, however, the loan period of these renewals will be for the period of 1 month (for Full Time Academic Staff) or 2 weeks (for Part Time Academic Staff).

 

Fine Policies

Library users are responsible for knowing the Library’s Fines Policies. Failure to understand these policies will not excuse you from payment of late return fines or for billed library material. Please refer to the Fines information below, or consult with staff for fine or billing amount.

Fines
 Collection Type  Fine
 Open Shelf  RM 1.00/ day
 Short Loan*  RM 10.00/ day
 Audio Visual material (Staff)  RM 1.00/ day
 Audio Visual material (Student)  RM 1.00/ hour

 

* There will be an overdue fine of RM10 per day on short loan, for first day returned late, then RM10 per day for each subsequent day. The high fine for short loan item is to encourage users to remember to return it on time so that everyone will have access to it.

 

Lost Items

 

Lost Item Fine

Once past the 30th day from the due date, an item borrowed on your Library account will be billed either a default lost book fine of RM500.00 or the amount paid by the Library. As the item will be considered lost, and you will be blocked from borrowing library materials. If you return the fined item, the lost book fine will be waived, but you will be held liable for the overdue fine incurred.

Replacing an Item Yourself

If you choose to replace an item yourself there will be a RM30.00 Processing Fee. The item must be the latest edition on the market and the exact format as the lost item. If the lost item was hardback, it must be replaced with a hardback. Used copy will not be acceptable as a replacement.

 Fine  Processing Fee    Total Fine
 Lost Item  Current value of the item on the market  RM30.00  Fine value + processing Fee + overdue fine (if any)
 Slightly damaged  RM 30.00  RM30.00  Fine value + processing Fee + overdue fine (if any)
 Severely damaged  RM 50.00  RM30.00  Fine value + processing Fee + overdue fine (if any)

 

For more information, go to our FAQ page.