The University of Malaya Library was established in 1959 and has a total collection of more than a million up to date titles. UM Library consists of a Central Library which provides library facilities for the whole campus. In addition to a network of branch and special libraries to meet the specific needs of some faculties. The library is headed by the Chief Librarian, with a complement of professional librarians, support and technical staff.

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The collection comprises books, journals, conference proceedings, audio video, microform, theses and dissertations. UML also offers access to electronic resources such as e-journals, databases, citation indexes, and bibliographic management software.

Services & Facilities

Principally, UM’s library strives to maintain its services and facilities to provide the needs of reading materials for library users in various fields.


To transform the University of Malaya Library into a world ranked library, consistent with UM’s aspiration for the world ranking.


In support of the University of Malaya’s global mission, the Library provides professional expertise, diverse information resources, and knowledge-based services for the advancement of its quality research, teaching and learning.

Organisational Values


We deliver value by anticipating, studying and responding to the changing needs of our users.



We are committed to creating an inviting environment that supports research, teaching, learning, innovation and collaboration.


We leverage technologies to provide the best services in the most effective and efficient manner.

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