• Universiti Malaya Library
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Academy of Islam was established on 1st April 1981 after the incorporation of the Kelantan Foundation for Islamic Higher learning into the University of Malaya. It was later officially known as the Academy of Islamic Studies as the result of the re-organization of the Academy of Islam on the 15th January 1996.


Islamic Studies Library collection consists of books, journals, theses, and conference papers. All items information is accessible via Pendeta Discovery.

  • General Collection

The collection placed at open shelves and meant to support the teaching and learning purposes.

  • Academic Reserve Collection

Placed all recommended reading materials suggested by lecturers in their reading lists.

  • Reference Collection

The collection consists of all reference materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, etc.

  • Theses Collection

All academic exercises, dissertations and theses written by Academy of Islamic Studies students are available here. This collection is for reference only.

  • Free Range Reading Collection

Free range reading collection consists of light reading materials such as novels, hobbies, current affairs. It is initiated to encourage students to read other than their academic books.

  • Computer

Computer facilities are available and equipped with an internet connection.

  • Locker

Lockers are for the temporary storage of personal belongings. However, the Library cannot be held responsible for any items that go missing or are damaged in the lockers.

  • Carrel

The Library provides 6 carrels for postgraduate students, final year undergraduate students, academic staff and researchers. Carrels are for daily use and will be charged out at the Service Counter.

  • Photocopy

Self-service photocopying machine operated by commercial vendors is provided in the Library. User should observe and comply with the current legislation on copyright in Malaysia.

  • WiFi Access

This Library is equipped with ‘internet without wire” or Wi-Fi signal. Access is also for users who bring laptop or tools that can be connected using this signal. Login Wifi using your registered UM email username and password.

  • Reading Areas

Reading facilities are available on every floor of the Library. Uses are advised to leave library books on trolleys after usage.


Free Zone

Leisure Area

A comfy area that simulates a home environment can be found at  Level 1 of the Library. Users may relax and loosen up in this area, or simply use it as a favourite corner to devour a bestselling novel or read the newspaper. This leisure area is comfortable and attractive for user doing a revision with a more relaxed.

Group / Individual Study Area

Level 2 Study Area
Moderate Noise Area
Seating Capacity: 300

Level 1 Study Area
Moderate Noise Area
Seating Capacity: 30

Quiet Area
No.of room: 6

ICT Support

Level 1 Study Area
Computer facilities are available and equipped
with an internet connection.

Borrowing policy

No. Category of Members Open-shelf Books Late return penalty
1. Undergraduate 20 items / 30 Days RM0.50 per day
2. Postgraduate 20 items / 30 Days RM0.50 per day
5. Full time Lecturer 60 items / 60 Days RM0.50 per day
6. UM Officer 35 items / 60 Days RM0.50 per day

The Team

No. Name Position Email Phone. No Profile Image

Rohaizah Jaafar

Senior Librarian izah@um.edu.my +60379676116

Saiful Bahri Ahmad

Librarian Assistant bahri@um.edu.my +6037976130

Md Sawal Nasharil Saari

Senior Librarian Assistant shawal@um.edu.my +60379676130


Islamic Studies Library,
Academy of Islamic Studies,
Universiti Malaya,
50603 Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur
Tel.No: +603-7957-6116

GENERAL Opening Hours

  • Saturday-SundayClosed
  • Monday-Friday 8:00-17:00
  • Friday PrayerClosed
  • Public Holiday Closed

Last Update: 22/04/2022