• Universiti Malaya Library
  • query_perpustakaan@um.edu.my
  • +603 79567800


The University of Malaya Library established since 1962 in Kuala Lumpur is a network of 17 Libraries, fully computerized and integrated in its operation and services. The Built Environment Library is one of the special subject libraries in the University of Malaya Library network. Prior to 2003, the collections were kept in the Engineering Library, at the Faculty of Engineering. At the present location, the Built Environment Library is conveniently located for access and is open to all students during office hours. The library is manned by two full-time staff members and one senior librarian which is covers a floor space of about 627.66 sq. meters with seating capacity for 120 students. The Library’s core function is to support the learning, teaching and research needs of undergraduate, postgraduate students, and the academic staff and researchers of the Faculty of Built Environment. However, it is also opened to other registered users of the University of Malaya Library network, subject to some limitation in borrowings.


The collection gives priority on the learning and teaching programme of the Built Environment Faculty especially in the areas of architecture, estate management, quantity surveying, building surveying and urban planning. The library materials include both primary and secondary sources, such as books, journals, reference books, dissertation and theses, conference proceedings and electronic resources.

  • Reading Areas

The built environment library provides 133 seats for users at time which is covers a floor space of about 835 sq. meters.

  • Discussion Areas

This Discussion Area is located beside the library office and accommodate with 16 seats. This area is spacious and very interesting for any discussion and meeting. It is open to anyone who interested and users only need to make a reservation at counter services. Projectors are also provided for teaching and learning facilities.

  • Standing OPAC (PC)

Computers with Internet connections are provided for use in the Library for searching information from Library catalogue.

  • Student Centre

Located at Level 3, Mercu Alam Bina was designed to give students space for study and relaxation between classes.

  • Surau/Musolla (Praying Room for muslim)

Located at the second floor of Mercu Alam Bina for both male and female.

  • WiFi Access

Access is available within the building with a number of access points.

  • Cafe

The faculty’s café is located at level 3 and is open during office hours on weekdays.


Free Zone

Leisure Area 1
Seating Capacity: 12

Leisure Area 2
Seating Capacity: 8

Group / Individual Study Area 

Study Area
Moderate Noice Area
Seating Capacity: 32

Discussion Area
Moderate Quiet Area
Seating Capacity:8

Laptop Station
Moderate Quiet Area
Seating Capacity: 8

Discussion Area

Study Area

Study Area

Borrowing policy

No. Category of Members Open-shelf Books Late return penalty
1. Undergraduate 4 items/ 30 Days RM0.50 per day
2. Postgraduate 6 items / 30 Days RM0.50 per day
5. Lecturer 10 items / 60 Days RM0.50 per day
6. UM Officer 4 items / 60 Days RM0.50 per day

The Team

No. Name Position Email Phone. No Profile Image
1. Muhamad Faizal Abd Aziz Senior Librarian, Head mfaizal@um.edu.my +60379675259
2. Zahariman Zainal Abidin Senior Librarian Assistant zman@um.edu.my +60379676877
3. Mohd Hairi Ramli Senior Librarian Assistant  hairimd@um.edu.my +60379676877


Built Environment Library,
Ground Floor, Mercu Alam Bina, Faculty of Built Environment,
Universiti Malaya,
50603 Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur
Tel.No: +603-7967 6802
Fax: +603-7967 3661

GENERAL Opening Hours

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

Last Update: 22/04/2022