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Central Library

General Collection
The open stack collection consists of textbooks and monographs of various subjects acquired to support learning, teaching and research needs of the University. All academic staff, students and valid registered members of the Library are allowed to borrow from this collection.

Academic Reserve Collection
Academic Reserve Collection consists of text book, suggested by lecturer for their students.

Reference Collection
Reference sources such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, directories and resource guides to research are available.

Bound Journals
UML subscribes to most of the core journals in various subject areas. Back issues (bound journals) are kept in the library.

Kindle
The University of Malaya Library is offering its users the opportunity to sample this increasingly popular technology. UM Library Kindles are preloaded with Bestsellers, Popular, Motivational and Inspirational titles and more. Current library students and staff are eligible to borrow a Kindle for two weeks

Microfiche / Microfilm
This collection contains articles, books, research syntheses, conference papers and technical reports, newspapers in microfiche & microfilm format. The collection available at the Central Library.

Theses & Dissertations
The collection consists of theses and dissertations of postgraduate students of the University of Malaya and also selected titles from the National University of Singapore. This is a closed access collection.

Free Range Reading Collection
This collection contains popular fiction and non-fiction books to browse and borrow. Light novels and reading collection such as motivational, biography, poetry collections, young adult fiction, humour, popular science writing, and much more written in English or Malay language.

Reference Collection
Reference sources such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, directories and resource guides to research are available.

Audio & Video
The University of Malaya Library has a collection of media to support research and teaching and learning. Among the collections in the media unit are VHs, CDs, black plates, blu-rays. There is a collection that can only be used in the library using the equipment provided. In addition, non-academic materials such as movies can be borrowed according to loan eligibility

T. J. Danaraj Medical Library

T. J. Danaraj Medical Library collections comprise of textbooks, monographs, journals, thesis and conference papers in medical and health sciences. There are also books and journal titles in electronic format accessible via Electronic Databases.

Information about the Medical Collection is available via Pendeta Discovery (Online Public Access Catalogue). In compliance with international practice, the Medical Library uses the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Classification Scheme and Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in cataloguing and classification works.

General Collection
The general collection which consist of textbooks and monographs in medicine and health sciences are acquired by the Medical Library to support the needs of learning, teaching and research of Faculty of Medicine and University of Malaya Medical Centre.

Academic Reserves Collection
A small but vital collection of textbooks recommended by lecturers of the Faculty of Medicine for reading and reference purpose by students are kept at the service counter for 24 hours loan at any one time.

Malaysiana Collection
A copy of every monograph and journal pertaining to medicine and health in Malaysia is kept as a closed-stack collection in the Malaysiana collection.

Reference Collection
Important reference sources such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, directories and resource guides to research in the fields of medicine, health, nursing and other reference sources such as annual reports and statistical reports are made available to library users in the reference section.

Theses Collection
This collection consists of Ph.D and Masters theses of postgraduate students from the Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya and the National University of Singapore.

CD-ROM/DVD Collection
This collection consists of CD-ROM and DVD on various aspects of the Medical Sciences to support learning and teaching in the Faculty of Medicine. Request for use may be made at the service counter.

Free Range Reading Collection
It comprises of light reading materials which is initiated to ensure that medical students have access to reading materials that are not exclusively medical in nature and orientation including novels, biographies, plays and poetry, books on the fine art, hobbies and current affairs.

Electronic Databases

Tan Sri Prof. Ahmad Ibrahim Law Library

The Law Library Collection is the largest and most comprehensive in Malaysia. To date, there are more than 125,000 copies. The collections are divided into groups and types

Malaysiana Collection
Local legal reading material for Malaysia, written by Malaysians and published locally or abroad, consists of both primary and secondary sources such as legal, legal cases, government news, parliamentary debates, textbooks, and questions Exam.

Textbook Collection
Textbooks cover a wide range of legal topics and jurisdictions are organized by topic code. Topic codes are displayed for user guides.

Free Reading Collection
The materials in this collection consist of light reading material including fiction, general knowledge, health, psychology and motivation.

Braille collection
There are nearly 300 titles in Braille format that special students can use.

Reference Collection
This collection can be used only in the Library. The collection consists of reference books such as encyclopedia, dictionary, guidebook, Halsbury, digest, maxim, yearbook, abstract, “citators” and index.

Collection of Commonwealth & Commonwealth Law Reports
The collection comprises court cases from various commonwealth countries including India, Pakistan, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Private Access Collection
This collection is accessible to Library staff only. It consists of theses and dissertations, scientific exercises, published conference papers, unpublished papers and divorce papers.

Collection of Journals
A collection of bound and current non-local journals is housed here. The journals are organized by title and the list of journals is kept at the Underground Service Counter.

Academic Core Collection
This collection is placed in conjunction with the Closed Access Collection. It is a reading list suggested by the lecturer for student reference and can be borrowed for three (3) days.

Collection of International Law
Resources relating to agreements and materials relating to international court and tribunal legislation, official documentation and scholarly articles in international law, including publications and journals as well as information on United Nation research, textbooks and publications .

Electronic Resources Collection
Libraries subscribe to databases in various fields of study. This database is accessible through the Interactive portal site at
http://www.diglib.um.edu.my/interactive.

Za'ba Memorial Library

Monographs
Books on Malaysiana published locally or overseas, particularly in the areas of Malay language, literature and culture, Malay/Indonesian dictionaries ranging from those published in the 17th century to the present. 

Conference papers
Unpublished or published papers presented at the seminars or conferences held in Malaysia. The papers are indexed and retrievable through the Malaysiana index database INDXDB. 

Malaysiana Serials and Official publications
Published serials and official publications especially annual reports and other related materials, published by Malaysian government departments and statutory bodies. 

Manuscripts
Original manuscripts and manuscripts on microfilm/microfiche especially Malay language, literature and Islam. 

Personal collections
Collections donated by or acquired from the prominent individuals/scholars, such as the late Tan Sri Zainal Abidin bin Ahmad in the areas of Malay studies, including his personal letters (Za’ba Collection), Ungku Abdul Aziz an economist and a former Vice-Chancellor of University of Malaya (Ungku Aziz Collection), a Malay nationalist lbrahim Ya’kob (lbrahim Ya’kob Collection) and the Father Pintado collection of books on the Portuguese Overseas.

Languages and Linguistics Library

Languages & Linguistics Library has a total collection of 21,350 titles up to date, which reflects the studies and teaching in languages and linguistics field. The library provide collection in various languages (i.e. Malay, English, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Korean, etc.), comprises of textbooks, monographs, AV materials (cassettes, CD, DVD), reference collection (dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbook, etc.) and academic reserve collection (red spot). The library also provides collection of dissertation completed by the Language and Linguistic Faculty students.

Engineering Library

The collection developed gives priority on the learning and teaching programme of the Engineering Faculty especially in the areas of biomedical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, engineering design and manufacture and mechanical engineering. The library materials include both primary and secondary sources, such as books, journals, reference books, dissertation and theses, conference proceedings and electronic resources.

Dental Library

The Dental Library serves the teaching, learning and research needs of the academic staff, undergraduate students, postgraduate students and researchers of the Faculty of Dentistry.

Information about the Dentistry Collection is available via Pendeta Discovery (Online Public Access Catalogue). In compliance with international practice, the Dental Library uses the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Classification Scheme and Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in cataloguing and classification works.

Built Environment Library

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.

 

Education Library

The collection gives priority on the learning and teaching programme of the Education Faculty especially in the areas that related to education in Malaysia and field works such as early children education, education management, sociology and psychology of education, and etc. The library materials include both primary and secondary sources, such as books, journals, reference books, dissertation and theses, conference proceedings and electronic resources.

The library online catalogue, known as Pendeta WebPAC is a union catalogue of the University of Malaya Library network which provides access to holdings of collection of materials and can be accessed by others via the Internet.

General
The Education Library has a general collection of about 11, 000 item consists of textbooks, reference books, and handbooks, journal and etc.

Theses and Dissertations
This ever expanding collection consists of works produced by undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Faculty of Education.

Journals, Online Databases and e-Books
The Library subscribes to printed journal, online databases – mostly full text journal and e-book, which can be accessed via the campus network and remote access from individual home of registered users.

Islamic Studies Library

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. Can be borrowed 24 hours.learning purposes.

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.

East Asian Studies Library

The East Asian Studies Library has a collection of about 70,000 volumes, comprising items in the Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages. The collection focuses on mainly books on classical and modern Chinese literature, Chinese language and linguistics, history and philosophy.

The Library has a special collection on Malaysiana materials. Publication about Malaysia, written by Malaysians and published in Malaysia with academic value is collected. Users can access to those items with special permission.

Besides that, local Chinese newspaper Sin Chew Daily and Nanyang Siang Pau are kept for one year in order to fulfill the reference need.

Indian Studies Library

History of Establishment : In the mid 1950s, the Department of Indian Studies was established at the University of Malaya (Singapore) and a collection of Tamil books covering subjects offered in the department have started to be collected. In 1959, with the establishment of the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, a policy decision was made to transfer the books from the Singapore University library to the Library in Kuala Lumpur. Tamil books collection is among the one involved in the transfer process. Since then, a collection of Tamil books were placed in the University of Malaya Main Library building. As the collection shows great usage, in 1999, the library collection moved to Institute of Postgraduate Studies building which is now known as Za’ba Memorial Library building. Since then, the library began operations as a special library implementing the acquisition, processing, loan and return independently. The collection of approximately 40,000 volumes in this library is mainly in Tamil script. It is considered to be the largest single Tamil collection in the country and Southeast Asia. The collection comprises mainly books on Tamil Language, classical and modern Tamil literature. There are also books on linguistics, religion, culture, history, biography, fine arts, anthropology, sociology and psychology.

General Collection

Monographs : Books on related to education, particularly in the field of Tamil language, classical & modern literature, culture, science, modern & traditional medicine, agriculture, engineering, economics, politics, education, music, history, biography, art, anthropology, sociology, psychology and translation literatures.

Conference papers : Comprise of published or unpublished papers presented at seminars or conferences held in Malaysia and abroad. The papers are indexed and retrievable through Pendeta WebPAC (iMalaysiana) catalogue.

Reference Collection

Journals & Magazines : The library subscribes to most of the major journals in various fields of Tamil studies. Current journals (21 titles) and old issues (bound journals) (41 titles) are kept separately.

Tamil Newspapers : Indian Studies Library subscribes 2 types of local Tamil newspaper namely Makkal Osai and Malaysia Nanban. A collection of newspapers starting from 2008 up to the latest are kept in the library office for the purpose of preservation. Photocopy and references to these materials can be made only after obtaining permission from the library.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias : This collection consists of Vaalviyal Kalanjciyam (16 volumes), Tamil Lexicon (28 volumes), Ariviyal Kalanjciyam (10 volumes), Kalaik Kalanjciyam (20 volumes) and Peragarati (8 volumes). There are also dozens of dictionaries covering various subject kept for reference.

Academic Exercises : This collection contains Academic Exercises received from the Department of Indian Studies since 1999 till current.

Tamil Malaysiana Collection

Monographs : Books on Malaysiana published locally or overseas, particularly in the areas of Tamil language, literature, Tamil and Indian culture, dictionaries ranging from those published in the early 1930s. 

Conference papers : Unpublished or published papers presented at the seminars or conferences held in Malaysia. The papers are indexed and retrievable through the Malaysiana index. The collection approximately 2,800 titles consist of; (1) Works written in Tamil and published in Malaysia; (2) Works on Malaysia written in Tamil published abroad; (3) Works written in Tamil by the author who originated from Malaysia.

Malay Studies Library

Total collection in the library is almost 11,000 consisting of books, theses, project papers and conference papers. The main core reading materials are related to Malay education and field works such as Malay literature, linguistics collection and socioculture. Although the collection are mainly for reference and close stacks only, all users are allowed to do the internal loan. The library also provides WiFi services.

Nilam Puri Library, Kelantan

The Library has a collection of over 35,000 volumes, comprising printed and non-print materials in Arabic, Malay, English and other languages.

The Red Spot collection which consists of packages recommended by lecturers as part of their course reading lists and the Audio-Visual Collection are also available.

UM Archive

The University of Malaya Archive contains printed and non-printed materials with historical value related to the University of Malaya. The following are resources available in the collection: University Bulletin, Annual Reports, books, journals, photos, CDs (containing project reports, academic exercises, dissertation, thesis, etc.), AV materials, trophies, costumes, scientific drawings, files and invitations.

Aside from that, the University of Malaya Archive also manages the Institutional Repositories, such as the University of Malaya Research Repository which collates research articles produced by the University community; the Students’ Repository, which house the project reports, dissertations and theses produced by the students and staff, as well as the UM Memory which house a collection of historical photographs from the establishment of University of Malaya in Singapore until now.

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