• Universiti Malaya Library
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  • +603 79567800


The Library started as the Chinese Studies Collection Division in 1962. In 1982, in line with the government’s “Look East” policy, the scope of the collection was extended to include materials in the Japanese and Korean languages. Items in Chinese, Japanese and Korean script are transliterated according to Pinyin system, Hepburn system and Korean pronunciation system.


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.

  • Reading Areas

Uses are advised to leave library books on trolleys after usage. Please do not attempt to shelve these books. Shelving items in the wrong places will result in serious retrieval problems.


Free Zone

Group / Individual Study Area 

ICT Support 

Borrowing policy

No. Category of Members Open-shelf Books Late return penalty
1. Undergraduate 5 items/ 14 Days RM0.50 per day
2. Postgraduate 20 items / 30 Days RM0.50 per day
5. Full time Lecturer 50 items / 60 Days RM0.50 per day
6. UM Officer 25 items / 60 Days RM0.50 per day

The Team

No. Name Position Email Phone. No Profile Image
1. Low Li Qin Project Officer lowliqin@um.edu.my +60379673298

Nur Liana Jannah Matisa

 Librarian Assistant  nurliana@um.edu.my +60379673841


East Asian Studies Library,
4th Floor, Za’ba Memorial Library,Universiti Malaya,
50603 Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur
Tel.No: +603-7967 3840
Fax: +603-7967 3847

GENERAL Opening Hours

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

Last Update: 10/01/2024