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On 18 June 1999, the Law Library was named as Tan Sri Professor Ahmad Ibrahim Law Library (Perpustakaan Undang-Undang Tan Sri Profesor Ahmad Ibrahim) in appreciation of his contributions to the Faculty of Law and the Law Library University of Malaya.

Since its inception in 1959, the Central Library began acquiring legal materials and these were incorporated into the general collection together with texts of the other disciplines. However, with the setting up of the Faculty of Law in 1972, which happens to be the first law school in the country, the legal resources were shifted to the newly erected Law Library situated adjacent to the Law School.


The Law Library Collection is the largest and most comprehensive in Malaysia. To date, there are more than 126,000 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 Range 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 It consists of theses and dissertations, scientific exercises, published conference papers, unpublished papers and divorce papers.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 A-Z Online Databases at https://umlibguides.um.edu.my/az.php

  • Discussion Rooms

Four (4) discussion rooms can accommodate up to eight (8) users. Registration can be made at the Service Counter.

  • Photocopies

Photocopying services operated by commercial vendor is available at Level 1. Self-service photocopying facilities are also available at ground floor and cards can be purchased from commercial vendor. Users are advised that permission to make copies of library materials is subject to the Malaysian Copyright Act 1987.

  • Carrel

There are twelve (12) daily carrels for postgraduates. Students can book the carrel at the Services Counter.

  • Computer

There are 8 computers for users to access library resources and browse the internet.

  • Lockers / Shelves Storage Bags

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.

  • MOOT Room

MOOT room is the latest facility for students to prepare for the MOOT competition.

  • Reading Areas

The library provides 500 seats for users at a time. A Quiet Zone located at Level 2 has designated for users who need for silent study.

  • WiFi Access

The library premises are equipped with WiFi facilities. Users need to register with the Information Technology Center before they can use this facility.


Reserve a Room

Carrel Room
Discussion Room
Faculty Room
Seminar Room

Free Zone

Free range reading area
TV Corner

TV Corner
Library Entrance

Service Counter

Group / Individual Study Area

ICT Support 

Borrowing policy

The policy applies to the Law Library only. Please refer to loan policy and eligibility at the main library, medical library and special libraries web pages.

No. Category of Members Open-shelf Books Academic Reserve Items Late return penalty
1. Undergraduate 2 items/ 14 Days 1 items/ 7 Days RM0.50 per day
2. Postgraduate 2 items / 14 Days 1 items/ 7 Days RM0.50 per day
3. Lembaga- Law 4 items / 7 Days 1 items/ 7 Days RM0.50 per day
4. Kehormat- Law 4 items / 7 Days 1 items/ 7 Days RM0.50 per day
5. Lecturer- Pengajar 5 items / 30 Days 1 items/ 7 Days RM0.50 per day
6. UM Officer 4 items / 30 Days 1 items/ 7 Days RM0.50 per day
7. Part-time lecturer 2 items / 14 Days 1 items/ 7 Days RM0.50 per day
8. Law Part-time lecturer 5 items / 30 Days 1 items/ 7 Days RM0.50 per day
9. Full-time Law lecturer 20 items / 30 Days 1 items/ 7 Days RM0.50 per day
10. Visiting lecturer 4 items / 30 Days 1 items/ 7 Days RM0.50 per day
11. Final year, Law Undergraduate 2 items / 14 Days 1 items/ 7 Days RM0.50 per day
12. Support staff- Library 1 items/ 7 Days 1 items/ 7 Days RM0.50 per day


The Team

Name Position Email Phone. No Profile Image
Adida  Mohd Amin Senior Librarian, Coordinator adida@um.edu.my +60379676515
Mohammed Zaki Abd Rahman Senior Librarian mzaki@um.edu.my  +60379676583
Manimala Thavandran Librarian manimala@um.edu.my  +60379676583
Afzanizam Zainal Bahrin Senior Librarian Assistant afzanizam@um.edu.my +60379676519
Kanagaraja Arumainathan Senior Librarian Assistant mafia@um.edu.my +60379676519
Faiz Ahmed Supian Librarian Assistant faiz8p@um.edu.my  +60379676519
Kamaruzzaman Ibrahim Librarian Assistant kamaruzz@um.edu.my  +60379676514
Amir Nazim Yahya Librarian Assistant amirnazim@um.edu.my  +60379676518
Azahari Adam Librarian Assistant ayee@um.edu.my  +60379676514
Mohd Rizuan Hamzah Librarian Assistant mrizuan@um.edu.my  +60379676514
Mohd Faridzul Ishak Librarian Assistant faridzul@um.edu.my  +60379676518
Mohd Hafis Jumaat Librarian Assistant hafis@um.edu.my  +60379676514
Abdul Rahman Ahmad Librarian Assistant panjang@um.edu.my  +60379676514
Noor Maziah Mohamad Librarian Assistant noormaziah@um.edu.my  +60379676584
Alifah Azhani Latif Librarian Assistant alifah@um.edu.my +60379676584
Hairullizam Rosli Librarian Assistant hairullizam82@um.edu.my  +60379676584
Hanim Ab Manaf Administrative Assistant hanim@um.edu.my  +60379676568
Siti Bainah Saad Operation Assistant bainah@um.edu.my  +60379676568
Mohamad Shaifulnizam Md Anuwar Operation Assistant apol@um.edu.my  +60379676514


Tan Sri Prof. Ahmad Ibrahim Law Library,
Faculty of Law,
Universiti Malaya,
50603 Lembah Pantai,
Kuala Lumpur.
Tel.No: +603-7967 6568
Fax: +603-7967 6517

GENERAL Opening Hours

  • Saturday-Sunday9.00-16.00
  • Monday-Friday 8:00-20.00
  • Public Holiday Closed

Last Update: 07/05/2024