• Universiti Malaya Library
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The Library may used by members of the University Board, University staff, enrolled students of the University, Alumni and by other such persons engaged in special enquiries of research whose written applications to use the Library may be approved by the Librarian.

No person shall be permitted to borrow any book, or other item of library property, until it has been issued to him by a member of the library staff.

Books available for loan may be borrowed by registered members of the Library subject to the proviso that they be returned at once if recalled by the Librarian for another user.

The eligibility of each category of registered members of the books is as determined by the Library Committee.

Fines on overdue books will be charged for all registered members of the Library who fails to return books or other items within stipulated time. Fines are as determined by the Library Committee. Should the fines exceed the specified maximum amount, suspension of all borrowing rights will be effected automatically.

Non of members of the University, whose applications to borrow have been approved by the Library, may borrow upon the payment of the necessary fees and deposits.

Borrowers who lose books lent to them will be required to replace the books: or to pay twice the cost of replacing such books, subject to a minimum of RM50.00 for local imprints and RM80.00 for foreign imprints (RM150.00 for science and technology books).

Borrowers in whose name books have been issued, according to library records, will be held responsible for any injury, mutilation, or disfigurement that may occur to books loan to them and will be required to pay cost of replacing such books.

All members of the Library, including academic staff, must return books to the Library immediately of they receive written notification to do so from the Librarian.

The Librarian may lend to another Library, for a period not exceeding one month, any book which is not at time required for use at the University.

Reference books and serials (bound and unbound) may only be referred to within Library premises. They may not be taken out of the Library.

All members expected to adhere to the dress code stipulated by the University.

Talking on the phone around reading areas is prohibited.

Smoking, eating and drinking are prohibited in the Library.

Animals are not allowed to be taken into the Library.

Rules concerning the use of Academic Reserve Collection which are demanded in connection with lecturers and essays, drawn up by the Librarian are displayed in the Library.

Registered readers must use their bar-coded campus card to borrow books from the Library.

Children may not be taken into the Library. The Library is not open for children below the age of 16. This rule does not apply to the Central Library because it has children-friendly facilities subject to the terms and conditions.

Last Update: 09/12/2021