Library Visits – Online Registration

 

Non-Local Library Visits

Please note: Online Registration before the congress – Transportation costs for participants.

Three tours will be offered from 07:00 – 18:00. There are three non-local library visits for which participants will be charged a minimal fee. These are full-day visits travelling approximately 300km one way by coach. Lunch will be provided.

 

Non-Local Library Visit 1: Perak Libraries (Academic and  Community libraries)

Transportation Cost: 15 EUR

This is a north-bound trip by coach to the state of Perak. The tour will start at 07:00 from Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, the conference venue. Participants will be taken to three libraries comprising two university libraries and  a community library.

After approximately three hours on the journey, the first stop will be at the The Desa Sauk 2 Community Library. A fairly small library with the nearest town around twenty kilometres away, participants will be able to see how library services are provided for the local folks and school children. The condusive library environment is a popular venue for school children in the neighbourhood. Some library and information related activities are in store for the visit of IFLA WLIC 2018 participants.   

The next stop will be an academic library, the Petronas University of Technology (UTP) in Tronoh Perak. The library is within the academic complex which is an iconic building designed by one of the leading architects, Foster and Partners. In 2007, the design received an Aga Khan Award for Architecture. UTP Information Resource Centre (IRC) was established in July 1997. The collection comprises a wide variety of printed and non-printed materials with intent focus on the field of engineering and technology. The library is equipped with 1,275 seating capacity and more than 500,000 printed books.

The final stop of this Perak Libraries tour is the Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI) located in Tanjung Malim Perak. UPSI was established in 1957 as a teacher training institute. Since 1998 the university had spent RM20 million to upgrade and update its collection of library materials. This does not include furniture, library security system and other related equipment. The modern and contemporary building houses more than three million items in its collection both in printed and electronic resources. The library focuses on education and early childhood education as niche areas in its collection development. The library has developed and implemented in-house systems which has enhanced and benefitted services not only within the library, but other academic and public libraries in Malaysia.

Participants are expected to reach Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre at about 18:00.

 

 

Non-Local Library Visit 2: Melaka Libraries (School, Academic and Public Libraries) 

Transportation Cost: 15 EUR

This is a south-bound trip by coach to the state of Melaka and Negeri Sembilan. The tour will start at 07:00 from Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, the conference venue. Participants will be taken to three libraries comprising of a school library,  an academic library and a public library.

The first stop of this non-local library visit will be at the the Tunku Khursiah College (TKC) in Seremban Negeri Sembilan. Tunku Kurshiah College (TKC) is the first fully residential girls’ school in Malaysia established in 1947. The school moved to its new premise in Bandar Enstek, Nilai in January 2013. The new school library is highly recommended by the Malaysian Ministry of Education for a visit. The library won The Best School Library Award (Secondary School) at state level for several years. To create reading habits among the students, the library created a reading corner in every classroom.

From TKC the tour will proceed to Melaka to visit the Malaysia Technical University Library. The Library provides a seating capacity of 500 users. Currently it has a total collection of nearly 150,000 printed titles including 32 database titles. The collection focuses mainly on engineering subjects related to the areas of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Information & Communication Technology Engineering. In addition, there are also collections of other scientific fields such as physics, chemistry and mathematics. The library actively involved in CSR activities. It has “adopted” almost ten school libraries, from setting up the libraries and providing on-going guidance and advice on how to run the libraries.

The final destination of this tour will be the Melaka State Library which was established in 1981. The library has a history back to 1881 when it was first located at the Stadthuys Building. It has been relocated to several other sites since then and finally moved to its current location at Bukit Baru in 1996. This is basically a public library which aims to serve the general users of the community, students, general users and children. The library has 5 branch libraries, 27 rural libraries, 2 mobile bus services and 3 1Malaysia Community Library. The library also offers a dedicated reference section with an extensive collection, for secondary school students who are preparing for their examinations.

Participants are expected to reach Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre at about 18:00.

 

 

Non-Local Library Visit 3: Pahang Libraries (Academic and Public libraries)

Transportation Cost: 15 EUR

This is the east-bound non-local library tour to the state of Pahang, at the eastern side of the Malay Peninsula. The tour will start at 07:00 from Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, the conference venue. Participants will be taken to three libraries comprising  of a two academic  libraries  and  a public library.

The first stop of this tour will be the Library of the Medical Faculty of the  Islamic International University of Malaysia (IIUM) in Kuantan, Pahang. It is located about 250km away from the main campus. The Library was set up to support the curriculum and research needs of the Medical and Health Sciences faculties. Some of the faculties served by this library are the Dentistry, Pharmacy and Nursing faculties. Information literacy programmes are delivered throughout their medical education. Being the only medical library in the state, the library opens its door to the local community to serve their interests in information needs.

From IIUM Medical Library the tour will proceed to Pekan, the royal town of Pahang to visit the new campus of Pahang University of Malaysia. Established in 2002, it was re-branded as Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) in 2007. The library is now at the main campus with an area of 16,000 square meters. The new building is able to accommodate 3,000 users at one time. Currently the library has a collection of nearly 100,000 copies of printed books, 2.9 million e-books title and 19 subscribed databases. The core collections cover the field of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, manufacturing, science, systems and software.

The final stop will be the State Library of Pahang (PPAP) which was established in 1973 but started its operation in 1976. The brand new building of 12,000 sq meters is located at the main entrance of Kuantan, the capital city of Pahang. Among the attraction of this library is the  Petrosains  which is a Science Discovery Centre that uses a fun and interactive approach to tell the story of the science and technology of the petroleum industry.

Participants are expected to reach Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre at about 18:00.

 

 

Local Library Visits – Half-Day

Please note: Online Registration before the congress – Transportation costs for participants.

These tours will be offered from 08:00 – 12:30 and from 13:00 – 17:00. Local library visits will be by coach within Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley. All visits will start and end at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The majority of the visits (except one) will be comprised of two libraries.

 

Local Library Visit 1: University of Malaya and INCEIF Knowledge Management Centre

Transportation Cost: 10 EUR

  • University of Malaya

The University of Malaya Library opened its doors to the campus community in 1959. Situated at the heart of a sprawling campus, the Library network comprises of the Central Library, three branch libraries (Za’ba Memorial Library, T.J. Danaraj Medical Library and Tan Sri Professor Ahmad Ibrahim Law Library) and eight special libraries (Built Environment, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Malay Studies, Islamic Studies in Kuala Lumpur and in Nilam Puri, and Language & Linguistics).

Currently, the UM Library is the only public university library that has been entrusted to run a two-credit compulsory university Information Literacy course. The course is designed, developed, managed and taught by the librarians. Apart from that the Central Library has undergone various changes to convert the library spaces as learning spaces. The Collaborative Learning Area (CoLA) is one such example whereby the design of the entire floor allows for open interaction amongst the students and focus is on student-centered learning. Other initiatives include the 24×7 Study Space and the Undergraduate Information Commons.

The Library’s vision is to transform the University of Malaya Library into a world-ranked library, consistent with UM’s aspiration for world ranking and this is supported by its mission whereby in support of the University of Malaya’s global mission, the Library provides professional expertise, diverse information resources, and knowledge-based services for the advancement of its quality research, teaching and learning. As one walks through the Library or surfs through its home page (http://www.umlib.um.edu.my), one would be able to see the vision and mission of the Library in place through its collection development and the provision of various facilities and services.

As the University of Malaya moves forward, the Library will move in tandem and will continue to serve the campus community. Do come over and spend some time with us at the oldest and leading university in Malaysia.  

  • INCEIF Knowledge Management Centre

INCEIF or International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance is the world’s first and only international university specialising in Islamic Finance. INCEIF was established in 2007 to develop professionals and specialists in the field to sustain market competitiveness and take on the future challenges in the industry. The Central Bank of Malaysia has established an endowment fund of RM500 million to support this initiative, and put in considerable efforts to attract top-tier talent including renowned thought leaders, academicians as well as educationists in the field. The collections provide a window to the vast materials available in Islamic Finance, Islamic Economics, Shari’ah Law, Islamic History and other related areas. The collection also encompasses conventional finance and economics across disciplines, including current trends in the field.

 

 

Local Library Visit 2: Islamic International University Malaysia (IIUM) and CLiC Sentul (Community Library) 

Transportation Cost: 10 EUR

  • Islamic International University Malaysia (IIUM)

Established in 1983, the library moved to its new campus in 1997. With a space of more than 25,000 square meters, it has the capacity to cater for about 1 million printed materials.

Today, IIUM Library is considered among the strongest academic libraries in the country with a collection of more than two millions titles in print and electronic formats supported by a staff strength of more than 200 spread over seven campuses.

With a substantial size of more than two million titles, the library information resources cover disciplines in accordance with the academic programmes of the University. It encompasses subjects on Islam, law, economics and management, English language, Arabic language, medicine, architecture and engineering for both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The resources are available in both print and online formats with online formats dominating the bigger percentage.

  • CLiC Sentul (Community Library)

The new City Branch Library Sentul or with its new rebranding, Reader KL @ Bandar Baru Sentul. The library was opened to the public in March 2010. However, Pustaka KL @ Bandar Baru Sentul has been upgraded through the CSR project by YTL Land & Development Berhad (YTL) and was reopened to the public in April 2014, with a new service namely CLiC (Creative Learning Centre and IT). It aims to provide equal learning opportunities in a conducive ecosystem in addition to reducing the digital divide in society and support their academic achievement. The library is strategically located in Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) Sentul and serves the entire residents of Sentul and neighbourhood.

 

 

Local Library Visit 3: National University of Malaysia (UKM) and Scholar’s Library @ Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Transportation Cost: 10 EUR

  • National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Library (UKM) was established concurrently with the establishment of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia on 18 May 1970, at Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur. The main library, known as Tun Seri Lanang Library is located at the main campus in Bangi, it has six special libraries, The Malay World & Civilization Library (Bangi), Law Library (Bangi), Dr. Abdul Latiff Medical Library (Kuala Lumpur), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center Library (Cheras), PL2 Library (Bangi) and Preclinical Library (Cheras).

As the third oldest academic library in Malaysia, UKM library received numerous recognitions for its achievement and contributions towards the empowerment of knowledge society at its capacity as an academic library. UKM Library received Special Award for its effort on the establishment of The Institutional Memorial collection, it was awarded by The Malaysian Librarian Association (PPM) in 2008. The award came years later after UKM Library bags another prestigious award, Anugerah Kualiti YB. Ketua Setiausaha Negeri Selangor in 2004. The Library consistently participates in Innovative and Creative Conventions at every level since 2003, and emerged victoriously several times, notably Champion at Malaysian Library Innovative and Creative Convention in 2008, 2009 and 2014. UKM Library successfully commercialized two of its inventions, JeTP ( Fulltext electronic Journal) and iQuest, both products enter the local market in 2011 and 2013. JetP was a success story for the library as it was subscribed by 20 institutions, the product itself was granted a special development fund worth RM100,000 by UKM. Recently, Anugerah Bitara Pendanaan 2016 was awarded to the UKM Library for their achievement in generating fund for the University.

The current economic situation has driven the Library towards entrepreneurship and focused more on strategic fund raising to ensure its development sustainability. Since April 2016, UKM Library has established a new unit specializing in generating funding for the Library, as a results, UKM Library managed to raise almost RM10 million from endowments, sponsorships and rental. Users’ satisfaction has always been the main concern for the library, among latest initiatives and services that took place in recent years were the Drive-Thru, Door To Door, New Books Exhibition, 24hours reading area and Pay-Per-View module for unsubscribed databases.

  • Scholar’s Library @ Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

The Scholar’s Library was established to support Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia as centre of education for the study of Islamic art, culture and civilisation. Its mission is to collect and preserve resources related to the literary heritage of the Islamic world, as well as to educate and enlighten researchers and scholars working in the field by making it available to them. The library houses over 16,000 titles. The Scholar’s Library aims to be Malaysia’s foremost facility for the study of Islamic art and culture and documentation centre for Malay manuscript research by providing access and materials relating to manuscript studies. It also focuses on the collection of books and manuscripts that reflect the museum’s activities, primarily on research collections, exhibitions, seminars, conservation work and publications.

 

 

Local Library Visit 4: University Putra Malaysia and Attorney Generals Chamber Library

Transportation Cost: 10 EUR

  • University Putra Malaysia

Sultan Abdul Samad Library (PSAS) of University Putra library building comprises two blocks with a total floor area of approximately 19,007 square meters. It can accommodate about 2000 users at any one time. Besides the Main Library, branch libraries are located at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Engineering & Architecture and the Bintulu (Sarawak) Campus Library. The university itself was established in 1931. To accomplish its mission to provide excellent resources, services and facilities to support learning, teaching, research and consultancy activities of UPM, the Library has over the years built up its collection in various subject fields, both in print and electronic format. The Library currently holds a collection of 670,000 volumes of books and bound journals, as well as other types of library materials. The visit will be to the Main Library.

  • Attorney Generals Chamber Library

The law library of the Attorney General’s Chambers of Malaysia was first established in Mid-1948 and is one of the oldest and most significant law libraries in the country. Renamed the Abu Yusuf Yaqub Al-Khindi Library of the Attorney General’s Chambers of Malaysia, it is responsible for giving legal information, reference services and updating legislations and legal indexes. The library provides collection development, services for staff and officers of the Attorney General’s Chambers.

The Al-Khindi Library has a collection of more than 91,366 volumes consisting of books, law reports, serials and statutes. The Library collections are cataloqued and classified according to Moys Classification and Thesaurus of Legal Materials with subject headings based on the Library of Congress Subject Headings. In reference and research, AGC Library has compiled bibliographies of books on various subjects including: computer law, Merdeka and the Constitution of Malaysia, Islam and the Holy Month of Ramadhan (Online Articles), Islamic Law and Management.

 

 

Local Library Visit 5: Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)  and Infrastructure University of Malaysia (IUKL) 

Transportation Cost: 10 EUR

  • Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)

Universiti Tenaga Nasional Library is one of the leading private university libraries in Malaysia, with a reputation for providing information resources and excellence in customer service. The resources and services of the library play a key role in enabling and supporting the high standard of learning, teaching, education and research at Universiti Tenaga Nasional.

The Putrajaya Campus which is the Main Library consists of 6 levels occupying a total floor area of approximately 18,645.2 square meters. It is among the biggest libraries in Southeast Asia and began its operation in 1997.

It has a seating capacity for 1,074 users and spacious reading areas furnished with updated facilities and technology. Functioning in a setting of unique design, it serves as a blend of a conventional and modern library providing an aesthetically pleasing and conducive environment for study and research. The total number of the library collection is 127,265 volumes focusing on Business and IT, among others. The visit will be to the Putrajaya Campus.

  • Infrastructure University of Malaysia (IUKL)

Established in 1997, IUKL being the foremost infrastructure university in Malaysia, emphasizes the integration of both hard and soft aspects of infrastructure in producing technopreneurs and skilled manpower. The IUKL Library serves not only IUKL but as well as its wider associate community. It functions as a study and discussion space, a resource centre, an information portal and a knowledge repository. The Library’s primary mandate is to support the teaching, learning, and research activities of the University by providing the members of the university community with access to information resources and knowledge repositories. These resources and repositories come in a variety of print and electronic formats. The total collection is slightly more than 26,000 titles and the Library has the seating capacity of 480.

 

 

Local Library Visit 6: MultiMedia University Malaysia (MMU) and International Medical University Malaysia (IMU) 

Transportation Cost: 10 EUR

  • Multimedia University Malaysia (MMU)

The MMU Library was established to be an effective focal point of document and information supply in digital formats, worldwide library services and international library cooperation. It plays a vital role in supporting the teaching, learning, research & development programmes of the university to achieve MMU vision to be a world class university that leads in learning and research within the broad sphere of multimedia and information technology. The MMU Cyberjaya Campus which was established in became the first Academic University Digital Library for the nation. Also known as the Siti Hasmah Digital Library, the library provides a wide range of resources in printed and non-printed format to enable students’ access to a vast collection of information, resources, and learning materials.

  • International Medical University Malaysia (IMU)

The IMU Library was established in 1993 to cater for the needs of students and academia of the University. It has two branch libraries while the Main Library is in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. The Main Library in Bukit Jalil is located on the third floor with a floor space of approximately 20,000 sq.ft. IMU Libraries collection consists mainly of medicine, dentistry and allied health sciences. The campus was originally a shopping complex which went through an extensive make-over to become a modern medical campus. The Library has a seating capacity of 750 and contains more than 150,000 titles of both printed and e-books. There are more than 6,000 titles of online journals from 11 subscribed databases. The library is divided into 2 zones: Collaborative study areas where light discussions are allowed and quiet study areas for serious individual study. A Library Café was strategically located in-between these two zones to minimise the noise.

One special feature of the IMU Library is the seamless integration of the Medical Museum (MMS) in the library as a learning resources centre.

 

 

Local Library Visit 7: Taylors University and Perpustakaan 1Wilayah (Community Library)

Transportation Cost: 10 EUR

  • Taylor‘s University

Taylor’s University had appointed an Interior Design (ID) Consultant to work on the campus designing including the Library and had won numerous awards including 2012 International Design Award 3rd prize – University (IDA in USA) – Library, Taylor’s University and 2011 International Design Award Honorary Mention – University (IDA in USA) – Library, Taylor’s University. The libraries provide an extensive array of print and electronic resources designed to assist students with their academic pursuits and encourage self-directed research and learning. The four-storey library at the Lakeside which participants will visit commenced operations in January 2010 and serves all of the university’s tertiary programmes. The library offers a cool and comfortable environment with state-of-the-art facilities, ideal for research, quiet self-study, group discussions, presentations or relaxation. The 1300-seater 4-storey library suit students’ individual learning styles. The library is also equipped with 24/7 study areas, discussion rooms, multimedia rooms, theatrette, computers, printing & photocopying facilities

Besides common collections such as Open Shelf, Reference, etc., Taylor`s University Library Lakeside Campus stores Special Collections such as the Graduate Collection, Teaching Resource and Dissertations and Training Reports. The Library staff and services is well engaged with the University communities, thus assume the role of the Liaison Librarian to connect, collaborate and communicate.

  • Perpustakaan 1Wilayah (Community Library)

Perpustakaan 1Wilayah Persekutuan (1Federal Territory Library) officially opened on 13 April 2015 and is managed by Kuala Lumpur City Hall. The two-storey library, covering 1,579.4 square metres, has more than 15,000 books, newspapers and magazines, and 30 computers. It is one of three libraries built by Malaysia Resources Corporation Bhd (MRCB) under a RM30 million corporate social responsibility budget. The library was developed to provide a comprehensive centre of community activities towards creating a knowledge society. This concept of the library provides the ‘local community knowledge centre’ within the predominantly low-income populations.

The library features a range of facilities including audio visual and information and communication technology (ICT) that will help users gain greater access to sources of knowledge and information. In addition, the library also provides educational activities such as online tuition, knowledge excitement programme, 1Malaysia English Language Class, multimedia room, as well as a cafeteria equipped to attract visitors.

 

 

Local Library Visit 8: Sunway University and Bukit Damansara Community Library

Transportation Cost: 10 EUR

  • Sunway University

The Library serves Sunway University, Sunway College KL and other institutions within the Sunway Campus, and provides reciprocal borrowing privileges to Monash University Malaysia staff and students. The new library is based on the concept of the learning commons, which is a collaborative environment that supports and enhances student learning, academic excellence and lifelong learning. It provides a range of services, resources and expertise for students to write, research and use technology to achieve these objectives. It is one of the largest libraries for private educational institutions in Malaysia. Equipped with technology the library is linked worldwide, providing easy access to international databases and thousands of e-journals. Its spacious 3,000 sq. m. floor space encompasses study areas, book stacks and function areas such as Training and Audio Visual Rooms and the Multimedia Zone. The library is ever growing with a huge variety of books, e-journals, online e-databases, audio visual and other collections to support teaching, learning and research efforts of the academic community. It has a collection of more than 120,000 books, Over 100 print journals and newspapers, 6,000 audio visual materials, 85 online e-databases, 34,500 full text online electronic journals and magazines and 44,000 online e-books

  • Bukit Damansara Community Library

Bukit Damansara Public Library was officially opened on 16 November 2013. Built on a 17,000 square feet land (about 1,580 square metres), the 16,000 square feet library, in an aesthetic post-modern building, cost RM6.2 million. The library was built by Island and Peninsular (I&P) Group on its land, making it the first company to donate a library with an elegant building to the community. The library operates from a two-storey building within the Seri Beringin development on Jalan Beringin.

Fully managed by the National Library of Malaysia, the library opened its doors to the community in March of the same year, attracting over 11,000 visitors to date. It has a collection size of about more than 9,500 books from general reading categories, religion, local interest, as well as reference and restricted books. Also available are various newspapers, magazines as well as journals and publications.

 

 

Local Library Visit 9: University of Technology MARA (UiTM) and University of Technology MARA Sungai Buluh (Medical Library)

Transportation Cost: 10 EUR

  • University of Technology MARA (UiTM)

The establishment of UiTM Library began with the modest establishment of RIDA Training Centre in Jalan Othman, Petaling Jaya in 1956.

In 1972, UiTM main campus was built on a hill in Shah Alam. A four storey library building was also designed and built. This rapid development and increasing number of students of UiTM resulted in the library lacking space for new collections, student and staff activities and reading areas. This was due to existing library building land area which did not allow for anymore expansion.

Thus, additional library buildings have been developed around the main campus in Shah Alam. Currently, there are thirteen (13) faculty libraries and satellite library networks located in the vicinity of Shah Alam, Puncak Alam, Sungai Buloh and Selayang. This visit will be to the Puncak Alam Library which was established in 2004 and has a total collection of more than 30,335 up to date. The 1523.50 sq meter building has a seating capacity of 240. The Library supports teaching, learning and research needs for two major faculties ( Faculty of Information Management and Faculty of Artistic and Creative Technology). UiTM has branch campuses in almost all states in the country and therefore has the largest network of branch libraries comprising of 41 libraries. The Main Library, the Tun Abdul Razak Library was a winner of PPM’s Excellent Award in 2009 and Special Jury Award in 2007.

  • University of Technology MARA Sungai Buluh (Medical Library)

The library was established in Febuary 2013. It is the main library for the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of the University of Technology MARA. The collections and services are meant for the pre-clinical students. With an attractive interior design and modern facilities, it can accommodate a total capacity of approximately 400 users. The libraries for clinical years students are housed at two other hospitals where clinical year students are doing their postings. These are mainly “boutique libraries” equipped with modern facilities.

 

 

Local Library Visit 10: Bandar Anggerik Primary School, Shah Alam and Putrajaya Community Centre (Community Library)

Transportation Cost: 10 EUR

  • Bandar Anggerik Primary School, Shah Alam

The development of School Libraries in Malaysia is under the purview of the Ministry of Education. There are almost 10,000 school libraries in the countries at the moment. Bandar Anggerik Primary School, Shah Alam was recommended by the Ministry of Education for the visit. The school won the Best School Library Award (Primary School) in 2014 for the state of Selangor. The school library plays an important role in the development of teaching and learning by providing a range of services and facilities to all its users, namely students, teachers and school support staff.

Most importantly the emphasis is on Information Literacy programmes among all its users to ensure the ability to access and evaluate information to help in their studies. Some innovative ideas implemented are using shipping containers as their viewing room and study area of the library.

  • Putrajaya Community Centre (Community Library)

Neighbourhood Learning Centre is an organization that operates under the management of Putrajaya Corporation. Putrajaya Corporation Local Authority is responsible for developing, administering and managing on behalf of the Federal Government in Putrajaya. It began operations on May 2, 2001 in Precinct 8. In line with the increase in population in Putrajaya, the fourth branch was opened in Precinct 11 on January 5, 2010.

To date, there are four branches of these community libraries,

Precinct 8, 9, 11 and 16. The opening hours have also been extended to 9.00 pm at the users’ request. Peak time is after school hours when the libraries become the students’ centre for studying and doing homework. Apart from the usual library services, the library offers tuition classes for school children. It also offers drawing, Quran and computer classes for its members.

 

 

Local Library Visit 11: Open University Malaysia and Central Bank of Malaysia Knowledge Management Centre

Transportation Cost: 10 EUR

  • Open University Malaysia

The Tan Sri Dr. Abdullah Sanusi Digital Library or TSDAS Digital Library was opened in 2002, a digital library housed at Open University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The TSDAS Digital Library plays an important role in promoting a world-class digital learning environment for open and distance learning. Being an information provider, the Digital Library exists to support teaching, learning and research requirements via virtual learning, and to enhance information skills among the learning community.

Currently, the library provides circulation services to students in 34 learning centers throughout Malaysia. Additionally, the Digital Library also provides intra-library loan services whereby students can request books for loan via the library portal. Furthermore, the Librarians also conduct personal or small group information literacy sessions in the Main Library to provide information skills to the new students.

  • Central Bank of Malaysia Knowledge Management Centre

Knowledge Management Centre (KMC) of the Central Bank of Malaysia was established in 2011. It houses more than 40,000 knowledge resources in the areas of Monetary Stability, Financial Stability and Islamic Finance. Located in the world class building called “Sasana Kijang” – a learning and knowledge complex of the Central Bank of Malaysia, the KMC space is designed based on the Knowledge Management concept where space for socialisation, visualisation, internalisation, externalisation, and ideas, creative and inspirational are provided to facilitate knowledge creation and sharing among the users. Although it is a special library, the KMC is opened to public who have interests on its areas and it serves the Central Bank of Malaysia’s affiliates tenanted in the Sasana Kijang building, including World Bank Research Hub, Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) and South East Asian Central Bank Research Centre (SEACEN).

Services offered includes environmental scanning, information

analysis and repackaging, KM advisory services, current awareness services, information and knowledge profiling as well as reference services. It is open to public and is rich with nooks and crannies for those who seek refuge to study or enjoy a quiet time reading.

 

 

Local Library Visit 12: Islamic University of Malaysia (UIM) and Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS)

Transportation Cost: 10 EUR

  • Islamic University of Malaysia (UIM)

UIM Wisdom Library aims to be the pivotal information gateway both physical, online and digital contents for scholars, learners and staff of Universiti Islam Malaysia (UIM). The libraries provide high standards of library and information services and experiences through the librarians’ expertise, library collections and state of the art library facilities. These have been recognized and valued by the UIM community as a strategic component to the success of the University.

There are two (2) libraries at UIM that house special collections and render special services to library users:

  1. UIM Wisdom Library
  2. CIMB Islamic – Primary Islamic Finance Library

The CIMB Islamic – Primary Islamic Finance Library is the first special library on Islamic finance in Malaysia. The collection is on Islamic finance and related subjects such as Islamic banking, derivatives, investments, economics etc.

  • Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS)

Established in December 2005, the main library was originally situated in Street Mall campus. Since March 2010 the new main library complex of CUCMS has moved to the third floor of the Main Campus Building.

The main library at the main campus serves the needs of teaching, learning and research for the Faculty of Medicine academic staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as the needs of students and staff from other faculties such as Pharmacy, Traditional and Complementary Medicine and Allied Health and Sciences. There are more than 13,000 collections with a seating capacity of 500 seats. The library is heavily involved in literacy programmes within CUCMS community as well as outside the campus. Special slots of eight hours of information literacy was given to Library for the students of “bridging programmes” and delivering some online contents to the National Citation Centre users.

 

Local Library Visit 13: Selangor Public Library

Transportation Cost: 10 EUR

  • Selangor Public Library

Selangor Public Library Corporation (PPAS) has been in operation since 1971.

The library which is currently relocated at Section 13, Shah Alam, is a totally new building with modern facilities. The library building is an area of 203,600 square feet, has a height of 6 floors, painted in bright colours, contemporary design and it can accommodate more than 2,500 visitors. The RM70mil library has the ‘library in a park’ concept which is also near to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Golf Club. The library is a perfect combination of education and entertainment (edutainment). It has various areas to cater for different age groups including 3 gymnasiums. Young children can visit the Creative Zone where there is a reading tree, a small stage and an activity room. XD theatre / theatre 6D is an adventure simulation. It is a combination of the technology of 6D Motion Ride, special effects lighting, seat vibration, sound and winds effects, and sophisticated 3D visual.

It also has incorporated a lakeside cafeteria with sunset view. In line with its tagline ‘the library as my second home’, shoes-off is part of the library’s practice.

 

 

Local Library Visit 14: Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM) and Federal Court Library

Transportation Cost: 10 EUR

  • Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM)

Established in 2000 Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) Library was previously known as Islamic University College Malaysia (KUIM) Library. It moved to the new campus in Bandar Baru Nilai in 2005. The current collection contains almost 200,000 titles of various subjects from Medicine to Islamic Studies. The content of these materials include the contemporary aspects and Islamic points of view.

An interesting feature of USIM library is the creation of Little free Libraries around the campus. There are seven such libraries and the service is extended to another 17 outlet throughout the country in coperation with non-library interested parties.

  • Federal Court Library

Federal Court of Malaysia Library houses a collection of materials ranging from the issue of legal to judicial issues. Their main collections are Statues and Regulations, Reasons for Judgement and Reports and Law Journals. They also have a good collection of monographs which consists of books in the field of law and there is also a public collection such as economics, management and public relations.

 

 

Local Library Visit 15: International Institute of Thought and Civilisation (ISTAC) and Counselor Tuanku Muhriz Hospital Library

Transportation Cost: 10 EUR

  • International Institute of Thought and Civilisation (ISTAC)

Established in 1987, Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas Library (SMNA) is situated at Taman Duta, in the middle of the architectural wonder that is ISTAC, perched at the hillside amidst a tree-shaded area where the sound of fountain water and birdsongs is mixed harmoniously to transport visitors to Alhambra-like experience. The entrance to the library is accessible through the courtyard where a fountain stands, which in Islamic architectural philosophy signifies heart as the reservoir of serene contemplation.

The collection of SMNA Library is special on its own. Besides general collection, it houses rare books and manuscripts in various languages from important Islamic civilizations such as Arabic and Persian. The collections date as far back as 1197 A.D. The oldest manuscript is Kitab al-Tafhim li Awa’il Sina’at al-Tanjim (Instruction in the Elements of the Art of Astrology) by Abu al-Rayhan Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Biruni in Persian language.

  • Tuanku Muhriz Hospital Library Canselor

The Hospital Chancellor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC) Library started its services in July 1997 to support teaching, learning and research activities for UKM Medical Faculty and UKMMC. The library is situated on the 3rd floor of the Academic Building with a floor area of 20,000 square feet that can accommodate up to 200 readers. The HCTM Library has more than 130,000 volumes of books, bound journals and audio-visual materials as well as subscription to more than 20 databases. The library resources are mainly for undergraduate students of Year Three, Four and Five including the postgraduates of the Medical Faculty, UKMMC staff and UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI).

In the middle of 1997, HCTM library received an endowment fund of RM2 million from the Lim Foundation. With this budget, the Medical Virtual Library was set up and now provides access to about 10,000 e-journals and e-books that is accessible via the Internet. As CSR activities so far the library helped in setting-up two libraries before handing them over to other organisations.