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The Engineering Library is situated on level 6, Laboratory Wing of the Engineering Tower at the Faculty of Engineering. It started out as a Reading Room at the Faculty of Engineering. In 1985 this library was absorbed under the University of Malaya Library System and is known as the Engineering Library. The library provides services and facilities for lecturers, researchers, students and staffs of the Engineering Faculty, including the Faculty of Built Environment. This library also open to all students in campus, and registered members of the UM Library.

General Collection

This library has a general collection of text and reference books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, manuals, guide books and technical reports. A large portion of the collection can be borrowed.

Books in this library are arranged according to subject matter, based on the Library of Congress Classification System, i.e. according to alphabetical order

Final Year Project Reports, Dissertations and Thesis

The collection is the result of research undertaken by students of the Faculty of Engineering. A large portion of the collection is the Final Year Project Report. The collection is used for reference purposes only.

Standard

This library has a collection of standards including that of, the British Institute (BSI) (until the year 2000), some Malaysian standards from the Standards Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM), and other standards such as the American Standards for Testing Material (ASTM). These standards are arranged according to the index arrangement provided by the issuing bodies for these standards, such as the British Standards Institute or SIRIM. These standards are for reference purpose only

Audio Visual Materials

The audio visual material available at the Library include film rolls, film strips, diskettes, compact discs, audio tapes, videos and slides on topic related to Engineering and Architecture. Facilities to view these materials are provided by the library

Loan

All registered students are allowed to borrow from the library.

  • Postgraduate Student - up to 6 books - for maximum of 14 days loan period
  • Undergraduate Student - up to 4 books - for maximum of 7 days loan period

Renewal of reading materials can be done through the internet (Pendeta Web PAC) according to the rules and regulations.

Inter-Library Loan Service

The facility is available to lecturers, researchers and postgraduates at the Faculty of Engineering. This facility is to allow them to obtain articles which are not available in the UM Library collection. Service conditions are according to the rules stated.

Information Service

The Library offers reference and information services. This includes attending to queries and obtaining information from the database for users of UM Library within and outside the campus.

User Services

Induction programmes are conducted at the Main Library and Engineering Library at the beginning of each academic session. The main aim of this programme is to introduce the use of the Online Public Access Catalogue, Pendeta Web PAC, and library facilities to new students. Special information search sessions are also offered to postgraduate students, lecturers and staffs from time to time. In these sessions, emphasis is given to the use of Pendeta Web PAC, CD-ROM and online database to search for reference materials in engineering and related fields.

Electronic Sources (online access via internet)

The UM Library subscribes to a number of online databases, including those related to engineering. Registered library users may access these databases via the UM Library website https://umlib.um.edu.my, in the ‘online databases’ section. The user is required to key in the ‘user ID’ before being allowed to access.

Catalogues in the online Engineering Library are a part of the online catalogue of the UM Library and may be accessed through the UM Library website http://pendeta.um.edu.my

Service Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
  • Friday: 8.30 am 2.30 pm, AND 2.45 pm – 5.30 pm

The library is closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday

Enquiries:

Mrs. Adida Md Amin
Librarian
Engineering Library
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
T: (603)-7967 4591
F: (603)-7967 5259
E: adida@um.edu.my