Overseas Library Visits: Malaysia

Friday, August 23, 2013

It is essential that delegates book these visits prior to the Congress via the online registration form. Bookings must be reconfirmed onsite at the Library Visits counter.

Important: Delegates must arrange their own visa to Malaysia in advance of the tour.

D1 - University of Technology Malaysia Libraries

Price: 41 SGD

Morning: 8.00 - 13.30
Afternoon: 12.00 -17.30

(Meeting point: Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre)

University of Technology Malaysia Libraries play active roles in providing access to information to support the university's teaching, learning, research, consultancy, and publication activities. There is a wealth of material of almost one million printed volumes and more than one million of high quality electronic resources.

The main library, Perpustakaan Sultanah Zanariah (PSZ), is centrally located at the University of Technology Malaysia (UTM) main campus in Skudai, Johor Bahru, while a newly-built research library is located approximately 3 km away. Besides that, there is branch campus library at the UTM International Campus, Kuala Lumpur, and other smaller libraries in several faculties, learning centers, and Centers of Excellence in both Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur campuses.

The UTM libraries feature high-technology IT facilities which are well-blended with a relaxing and conducive learning and research ambiance. The services are geared not only toward fulfilling the needs of University of Technology Malaysia academic community but also catering research and development information needs of business and corporate sectors around the country. PSZ has received various awards as recognition for excellence in its management and services. It has been chosen as the recipient of the first Vice-Chancellor's Quality Award in 1999. In 2005,

PSZ was declared the first recipient of the Excellent Library Award by the Librarians Association of Malaysia for its distinction in providing excellent service, in educating library users and for its involvement in community service. 10 July 2007 marked a significant date when UTM became the first Malaysian Public University to implement the "Open Access Policy" for its academic materials through UTM libraries.

Last update: 12 July 2013