Universiti Sains Malaysia Library 

ARKIB USM

Operation Hours

 Monday - Thursday  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 Friday  8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
 2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 Saturday  Closed
 Sunday & Public Holidays  Closed
 Locations : Level 3, Hamzah Sendut Library (New Wing)

Types of collections

There are 5 types of collections housed in Malaysiana and Archives Division, namely:

Malaysiana Collection- The term Malaysiana is defined to mean all works about Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam. Journals that are published in Malaysia are included in this collection. Non-book materials are excluded as they require different conditions of storage from the printed materials. To enable the Library user to identify the Malaysiana items, prefix rbm is used in the call number in the Library Catalogue.

USM Archival Collection - This collection contains materials, irrespective of whether it is published or not, about the University. At present this collection includes books published by the University Publisher, some photographs of the old buildings in the campus, research reports and other materials pertaining to the University. The word Arkib is used in the call number to denote the location of this item in the Library Catalogue.

Pamphlets Collection - Informational materials in the form of articles, pamphlets etc. on Malaysia are kept in this collection. A separate database, using Win/ISIS is used to keep record of this collection.

Rare Books Collection - Books printed locally prior to 1945 and books printed anywhere before 1900 are kept in this collection irrespective of the content or subject. Books which are considered scarce and books of limited editions are also included. A prefix bn is used in the call number to denote the location of this item in the Library Catalogue.

USM Archives and Microform Collections

PROCEDURE/GUIDELINES:

In compliance with the State and University Public Health Guidelines as well as to ensure the safety of Library frontline staffs and users, the Library services will commence with newon-site procedures and guidelines to prevent the transmission of Covid-19 (please refer to the guidelines:https://www.usm.my/index.php/covid19) with measures such as: monitoring of symptomatic user at the entrance (temperature screening), hand sanitization, wearing face mask, user limitation and social distancing at reference area in order to reduce the number of users presence in the limited air circulation space.

Due to that, few initiatives have been taken as follows:

  • The Malaysiana and Archives Division will be open and limited to only 8 customers at any one time.
  • Malaysiana and Archives Division at Level 3, PHS is accessible to the users through the lift at the far end of PHS (new building).
  • The request for item to be referred should be applied using the online form at least 1 day before the user get to the Library.
  • Materials returned after use will have to undergo a 72-hour quarantine period to reduce the risk of spreading the virus through books and other collection surfaces.

Contact Person

Nor Azan Ibrahim
Tel : +604 - 653 5357 
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Noor Azlinda Wan Jan
Tel : +604 - 653 5364 
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Fujica Azura Fesal
Tel : +604 - 653 2580 
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Mohd Fuad Haron
Tel : +604 - 653 3722 
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Nor Azliza Ayob
Tel : +604 - 653 3714 
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Contact Us

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Tel : +604 - 653 3720 
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