Perpustakaan Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia

By | August 2, 2018

Penubuhan Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia

International Islamic University Malaysia Library,

The University library system consists of five libraries at each of the University’s five campuses: the Main Library at the Gombak campus, two Medical libraries in the Kuantan campus (Indera Mahkota and Jalan Hospital branches), the ISTAC Library at Damansara, the IIBF Library at Jalan Duta and the Centre for Foundation Studies (CENFOS) Library at Petaling Jaya and Nilai. With a total collection of over 550,000 volumes of monographs, 1,600 serial titles on subscription, 24,000 volumes of bound serials, 60,000 units of audio-visual media, and 29,000 microforms, the library also subscribes to a number of online databases and electronic journals and e-books, using the Library of Congress List of Subject Headings and the Library of Congress Classification Scheme to organize its collections.

Library operations are computerized using an integrated library automation system. The system allows for speedy and convenient access to the library’s catalogue both from within the library and remotely through the Internet. Its ‘broadcast’ search facility provides direct access and simultaneous searches to a selection of other libraries’ online catalogues. The Main Library building in Gombak provides a spacious and conducive study environment with 40 carrel rooms, 15 research rooms, 8 discussion rooms, 4 audio-visual viewing rooms, an auditorium, and a multi-purpose room with a seating capacity for over 2,000 users. In addition, the Library also has 3 computer labs as well as computer and internet facilities for Library users. To introduce and familiarize new users to the available resources, services and facilities, training programmes are conducted by the Library to enhance information-seeking skills to facilitate maximum use of in-house facilities and external information resources by learning efficient and effective methods in accessing information. In-line with the Library’s emphasis on customer oriented services, faculty and subject liaison teams have been established to cater for the information needs of clients at the various Kulliyyahs in the University.
The Department of Library and Information Science was established in 1992, by first offering Masters degree programme in Library and Information Science (MLIS) to both full time and part time students. The department was initially affiliated with the Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Science (IRKHS). On November 1, 2002, the Ministry has approved the establishment of the Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology, in which DLIS is one of its three initial departments. Currently, we offer postgraduate programmes of study leading to Master and Doctoral degrees of Library & Information Science. We are looking forward to offer undergraduate programmes soon.
Our Missions
* To transform the information field through leadership in research, development, and education.
* To provide educational experiences that prepare students for leadership roles within the professional community of librarians and information professionals
Facilities
* Highly qualified local and international faculty.
* Computer laboratory with LAN configuration and hook-up facilities with the Internet and the campus-wide network.
* CD-ROM based facility for training in database searches.
* Multimedia Laboratory.
* Virtual Laboratory.
* Library equipped with latest information resources in a variety of media.
For more information about the library, its services and facilities, visit http://www.iium.edu.my/lib