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Head Librarian
Dayang Rukiah Awang Amit
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Universiti Malaysia Sabah Library is among one of the beautiful academic library in this country.The main library is located in Kota Kinabalu main campus, and the branches are located in Labuan and Sandakan campus. The main library can accommodate about 4,000 users at a time. Apart from the typical book loan service and interlibrary book loan, this library also provides 170 cubicles for the users to study, seminar rooms and music room. There is also an auditorium and projection room. Interlibrary loan is usually obtained through post and subject to application and approval.

Materials in the library are catalogued accordingto the "Library of Congress Classification Scheme" .All information is kept in the library system known as "Virginia Technology Library System" (VTLS). Users can obtain the materials in the library by accessing an Online Public AccessCatalogue (OPAC). The systemis a user friendly system; using keyword, writer's name, title and subject for the search method. Using Booleanis also allowed. Experienced library staff will always ready to assist users in case of facing any difficulties in obtaining the wanted material.

UMS library also provided various special collections to the users, among them are Research Collections, Multimedia Collections, Children Collections and ASEANA Collections. In June 2004, UMS Library had increased another collection which also now collected the Nobel Laureate Prize winners.




The Universiti Malaysia Sabah Library was established to provide support for teaching, learning, research, innovation and publication of the University. This is accordance with the librarys' Mission "Providing comprehensive resources and services to support the university requirements in teaching, learning, research, innovation and publication".

The Universiti Malaysia Sabah Library has broadened its services. Aside from the main library and Labuan Campus, Sandakan dan Tawau Out Campus Service Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Kingfisher Clinical Block, the library also set up an Out Campus Service Centre for medical student in Sikuati, Kudat. Presently, the Library is using VIRTUA, a computerized library system and can be accessible here.

To further help the user with their learning and research, the library provide 500 computers with thin client technology for surfing of online database subscribed or just typing their project paper.

In accordance with the Library motto “serve with quality”, the UMS library will always deliver an excellence service in order to cultivate knowledgeable and resourceful society. We are also highly emphasizing on the development of information literacy program to create the information literate society particularly at UMS. Additionally, UMS library is responsible to inculcate the reading habit and long-life learning culture amongst users.

Thus, user is highly recommended to participate in any course of information literacy skills. These courses are made available by the librarian for all user categories both undergraduate and post graduate. The objective of these courses is to develop skills and user confidence while retrieving information from various resources effectively. Apart from that, it could help them in completing their research for the purpose of teaching and learning. User satisfaction is our priority and any comments and insight are warmly welcome.

Towards a world class library through development of dynamic and innovative information resources.

Providing comprehensive resources and services to support the university requirements in teaching, learning, research, innovation and publication.

To develop culturally advanced, outstanding and progressive community based on enrichment, empowerment and desire for knowledge through inculcation of a lifelong learning culture.


  •     Developing the best quality of library collection and information.
  •     Providing efficient, effective, accurate and user friendly services.
  •     Optimizing the usage of information, facilities and services.
  •     Cultivating a knowledge loving culture among the university and local communities.


We promise to:

  •     Enhance the quality and the relevancy of the library collection and information.
  •     Provide information efficiently, effectively and accurately.
  •     Provide user friendly services.
  •     Provide a conclusive learning environment.


"Serve with Quality"


Contact Info

ico-addressUniversiti Malaysia Sabah Library, Jalan UMS, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

ico-phone+6088-320000 ext 2108 (Customer Service) ico-fax +6088-320232

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