Trial Access to The Royal Society Trial until 1 February 2018

The Royal Society is the National Academy of Science in the United Kingdom, and its core is its Fellowship and Foreign Membership. The Fellowship comprises the most eminent scientists of the UK, Ireland and the Commonwealth.

A major activity of the Society is identifying and supporting the work of outstanding scientists. The Society supports researchers through its early and senior career schemes, innovation and industry schemes, and other schemes. More about the Society at http://royalsociety.org/about-us/

The Society facilitates interaction and communication among scientists via its discussion meetings, and disseminates scientific advances through its journals:  

Proceedings A publishes the latest research in all aspects of the physical sciences, mathematical, and engineering sciences.

Proceedings B publishes high-quality research articles across the full spectrum of the biological sciences.

Philosophical Transactions A  and Philosophical Transactions B  publish topical theme issues, reviews and the Society's internationally acclaimed Discussion Meetings.

Notes and Records  reports on the most current research and archival activities in the field of History and Philosophy of Science.

Open Biology   is an online, fully open access journal. It publishes articles covering biology at the molecular and cellular level.

Biology Letters   publishes short, innovative, cutting-edge research articles and opinion pieces, accessible to scientists from across the biological sciences.

Journal of the Royal Society Interface  publishes contributions from the interface between the physical and life sciences.

Interface Focus  publishes themed issues from the interface between the physical and life sciences,  chemistry, mathematics, engineering, materials science and physics to biology and medicine.


             Trial Access to Oxford Journals Collection Trial until 31 March 2018

The Oxford Journals Collection contains 342 prestigious, highly cited, and authoritative journals that are published in collaboration with many of the world’s most influential scholarly and professional societies. The 2018 Collection includes highly influential journals in the fields of Medicine, Life Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, and Law.


           Information Skills Programme

The Information Skills programme is designed to help students search for information and optimize the use of library resources for their assignments and projects. This programme is available to all students doing their FINAL YEAR PROJECT as well as any other students who may be interested.

The programme consists of the following 3 modules:

Module 1: Information Search Strategies (Week 1)
Module 2: Effective Database Searching & Evaluation of Web Resources (Week 2)
Module 3: Plagiarism and Referencing (Week 3)

Each module is a one-hour session and these 3 modules are conducted over a period of 3 weeks from 22 January 2018 - 9 February 2018. To complete the programme, students have to attend all 3 modules.

The Library has scheduled the classes for both campuses. You are encouraged to register online:

Kampar Campus (Please click here Kampar Registration Form to register)
Sg Long Campus (Please click here SL Registration Form to register)

You may also approach our Reference Librarian at the Reference Desk in the Main Library, Kampar and the Mary KUOK Pick Hoo Library, Sungai Long for registration.

Posted date : 15 January 2018

           Library Closed for Public Holiday

Please be informed that in observance of Thaipusam, both the Main Library (Kampar campus) and the Mary KUOK Pick Hoo Library (Sungai Long campus) will be closed on

Wednesday (31st January 2018)

Normal library opening hours will resume on Thursday (1st February 2018).

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Posted date : 15 January 2018

           Gentle Reminder: NO Reservation of Seats in the Library

This is a gentle reminder that reservation of seats in the Library is not permitted. According to the Library’s Rules and Regulations, belongings left on tables and chairs for more than 30 minutes may be removed by Library staff. The Library will not be responsible for any loss or damage to personal items left in the Library.

Your cooperation on this matter is greatly appreciated.

Posted date : 21 February 2017

           Update Library Account Contact Details

The Library seeks your cooperation to update your email address and mobile phone number in your library account in the Virtua Library System. For step-by-step instruction on how to update your contact details, please click on the guide.

Why is it important to update your contact details?

To allow you to receive email alerts on the due date of a book you had borrowed. This is to avoid incurring overdue fines.
The Library System will automatically send you an email reminder 3 days before a book is due.

Once the book is overdue, another 5 courtesy overdue emails will be sent to your email account every alternate day.

If your book is overdue, you will not be able to renew the book online. You must come to the Library to pay the overdue fine before you can borrow any books from the Library.

However, you are advised not to rely on email reminders/overdue notices as they are just courtesy reminders. Non-receipt of library reminder notices cannot be used as an excuse to request for waiver/reduction of library charges/fines.

For more information on how to update your contact details, please see our Reference Librarian during library opening hours.

Posted date : 2 February 2017

           Day Use Lockers Available at the Main Library, Kampar Campus

The Library has provided 50 lockers for use by library patrons. This is available without any charges but on a first come first served basis.

The keys can be obtained from the library staff on duty at the check-point. To make use of these lockers, users have to surrender their student/staff Identification cards. ID cards will be retained until the keys are returned. Users who lose the locker keys will be fined RM20.00.

Please take note that any items left overnight in the lockers will be removed and sent to the Department of Safety and Security (DSS).

Posted date : 1 December 2015

           Document Delivery Service for Staff with Research Projects Registered at UTAR and
               all Postgraduate Students

The Library is pleased to announce that to enhance our Document Delivery Service, staff with research projects registered at UTAR and all postgraduate students can now obtain free copies of articles/papers that have to be purchased from another library.

Maximum number of paid articles per year, subject to approval :

PhD students (Registered as UTAR Student) – 2 paid articles
Masters students (Registered as UTAR Student) – 1 paid article

However, this does not apply to those having research projects with special funding for Document Delivery Service (DDS).

For copies of articles/papers where the Library can obtain without any payment, there is no specified limit.

Procedure For Request
Staff with research projects registered at UTAR and all postgraduate students may request online for copies of articles/papers. If a copy of the article/paper has to be purchased, the Library will request the staff or postgraduate student concerned to obtain relevant approval:

Staff with research projects registered at UTAR have to obtain approval from the Principal Investigator
Postgraduate students have to obtain approval from their supervisors

Upon obtaining approval, the Library will proceed to purchase the article/paper for the requestor.

Please email to library@utar.edu.my if you require further information.

Posted date : 12 June 2015


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