Trial Access to AcademicReference, a new database from CNKI Trial until 31 May 2018

CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure) is offering UTAR a free trial access to their newly-launched database, AcademicReference.

AcademicReference is a one-stop search and discovery platform of China’s academic development, current research and social culture. It provides access to English full-text resources (journals, proceedings, dissertations and theses) published in mainland China. Kindly refer to the brochure attached for details of the database.

Click on “Login” and then click on “IP Login”


           Library Closed for Public Holiday (Saturday, 2nd June 2018)

Please be informed that in observance of Nuzul Al-Quran, both the Main Library (Kampar Campus) and the Mary KUOK Pick Hoo Library (Sungai Long Campus) will be closed on

2nd June 2018 (Saturday)

Normal library opening hours will resume on Sunday (3rd June 2018).

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Posted date : 24 May 2018

           Rescheduled of Library Opening Hours for Trimester Break (14 May - 27 May 2018)

Please be informed that the opening hours for the Main Library (Kampar Campus) and the Mary KUOK Pick Hoo Library (Sungai Long Campus) during the coming trimester break (14 May – 27 May 2018) will be rescheduled as follows:

Monday – Friday8.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public HolidayClosed

Normal library opening hours for both campuses will resume when the May 2018 Trimester commences on 28 May 2018.

Please check the Library website for the up-to-date opening hours.

Posted date : 27 April 2018

           Library Closed for Public Holidays

Please be informed that both the Main Library (Kampar Campus) and the Mary KUOK Pick Hoo Library (Sungai Long Campus) will be closed for the following holidays:

Labour Day 1st May 2018 (Tuesday)
Wesak Day 29th May 2018 (Tuesday)

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Posted date : 24 April 2018

           Register and Access the Times Higher Education Anywhere and Anytime

Please be informed that you can now access the Times Higher Education (THE) easily from your desktop and smart phone.

Create THE Account at the THE homepage:
Please register for the THE account and with this account you can access all the THE online content, THE Digital Editions and THE APP without any restrictions.

To register, just follow these steps:
a) Go to the UTAR Library's website at http://library.utar.edu.my
b) Click on E-Journals under Digital Library
c) Click on Times Higher Education
d) At the THE homepage, create a THE account by clicking on the “Register” button.
Reminder: It is compulsory to use your UTAR email address when creating the THE account.

To Access Digital Editions of THE through the THE homepage:
a) Click on the “PROFESSIONAL” header on the THE homepage and then select “Digital Editions
b) Once you click on “Digital Editions” you can than select the issues you would like to view.

To Access THE APP using your smart phone (iOS/ Android/ Kindle Fire):
a) Download the THE app from your app store.
b) Select “UK edition” or “Global Edition”
c) You have to log-in using your THE account that was created in the THE homepage in order to view THE APP.
d) To log-in, click on icon at the top right hand corner and select “Account” and then in account select “Existing THE account”
e) Enter your user name and password of your THE account.
f) Once logged in, you will be able to select and view issues of the THE.

Please refer to the attachment for details on access or contact our Librarian at the Reference Desk if you have any enquiries:

Kampar Campus: 05-4688888 ext. 2539
Sungai Long Campus: 03-90860288 ext. 702

Posted date : 8 February 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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