Information Skills Programme for Trimester January 2020

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 6 modules:

1st week - 2 hours session which covers the following modules:
Module 1: Information Search Strategies
Module 2: Effective Database Searching
Module 3: Evaluation of Web Resources

2nd week - 2 hours session which covers the following modules:
Module 4: Plagiarism
Module 5: Referencing
Module 6: Referencing Tools

Each week is a two-hour session and these 6 modules are conducted over a period of 2 weeks from 03-Feb-2020 till 14-Feb-2020. To complete the programme, students have to attend all 6 modules.

The Library has scheduled the classes for both campuses (ISP_Kpr and ISP_SL). You are encouraged to register online or scan the QR Code provided to register.

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

For any further enquiries, please contact the following porson in-charge:

Kampar Campus: Mr Chang (
Sg Long Campus: Pn Suraya (

Posted date : 17 January 2020

           How to avoid Library’s Due Date Reminder Email from going to SPAM folder?

Please be informed that it is your responsibility to return or renew the library book on time, regardless of whether you have received the due date email reminder from the library. Fines will be imposed once the book is overdue.

The email reminder from the library is just a courtesy reminder to all. There are many ways to keep track of your book due date:

1) Check the date due that stamped in the book;
2) Log in to your library account to check the due date;
3) Set your own reminder in your preferred ways, i.e. Google calendar, smartphone reminder and etc.;

Check your spam folder regularly in case the reminder email has been accidentally marked as spam. Click “Not spam” to ensure that future message is not fagged as spam;

Create a new filter in your UTAR email to prevent the library reminder email from going to spam folder.

Please always remember to return the library book on time to avoid unnecessary overdue fines.

Posted date : 31 July 2019

           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 : 18 April 2019

           Access to “Times Higher Education” Magazine at Anytime and Anywhere

Please to informed that you can access to Times Higher Education (THE) magazine easily from your desktop and smart phone. ‘THE’ magazine is a weekly magazine, reporting specifically on news and issues related to higher education.

Simple steps on how to access ‘THE’ magazine:

Go to UTAR Library’s website ( > Click on E-Journals > Click on alphabet ‘T’ > Click on ‘Times Higher Education’

Create your own ‘THE’ account. This account is free and for one time registration only. You are required to use UTAR’s email when creating your ‘THE’ account.
3. Access ‘THE’ magazine from your desktop
4. Access ‘THE’ magazine from your smart phone.

Please follow the below steps to register your ‘THE’ account and access to ‘THE’ magazine now.

For further assistance, please contact the Reference Desk Librarian:

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

Posted date : 17 April 2019

           Access to Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Please click the link to access.

Posted date : 16 April 2019

           Access to Nature, the International Journal of Science

Please click the link to access.

Posted date : 4 April 2019

           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

           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 if you require further information.

Posted date : 12 June 2015


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