QIU Facilities

The QIU Library is the centre of the University’s academic life, established to play a vital role in supporting the teaching, learning, research and development programmes of the university. This is line with QIU’s vision to be a model research-led private university with global strategic linkages oriented to deliver quality programmes and interdisciplinary research of international standing.

About Library

The Library can accommodate about 120 users at any one time, and houses approximately 15,000 volumes of printed and non-printed materials. Its collection ranges from books, periodicals and in-house reports to audiovisuals and multimedia. The collection also includes an expanding range of digital resources such as e-books, e-journals and online databases.

The library uses the KOHA Automated Library System to manage its resources and services. Users can request, explore and access materials on loan or renew on-loan materials online. The QIU Library also subscribes to several online databases to support learning and research activities.

Quality Policy

QIU’s Library is committed to excel through the integration of quality library service traits to fulfil the  expectations of our users.


To be a prestigious library, providing  quality information and services that uphold the vision and mission of QIU.


To provide comprehensive information sources, quality services and  facilities to fulfil research, teaching and learning needs through physical resources, knowledge management and current technology.


  • To support the vision and mission of the University.
  • To provide customers with scholarly information sources in a timely manner.
  • To provide high-quality and proactive client-oriented information services in accordance with needs of the clientele
  • To manage the library in a cost-effective manner.
  • To optimise the usage of various information resources and facilities.
  • To reinforce customers’ learning programmes towards lifelong learning

Staff/ Student

  • Users are required to display their ID card throughout their stay in the library.
  • Student/staff ID cards are non-transferable
  • Users must be formally and decently attired – as defined in the University Dress Code.


  • Each borrower must present their ID/ Matrix card every time they check out materials from the library materials.
  • All materials taken out of the Library must be properly checked out at the Circulation Counter.


  • Only reading and writing materials can be brought into the Library. Other materials such as bags, umbrellas, parcels, helmets, raincoats etc., are not allowed into the Library. Such articles may be left in the bag rack provided. The Library staff are not responsible for the loss of any items left behind in the Library.
  • The Library staff on duty has the right to check any books, files and other materials which are taken out of the Library.

Behaviour and conduct

  • Mobile phones cannot be used in the Library and must be switched off or placed on silent mode upon entering the Library.
  • Smoking, eating and drinking is strictly prohibited inside the Library. Users are prohibited from bringing their drinks to the Reading Table.
  • Silence will be strictly observed in the Library.
  • Students are not allowed to remove Library furniture and equipment from their original places.
  • Library users should leave books on the trolley after reading them.
  • Library staff have the right to ask students to leave if their behaviour is deemed to be disturbing the peace of the Library 
  • Anyone who damages or steals Library materials/properties will be liable for strict disciplinary action.
  • The Library accepts no responsibility for the loss of any personal belonging(s) left unattended.
  • Users may be required to show all the books and items they are carrying for inspection at the exit gate before leaving the Library. This is especially so when the exit gate’s alarm rings.


  • Library users who photocopy library materials are fully responsible for any action liable and contravening the COPYRIGHT ACT 1987.

Clearance procedure

  • Academic or non-academic staff who resign, or who are on study leave, are required to return all borrowed items to the Library.
  • Students who postpone their studies or withdraw from the University must return all borrowed items to the Library.

Mohd Fazli Bin Mat Doa

Senior Library Officer

BSc. Info. Studies (Hons) Library & Information Management


605-249 0500 Ext : 1205


Nor Zaida Binti Hassan @ Yusof

Library Officer

BSc. Info. Studies (Hons) Library & Information Management


605-249 0500 Ext : 1210


OPAC stands for the Online Public Access Catalogue, which is a registration listing for all printed material in QIU. It gives users easy access to our catalogue of materials, as they can search for what they need using keywords like title, author, subject, ISBN, series or call number.

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The Library’s collection is closely related to the academic and research programmes of the University. Materials in the collection are classified according to the Library of Congress Classification and the National Library of Medicine scheme. Presently, the collection is categorised as follows:

  • Open Shelf Collection
    The general collection consists of textbooks on various subjects acquired to support learning, teaching and research needs of the University. All staff and students are allowed to borrow from this collection.
  • Reference Collection
    Materials in this collection are non-circulating. They serve as reference tools and consist of encyclopaedias, dictionaries, enactments, acts, company annual reports etc. 
  • Red Spot Collection
    Most items serve as compulsory reading materials. They can only be borrowed for one day.
  • Serials Collection
    The library also subscribes to several magazines such as Time, Forbes Asia, The Edge, The Petri Dish, Harvard Business Review, The Economist, Info Med, Discovery Channel, MMA News and Campus Plus.
  • Audio-Visual Materials Collection
    This collection contains videocassettes, DVDs and CD-ROMs which can be borrowed only by lecturers. Students can only play this collection in the library.

A full range of services is provided in with a conducive environment for study and research, plus ready access to information resources, QIU Library is the place to be.

  • Library Membership
  • Borrowing,
  • Inter-library Loan
  • User Advisory Desk
  • User Education Programme
  • Book Purchase Request
  • Printing and Photocopy Services
    Comfortable reading space is provided equipped with study tables and chairs. 
  • SOFA
    QIU library provides an area with sofa for leisure areas for patrons. An area for light reading and browsing newspapers and magazines.
    QIU library provided 6 study carrels for students.
    Library provided 2 discussion rooms for private discussions or small classes. It’s only for the library’s registered patrons. The discussion room can accommodate 4 to 8 persons. Advanced booking is required at the library counter.
    Computer workstations are provided for student use within the library and provided access to library online resources, the internet, and a wide range of word processing and other software. They are connected to the Ysoft SafeQ printing system.  You can listen to recorded lectures and other audio material on them provided you bring your own headphones. Because the number of computer workstations is limited you are requested to restrict your use of computers for study-related activities. 
    This facility serves as the simulation training tool to allow our students to have practical experience with stock trading while they are still in university. They would learn the finance fundamentals and investment strategies in an environment that replicates the real world.
  • Wi-Fi ACCESS
    The university provides wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity within the Main Building. This facility is provided free of charge to the patron. Library provides access to the ‘internet without wire” or Wi-Fi to patrons who use laptops or tools which able to access the Wi-Fi signal. 
  • OPAC
    Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC), is one of the facilities provided for easy access by patrons. The catalogue is a listing of registration all QIU printed material.  Searches can be made by using keywords as title, author, Subject, ISBN, series, or call number of resources are needed.









Lockers are located outside the main entrance of the library. There are 2 types of lockers:

Open locker

It is open concept locker and patron can used it freely.

Lock locker

Patrons can download the Locker Rental Agreement Form or retrieved the form at Student Affairs Division.

QIU Library is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items kept in the locker.



Standard and color printing, photocopying, and scanning are available at QIU Library and Faculty of Medicine Building (FOM). The printing service is called Ysoft SafeQ. To print or copy, you need a QIU Matric card. You can top up at the Finance counter and can view your usage summary at your Ysoft SafeQ account.

  1. Subscribed Databases:
    • ProQuest Research Library
    • Elsevier Clinical Key
    • ProQuest eBook Central
    • Access Medicine
    • Access Pharmacy
    • Access Biomedical Science
    • Access Engineering
    • CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International)
  1. Other Databases:
    • Turnitin
    • 3D4Medical
  1. Open Access Database:
  1. Free Reading Materials:
    • OECD ilibrary
    • UNITED NATIONS ilibrary
    • THE COMMONWEALTH ilibrary
    • The Edge Financial Daily
    • Euromonitor International
    • EARLEY Information Science
  1. Final Year Project
  2. Past Year Exam Paper


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