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.
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.
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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
With a conducive study and research environment, as well as ready access to information resources, we provide a full range of services, including library membership, loans, inter-library loans, the viewing of multimedia materials, reference and advisory services and information search skills classes.
- Library Membership
- Borrowing, Returning, Reserving & Renewing
- Inter-library Loan
- Book Purchase Request
- Online Database
- Printing and Photocopy Services
- User Advisory Desk
- User Education Programme
- Reading Areas
We provide comfortable reading spaces equipped with study tables and chairs. They can accommodate up to 120 patrons.
The library also offers a sofa section, ideal for patrons to enjoy some light reading and browse our collection of newspapers and magazines.
- Discussion Rooms
The library provides 2 discussion rooms for private discussions or small classes. It is only for the library’s registered patrons. The discussion room can accommodate 4 to 10 persons. Advanced booking is required at the library counter.
Computer workstations are provided for student use within the Library. It provides access to library online resources, the internet, and a wide range of word processing and other software
- Bursa Malaysia Terminals
This facility serves as a simulation training tool, allowing our students to gain practical stock trading experience while they are still in university.
- Wi-Fi Access
The university provides wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity within the Main Building. This facility is provided free of charge to patrons.
The Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) gives patrons easy access to the printed material in QIU.
Lockers are located outside the main entrance of the library.
- Printing & Photocopy Machines
Standard and colour printing, photocopying and scanning services are available at the Library.
- Subscribed databases
Subscribed online databases, e-journals and e-books are only accessible to QIU students and staff.
- Elsevier ClinicalKey
- Elsevier ScienceDirect
- ProQuest Research Library
- Open Access Resources
- Journals & Repositories
- Free Reading
Free articles/journals/ magazines/ papers are available only to the staff and students of QIU and should be used for teaching and research purposes only. It is the user’s responsibility to comply with applicable copyright laws.
- The Edge Financial Daily
- Euromonitor International
- EARLEY Information Science
- OECD ilibrary
- ITU ilibrary
- UNITED NATIONS ilibrary
- THE COMMONWEALTH ilibrary