The purpose of this library is to support the curriculum and research needs of the IIUM community and to teach students research skills.
August 1997: The IIUM Library Kuantan was first established in Jalan Hospital Campus (JHC), as a branch of the IIUM Library, Gombak network.
June 2003: another branch in Indera Mahkota Campus (IMC) started operating as the main library for Kuantan Campus located at Kulliyyah of Medicine building;
July 2011: the library moved to a new library building in Indera Mahkota Campus. Location : between Kulliyyah of Dentistry and Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences.
1st January 2013: all library services and facilities have moved to Indera Mahkota Campus and library space at Jalan Hospital has been given to Kulliyyah of Medicine.
1st January 2014: another branch in CFS Gambang Campus started operating for CFS students and staff.
List of Professional Schools Served by the Library
i) Kulliyyah of Medicine : Since 1997
ii) Kulliyyah of Pharmacy : Since 2002
iii) Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences : Since 2004
iv) Kulliyyah of Nursing : Since 2004
v) Kulliyyah of Science : Since 2006
vi) Kulliyyah of Dentistry : Since 2007
vii) CFS Gambang : Since 201
Rules & Regulation
1. Display IIUM Smart Card upon entry.
2. Abide by IIUM dress code.
3. Mutilating or stealing Library materials/properties are liable to strict disciplinary action.
4. The Library accepts no responsibility for lost of personal belonging(s) left unattended.
5. Coupling, smoking, and eating are strictly prohibited in the Library.
6. Customers are not allowed to remove or change the placement of chairs, tables or any other furniture in the Library.
SMNA Library was established in 1989 to support the instructional and research needs of members of the institution. Its multi-lingual collection is one of the largest and most authoritative on Islamic studies and on comparative thought and civilization.
Currently the Library has over 150,000 volumes of books: 64,237 in the general and reference collections, 26,084 bound journals, 46,811 scholars’ collections and rare books, 2,554 manuscripts in book form as well as 17,922 volumes in micro form.
Also available are works of erudite scholarship in various Islamic languages such as Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu and Malay, and Western languages such as English, French, German, Dutch, Russian, Greek and Latin. These include encyclopedias of religions, cultures and sciences; multilingual and authoritative dictionaries of major Islamic languages and languages of the Occident and the Orient; bibliographies encompassing various disciplines; catalogues of rare collections of Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Malay and other Muslim manuscripts kept in various libraries of the world; indices of different sciences; collected works of major thinkers and authors; major works on religion, philosophy, metaphysics, theology, law and jurisprudence, science and technology, languages, literatures, poetry, history, art and architecture, fine arts and education; and Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Malay and Urdu manuscripts dealing with diverse subjects and fields of knowledge.
The Library also holds materials on other religions and civilizations that Islam has influenced and vice-versa. Thus major works on the Greek, Roman, medieval, and modern Western civilizations have been acquired. Since the Malay world is at the intersection of India and the Far East, including China, Japan, and Korea, with which it has historical and contemporary contacts, SMNA Library has and will continue to obtain materials on important aspects of the thought and history of these civilizations as well. SMNA Library has in fact acquired important works on Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism, as well as a unique collection on sinology.
In addition, SMNA Library has also acquired the valuable collections of important scholars of Islamic studies in various fields of philosophy, Arabic philology, Turkish and Central Asian history, and Islamic Art and Architecture.