Information Services

Information Services

Reference Enquiry

Information Desks are available at level 1 & 2 of the library which are manned by trained staff to assist library customers. Liaison librarians also entertain walk-in enquiries at their offices.


Literature Search

The library subscribes to a number of online databases which carry indexes, abstracts or full text articles on various subjects to facilitate literature searching activities. These databases are accessible from the public workstations.


Searching Assistance

Customers can make a request for searching assistance at the Circulation counter if the books needed are not available on the shelves by completing the Request for Searching Assistance Form. Library staff will then search for the books and results of searches are displayed on the notice board.


Digital Library Services

Customer can access a variety of digital resources through the Digital Library services - examination papers, thesis, Islamic Economics, Islamic Law, contents pages, videos, online databases and e-books. These resources which are accessible remotely significantly complements information available in print format.


Digital Signage        

Library notices and announcements are displayed at the LCD TVs which are available outside the library entrance and at level 2 of the library. This service is in addition to announcements made through print notices and the library’s website.


New Titles

This service which is accessible via the Library’s catalogue alerts customers on new titles acquired by the Library. The new titles list is automatically updated daily where titles are maintained in the list for 30 days. You may borrow the books if available on the shelves or reserve them if the books are on loan.



To update library users on specific information, IIUM Library organises regular exhibitions which focuses on specific themes and other current topics of interest.