Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ


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First of all, please register your name at circulation division for our own record. Next, we will brief you about our services and facilities include lift usage, searching book assistance and room for study. Any further info, please email to

Yes, it is a compulsory to send your articles/projects to the library because it will be kept as an archive collection for the university.

Library allows only staff children to enter Library with the supervision of their parent. Students' children are not allowed except for a short while such as for borrowing or returning books at circulation counter.

Yes, but only by request by providing information of the donor such as name and address or email.

There is a lot of power plug to charge any of your ICT equipment. Just used it properly. :)

"Laptop Charging Corner" every floor.

Yes, we do allow customers to come in with eco-bag only. However backpack is not allowed due to many pockets which make Library staff difficult to check at the entrance. Meanwhile, Library provides lockers outside the building for locating customers' belonging.

Library organize exhibition with different themes. During the exhibition, customers are welcomed to visit the exhibition area freely. For those who want to collaborate in setting up an exhibition, do not hesitate to contact us via email to

You need to fill up a request form available atcirculation counter to get this book.

Library only accept suggestion for purchasing from lecturers only. If students want to suggest, they may do so through their lecturers or supervisors. The suggestions can be directed to acquisition division via email to (Haslina Ahmad Rupiad)

Malaysia Public University's students may come into the library for reference only by displaying your matrics/students card. However, other university's students must get permission from Deputy Chief Librarian through official letter before coming to library.

Items found in the Library are kept and can be recalled at circulation counter

PHT library used your USM email adress as your ID & your own USM email password.

Any access problems, please contact us via email: or interact with us on facebook: Perpustakaan Kejuruteraan

Off Campus Log In ( ezproxy )
Go to and click off campus log in.
Please enter your USM official email address and password for example , and (for
staff) or (for student) to gain access to USM databases.

If you face any problem, please email directly to

Only EcoBag is allowed to enter the library. Keep green guys :).

No, any food and drinks are prohibited in the library except plain water. However, library provides water dispenser near Computer Lab on the ground floor of the library for customers' convenience. Don't forget to bring your own clear water bottle.

Printing also can be done there at the photocopy centre at staff cafeteria or mini post office.

There are – carrel rooms available in the library. Customer is allowed to use the room for one week with no deposit charge. If the user to return the key over the expiration date, you will have to pay a fine of RM0.60 per day.

There are 100 lockers available in the library. Customers need to register in order to use locker for 22 weeks. If you lost the locker key, RM100 must be charge for replace new key.

Yes, library foyer is opened for sales and students' activity. Please write in an official letter to Deputy Chief Librarian, Engineering Library for approval. The charge for sale is RM90 perday and RM100 perday (with electricity usage). For further info, please email to

Basically, library collection comprises of two types; open shelf collection and special collection. Open shelf collection can be borrowed by customers, while special collection abides to certain rules and mainly for internal use only. For more details, please download and refer to library guide book Here!

Please click this website to register your USMSecure WiFi or eng-wifi-mobile channel.

This division is located at 2nd floorwhich handling all journal related activities. It also the division in-charge for databases acquisition. This division is open daily from Sunday to Thursday , 8.30 am – 4.30 pm. Any inquiry, please email to

Please write in an official letter to Deputy Chief Librarian, Perpustakaan Hamdan Tahir by stating the details of the visit including visit's objective and number of visitors.

Media Services which is available at ground floor, PHT provide you with ASTRO,music room, indoor games for realease tension and leisure area for study. For further info, please email to

Library is following the dress code provided by the University. Short skirt and pant (above knee) is strongly prohibited.

You should send it to the Librarian at Serials and Documents Division, Perpustakaan Hamdan Tahir, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Any inquiry, please e-mail to

Lost or damage item is under customer's responsibility. Please report to circulation immediately because we need to check the current price of the item. Next, customer is advised to replace the item by his own (buy from any bookshop) or we will charge double price (if we handle the acquisition process). For any inquiry, please email to or

All types of educational collections in printed or non-printed format except brochures.

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