Perpustakaan Tun Abdul Rahman Ya'kub (PeTARY) - The Library of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

FACILITIES

Lockers

1149 units of lockers are available to the users at a minimal fee of RM 2.00 a month with a refundable deposit of RM 50.00. Users may refer to the Circulation Counter if they wish to use this facility.

Free Ringing Zone

The library provides one (1) room for users to use their mobile phones as well as charging them. The room is located at Level 1.

Carrel Rooms

Forty-one (41) units of carrell rooms are provided for users. Any registered user can request to use the room. However, priority is given to graduates and academics as well as final year undergraduates. All users are bound by the following rules and regulations:

Usage of carrel rooms:

  • Reservation from outside the library is not allowed.
  • Only registered members are eligible to use the facility.
  • Only one user is allowed in one carrell room at a time.
  • Unattended personal belongings in the room will be taken and recorded as Lost and Found items and will be kept for 14 days. Announcement is also made through the library’s website and notices.
  • Users will be charged RM 50.00 for missing keys

Student Lounge

This lounge is provided for student use at any time during operating hours. Food and drinks are allowed in this room. However, its cleanliness must always be maintained.

Chill Out Rooms

Two (2) rooms are accessible for students to chill and take a break in between their busy schedules and private study. These rooms are furnished with easy chairs and large pillows. Light reading materials are also provided.

Patron Self-check Kiosk

Patron Self-Check Kiosk is a facility provided to put users’ item borrowing procedure at ease. It allows them to check out their borrowed items without having them to queue at the Customer Services/ Circulation Counter. Two (2) units of this machine are available at the Ground Floor of the main library’s building and one (1) unit is made available at the Pre-University Studies branch building.

Video Conference Room/ Staff Training Room

Video Conference Room located next to the Auditorium can accommodate around 25 people and is also available for smaller group discussions/seminars/workshops.

Auditorium

The auditorium has always become the choice of venue for seminars, conferences, training classes and workshops. It accommodates 150 people and is equipped with PA system, LCD projector and also WI-FI.

Discussion Rooms

Six rooms are available in the library, located at both Level 1 (near the Reference Counter) and Level 2. It can accommodate around 20 people and are usually used for forums and group discussions.

24-Hour learning Facility

The 24-Hour Learning Facility is available 24/7 for patrons, especially those who wish to use the library after its opening hours. It is accessible from the terrace outside, next to the main entrance.

Social Hub

This is designated as the Social Hub of the library and is located right outside the auditorium. This particular area is designed to encourage users to interact academically and socially in a conducive learning environment.

Exhibition Area

A big exhibition area is available at the Ground Floor to cater to multi-purpose activities. This area is adjacent to the auditorium near the library’s main entrance.

Muslim Prayer Rooms

These rooms are located at Level 2 and are opened during the library’s opening hour.

Computer Laboratories

Computer laboratories are available at the Ground Floor and Lower Ground Floor. Santubong Computer Lab is a close lab providing 50 units of computers with internet connections. The people space and the tentacles are two open computer labs each with 24 and 20 units of computers. Users are also encouraged to bring their own laptops or any other handheld devices since the WI-FI is accessible to all throughout the library building.

Self Check Kiosk

A unit of self-service facility, namely Self-Checkout kiosk is provided to serve staff and student at Pre-University Studies efficiently. This facility allows faster and more efficient way of borrowing books. This does not only mean less queues to be served at the desk, but it also frees up Library staff time from routine transactions so they can answer your queries and provide the front-line help where it is most needed.

Viewing Area

A viewing area is located opposite the Library entrance and is available for screening/viewing and browsing educational materials like media, dictionaries, journals and magazines. Comfy seating and bean bags are placed within the space.

Social Hub

Social Hub for group study, socialising including eating and drinking is located directly near the main door. The space includes tables and chairs and two units of vending machines.

Lockers

90 units of lockers are available to users at a minimal fee of RM 2.00 a month with a refundable deposit of RM 50.00. Users may refer to the Circulation Counter if they wish to use this facility.

Discussion Rooms

Three Discussion Rooms are available for the students. Room 1, 2 and 3 each can accommodate 12, 6 and 12 users at a time. General library rules on condition to use must be complied.

Condition of use:

  • All personal belongings may not be left unattended in the discussion room.
  • No foods or drinks are allowed in the discussion rooms.
  • Only use the chairs and table provided in the room, do not bring in furniture from other areas of the Library.
  • Discussion room users must ensure the discussion room is neat and tidy before leaving. Arranging the furniture and returning all library materials to the counter.
  • The Library reserves the right to terminate use of Discussion Rooms that disrupts Library users or staff or that interferes with normal Library operations.

Computer Laboratory

A computer lab located at the left wing of the library, consisting 12 units of computers is available for the students. These computers can be used to search LibrARY Onesearch and access e-resources. Wi-Fi is available throughout the library.

Self Check Kiosk

A unit of self-service facility, namely Self-Checkout kiosk is provided to serve staff and student at Pre-University Studies efficiently. This facility allows faster and more efficient way of borrowing books. This does not only mean less queues to be served at the desk, but it also frees up Library staff time from routine transactions so they can answer your queries and provide the front-line help where it is most needed.

Viewing Area

A viewing area is located opposite the Library entrance and is available for screening/viewing and browsing educational materials like media, dictionaries, journals and magazines. Comfy seating and bean bags are placed within the space.

Social Hub

Social Hub for group study, socialising including eating and drinking is located directly near the main door. The space includes tables and chairs and two units of vending machines.

Lockers

90 units of lockers are available to users at a minimal fee of RM 2.00 a month with a refundable deposit of RM 50.00. Users may refer to the Circulation Counter if they wish to use this facility.

Computer Laboratory

A computer lab consisting 10 units of computers is available for the students. These computers can be used to search LibrARY Onesearch and access e-resources. Wi-Fi is available throughout the library.

Viewing Area

A viewing area is located opposite the Library entrance and is available for screening/viewing and browsing educational materials like media, dictionaries, journals and magazines. Comfy seating and bean bags are placed within the space.