Library

The Library plays an important role in supporting teaching, learning and research at MAHSA University.

Opening Hours


Day Hours
Monday - Friday 08.30am - 09.00pm
Saturday 09.00am - 05.00pm
Sunday & Public Holiday CLOSED

Membership

Membership is automatic to all registered students, academic and non-academic staff of the university.


General Rules


  1. All registered users must always produce their MAHSA staff or student ID card upon entering the library premises.

  2. Any loss of ID card will affect your borrowing rights as well as other services.

  3. All library materials to be taken out from the library must be properly checked-out at the Self-Check Machine or at the Circulation Counter.

  4. The library staff have the right to check all books, files and other items when the user enters or leaves the library.

  5. Smoking, vaping, eating and drinking are strictly prohibited in the library.

  6. Bags, helmets, umbrellas and rain coats are not allowed in the library.

  7. Library users who photocopy any materials are fully responsible for any action liable and takes full responsibilities in compliance to the Copyright Act 1987.

  8. Users are not allowed to remove library furniture and equipment from their original place.

  9. Reservation of seat is not permitted.

  10. Library users must adhere to the dress code as stipulated by the University.

  11. Mobile phones must be turned to silent mode in the Library premises.

  12. The Librarian on duty has the right to request you to leave the premises if you are found to be violating any of its rules.

  13. The library will not accept responsibility for the loss or misplacement of personal belongings.

  14. Academic staff who are on study or sabbatical leave inside or outside the country are required to return all materials to the library before leaving.

  15. Students who have postponed, withdrawn or completed their courses at the university must return all borrowed materials to the library.



Open Collection

All open collection materials are arranged according to Library of Congress Subject Heading (LCSH).
The library has sufficient number of open collection materials for loans. Students may search under the LCSH classification for example :


H - Social Science R - Medicine
HB – Economic Theory RA – Public aspect of Medicine
HD – Management Industrial Management RC – Internal Medicine
HF – Commerce RD – Surgery
HG – Finance RL – Dermatology
PE – English RS – Pharmacy & Materia Medicine
Q – Science RRZ – Other Systems of Medicine
QA – Mathematics T - Technology
QM – Human Anatomy TA – Engineering, Civil Engineering
TJ – Mechanical Engineering

The open collection comprises of books that cover a wide range of subject areas & all these can be borrowed for a period of two weeks.
Renewals are permissible if there are no prior bookings.



Red-Spot/Reserve Collection


The Red-Spot also known as Reserve Collection (marked with a Red-Dot) comprises of basic reading materials and textbooks that have been recommended by the faculty staff for various courses. Users are allowed to borrow only one Red-Spot item for a maximum time of two hours.

Journal, Serial and Periodical Collection


The Library subscribes to a good number of printed periodicals, journals, magazines, and newspapers. The printed periodicals can only be read in the library. The library also subscribes in e-journals.

Reference Collection


All Reference materials (marked with REF) are not to be taken out from the library. All items marked with REF are non-circulating items. Below are the categories of Reference items;


  • Dictionaries
  • Yearbooks
  • Almanec
  • Atlases
  • Encyclopedia
  • Conference paper
  • Guidebooks
  • Bibliographies
  • Directories
  • Technical reports

Audio-Visual (AV) Collection


Most of the AV available in the library are instructional support materials in the form of CD ROMs. Users can borrow this material as open collection.


Online Databases


MAHSA Library provides a comprehensive access to full-text e-journals. These online databases are available at MAHSA University campus by using accessing the campus Learning Management System.