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 & Sunday 09.00am - 05.00pm
Public Holiday CLOSED


Membership is automatic to all registered students as well as 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 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 raincoats are not allowed in the library.

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

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

  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 Students who have postponed, withdrawn or completed their courses at the university must return all borrowed materials to the library.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 the Library of Congress Subject Heading (LCSH) classification system.
The library has a 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 books that cover a wide range of subject areas, and 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 is also known as Reserve Collection (marked with a Red-Dot) comprises 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 to 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 an open collection.

Online Databases

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

Interlibrary Loan Services (ILS)

Interlibrary Loan services are a service system that allows collaboration between libraries in Malaysia to share material with other libraries. The National Library of Malaysia is the centre of this service system coordinator. Benefits of being a member of these ILS include the sharing of information resources between libraries and meeting the demand for non-library materials.

Membership is open to institutions with libraries and resource centres. This membership category consists of the Public Library, the Academic Library and the Specialised library. According to the membership registered on the National Library website from 2004 - 2018, there are approximately 563 registered members of which MAHSA University is also a member.

Most public and private university libraries are members of this service system.

You may view & download the public and private academic libraries that are registered which are taken randomly.

Download ILS List