The International Medical University (IMU) Library was established in 1993 to cater for the needs of students and academics of the university. Currently IMU has five libraries in Bukit Jalil and in the clinical schools in Seremban, Kuala Pilah, Batu Pahat and Kluang.
A concept of collaborative and private areas was introduced when the library moved to the new footprint in mid-2008. The Collaborative Study Area is designated for supporting learning activities that are best done in groups. This is to support problem-based learning, inter-professional education and peer learning among others. The Private Study Area is designated for private study singly, or in groups in the provided group discussion enclosed areas.
As of May 2014, the library provides access to a digital library of 85,901 titles of e-books, 5,944 titles of e-journals and 18 databases which can be accessed by library users “anywhere, anytime” through the library portal. This collection is supplemented by a print collection of 59,511 books and 18 journals and multimedia resources.
The International Medical University Library is committed to supporting the University’s vision to be an innovative global center of excellence in learning, research and health care by providing convenient and effective access to high quality library services and collections in a variety of formats.
This will be achieved by:
- Supporting and facilitating the research, learning, teaching and administrative activities of the University by organizing, maintaining and providing access to appropriate resources in print and digital format.
- Providing access to and assistance in using emerging technologies which serve as a gateway to information resources within and beyond our institution.
- Providing a conducive environment and facilities for the use of the library resources for its users.