Universiti Pertanian Malaysia was established in 1971 as a result of the merger between the College of Agriculture, Malaya and the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Malaya. The Library of the College of Agriculture, Malaya thus became the Universiti Pertanian Malaysia Library. When the university was named as Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 1997, the Library became the Universiti Putra Malaysia Library. As of 23rd May 2002, the Library has been named as Perpustakaan Sultan Abdul Samad (PSAS), Universiti Putra Malaysia, after the late great-great-grandfather of the current Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Alhaj. Library is easily accessible by students and lecturers. The main PSAS library building comprises of two (2) blocks with a total floor area of approximately 19,007 square meters and it could accommodate about 2000 users at any one time. Besides the Main Library, branch libraries are located at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Engineering & Architecture and the Bintulu (Sarawak) Campus Library.
To accomplish its mission to provide excellent resources, services and facilities to support learning, teaching, research and consultancy activities of UPM, the Library has over the years built up its collection in various subject fields, both in print and electronic format. The Library currently holds a collection of 670,000 volumes of books and bound journals, as well as a collection of maps, sound recordings, microforms, video tapes and slides. The Library also subscribes to 80 online databases which provide access to about 80,000 full text articles on various fields and are accessible from and within and outside UPM through our Website (http://www.lib.upm.edu.my). PSAS is also equipped with Wi-Fi internet facilities thus enabling users to use their own laptop within the Library building. PSAS strives to provide the best information services and facilities for our users/client in line with the ever changing trends in information and technology and current needs of the University.
PSAS also provides Post Graduate Wing located at B Block. This area is well equipped for studying and research purposes.
To provide excellent resources, services and facilities to support our customers requirement in enhancing learning, teaching, research and consultancy activities in UPM.
• To fulfill the University's information needs in facilitating learning, teaching, research and consultancy
• To optimize usage of various information resources and facilities
• To reinforce customers learning program towards lifelong learning
Our Quality Policy
We, the staff of Sultan Abdul Samad Library are committed towards excellence through the assimilation of quality traits in library services with a continual improvement in the quality management system to fulfill customers' expectations.
|Last Updated on Friday, 10 February 2012 09:31|