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PTTA develops and maintains print and digital resources to support teaching and research activities of the university community. The collections comprise subjects in engineering, information technology, education, management, sciences, social sciences, languages and self-development. The library has extensive holdings of more than 230,000 copies of books, 15,000 titles of thesis and 25,000 units of audio-visuals. The collections are mostly open access and classified according to the Library of Congress Classification (LCC). The digital collection comprises of databases, e-books services, titles from e-journals and more than 10,000 digitized documents, including journal articles, research reports, conference proceedings and exam papers.

Open Access

Description: Covers reference books in various study fields. Shelved according to call number at the open rack.

Materials: Book


Location: Level 2, 3 and 4

Closed Access

Description: Covers most of the reference materials that are heavily used by users and available in limited copies. This collection is for internal reference only.

Materials: Standard & Patent

Symbols: - 

Location: Level 2

Online Resources

Description: Covers subscribed databases, e-books & e-journals.

Materials: Online Database, e-Books & e-Journals.

Symbols: - 

Location: Online

Digital Document

Description: Covers all documents that are accessible through search engines at library website. 

Materials: Exam Paper, Thesis Abstract, Conference Paper, Journal Article, UTHM publication, Newspaper, Corporate Video, Audio, Photo, Bulletin & other documents.

Symbols: - 

Location: Online


Description: Periodicals that have been published for academic purpose in certain matter, profession or field. This collection is for internal reference only.

Materials: Bound Journal & Current Journal. 

Symbols: - 

Location: Level 3 (Journal Room)


Description: Covers reference materials which contain manual, fact, schedule, description, diagram, terminology, etc.. Known by symbols appeared in call number. This collection is for internal reference only.

Materials: Book, Dictionary, Terminology, Glossary, Encyclopedia, Atlas, Government Publication, & Index 

Symbols: r, rd, re, rm, rw & rx

Location: Level 2 & 4

Audio Visual

Description: Covers audiovisual materials in several formats.

Materials: CD, VCD & DVD

Symbols: - 

Location: Level 1


Description: Covers novel genre, especially in Malay and English language. Some of them are in Japanese.

Materials: Novel

Symbols: cn

Location: Level 4


Description: Light reading periodicals which contain story, articles, etc. This collection is for internal reference only.

Materials: Bound Magazine & Current Magazine

Symbols: - 

Location: Level 3 (Journal Room)


Description: Includes Malaysia and states of Malaysia maps. This collection is for internal reference only.

Materials: Map 

Symbols: - 

Location: Level 1 (Closed Access Collection)

Control Items

Description: Materials lending is restricted to academic staff only.

Materials: Laboratory Manual, Solution Manual & Study Guide

Symbols: ci

Location: Level 2 (Closed Access Collection)

Small Item

Description: Books less than 10 x 15 cm in size.

Materials: Book

Symbols: k

Location: Level 1 (Closed Access Collection)

UTHM Special Collection

Description: Covers materials about UTHM, materials written by UTHM staff or students and UTHM publications either in printed or digital format. This collection is for internal reference only.

Materials: General, Conference Paper, Thesis, Case Study, Technical Drawing, Prospectus & Magazine/Journal.

Symbols: a, ra, rab, & raj

Location: Level 2 (Closed Access Collection)