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Obtaining Printed Books for Remote Learners

Remotes Leaners from outside Klang Valley can request printed books from Main Campus Library ONLY to be sent to their respective Learning Centres (LC). Please follow this request for printed books to be sent to your LC.

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1. From myVLE, click DIGITAL LIBRARY icon to access the Library portal. 

2. Click the “Search Library” button on the Library left side-bar. 

                                              Search Library

3. In the search form, there are tabs you may select to categorise your search process. To search for printed books, make sure tab named “FACETED SEARCH” is selected.

                      FACETED SEARCH  menu


4.  Key in your keyword(s) at SEARCH TERM at box. Then, choose PRINTED RESOURCES at Item Types. Next, click FIND button.


Insert Keyword(s) at SEARCH TERM and choose PRINTED RESOURCES at Item Types. Click FIND button.

5. List of related books/printed resources will appear. Click at particular title to select a book.


                         SEARCH result

6. Click at POST THIS BOOK TO MY LEARNING CENTRE (Malaysia only)’

7. Click the link : Post this book to my Learning Centre. The Library Backend System will take you to Intra-Library Loan Request Form page (see image below)

Request FormRequest Form

As explained in the image above. Patrons will have to

  1. Fill in all the required fields
  2. Leave your contact No
  3. Select your nearest Learning Centre.
  4. And click “Send Request” Button to submit your request.

Once the Form has been submitted, our Librarian will process your request and may contact you to complete the request.


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How many times can I renew my books?

Renewal can be made only ONCE for additional period allocated to borrower category. Renewal can be made 7 days before the due date. If the book is overdue, you need to return it at the Library. You are not allowed to renew if the book has been recalled by another user.

How can I renew my books?

  1. You can email to library [at] oum [dot] edu [dot] my or call at 03-7801 1925 or WhatsApp to 019-2600 146.
  2. Renewal can only done once and no patron has reserved the book.

I got a recall notice. What is that?

Recalls (or request) are a way for the library to ensure that all borrowers have equal access to its print resources. If a book you need is checked out, you may recall it from the current borrower , who will have 3 days to finish with it and return it. Conversely, if someone needs a book you have checked out, they may recall it from you, and you will receive a notice letting you know that you must return the book within 3 days.

What kinds of materials can Interlibrary Loan provide?

Through ILL you may request materials not owned by TSDAS Digital Library. Missing materials (i.e. lost books) may also be requested through ILL.

  • Books - These can be borrowed, free of charge, in their original form.
  • Theses, reports, unpublished materials — Not borrowable.

You will be notified by e-mail/phone as soon as the material is received.

How long does Interlibrary Loan take?

Turnaround time for books requested through ILL is typically 2-5 business days. Patrons are allowed to borrow up to 4 books for a period of 1 month.

Who may use Interlibrary Loan?

All currently affiliated Open University Malaysia students, faculty, and staff are eligible to use the service. Tutors and external members are not eligible to use interlibrary loan services at TSDAS Digital Library. They should contact the service at their home institution or at their local public library.

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary Loan is a service through which library materials not owned by the TSDAS Digital Library may be requested and obtained from other libraries, for use by OUM students, faculty, and staff.

How can I become a member of other IPTA/S libraries?

All OUM students are allowed to apply for external membership at any local academic libraries such as UPM, UKM, USM, etc. All application for external membership in any of these libraries are strictly under your own responsibilities. The TSDAS Digital Library and OUM will NOT be liable of any matter with regard to this.

Each library has its own library policy, procedures and different fee rates. Once you are a member, please respect and abide by their rules and regulation as they would respect ours.

External membership means you are allowed to used their library premises and collections ‘freely’. However, some libraries do charge for certain services/collection such as usage of their online databases or borrow books. You may have to get further details on these upon registering for membership at the respective libraries to avoid confusions.

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