The UKM Library was established simultaneously with the establishment of UKM on 18 May 1970 in Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur. In 1977, the Library moved to a campus in Bangi and at first used Level 5 of the Chancellory Building, UKM before moving to the permanent building of the library.




The library building in Bangi was first used in 1978 and was officiated by His Majesty DYMM Tuanku Jaafar ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman on 2 July 1980. The building was named Tun Seri Lanang Library in honour  of a nobleman and a famous literary figure in Malaya in the 16th century.


UKM Library consists of Tun Seri Lanang Library as the main library in Bangi Campus and seven branch libraries: The Law Library, The Malay World and Civilization Library (Bangi), Second Cluster Library, Dr. Abdul Latif Library (Kuala Lumpur), Canselor Tuanku Muhriz Hospital Library (Cheras), Preclinical Library (Cheras),  Specialist Children Hospital Library (Cheras) and Museum of Academic Heritage & Tuanku Chancellor Gallery.


Library Info

Tun Seri Lanang was an official of the Johor  royalty who wrote  ‘Sejarah Melayu’ or ‘Sulalatus Salatin’ (1612).He was born in 1565 in Bukit Seluyut, Kota Tinggi, Johor. His actual name was Tun Muhammad. His father was Orang Kaya Paduka Raja Ahmad and his mother was Tun Gengang. He came from a wealthy family or had the title because his ancestors were the family of the Bendahara Sri Maharaja of Melaka, leading to him Mani Purindan of Bukit Siguntang descent. Tun Seri Lanang was appointed the 14th Treasurer with the title of Bendahara Sri Maharaja Johor in 1580, by Sultan Ala-Jalla Abdul Jalil Syah. He died in 1615 in Aceh.

Source: Johor YWJ Literary Heritage (1997)

The library is determined to be the catalyst of a knowledgeable society.

Enhancing the culture of knowledge and efforts to uphold Malay language as well as encouraging the emergence of new knowledge.

  • To develop and manage information resources in meeting  the teaching, learning and research needs of the university
  • To provide information services that meet customer needs
  • To improve the collection of materials in bahasa Melayu
  • To provide infrastructure and knowledge environment in line with technological developments
  • To become a university repository institution

‘Perpustakaan Pemangkin Masyarakat Berilmu’

  1. Ensure that customer complaints are given an acknowledgment of receipt within three (3) days.
  2. Process books within 6 weeks
  3. Provide information services within the set time:
  • Loan and return of materials within two (2) minutes
  • Feedback on the Supply Supply System (SPP) application within three (3) days
  • Information Package within 10 days
  • Quick reference within five (5) minutes

Contact Us

Tun Seri Lanang Library,
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan,Malaysia
+603-89213446 – Consultation Services
019-2045652 – Telegram/Whatsapp
603-89256067 (FAKS)
Email: helpdeskptsl@ukm.edu.my