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 used level 5 Chancellery 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 DYMM Tuanku Jaafar ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman on 2 July 1980. The building was named as Tun Seri Lanang Library in honor of a nobleman and a famous literary figure in Malaya in the 16th century.


UKM Library consists of Tun Seri Lanang Library as main library in Bangi Campus and six branch libraries: Law Library, The Malay World and Civilization Library (Bangi), Dr. Abdul Latif Library (Kuala Lumpur Campus), UKM Medical Center Library (Cheras Campus), Second Cluster Library and Preclinical Library.


Library Info

Tun Seri Lanang which we know as the author of the Johor which has produced the book “Sejarah Melayu” or “Sulalatus Salatin” (1612), was born in 1565 in Bukit Seluyut, Kota Tinggi, Johor. His real name is 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.

• Develop and manage information resources to meet the teaching, learning and research needs of the university
• Provide information services that meet customer needs
• Improve the collection of materials in Bahasa Melayu
• Provide infrastructure and knowledge environment in line with technological developments
• Became a university repository institution

‘Perpustakaan Pemangkin Masyarakat Berilmu’

  1. Ensure that customer complaints are given action feedback within 14 days of receiving complaints
  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
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