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Distance Education (PJJ)

Services includes :

1. Loan Services

2. Book Reservation

3. Loan Renewals

4. Literature Search Service

5. Letter of Referral


1. Loan Eligibility

  • An undergraduate student is allowed to borrow 4 books from the Main Collection for a duration of 3 weeks.
  • A post-graduate student may borrow 15 books from the Main Collection for a duration of 30 days
  • The library keeps a copy of all PJJ modules. The modules can only be referred in the library.

2. Loan via Post

Students may send their requests for loan to the Librarian by submitting the following

information :-

  • Student's particulars : full name, matric number (do not send your matric card), telephone no. and address.
  • Item's particulars : Author, title and call number of the book(s) to be borrowed

Attention : Please check the Library Catalogue KOHA WEBOPAC for the above details. Delivery of book by post is free. However, students are to bear the postal fee for returning of books via registered parcel.

3. Fines

A fine of RM0.20 per book per day is imposed for books that are returned later than the date stated on the due slip. For books that are returned via post, fines imposed is based on the date of postage.

4. Returning of books

Students are advised to return the book once it has been used/read so as to add to the number of titles for others to choose from. Book are to be returned not later than the date stated at the due slip or earlier if the book is being called-back by the library. It is an act of irresponsibility of a student who do not abide to the regulation. The library will send notices to user for overdue books. However, the library is not responsible for notices that are not delivered for whatever reasons it may be.


A student may place a reservation for a book that are on loan to another user. The user will need to check the status of the reserved book from the Library Catalogue, to know whether it has been returned or a pick-up status is placed for your request. You may claim the book yourself or send request for loan-via-post to the Librarian


Renewals can be made 2 days before the due date either through onlive via WebOPAC or contacting the Librarian by email, telephone, letter or fax. Each book is allowed to be renewed twice. Please submit the following information:

  • Name of Patron
  • Patron Barcode
  • Patron Matric Number
  • Item Barcode


  • The service is catered specially to assist those who are doing research and writing on a specific subject.
  • Please refer to the List of Subscribed Databases/Journals at the Library Website. It is useful to note that the literature and publications covered by each databases are worldwide in nature but not necessarily available in UPM Library. Users need to check the Library Catalogue to determine whether a particular document is available in the library. Users may also login to EZaccess to access to the databases subscribed by the Library.
  • Please be noted that we only provide a listing, maximum of 5 titles with abstract for free. A detailed and specialized Literature Search service will be channelled to the Reference Division at a minimal charge. Please contact the Librarian for further information.


Students who need to visit or refer to other libraries (academic, government agencies etc.) need to bring along a referral letter endorsed by the UPM Library. The letter will enable students to do referral works at the visited institution only. Users may claim the letter personally from the Librarian or request to be sent by post / fax after submitting the
following particulars :-

  • Full name
  • Program
  • Semester of study
  • Matric number
  • Mailing address
  • Fax no.

Attention : Students are bound to the rules and regulations imposed by the Institution/Library of your visit.


Any changes of address must be made known to the Library. For any enquiries, please contact :-

Nazibah Kamaruddin
Distance Education Library Services (PJJ)
Perpustakaan Sultan Abdul Samad
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Telephone : 03-9769 8445; 03-9769 8620
Fax : 03-9769 4747


Updated:: 07/02/2020 [muizzudin]


Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan
03-9769 8642
03-9769 4747