|Head of Department||Noraida binti Daud|
The HKL Library was established in 1973 under the supervision of Hospital's Management Division. Initially, the Library was staffed only with a Library Assistant whilst its collection and services was made accessible primarily to the doctors at HKL. Gradually, in the 1980s, the Library and its services were upgraded. In the early 1990s, due to space constraints, the Library was shifted to the 4th Floor of the Department of Neurology.
Later in 1996, the HKL Library shifted to its current location which is on the 1st Floor of the HKL Main Block. The Library was later officially opened by the Honorable Dato' Ismail bin Mansor, the then former Secretary General of the Ministry of Health, on the 18th of March 1996.
Coupled with a larger floor space of 9,000 square feet (667.01 sq.meter) and a strategic location speciallly chosen by the Director of HKL, YBhg. Dato' Azizan Aiyob Ghazali, the HKL Library now provides a multitude of amenities and services to the entire HKL staff including customers and attachment/elective students outside HKL. A Library Committee was then appointed to provide advice on the development and implementation of policies, procedures and services.
Now, the HKL Library is headed by a professional librarian, who manages the Library with the assistance of 6 staff. The HKL Library provides a quiet, pleasant and conducive environment for study. At full capacity, it can provide 100 seats at any given time. Membership is open to everyone (all levels of HKL staff) working for the Hospital and is bound by the library's rules and regulations. Interested parties may register with the library at its help desk.
OBJECTIVE AND MISSION
The HKL Library plays an important role to the hospital by providing current and accessible information to its doctors and staff at all levels of authority.
The objective of the HKL Library is to support the needs of HKL personnel involved in the Delivery of Health Care (Patient Care), Health Planning, Teaching/Training and to provide continuous learning through its knowledge-based information services.
- En. Muhammad bin Musa
- Pn. Linda Mamat
- Pn. Hawinawati binti Paijo
- En. Hafizan bin Hamdan
3. OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue)
4. MOH Virtual Library
5. Postgraduate Reading Room
6. ILL (Inter Library Loan)
7. Cyber Room
*for more details, please come and visit us :)
LIBRARY COOPERATION AND RESOURCE SHARING
At the national level, we have established close cooperation amongst major medical libraries through the inter-library loan facilities. While at the Ministry of Health level, the HKL Library provides library attachments and training to Library Assistants from other hospital libraries. HKL library also accepts applications from students from local universities for practical training in Library and Information Science.
LIBRARY AUTOMATION, NETWORKING AND CLASSIFICATION
Currently, Integrated Library Automation Utility (ILMU) served the organization of library collection except for serial. The library also provided internet access to the users where 8 personal computers have been allocated for this purpose. We practice booking system or first come first serve basis. The use of PCs for non HKL staff are not allowed. Access to PCs/Internet are subjected to fixed schedule.
ORGANIZATION OF MATERIALS
The organization of medical books are based on National Library of Medicine Classification System (NLM), while general collections are referred to Dewey Decimal Classification System (DDC).
LIBRARY OPENING HOURS
Monday - Friday : 8.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday/Sunday and Public Holiday : CLOSED
LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP/POSTGRADUATE READING ROOM APPLICATION FORM
Library Membership and registration of Postgraduate Reading Room are available at the service counter during the Library's Opening Hour.
MOH VIRTUAL LIBRARY
Currently, MOH Virtual Library is subscribing to these 10 databases especially for MOH staff:
1. Access Medicine
2. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
3. Clinical Access
4. Emerald Management
5. International Dental Journal
7. Meteo Medical Journals
Please log-in via MOH Virtual Library @ http://vlib.moh.gov.my anytime, anywhere.
For ID and Password, please contact us :)
LINKS TO LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION SOURCES
MOH Virtual Library
Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH)
World Health Organization (WHO)
National Library of Malaysia (PNM)
UM Medical Library
1. Prime Minister of Malaysia
2. Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
3. Minister of Health Malaysia
4. Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia
Library Cooperation and Resource Sharing
At the national level, we have established close cooperation amongst major medical libraries through the Inter-Library Loan (ILL) facilities. While at the Ministry of Health level, the HKL Library provides library attachments and training to Library Assistants from other hospital libraries.
Please do contact us :)
Pn. Linda Mamat
Pn. Hawinawati binti Paijo