|Head of Department||Puan 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 specially 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 5 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.
Library as reference and referral center in the field of health and clinical medicine for HKL employees in nurturing the culture of pursuit of knowledge and lifelong learning.
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.
- To acquire, document, maintain and preserve all kind of scholarly information in various formats for long term storage and retrieval;
- Give feedback to user’s reference query within one working day;
- Strive to have efficient and customer-friendly counter service to library users;
- Pledge to deliver excellent service to library users
- Puan Noraida binti Haji Daud
- Cik Fatin Athirah binti Masnoor
- Pn. Linda Mamat
- Pn. Hawinawati binti Paijo
- En Abdul Salaam bin Amran
1. INTERNAL LIBRARY SERVICE
v. Postgraduate Reading Room
iv. ILL (Inter Library Loan)
vii. Cyber Room
viii. Leisure Corner
ix. Quran Corner
x. Display Corner
2. EXTERNAL LIBRARY SERVICE
2.1 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.
2.2 MOH VIRTUAL LIBRARY
Currently, MOH Virtual Library is subscribing to these 7 databases especially for MOH staff
i. Access Medicine
ii. ClinicalKey for Nursing
iii. Bibliu e-Book
iv. Emerald Insight
vii. Wiley E-Books
Please log-in via MOH Virtual Library @ http://vlib.moh.gov.my anytime, anywhere. For ID and Password, please contact us :)
Our library also conducts internal training for staff such as:
1. Bengkel Literasi Maklumat & Media with facilitator from National Library of Malaysia (PNM)
2 . Bengkel Penggunaan Virtual Library KKM