UNISSA’s Library provides information resources and learning spaces for students and faculty:
- Access to the library collection of books, articles, media and more.
- Databases with full text articles, audio, video and more.
- Reference services and literature searches
- Interlibrary Loan services
- Group study rooms
- Copy and print services
- Audiovisual equipment
Monday to Thursday
8.00 am to 4.30 pm
8.00 am to 4.30 pm
Friday, Sunday and Public Holiday
Universiti Sultan Sharif Ali Library was established on 11 Zukhijjah 1427 / 1st January 2007 with the consent of His Majesty Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang DiPertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam. At the early stage of the establishment of UNISSA, a small resource room was set up to house a small collection of resources to cater for the needs of the academic staff and students. Due to the limination of space to set up its own library and lack of Library staff to properly run the resource room, UNISSA shared the facilities and services of the Universiti Brunei Darusslam Library temporarily.
UNISSA Library moved to its new premise at the former Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah College of Nursing library on 7 Rejab 1430 / 30 June 2009. The Library consists of three floors. One of the former librarians of the Nursing College was seconded to set up the library with the help of several UNISSA staff. On 1st August 2009, three staff from the UBD Library were seconded to develop the UNISSA Library.
The Library will be fully equipped with a library automation system under the VILIS project spearheaded by The Ministry of Education, Negara Brunei Darussalam.
Aims and Objectives
The objectives of the UNISSA library are to support teaching, learning and research needs of academics, students, administrative and supporting staff. The Library plays an active role in supporting the University’s mission by:
Providing access to relevant information through collection development.
Organising and arranging library materials systematically for easy access and use.
Providing relevant facilities and services, collections and the other learning resources consistent with its educational and research activities.
Assisting in developing library users information searching skills.
Providing a peaceful library atmosphere conducive to learning, studying and research.
Maintaining good rapport between library staff and users.
Currently, the UNISSA Library’s provide services consist of:
Lending and Loan Services
Reference and Information Services
Library Collections: General, Reference, Journal, Newspaper, Brunei, UNISSA Archive, Theses and Dissertation.
The main objectives of these services are to provide loan, reference, information and other relevant facilities to the library users, physically and electronically, with the assistance, guidance and advice of the Library staff where required or needed.
The main responsibilities of the Lending Services are the transactions of library loan, membership registration, and payment transactions of overdue loan charge and lost library item. The following are the loan privileges: Other services are as follows:
- Overdue Loan Charges (Fines)
- Damaged or Lost Items Charges
- Borrowing through the Automated Self-Check Out Machine
- Borrowing and Returning
- Renewal of Loans
- Automated Book Drop
The main objective of the Reference and Information Services is to assist library users in searching and retrieving information required, and at the same time to highlight other relevant sources in their fields. Amongst services provided are: Reference queries and information through e-mail and telephone.
- Library User Education to assist UNISSA students and other library users to use the Library and the library resources effectively.
- Training and workshops for small groups - Group Instructions on how to formulate search strategies and search relevant resources. They will also be taught how to search information electronically via the CD-ROM databases and online databases.
- Electronic information and online databases subscribed
- Wireless Internet Access is provided at all levels of the Library.
The Reference Librarian can assist you to:
- Use the Online Public Access Catalogue (SPYDUS)
- Locate relevant materials in the Library's collection.
- Determine which e-resource databases to use and how to use them effectively.
- Locate and evaluate a wide range of online information.
The Library subscribes to LexisNexis, Islamic Finance News (IFN) and MOE eResources
LexisNexisconsists of online materials pertaining to law and related matters. It provides access to thousands of searchable past and current documents.
Islamic Finance News (IFN) is the world’s leading global Islamic finance news provider that was established in 2004. It contains over 18,000 exclusive news items, reports and articles on the global Islamic capital markets.
The Ministry of Education through (MOE eResources) also provides a platform to several databases for access by UNISSA Library’s users. Library users can obtain the user ID and password at the Reference and Information Services Counter for access to the databases.
These online databases can be accessed by clicking the links on the UNISSA website. All these databases are accessible on campus only.
Library photocopy cards are available from the Loan Counter at $6.00 (for 100 copies) and $12.00 (for 200 copies). The card can be used only with the photocopiers provided at the Library.
The General Collection consists of books on various subjects relevant to the subjects taught at UNISSA Library. These books can be borrowed.
The Reference Collection consists of encyclopedias, dictionaries, yearbooks, atlases and all books that are useful for reference works.
Past theses and dissertations are placed in the Thesis Collection. It consists of bachelor’s dissertations, postgraduate diploma dissertations, master’s theses and doctoral theses.
The Brunei Collection consists of materials pertaining to Brunei on various aspects written by local and foreign writers and those published or unpublished in any formats in Brunei Darussalam and overseas.
The UNISSA Archive consists of materials pertaining UNISSA such as reports, handbooks, newsletters, newspaper articles, etc.
The Journal Collection consists of academic journals relevant to the subjects taught at UNISSA, and other journals, magazines and newsletters given to UNISSA by other authorities from within the country and overseas.
UNISSA Library subscribes to all local newspapers and some overseas newspapers. They are placed at the Reading Area which is divided into the male and female reading areas.
For further information and details regarding the library, please contact:
Spg 347, Jalan Pasar Baharu Gadong
BE 1310 Negara Brunei Darussalam.
Tel: +673 2462000 | Ext 301
Norhasinah binti Haji Moksin
Tel: +673 2462000 | Ext 602