All registered students, full-time and part-time academic and non-academic staff of the university are automatically registered as UNISSA library members.
Reciprocal Borrowing Scheme
All of UNISSA staff and students are quality for onsite borrowing privileges at UBD, UTB, KUPU SB, POLITEKNIK and IBTE.
Former staff and all UNISSA graduates may apply for alumni membership to get access to some of library collection and services.
Non UNISSA members (Non-alumni) may apply for external membership to use UNISSA library.
|USER CATEGORIES||NUMBER OF BOOKS||LENDING PERIOD|
|Academic & Administration staff||20||60 days|
|Doctor of Philosophy (Phd)||17||14 days|
|Masters & Postgraduate Diploma||12||14 days|
|Alumni membership||5||14 days|
|External membership||5||14 days|
|Reciprocol borrowing scheme (RBS)||2||10 days|
Long term loan (14 days):
General Collection, Multimedia Collection, Mazhab Syafie Collection and International Collection.
Short term loan (3 days):
Second copy pf Reference, Bruneiana, UNISSA Archive and Personal Donation Collection.
For Reference Only:
First copy of Reference, Bruneiana and UNISSA Archive, Journal, Thesis, Examination Paper, Personal Donation 1 (KP1) and Restricted Collection.
Material loan can be made at the library counter or through self-check-out machine provided.
All loan material can be returned at the circulation counter or through manual and automated book drop machine.
Overdue charges must be paid for failure in returning or renewing items on time.
Material on loan can be renewed twice. It can be done via the library OPAC.
Reservation of books is a service to ensure that a book which is out on will be held for applicant when it is returned.
An interlibrary loan is a service whereby UNISSA Library lends book from other libraries to obtain materials that are not available by UNISSA library users.
Users are welcome to make a suggestion to purchase book/s for library collection if: The library does not own a copy or more copies needed.
REMOTE LENDING SERVICES
Online Search Request
Need help finding books? Our library staff will assist in searching for the books and have them reserved for pick-up later.
Please complete the online form
Curbside Pick-Up Service
Users that have requested library books online may pick-up or collect books without leaving their car.
Home Delivery Service
Now users may request library books to be delivered to their homes with additional charges.
Books search request
UNISSA library provides assistant for lectures requesting help to search and hold book titles. The retrieved books will be reserved in a holding desk to be collected within 3 days after the search request was made. Only UNISSA lecturers can place a book search request.
UNISSA library will also provide assistance for those needing further references and additional resources about their research. Those who are keen may make a one-on-one appointment with the reference Librarian via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
UNISSA library releases new book titles every two weeks, these books are then displayed in the designed book racks located at the Ground Floor or the library. Whereas, UNISSA newest publication are displayed on the Iqra’ book shelf. Patrons can view the new releases via our Facebook and Instagram.
The library coordinates a number of activities held every year:
- Best Academician Patron
- Social Media Month
- Mini Book Bazaars
- Cube for Book and stationery Sales
- Amnesty Week
- UNISSA Book Fair (Ma’rid al-Kutub)
- Library Club
- Book Drive
To highlight UNISSA library diverse collection, the library organizes special exhibitions to celebrate Brunei Darussalam, special occasions throughout the year. Additionally the library will have special displays of books and collections on relevant topics as well as notable figures in Brunei Darussalam.
LIBRARY TRAINING: INFORMATION LITERACY SKILLS
MODULE 1 OUTLINES:
BASIC LIBRARY SKILLS: OPAC
Part 1: Introduction of information Literacy skills and how to save time in finding information.
Part 2: UNISSA Library.
Part 3: Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
Part 4: Practical session on locating books in UNISSA library.
MODULE 2 OUTLINES:
DATABASES & INFORMATION SEARCHING STRATEGIES
Part 1: Beyond UNISSA Library: E-resources
Part 2: Databases
Part 3: Repository
Part 4: Open Access Resources
Part 5: Practical session
MODULE 3 MENDELEY:
Part 1: Introduction to citation
Part 2: Register & Install mendeley
Part 3: The reference on citing
Part 5: Share your reference