Information Services

ISIS Library

One of the missions of the Information Services was to build up the existing ISIS Library into an excellent resource centre.

Today, the ISIS Library is one of the renowned resource centres in Malaysia, specializing in the major research interests of ISIS, namely, economics, foreign policy and security studies, social policy and technology, innovation, environment and sustainability.

The Collection

The Library collection consists of monographs, journal titles and pamphlets, on the areas such as international relations, strategic security, defense and foreign policy studies especially Asean and the Asia Pacific region; economic issues, both national and international; natural resources, energy and environmental issues; technology policy studies; innovation and sustainability issues; and studies on Japan and East Asia.

The Library subscribes to local newspapers such as the New Straits Times, The Star, The Edge, the Sun, Berita Harian and Utusan Malaysia as well as some foreign papers like the International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday: 8.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday: 8.00 am – 12.30 pm, 2.45 pm – 5.00 pm

(Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)



The Library is primarily for members and staff of the Institute. It is not open to the public. However, the Library offers reference and reading facilities to officials of government and statutory bodies, to post-graduate and undergraduate students, and foreign visiting scholars. A written request on an official institutional letterhead or a letter of recommendation from the Supervisors or Deans of departments should be submitted.

A one-time library registration fee of RM 20.00 will be charged to all external library users.


PatronLoansLate Return Penalty
ISIS Research Staff20 items / 1 month10 cents per day
ISIS General Staff10 items / 1 month10 cents per day
Post-graduate Students
(Only for local Institutions
with established agreement.
A book deposit is required)
4 items / 1 month20 cents per day
Inter-library lending with
Libraries within KL
4 items / 1 month20 cents per day
External UsersReference only

Selective Dissemination Services

The Library produces a bi-monthly Current Awareness – a compilation of the contents pages of journals, and a selection of articles on the current economic  and political situation in Asia.

Contact Us

Enquiries concerning the Library or its services should be directed to:

Information Services Division
Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia

No. 1, Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin,
P.O. Box 12424
50778 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel:  +603 2693 9366 ex. 135, 136
Fax: +603 2691 5435


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