Information Services

ISIS Library


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.


Patron Loans Late Return Penalty
ISIS Research Staff 20 items / 1 month 10 sen per day
ISIS General Staff 10 items / 1 month 10 sen per day
Post-graduate Students
(Only for local Institutions
with established agreement.
A book deposit is required)
4 items / 1 month 20 sen per day
Inter-library lending with
Libraries within KL
4 items / 1 month 20 sen per day
External Users Reference 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.