The University of Malaya Library established since 1962 in Kuala Lumpur is a network of 17 Libraries, fully computerized and integrated in its operation and services. The Built Environment Library is one of the special subject libraries in the University of Malaya Library network. Prior to 2003, the collections developed were kept in the Engineering Library, at the Faculty of Engineering. At the present location, the Built Environment Library is conveniently located for access and is open to all students during office hours. The library is manned by two full-time staff members and covers a floor space about 291.60 sq. meters with seating capacity for 120 students.
The Library core function is to support the learning, teaching and research needs of undergraduate, postgraduate students, and the academic staff and researchers of the Faculty of Built Environment. However, it is also opened to other registered users of the University of Malaya Library network, subject to some limitation in borrowings.
The collection developed gives priority on the learning and teaching programme of the Built Environment Faculty especially in the areas of architecture, estate management, quantity surveying and building surveying. The library materials include both primary and secondary sources, such as books, journals, reference books, dissertation and theses, conference proceedings and electronic resources. The library online catalogue, known as Pendeta WebPAC is a union catalogue of the University of Malaya Library network which provides access to holdings of collection of materials and can be accessed by others via the Internet - locally and internationally.