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.

 
Library Collections
• General 
   The Library has a general collection of about 3,500 volumes on the open stacks. This collection
   consists mainly of texts, reference books, handbooks, etc.

• Dissertations, Theses and Academic Exercises 
   This collection of about 700 volumes consists of works produced by undergraduate and postgraduate
   students of the Faculty.

• Conference Papers 
   Papers presented by the academic staff at the seminars or conferences especially held is Malaysia
   are continually collected and indexed in an index database known as iMalaysiana.

• Local Newspapers 
   Daily Malaysia 's local newspapers such as Utusan Malaysia , Berita Harian, New Straits Times,
   Malay Mail and the Star are subscribed.

• Journal and Online databases 
  The Library subscribes to printed journals and online databases, mostly full text journals, which can  
  be accessed via the campus network and remote access from individual home of registered users. 

Some online databases are related to architecture and built environment field, such as ICONDA (International Construction Database), IEEE Xplore, ProQuest Digital Dissertations, NFOTRAC Expanded Academic ASAP International, Science Direct, Springer Link, ENGnetBASE: Engineering Handbooks Online, etc.
Services
• Loans, Online Renewal and Reservation
  Most books are allowed borrowings, except the Reference and special collection such as
  dissertation/theses and conference proceedings.
 
The library-computerized system allows online renewal by the individual by each patron; and also reservation of books when materials on loan to other user.

• Inter-library loan and Document Supply Services
  Inter-library loan facilities and document delivery services are available for postgraduate students,
  researchers and academic staff of the Faculty of Built Environment. Requests to these services are  
  facilitated via the Library interactive portal, which can be submitted to the Library management
  electronically. A special budget is allocated for this purpose with deposit accounts established at the
  British Library (U.K) and National University of Singapore (Singapore).

• Access to Other Resource Centres in Malaysia
  Registered students and academic staff of the University Malaya are allowed to visit and use (for
  reference only) other academic/public university libraries in Malaysia, as a part of the resource sharing
  programme.

• User Education Programme
  Special user education programme is conducted at the beginning of each session for new students to
  familiarize them with the use of library resources and library catalogue (Pendeta WebPAC) and other
  library facilities. Besides that, the library conducts a formal compulsory course of 15 weeks for first
  year undergraduate - Information Skills (GXEX1401) to equip them with the skills on information
  retrieval and access to resources with one PC to each student. The postgraduate students, academic
  staff and researchers of the Faculty are given a special Information Skills workshop; to cater for
  information needs at a regular basis.