About DISTED Library

The main Library is located on the ground floor of the majestic building east of the academic wing at the DISTED YCE Heritage Campus while the branch Library is on the first floor of the School of Hospitality Management.

The spacious air-conditioned Library is well-stocked with resources including:

Up-to-date and comprehensive range of business, accountancy, psychology, hospitality, information technology, multimedia, electrical and electronic engineering, the sciences, and language learning reference resources, and newspapers, print journals and reports.

The DISTED Library collection can be accessed at WOU-DISTED catalogue.

In addition access to thousands of online full text e-journals and e-books in these areas is provided via DISTED MyDigitalLibrary made available in collaboration with Wawasan Open University.

User ID and password are available from the Main Service Counters at the DISTED libraries.

Other services/facilities include:

  • Learning Support Service to provide assistance with information resource discovery for research projects and assignments.
  • Online renewal of loans.
  • High-end workstations for internet access.
  • Free wireless (Wi-Fi) access.
  • Discussion rooms, group study zones and a quiet study zone.
Opening HoursRules and RegulationsLibrary ServicesLibrary StaffVideo
DISTED Main Library

Subject to review from time to time, the opening hours of the Library are normally as follows:

  • During Academic Term: January – June & August – November
    Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • During Semester Break: July & December
    Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:30pm

Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday

 

Latest Updates on DISTED Main Library Opening Hours
  • Yeap Chor Ee Heritage Campus Library
    12 May 2020 to 31 October 2020
    Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 5.30pm
    Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm
    (Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.)
WOU Library

Please click here to view the WOU Library opening hours.

 

Admission

Students are reminded that the college’s Guidelines for Conduct and Behaviour as spelt out in the DISTED Student Handbook also apply in the Library.

In addition, every user of the Library will be required to adhere to the following:

  1. All users of the Library must visibly and clearly display their DISTED ID card on his/her person at all times while inside the Library. Anyone that failed to display their DISTED ID card will be asked to leave the Library premises immediately.
  2. Keep bags in lockers provided in the college. Remove all valuables from these bags. Do not leave valuables such as hand phones and wallets unattended on the study tables as the Library will not be responsible for any losses.
  3. Switch off hand phones or put them in silent / vibrate mode before entering the Library.
  4. Do not create noise that will disturb users of the Library. Library staff reserve the right to ask anyone causing disturbance to leave the Library.
  5. Users can bring in non-flavored water in spill-proof containers. Food or other beverages are not allowed.
  6. Do not damage the Library collections and properties.
  7. On leaving the Library, present all books and personal belongings for inspection if asked to do so by staff on duty.
Membership

Library membership is personal and may not be transferred or used by another person. The following are eligible for library membership:

  1. All students who have enrolled and paid all fees at DISTED College.
  2. Academic staff of the college.
  3. Non-academic (management, administrative and support) staff of the college.
  4. Staff and students of DISTED College partner institutions. This category of members will be charged a refundable deposit of RM400.00 and a fee of RM20 per month.
  5. Students enrolled at other institutions of higher learning, upon producing academic identification or verification letters from their educational institution may apply for membership. This category of membership is also extended to professionals in the field of education. Members in this category will be charged a refundable deposit of RM400.00 and an annual subscription of RM480.00.
  6. DISTED Alumni. Members in this category will be charged a refundable deposit of RM250.00, a one time registration fee of RM50.00 and an annual membership fee of RM20.00.
Loans

Users have to produce their identification during borrowing transaction. The borrowing privileges according to the category of users/collections and are as follows:

Membership CategoryLoans Limit (#)Loans Period (days)
Open ShelfYellow SpotRed SpotMultimedia
Student4147314
Academic/Admin Staff20607360
Support staff4147314
Public member2147314
DISTED Alumni2147314

In addition, academic staff are allowed to borrow items from the Resource Collection for 90 days.

All books are subject to recall before the date due when urgently required by the Library.

Reminders / Review Notices / Renewals

Review notices that books are due as well as reminders for overdue books are routinely sent to users via email. Renewals can be made online via DISCAT from the Library iPortal using the My Account feature, or at the Main Service Counter before or on the due date.

Those who do not return borrowed items after the date due will be blacklisted and prohibited from further borrowing.

Charges
Members who fail to return borrowed items on time will be required to pay the charges as below:

Item ClassCharges (Per Day Per Item)
Open shelfRM 0.40
Open shelf/Yellow SpotRM 2.00
Open shelf/Red SpotRM 5.00
Textbook on loanRM 5.00

Any items lost or damaged while out on loan will have to be paid for. Book losses must be replaced by the borrower together with a processing fee of RM50.00 per book or by the Library at double the current cost.

For books that are out of print, the charges will be double the price of the book at the time it was purchased together with a processing fee of RM100.00 to source for a replacement.

Reservations

Reservation of books on loan can be made via the web portal.

Loss of Privileges

Users who fail to comply with Library regulations will be subject to revocation of library privileges, caution or warning notice, suspension or expulsion from the college.

Collections

The Library has an integrated collection of books, journals, magazines, newspapers, multimedia and electronic resources to serve the academic programmes of the college.

The Library collections are arranged in the following categories:

Main Loan Collections

  • Open Shelf collection (including items with yellow and red spot labels)
  • Graded readers
  • Past examination papers
  • Student project reports
  • Bound/back issues of journals

Reference Collections

  • Main reference
  • Current journals
  • Daily newspapers
  • Newspaper clippings
  • College and university prospectuses
  • Local school magazines

Resources for Academic Staff

  • Closed Stack Collection
    This has superseded editions / less frequently used books.
  • Textbook Loan Scheme Collection
    The college provides Cambridge A-Level and South Australian Matriculation students with a basic textbook loan scheme for the duration of their course. The Library is responsible for storing and distributing these books to the students.Students who are entitled to borrow from this collection will have to produce a claim form signed by the relevant head of school. Items taken from this collection have to be returned at the end of the course.Charge of RM5 per day will be imposed for items returned after the due date.
  • Course Materials Collection
    The Library is also responsible for distributing textbooks to students doing the Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) UK programmes.
Library Catalogue

Online Catalogue DISCAT

DISCAT

The Library catalogue has been merged with the Wawasan Open University (WOU) catalogue.

The author, title, year of publication, information about the subject content, location and loan conditions of every item in the library can be accessed via this web-based online catalogue. If users are unable to locate on the shelf items listed in DISCAT, please check with the staff on duty at the main service counter.

Full Text Electronic Databases

DISTED MyDigitalLibrary
Provides access to thousands of full text journals and books online databases to expand the range and quantity of good quality electronic resources. Access is provided in collaboration with Wawasan Open University. (Note : To login, DISTED staff and enrolled students  can get the user ID and password from staff at Main Service Counter. For other categories including DISTED Alumni see the Librarian to use MyDigitalLibrary.)

  • EBSCOHOST Business Source Complete Collection
    Access to more than 2,300 full text journals in all disciplines of business including marketing, management, MIS, production and operations management, accounting, finance and economics. Includes full-text non-journal content such as detailed company reports including SWOT analyses, market research reports, industry profiles and country economic reports.
  • EBSCOHOST Computers and Applied Science Complete Collection
    Materials related to the research and development spectrum of computing and applied sciences disciplines.
  • EBSCOHOST eBooks Business with Academic Collection
    Access to over 200,000 e-books titles across a broad range of academic subjects.
  • EBSCOHOST Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
    Covers more than 500 e-journal titles on psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines.
  • JSTOR (Art and Sciences I Collection)
    Back issues of the core scholarly journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also contains titles in ecology, mathematics and statistics, business, education, law, psychology, public policy and administration.
  • JSTOR (Art & Sciences IV Collection)
    Back issues of the core scholarly journals in business, education, and law and also includes titles in psychology and public policy and administration.
  • ProQuest Education Journal Collection 
    Access to over 600 full-text journal titles. Covers literature on primary, secondary, higher education, home schooling, adult education and hundreds of related topics.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text (The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection)
    Instant access to over 1.4 million full-text dissertations.
  • Malaysian Master Tax Guide Manual (Additional password required to access full-text articles; please contact Librarian for details)
    Electronic version of the Malaysian tax system guide. Added collections: Malaysian Companies and Securities Legislation, Malaysia and Singapore Company Law and Practice; Malaysian GAAP and Malaysia and Singapore Tax cases.
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History (E-reference edition)
    900 original articles by noted scholars from more than 25 countries. International in scope and spanning all time periods of human history.
  • Books24x7
    Reference books, reports and book summaries on business, finance and information technology
  • Anmol Publications
    Encyclopedias and handbooks on education.
  • Hart Publishing
    International and copyright laws, intellectual property and world trade law.
  • Emerald Insight
    Access to high quality peer-reviewed education, engineering and information and knowledge management journals, available from 1994 – current year.
  • McKinsey Quarterly (Additional password required to access full-text articles; please contact Librarian for details)
    Business journal of McKinsey & Company which offers new ways of thinking about management in the private, public and non-profit sector.
  • The Economist (Additional password required to access full-text articles; please contact Librarian for details)
    A premier journal source for the analysis of world business and current affairs.
  • Harvard Business Review (Premium) (Additional password required to access full-text articles; please contact Librarian for details)
    Current and archive content on business related articles.
  • Times Higher Education (Additional password required to access full-text articles; please contact Librarian for details)
    Current information resources on higher education, reports, news and jobs.
  • Times Higher Education Digital Edition (Additional password required to access full-text articles; please contact Librarian for details)
    Access to the digital edition of THE and current information resources on higher education, reports, news and jobs.
  • HELP UNIVERSITY Digital Library
    Access provided in collaboration with HELP University and is restricted to DISTED lecturers and students of the HELP University Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) programme. Contact Head of School / Programme Coordinator to get the user ID and password.
  • STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY Digital Library
    Access provided in collaboration with HELP University and is restricted to DISTED lecturers and students of the HELP University Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) programme. Contact Head of School / Programme Coordinator to get the user ID and password.
Newspaper

Three local papers are available for reading. These newspapers are located at the lobby area.

Networked Printing / Photocopying / Scanning

Card based/cashless multi function printer is available in the Library. User guides and policies are available via DISTED e-learn.

Internet

Internet Stations

The library provides 8 computers for purposes directly connected with the academic programmes of the college as well as for accessing the Internet for education and research purposes.

The use of computers in the library is subject to the following order of usage priority:

  • Carrying our research for course assignments or projects.
  • Carrying our general research for educational purposes.
  • Communication using e-mail for course related matters.

These computers shall not be used for the following purposes:

  • To play games or access games on other computer systems.
  • To access offensive or pornographic materials.
  • For computer chatting (Internet relay chat).
  • To circumvent or subvert security systems.
  • For partisan political purposes.
  • For personal financial gains.
Wi-Fi

Free wireless (Wi-Fi) access is provided at all the Library public areas and at all times when the Library is open.

Study Zones

The Library has created two study zones which are clearly marked with signs. The Quiet Study Zone is an area where silence must be observed so as not to interfere with individual quiet study.

The Group Study Zone is an area where it is acceptable to make a certain amount of noise while engaged in discussions and group study work. It is the responsibility of all users to select the area that best fits their study style so as not to disturb or be disturbed by others.

Discussion Rooms

Usage Guidelines

DISTED Library discussion rooms are available for group work or projects discussions relating to a DISTED course. Rooms may be reserved online by any DISTED student with a valid student ID. The Library provides space for group discussion/presentation up to maximum eight pax. To ensure fair use of the discussion room, Library management sets the following policy to govern the use of these rooms.

General Policies:

  • Maximum booking of the Discussion Rooms is 2 hours at any one session.
  • Discussion Rooms are intended for groups, defined as 4 – 8 users actively using the room.
  • All students in the group intending to use the room must register their name and student ID online.
  • Users are responsible for their personal property at all times, and should never leave items unattended.  The Libraries are not liable for loss or damage to personal property.
  • A group who does not occupy the room within 15 minutes of the start time of the booking is considered to have forfeited their booking. Library staff may delete the booking so that another group may use the room.
  • Writing on the white boards with any type of marker, pen and crayon is prohibited as it will damage the board. Use only the marker pen provided. Kindly request the white board marker pen and eraser at the Main Service Counter.
  • Discussion Room users must maintain a moderate noise level – rooms are not soundproof, and loud talking disturbs other users in adjoining rooms and outside the rooms.
  • Users of the Discussion Rooms must ensure rooms are left clean and tidy after use, with furniture placed back in position and any rubbish put into the bin.
  • Users of Discussion Rooms should not consume food and only water in a non-spill bottle is allowed.
  • Users are responsible for Library property, materials, equipment and furnishings during the period of use of Discussion Rooms.
  • Furniture may not be brought in or removed from a Discussion Room.
  • Playing games/card/gambling and non-academic related activity in the Discussion Rooms is prohibited.
  • Failure to comply with library policies, rules and regulations will be grounds for suspension of Discussion Room privileges.

The Library reserves the right to terminate use of Discussion Rooms that disrupts Library users or staff or that interferes with normal Library operations.

To make booking just scan the QR code below and register online.

Library Usage Training
  • Information Skills Workshops
    The Library conducts user guidance and library education activities for all users. The objective is to introduce the library collections, facilities and services available as well as to guide users on how to use them. This includes guidance on how to use DISCAT and the electronics databases as well as how to cite references. Workshops related to specific topics are also conducted upon request from staff and students.
  • Learning Support Service
    The Librarians provide this service to users to assist them in their search for information for research projects and teaching and learning assignments.
Feedback Box

DISTED Library

Users can provide their comments, suggestions and complaints by filling up the Feedback Form available at the Feedback Box. Feedback forms together with our responses will be put on display on the notice board for one(1) month before they are transferred to the Feedback Forms From The Past File which is placed on the table in front of the Main Service Counter.

  • Chief Librarian
    Ms Fairunizan Akbar Malik
  • Senior Librarian
    Ms Rashidah Begum Fazal Mohamed
  • Assistant Librarian
    Ms Nurul Anisah bt Mohamed Sultan
  • Library Assistants
    Mr Saravanan Karealim