About Us

UTP Information Resource Centre (IRC) was established in July 1997 as a support centre for academic activities of the university. Housing an approximately 212,000 volumes of items, the collection comprises of a wide variety of printed and non-printed materials ranging from books, periodicals, in-house reports, audiovisuals and multimedia. The collection also includes an expanding range of electronic resources such as interactive CD-ROMs, e-books, e-journal and online databases. With intent focus on the field of engineering and technology, IRC aims to provide adequate and up-to-date knowledge and resources to cater for the increasing demands of the clientele, which has different levels of information needs either for their research, self-teaching or multi-learning environment. In line with the rapid IT development, IRC is committed to incorporate high-tech and up-to-date IT infrastructure. At present, IRC is equipped with integrated library system known as Millennium by Innovative Interfaces Inc. which promote efficient retrieval of information thus enables users to explore not only resources at IRC but also from all PETRONAS Group-wide Resource Centres.

IRC MILESTONE

Year Chronologies
1997 UTP Library began operating next to Multi-Purpose Hall
1998 Succesfully installed Techlib Plus Integrated Library System (ILS)
1999 UTP Library known as Information Resource Centre (IRC)
TechLib Plus upgraded to web version called Basis Techlib
2001 IRC began operating at former USM Tronoh Library building
2004 Official Launching of Chancellor Complex which houses UTP Chancellor Hall and the new Information Resource Centre by Prime Minister YAB Dato’ Seri Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi on 22 August
2007 System migration to Java Base ILS Millennium
Official Launching of Platinum Collection
IRC 10th Year Anniversary
2008 Establishment of Friends of IRC (FIRC)
2009 First Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme at Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Tronoh by IRC and FIRC
First Issue of IRC Newsletter published
2010 Inaugural IRC Carnivals 2010: Knowledge Hotspot launched
Establishment of Information Literacy Program for GLC Academic Libraries
2011 Official Launching of PG Lounge

IRC FACTS & FIGURES

12,790 sqm / 137,620 sqft with 4 levels of floor
1,467 seating capacity
396 units of Locker facilities
99 seating capacity Auditorium at level Basement
54 units of Study Carrels
33 titles of subscribed e-Resources (including library tools)
22 units of Library Catalogue PC
9 units of e-Resources PC with printing facilities
6 levels of book shelves to accommodate 500,000 volumes
6 Discussion Room
2 Selfcheck machines
1 PG Lounge
over 15000 titles of e-Books
over 3000 titles of e-Journals
over 2000 UTP ePrints
over 200 titles of scholarly Journals
over 40 titles of popular Magazines
free WiFi facilities

IRC VISION

“To be a leading resource centre providing quality information and services in order to uphold the vision and mission of UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI PETRONAS

IRC MISSION

To excel as the most prominent resource centre in the field of engineering, science and technology

To establish state-of-the-art IT infrastructure in creating flexible storage, access and delivery of information relative to the intellectual and creative needs of the clientele

To disseminate beneficial information as an effective tool in sustaining and nurturing development for the betterment of the society and the nation

To promote and strengthen co-operation among PETRONAS Group-wide resource centres for optimised utilisation of resource sharing

To provide high quality and pro-active client-oriented information services in accordance with needs of the clientele