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NUMed Learning Resources Centre: Services & Facilities

This guide is designed to help you to get started using the NUMed Library

Library Service

Borrow Book

1. Present your SMART CARD (UNIVERSITY ID card) to borrow items from library

2. You can borrow at self-loan station (Please refer "How to use Self-loan Station") OR LRC counter

3. Your items to be borrowed will be scanned into your account

4. Once transaction completed, make sure to click Email Receipt. The system will send details such as the due date & due time for the book loan's to your university email address.


  • You are responsible for all items that you borrow
  • You must NOT pass the book to other students
  • You may NOT borrow books in anyone’s name but your own name

Issues your own books 

Self-service machines are available at the LRC Ground Floor, allowing you to borrow, renew and return your own items using your Smartcard. 

You will not be able to use the service: 

  • If your Smartcard has expired 
  • If you have a block on your Smartcard
  • If you have overdue fines in excess of RM20.00 
  • To renew books that are required by another library users. 

For more information, please read How to use self-loan station



You can renew your books as long as they are not required/booked by another user.  If an attempt to renew a High Demand loan is unsuccessful because the item is booked by another user, the item must be returned by its' due date and time.

Renewal Preference:  

1. In person at the LRC Counter (with or without the books)

2. Online (two times only) by LOGIN into your LIBRARY ACCOUNT - Please refer "How to Renew Book Online"

In your LIBRARY ACCOUNT, the list of book(s) you have borrowed will be displayed. Please select the book(s) that you want to renew accordingly.

3. Phone +607 555 3851 (Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm)

4. Email to

5. Self-Loan Station (two times only) - Please refer "How to Use Self-loan Station"

Return Book

You may return the books at below location:

1. LRC Counter

2. Book Return Chute (at the LRC main entrance) - Please refer "Guide to Use Book Return Chute"

Book Recommendations  

Online forms are available for students and staff to suggest books for the Library to purchase. 

  • Students can make suggestion using the Student - Books on Time form.
  • The staff as well can make suggestion to the library by using the Staff Book Recommendation form.

Click on below icon to get the Book Recommendation form:

Can't find a book you need for your studies? Use this form to tell us and we will try and buy it for library Recommendation of books for library to support your teaching or research group


Library patron can put a request/hold to a book that currently been borrowed.

The hold request is allow student to book a High Demand book which not in shelve at the moment due to been borrowed by other student. In this situation, the student who borrow the book unable to renew the requested book and are required to return the book on it due date slip and time.

Step to put a hold request:

  1. Navigate into  LIBCAT at
  2. Search the book title
  3. From the list of copies of the book, find the earliest date of the borrowed book is to be available soon (Note: you cannot put a request to book with status "AVAILABLE")
  4. Click "Request" button at the right of preferred date for the selected copy of book.
  5. You will directly ask to login into your library account (Library ID is UXXXXXXXX as stated on below of the barcode of your student card).
  6. Then, proceed the request by select your last needed date (It is advisable to put the date a week longer than current due date of the borrowed book to avoid date expiration - if your selected date expired you lost your right to the requested book as it will fall to the next person in queue).
  7. Click continue to next step of book request
  8. You will be jump into a review page of your request book. Click continue.
  9. A notification pop up upon successful request (An email with subject "Successful Requests" will be sent out to your email as well)
  10. You can check your requested book status in My Account in your Library account > Requests tab
  11. Once the book is available, you will receive an email with subject "NUMed Library: Your requested book/room has arrived". You may come to LRC Counter to collect the book within 3 working days.

Guideline of Online Application for Clinical Skills Equipment Borrowing 

LRC have provides Clinical Skills Equipment for borrowing. The clinical skill equipment available for borrow is as below:

  • Sphygmomanometer 

  • Tuning forks (128hz) 

  • Tuning forks (512hz) 

  • Tendon hammers 

  • Penlight 


Due to high demand and the limited number of the clinical skills equipment, below are the updated procedures for booking and borrowing of the equipment:

  1. All process of borrowing, requesting and returning to be done at the LRC Counter only from 9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
  2. The borrowing of the clinical skills equipment is based on first come first serve basis.
  3. The borrowing of the clinical skill equipment is strictly for 2 days loan only.
  4. Renew of the equipment is not allowed in order to make sure everyone has the opportunity to borrow the equipment.
  5. Upon collection of the equipment, library colleague and the student MUST check the condition of the equipment and record it in the logbook.

Description: The Information Literacy Course is generic information skills for all incoming new FIS students (starting in May & September) and First Year undergraduates of MBBS and BMS (starting in September) which being arranged as part of the curriculum programme.

Objective: The main objectives of IL course are to provide opportunities and resources for all students to develop information literacy and information searching knowledge and skills and to assist in the integration of information literacy into the teaching and learning process.

1. How to use the library - Introduction to LRC 

  • It is an overview of the Library services, information resources and facilities: smartcard is the library card, opening hours, borrowing, renewing and returning of books, self-services etc. Guides on how to read the books' label call numbers and find books on the shelves. Introduction to LIBCAT (the online library catalogue). 
  • Duration: approximately 1 hour (in IT cluster and library)

2. Information Literacy 

  • Learning to use information effectively is a key part of university education.
  • It is a class in teaching students on how to use the medical database, and getting familiarise with using login credential of Newcastle University.
  • In this class, students will learn how to identify relevant information resources; how to search for information; how to formulate a basic information search strategy; how to create a search query; how to use Boolean Operators; how to critically evaluate information sources; how to find out which databases are best for your subject areas and how to search them.
  • This class is an essential class for MBBS Year 1. Teaching library skills and a process by which the students can be guided in their solution of finding information.
  • Duration: Approximately 2 hours at IT Cluster with exercises provide detailed instruction how to do search.

3. Introduction to EndNote

  • Newcastle University provides all students with the Reference software which can be used on/off campus to assist student in organising their reference sources easily and systematically  -  No need to type reference lists manually in your MS Word!
  • The EndNote class is to teach students to use EndNote from basic such as to create a new EndNote file, familiarise with EndNote tools and features, learn to export the references from database into EndNote, insert citation into Mircosoft Word, learn to use different reference style and etc.
  • Duration: Approximately 1 hour at IT Cluster with exercises provide detailed instruction how to create the EndNote file.

LRC's Online Form

Guideline of Online Application for Library Equipment 

All NUMed student and colleague shall follow the guides set by LRC which include:

  • Applicant to fill up the online form as below:

  • Application must be submitted 2 days in advance
  • Approval application will be received within 2 working days
  • Borrowing period for each item(s) is not more than 1  week
  • Use the equipment properly and return it in good condition
  • Return the equipment to the Admin/Library Staff
  • NOTE: Application of borrowing Library Equipment is for Event Purpose only. 


Ask a Librarian

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NUMed Learning Resource Centre
Learning Resource Centre (LRC),
Library and Information Services Management,
Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia,
No 1, Jalan Sarjana 1, Kota Ilmu, Educity @ Iskandar,
79200 Iskandar Puteri,
Johor, Malaysia
+607-555 3851