SHDL Services During Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) 13 May – 9 June 2020
Assalamualaikum and greetings to all,
Dear Library Users,
In line with our Prime Minister’s announcement on 10 May 2020 pertaining to the extension of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) until 9 June 2020, Siti Hasmah Digital Library, Multimedia University would like to inform all users of the temporary library rules as follows:
We are opening our library starting on 15 May 2020 (Monday to Friday from 8.30a.m. to 4.00p.m.) and it is subject to the safety measures as stated in the SHDL post Covid-19 MCO guidelines. All libraries will be closed from 23 May 2020 until 29 May 2020 for Eid Al Fitr Holiday.
However, we are still continuing our service virtually from 27 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. We will resume our normal operation on 1 June 2020 (Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.). Our service will still be continued in a virtual mode after the library is closed.
Borrowing of library materials
Borrowing services for our physical collections are available starting on 15 May 2020. The borrowing service is only applicable to all MMU Academic staff and MMU Administrative staff. As the users are currently not allowed to browse the physical collection from the shelves, they may request the collection from our “FIND ME A BOOK” service available online via this link https://forms.gle/bx2QwTmbx5om6p2q8
In addition to this, you may still continue to access to our online resources using our Library Proxy Services:
Open Athens: https://my.openathens.net/?entityID=https://idp.mmu.edu.my/openathens
Note: MMU students may resume borrowing the library materials once they are allowed to be on campus as per decided later by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.
Returning physical collection to the library
Any physical collection that has been borrowed before the Movement Control Order (MCO) period shall be returned accordingly at the library as follows:
MMU Academic staff and MMU Administrative staff – User shall return the loaned materials to the library starting 10 June 2020.
MMU Student – User shall return the loaned materials to the library once they are allowed to be on campus as per decided later by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.
Late return fine charges
Any late return fine charged during the period of the Movement Control Order from 18 March 2020 to 9 June 2020 for MMU Academic staff and MMU Administrative staff will be waived. However, for overdue fines charged before the MCO period should be paid at the library counter accordingly.
The MMU Library will give MMU Academic staff and MMU Administrative staff a period of five (5) working days (Monday to Friday) between the periods 10 June 2020 – 16 June 2020 to return the library materials loaned before the MCO period. Therefore, the late return fine for that particular material will be charged on 17 June 2020.
However, late return fine for MMU students will be waived starting from the beginning date of the Movement Control Order until the date that they shall be allowed on campus which will be decided later by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.
Intralibrary Loans between campuses and Interlibrary Loans between Libraries.
Intralibrary Loans between campuses and Interlibrary loans between libraries will be stopped temporarily during the CMCO period. The services related to any request for supply and delivery of materials either internal request to other campuses libraries/ public universities library / GLC universities library or external request to the MMU libraries. We will resume our services when the CMCO ends as announced by the Malaysian Government.
Note: Incoming requests from other libraries to MMU Library for the Document Delivery Services will be served as usual starting 15 May 2020. However, outgoing requests from MMU library users to other libraries for the Document Delivery Services will be subject to the policy of that library.