About Us

About Us


Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) Information Resource Centre nicknamed IRC was established in July 1997 as a support centre for academic activities of the university. Housing an approximately 210,000 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 Sierra 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.






UTP Library began operation at Multipurpose Hall with 20,000 volume of books collection and 100 seating capacity 


Successfully installed Techlib Plus Integrated Library System (ILS)


UTP Library was renamed as Information Resource Centre (IRC)


TechLib Plus ILS was upgraded to web version called Basis Techlib


IRC began operation at former Universiti Sains Malaysia Tronoh Library building with 70,000 volume of books collection and 300 seating capacity


Official Launching of Chancellor Complex which houses UTP Chancellor Hall and the new IRC with 100,000 volume of books collection and 1,600 seating capacity


ILS migration to Java base Millennium


Official Launching of Platinum Collection


IRC 10th Year Anniversary


Establishment of Friends of IRC (FIRC)


First Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program at Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Tronoh by IRC and FIRC


First Issue of IRC Newsletter published


Inaugural IRC Carnivals 2010: Knowledge Hotspot launched


Official Launching of PG Lounge


Introduced remote access service for IRC subscribed e-resources via OpenAthensMD


Official Launching of UTP Corporate Memory and IRC Book Drop




12,790 sqm / 137,620 sqft with 4 levels of floor
1,275 seating capacity  

438 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)
21 units of Library Search PCs   

12 units of e-Resources PCs with printing facilities
6 levels of book shelves to accommodate 500,000 volumes
6 Discussion Rooms
2 Selfcheck machines
2 Touch Screen Library Search Kiosk
1 PG Lounge

1 Bookdrop
51 unit PCs at Level 1 & 2 with Internet

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



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




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


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Information Resource Centre, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS.

  • Circulation: +605 368 8486
  • User Advisory: +605 368 8488
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