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Easter Recess

28 Mar 2017

During the Easter Recess (Monday, 10th April – Sunday 23rd April), the Main Library and its Branches will open from:

Mondays to Fridays: 0900hrs – 1700hrs

The Library will be closed on:

Friday, 14th April
Saturday, 15th April
Saturday, 22nd April

The Library Management and Staff would like to wish you a Happy Easter!

Emerald Author Workshop

09 Feb 2017

The University of Malta Library, in collaboration with Emerald Group Publishing Limited, leading publishers of Management, Marketing, Library Studies, Education, Engineering and Sociology, would like to invite you to an author workshop at the University of Malta.

The author workshop is going to be held on Thursday, 23 February at 10:00 to 12:00, and an identical one at 15:00 to 17:00, at the F.E.M.A. (Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy) Room 420.

The speaker will be Dr. Michael Patterson Ph.D. who is an author and has many years of experience in the fields of scientific and medical writing. 

Based on Emerald’s experience with the editors and authors, Dr. Michael Patterson will be presenting a Guide to Getting Published for all postgraduate students and academics from all faculties, institutes and centres and the session will provide participants with information on:

● How to get started
● How to target your work more effectively
● The essentials of a research paper
● What editors and reviewers actually look for
● How to peer-review your own work
● The secrets of revision

We invite all those interested in attending the Emerald Author Workshop to register by email:

There will be an opportunity to ask questions on publishing, on the publishing industry and any other topic relating to international academic research.

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop!

Library Tours

30 Jan 2017

The University of Malta Library is organising Library Orientation Tours to be held at the Main Library between Wednesday, 15 February and Tuesday, 28 February 2017, as follows:

15, 17 and 22 February at 12:30
16 and 28 February at 16:00
21 and 23 February at 10:00

During the Library tour, you will learn about the Library resources and services and you will visit all the important sections. We encourage you to attend one of these important tours and each tour will take 40 minutes. Please send an email to or phone 2340 2541. Each tour is limited to 15 students.


27 Jan 2017

The University of Malta Library has recently licensed HeinOnline Academic Core Collection.

This collection includes:

Law Journal Library
American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
Association of American Law Schools (AALS)
Canada Supreme Court Reports
Early American Case Law
English Reports, Full Reprint (1220-1867)
European Center for Minority Issues
Fastcase Basic
International Law Association Reports
Federal Register/Code of Federal Regulations
Legal Classics
Manual of Patent Examining Procedure
Pentagon Papers
Revised Statutes of Canada
Trends in Law Library Management and Technology
United States Code
U.S. Attorney General & Department of Justice Collection
U.S. Federal Legislative History Library
U.S. Presidential Library
U.S. Statutes at Large
U.S. Supreme Court Library
U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library
Women and the Law (Peggy)
World Constitutions Illustrated

Access to HeinOnline is available on campus and remotely to all UM staff and students holding a UoM IT Account.

To access HeinOnline:

- visit the Library website
- click HyDi
- select the ‘Find Databases’ option (top right-hand corner)
- type HeinOnline in the Name field or click ‘H’ under the All Databases Tab.

Should you have any queries, please do feel free to send an email on

Extended Opening Hours

20 Dec 2016

The Library will be extending its opening hours from Thursday 5 January till Monday 30 January 2017.

The Main Library Study Halls on Level II and Level III will open on:

Mondays to Fridays: 0830hrs - 2300hrs
Saturdays: 0900hrs - 1645hrs
Sundays: 0900hrs - 1645hrs 

The Health Sciences Library will open on:

Mondays to Fridays: 0830hrs - 2300hrs
Saturdays: 0900hrs - 1645hrs
Sundays: 0900hrs - 1645hrs 

Please note that the Circulation Desk, Melitensia and Reference Departments will be closed during the extended opening hours.

Book transactions (borrowing & returning books) are carried out until 2000hrs during weekdays and until 1215hrs on Saturdays.

The Circulation Desk at the Health Sciences Library will remain open. 

If you have any queries, please feel free to send an email to

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Extended Opening Hours
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Visit to the Archives & Special Collections Department

Last Updated: 8 May 2014

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