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Library opening hoursDuring this academic year the Main Library will open:
1 October – 15 June
Monday to Friday 07:00 – 20:00
Saturday 09:00 – 12:15
For further information on opening hours of Library departments, branch libraries and depositories visit our website.
Library toursGet to know your Library - We're waiting for you.
The University of Malta Library is organising orientation tours in the Main Library as follows:
Monday 8 October at 10:15 and at 16:15
Tuesday 9 October at 11:15
Wednesday 10 October at 12:15
Wednesday 17 October at 12:15
Thursday 18 October at 16:15
Tuesday 23 October at 10:15
Friday 19 October at 12:15
Friday 26 October at 12:15
During the tour, you will learn about the Library resources and services and you will also visit all the related Library sections.
Book your place via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +356 2340 2541
Health Sciences Library toursThe Health Sciences Library, situated at Mater Dei Hospital, is organising Library orientation tours until Friday 12 October. These 15-minute tours are held at 08:00 and at 15:00. During the tour, you will learn about the Health Sciences Library resources, services and collections.
Book your place via email to email@example.com or call +356 2340 1867.
Library training workshopsThe University of Malta Library organises training workshops on HyDi, RefWorks and OAR@UM throughout the academic year.
The timetable is available on the Library website.
The workshops are open to all UM students, academics and administrative, technical staff and are free of charge.
All sessions are held in the Computer Labs, IT Services Building.
Book a session via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +356 2340 2541
What's new at MelitensiaBook of the month - October 2018
Hospitaller Malta and the Mediterranean Economy in the Sixteenth Century by Dr Joan Abela
This recently published book, by Dr Joan Abela, explores the economic development of Malta and the Mediterranean during the period when Malta was ruled by the Knights of St John. The book places a focus on how Malta was the centre of a vast trading network with the participation of Christians, Jews and Muslims. The book also includes an interesting chapter on the role of women in commercial activities. Related illustrations, charts, maps and tables can also be found in this well-researched book.
The list of new Melitensia accessions is available on the Library website.
News from our Acquisitions DepartmentThe Library Acquisitions Department is mainly responsible for purchasing new books for the Main library and its branches. The Acquisitions department’s mission is to allocate its budget in the most effective manner by working hand in hand with academic members of staff in order to enhance the collection by supporting the teaching and research programmes at UM.
When a new book is received, the Acquisitions department enters the book’s basic bibliographic details in the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). This process is referred to as the 'accessioning' of books. Books are then catalogued and placed on the shelves.
Some of the books that were accessioned this monthMain Library
Bones and Identity: Zooarchaeological Approaches to Reconstructing Social and Cultural Landscapes in Southwest Asia - ISBN 9781785701726
Music in the Baroque Era - ISBN 9781406739336
Modern Social Work Theory - ISBN 9780230249608
Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings - ISBN 9780138007836
Health Sciences Library
Focus Groups - ISBN 9781452270982
The Focus Group Kit - ISBN 9780761907602
Junior College Library
L-Izvijati - ISBN 9789993276357
(Ri)generazzjoni - ISBN 9789990917420
Stessi - ISBN 9789990917437
If you’re an academic member of staff and wish to suggest the purchase of a book for the library, you may do so by filling in an online form with the book details. We will also ask for your contact details so as to keep you informed when the book is added to our collection. For any other acquisition-related queries do not hesitate to contact us; we will do our best to help you.