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As the exam period ends, the Library returns to its usual opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 12:15
The Main Library and all branches are closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
Library tours and workshops
New timetable for the second semester is already available!
Learn more about:
- Main Library, its departments and services
- HyDi (online catalogue)
- RefWorks (referencing software)
- Information literacy
- Avoiding plagiarism
- Additional research tools
New exhibition at the Library
Get a glimpse into the life story of Anne Frank. The University of Malta Library in collaboration with The Tayar Foundation is hosting the exhibition, Let Me Be Myself - The Life Story of Anne Frank, which shows the story of Anne Frank from her birth in 1929 up to her death in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. The exhibition will run until 21 March 2024, at the UM Library during the opening hours. Entrance is free.
Archives & Rare Books
New additions to Prof. Mario Buhagiar's bequest.
This special collection is continuing to grow thanks to Prof. Buhagiar's generous donations which cover a wealth of topics that will most certainly prove to be a treasured resource to a wide range of researchers. The latest donations include landmark publications on Maltese language and linguistics by Gużè Aquilina, Joseph Brincat and Karm Fenech, together with works on Maltese poetry by Oliver Friggieri and Karmenu Vassallo, among other items of interest.
Gifts and donations policy
The UM Library welcomes donations of informational materials or archival content for educational and research purposes. To donate material to the Library, read our Gifts and donations policy and fill in the Donations form. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
News from the Institute for European Studies Library - book donation
Mr Mark Vella from the European Commission Representation in Malta presented 27 academic books to the Institute's Director Professor Mark Harwood and to the Institute's Librarian Stefan Bezzina. Ranging from foreign policy, law, climate, European integration and economy, among other topics, these books will add to the growing collection of specialized academic books that are housed at the Institute's Library.
The University of Malta Library in collaboration with ProQuest is organising webinars focused on various topics:
- Using ProQuest Dissertation and Theses to start researching for your dissertation
- How to run extensive Literature Reviews with ProQuest One Academic
What's new in Melitensia
Melitensia's Resource of the month – February 2024
Karattri tal-fantasija Maltin, written by Ġużi Gatt and published by Klabb Kotba Maltin.
This book explores various fantasy characters from Maltese culture, reviving them from the confines of oral tradition. Its primary goal is to establish an iconography of these fantastical figures within Maltese cultural context.
The list of new Melitensia acquisitions is available online.