peninsula college

Library

Francis Light Library

The Francis Light Library is an academic library to support the programmes and research of the faculty’s community. It is a centre for staff and students to have access to the library resources, facilities and services.

The library is located at Deck 8 of The Ship Campus. It provides full access to Internet facilities, variety of collection of books and study materials for its users. The centre offers a convenient and comfortable environment that equipped with serious study area, casual & fun study area, discussion rooms and Brighton Beach Boxes for private study.

Vision

To empower Peninsula College Georgetown's learning community through dynamic services and facilities, expertise as well as outstanding resources.

Mission

To develop socially oriented library in enhancing the teaching and learning, research and development of Peninsula College Georgetown.

Library objectives

  • To provide resources, materials and expertise in enhancing teaching and learning.
  • To provide a conducive learning environment to college community.
  • To provide facilities for intellectual and research development.
  • To produce a rich knowledge culture and boost the student’s competitiveness.

Library Collections

The library has diverse range of collections which are categorized as follows: 

Open Shelf – Consist of collection of books covering all subject areas offered by Peninsula College as well as general additional references.

References – Includes dictionaries, encyclopaedia, handbook, directories and other references. This materials is not for loan. It was labelled by ‘REF’ at the book spine label.

Red Spot Collection – Collection of textbooks and reference books which are not for loan. High demand /limited edition references. It was labelled by ‘RS’ at the book spine label.

Leisure Reading Collections – Collections of light reading and fun stuff to read which consist of non-fiction and fiction books. This collection are for loan.

Users can search for Printed Resources and Francis Light Digital Collections by using KOHA OPAC.

Borrowing

  • Materials taken out from the library must be properly checked out.
  • Users have to produce their students/staff card to borrow items.
  • Book number of loans for each registered member is determined by his/her membership category. Refer to table 1.
  • Borrowers are responsible for all materials borrowed under their names.
  • Lost/damaged materials should be reported immediately to the librarian.
Member Category Book Number Loan period TOTAL BOOKS
Open Shelf Red Spot Open Shelf Red Spot
Students 3 - 1 weeks - 3
Full Time Lecturer 4 2 4 month 1 week 6
Part Time Lecturer 2 1 3 month 1 week 3
Non Academic Staff 2 1 1 month 1 week 3

Table 1: Borrowing Privileges

Online Resources

Overdue Fines

The fines for all categories of books are assessed at the rates below in Table 2:

Days Rates
1 – 7 days More than 7 days
RM 1.00 per day RM 1.50 per day

Table 2: Overdue charges

Renewal

  • Renewal can be done twice only through online library portal or at the library counter.
  • Renewals for overdue books are not allowed.
  • Users are allowed to renew one (1) day before the due date or on the due date, borrowed item is not requested by other users, user not exceeded the maximum renewal limit and user record is not blocked for any reason.

Returning

  • Borrowed materials must be returned on or before the due date.
  • For lost material, the fine will be imposed, calculated from the date the material should have been returned until the date it was reported lost.
  • Users who have outstanding fines will have their borrowing privileges suspended until the fines are settled.
  • The overdue notice will be sent to the users.

Rules & Regulations

  • Users must wear or bring student’s card when entering the library.
  • Smoking, eating and drinking are strictly NOT allowed inside the library.
  • Reservation of seats is not permitted. The library staff may remove books and other articles left for any length of time on chairs and tables.
  • Users must be decently dress and conduct themselves properly in the library.
  • The discussion rooms are available on booking basis and must be used strictly for group discussion only.
  • The library will not accept responsibility for the loss or misplacement of personal belongings.
  • Student who found vandalized any library books or furniture will be penalized.
  • Rearrange of library furniture such as sofas, table, etc. is not permitted.
  • Mobile phones are not allowed to be used in the library. Turn it off or put into silent mode before entering the library.
  • The library staff on duty have the right to request user to leave the premises if he/she found to be violating any of the library rules.
  • SILENCE must be observed in the library at all times.
  • The library reserves the right to amend these rules from time to time.

Membership

  • All registered students and staff of Peninsula College are automatically members of the Library.
  • Only those with ID card are allowed to use the library services and facilities.

Book lost / damaged books

  • Items not returned within 2 months from the due date are presumed lost and the user will be need to replace the book or billed for the cost of replacing the items.
  • If the item is damaged, all cost involved on repairing or replacing the item will be charge by the user.

Book Replacement

  • Replacement will have to be made within 4 weeks from the date it was reported lost.
  • Replacement of soft cover for hardcover copy is not accepted.
  • Must be the latest edition including RM30 processing fee.

Cost Replacement

  • Cost replacement will have to be made within 4 weeks from the date it was reported lost.
  • Pay current price of the books plus RM30 processing fee.
  • Payments for replacement of lost/damaged materials are not returnable after a month from the date the payment is made.

Discussion Room Policy

You are required to abide by the following rules and regulations:

  • Users are required to use the Discussion Room for group study and discussions only.
  • Use of the room is limited to a maximum of three hours. Users that book more than three hours will be cancelled by library staff.
  • If the room still empty after booking is made in 15 minute, library staff has the right to cancel the booking immediately.
  • Please rearrange the chairs/tables after use.
  • Please ensure that the room is clean before you leave.

The following are prohibited inside the discussion rooms:

  • Food is not permitted.
  • Loud noises.
  • Bringing in additional chairs/other pieces of furniture.
  • Leaving any kind of garbage including paper/plastic, etc.

Fine and Penalties:

  • Users who intentionally damage the facilities will be fined RM50.00 and they will receive a warning letter.
  • Users who use the Discussion Room without making a reservation will get a verbal warning.
  • If they repeat the same mistake again, they will receive a warning letter.
  • Users who eat in the Discussion Room shall leave immediately and their reservation will be terminated. If they repeat the same mistake again, they will receive a warning letter.
  • Users who exhibit inappropriate behavior need to leave the Discussion Room and their booking will be terminated. If they repeat the same mistake, they will receive a warning letter.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP?

All PCN staff and students are automatically members of the Francis light Resource Centre.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER THE LIBRARY?

Only registered members of the PCN library are allowed to enter the library. Users must display their ID cards upon entering the Library at all times. For library rules and regulations, click here (link to Home – Policies – Rules and regulations)

FOOD AND DRINK ALLOWED INSIDE THE LIBRARY?

Foods and drinks are not allowed to be brought into the library except for plain water.

HOW MANY BOOKS CAN I BORROW?

Please refer here (link to Home – policies – borrowing privileges)

WHAT IS LIBRARY ACCOUNT?

Library account is a platform for library members to manage their circulation activities such as online renewing, checking loan details, and checking fines and make online reservation.

WHAT IS MY LOGIN ID AND PASSWORD?

Your login ID is your student’s email and your password is your student ID (which can be changed later).

WHAT IS THE PENALTY FEE FOR A LATE RETURN/OVERDUE BOOK?

Penalty for 1-7 days is RM1/day. More than 7 days RM1.50/day.

WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN I LOSE OR DAMAGE LIBRARY MATERIALS?

Please report the damage/loss to the staff at the Library Counter immediately. For more info of Book lost/ damaged books click here (link to Home – Policies - Book Lost / Damaged Books)

WHAT IS OPAC STAND FOR AND IT’S FUNCTION?

OPAC is stand for Open Public Access Catalog. It is used to search and locate materials available in the Francis Light Library.

I CAN'T FIND THE BOOK I NEED ON THE SHELVES, YET THE OPAC SHOWS IT'S NOT BEING BORROWED.

This means that the book might be misplaced by other users. Please report this to the staff at the counter. Our staff will try to locate the book for you.

HOW CAN I USE DISCUSSION ROOM?

Discussion room can be booked online through the booking system at this link. (https://francislightlibrary.appointlet.com)

IS THE PHOTOCOPYING AND PRINTING SERVICES AVAILABLE IN THE LIBRARY?

Yes. A4 size RM0.10 (B/W), RM1.00 (Color) A3 size RM0.20 (B/W), RM2.00 (Color)

Membership registration

  • Fill in the External Library Membership and provide 1 photo (passport size).
  • All the necessary fees need to be paid on the registration day.
  • Respective staff will process the application within 3 working days and once the membership card is ready, staff will notify through email/WhatsApp
  • The applicant will be given the membership card and the library guide.

Note: The external members handbook can be viewed HERE.

Discussion Room Booking

Library Support

I) Library Handbook

II) Course Reserves (Reading List)

III) Library Induction Slides 

IV) Library Information Literacy

V) Room Booking User Guide

Donation

Book Donation Guideline

  • Books – Non-fiction and fiction: Hardcover/paperbacks/children’s/young adult’s/ general reading/ motivations books etc.
  • Textbooks – less than 5 years old (2016 onwards) Business/Finance/Management/Computer Science/English/Art/Travel & Tourism
  • Periodical collections – Magazines and journals related to Business/Finance/Management/Computer Science/English/Art/Travel & Tourism
  • CD/DVD/Audiobooks.
  • Others (Encyclopaedia/dictionaries/directory/yearbooks/guides etc.
  • Gently used.
  • Clean, no water damage, mold free, odourless, page whole, binding intact, free of highlights, underlining and notes.
  • Peninsula College staff and students
  • PKT staff and family members
  • Public members.
  • Donated materials can be sent directly to Peninsula College The Ship Campus
  • Contact the librarian before dropping off donation.
  • The Librarian would need to review every material of donations before accepted.
  • The Library reserve the right to accept or refuse prospective donation. 
  • Donation accepted become the library property and have the right to dispose of donations not required.

Library contact

Staff Contact
Librarian noorshahidah@peninsulacollege.edu.my Contact no : +604 - 545 6000 Ext. 8001
Assistant librarian jazlyhanif@peninsulacollege.edu.my Contact no : +604 - 545 6000 Ext. 8004

Book Purchase Request

To request library resources for library purchase please follow the following steps;

STEP 1

Download and fill up the appropriate Library Purchase Request Form: Purchase Requisition Form (Download here)

STEP 2

Get approval from your HOD / PL

STEP 3

Submit hardcopy to the library or softcopy by email to noorshahidah@peninsulacollege.edu.my.

Circulation Services

This services consist of borrowing and returning books, renewal and book reservation.

Users have to produce students/staff card to borrow items and the borrowing should be at the circulation counter. Book number of loans for each registered member is determined by his/her membership category. Refer to table 2.

Users are able to renew for twice before the due date and also can reserved book through online by login to KOHA system or at the circulation counter.

Member Category Book Number Loan period TOTAL BOOKS
Open Shelf Red Spot Open Shelf Red Spot
Students 3 - 1 weeks - 3
Full Time Lecturer 4 2 4 month 1 week 6
Part Time Lecturer 2 1 3 month 1 week 3
Non Academic Staff 2 1 1 month 1 week 3
External Members 2 - 2 weeks - 2

Table 2

Reference Services

This services consist of reference librarian, library induction and information literacy programme.

Librarian will assist users in finding the right resources needed for their assignments, projects, teaching and research as well as answers enquiries relating to the library matters.

Library induction will be given to all the new students during their orientation week. This is to familiarize students with the collections, services and facilities of the Library. Library information literacy is conducted to enhance the user’s information skills. They will be educate how to get access and search the library resources and make use of it for their assignments, projects references.

External Membership

For external users who wish to use Francis Light Library at The SHIP Campus, they are required to apply for an external library membership. All registered students (Certificate, Diploma, Degree, postgraduate programmes) and staff of Peninsula College (PCN and PCC) are automatically become the members of library.

  • External members are NOT permanent members.
  • Membership and fees are on yearly basis.
  • External membership is divided into 2 categories;
    • Category 1: Reference & Facilities

The membership allows members to refer printed materials and use the library facilities only.

    • Category 2: Reference, Borrowing & Facilities

A membership allows members to refer, borrow materials, access to online materials as well as use the library facilities.

The details are such below;

Categories Types of Membership (Privileges)
Reference and facilities (RM) Reference , Borrowing and facilities (RM)
Individual (above 18 years old) -e.g. Short Course students including ACCA, corporate training course RM50.00 per person RM200.00 per person
School students (Primary & Secondary school) RM20.00 per person RM100.00 per person
Family members (2 parents & 2-3 kids (above 7 years old) RM 100 per family of four persons RM200.00 per family
Private/local Universities Colleges RM30.00 persons RM200.00 person
Corporate Institutions & Government body (10 persons) -Companies such as Jabil, Vitrox, Inari, Honda RM400.00 (for 10 persons) RM1,500.00 (for 10 persons)
PKT Staff None RM200 per person
Peninsula College Alumni None RM200.00 per person
Member of EGH and Gym Centre None RM200 per person

Membership registration

  • Fill in the External Library Membership and provide 1 photo (passport size).
  • All the necessary fees need to be paid on the registration day.
  • Respective staff will process the application within 3 working days and once the membership card is ready, staff will notify through email/WhatsApp
  • The applicant will be given the membership card and the library guide.

Note: The external members handbook can be viewed HERE.

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