Members are entitled to borrow 4 titles of books, technical or government reports for 2 weeks. Renewal is possible by phone (04-6533720) or through eQuip in the library’s website (after login the patron ID and password).


Will be undertaken on request at a fee. We have the advantage of providing specific information through the use of databases in the various subjects/fields. Please fill up the online form for requests here.

Entertain queries and information research and retrieval

  • The objective of this service is to assist Library users in searching and retrieving information in their fields of interests and at the same time to bring to their attention other relevent sources in their fields.


Members are entitled to access all databases subscribed using the internet terminals in the Library provided for members’ use.

The content of these electronic resources are copyrighted and licensed material. As such, USM’s Libraries are required to ensure that access is limited to ONLY authorized users.

  • There are lot of electronic databases:
    • ProQuest
    • Emerald
    • ScienceDirect
    • SpringerLINK
    • Scopus
    • EBSCOHost
    • ISI Web of Knowledge
    • etc.


Universiti Sains Malaysia has set up its own private limited company, USAINS Group of Companies, to channel all commercialization activities of the University. USAINS helps companies undertake contract R&D, product development and process improvements and also technology licensing. Please contact Tel: 04-6583655 for further information on these services.

  • The commercial arm of Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia;
  • Market and promote USM expertise, R&D products, rental of facilities and services;
  • Provides consultancy services, testing and analytical services, rental of facilities and equipments and  personnel training and  development;
  • Access to over 1,400 consultants in 3 campus, 2,000 technical support staff and graduate students.
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