Library Chronology


Date

Events

1979 

 A small room in Administration building.

1980

 Transfer to the Net loft building.

1986

 From Net loft building to the Hostel building (Block A)

28th November 1988

 From Hostel building (Block A) to the old library building (Block A).

 

 Has been given additional area - Block B

 

 Has been given additional area - Block C

August 2004

 Transfer to the present building

1st February 2007

 KUSTEM have been renamed as University Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)

13th May 2007

 Library has been renamed as Perpustakaan Sultanah Nur Zahirah (PSNZ)

1 January 2013

PSNZ has been renamed as Pusat Pembelajaran Sultanah Nur Zahirah (PPDSNZ)

 

The history of University Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) library started with the establishment of UPM Fisheries and Maritime Science Centre (Pusat Perikanan dan Sains Samudera UPM) in May 1979. The library was manned by two library clerks. At that time, the library was just a small room in the Administration Unit. The area was 40 feet x 30 feet with 28 chairs.

In 1981, the staffs increased to 5 staffs : 1 Library Clerk, 2 Library Checkers and 2 Library Attendants. The library began to operate at night in January 1982.

The library has changed its location 4 times. The first move was on December 1984, from the Administration building to the Net loft building. Second moved was on June 14th, 1986 from the Net loaf building to the Hostel A building, and the third was on November 28th, 1988 from the Hostel a building to its own building, and has been used till 31 July 2004. On January 1987, the library's staff increased to 6 persons. They were:

  • 2 Library Assistants
  • 2 Library Checkers
  • 2 Library Attendants

A librarian from UPM Serdang has joins the library in 1996.

On 5th May 1999, UPM Terengganu (UPMT) ceased to exist and replaced Kolej Universiti Terengganu (KUT). KUT attained its autonomy as a university college on 1st May 2001. KUT was officially renamed as Kolej Universiti Sains dan Teknologi Malaysia (KUSTEM) on 1st July 2001.