Universiti Pertanian Malaysia was established in 1971 as a result of the merger between the College of Agriculture, Malaya and the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Malaya. The Library of the College of Agriculture, Malaya thus became the Universiti Pertanian Malaysia Library. When the university was named Universiti Putra Malaysia in 1997, the Library became the Universiti Putra Malaysia Library. As of 23rd May 2002, the library has been named Perpustakaan Sultan Abdul Samad (PSAS), Unversiti Putra Malaysia, after the late great-great-grandfather of the current Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Alhaj.
Situated in the nucleus of the university academic complex surrounded by the faculties, the library is easily accessible by students and lecturers. The main PSAS library building comprises of two blocks with a total floor area of approximately 17,652 square metres and a seating capacity for about 2000. Besides the Main Library, branch libraries are located at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the UPM Campus Bintulu in Sarawak.
To accomplish its mission to provide excellent resources, services and facilities to support learning, teaching, research and consultancy activities of UPM, the library has over the years build up its collection in various subjects fields, in printed, non-print and electronic format. To date, the collection of 516,982 volumes of books and bound journals, as well as a collection of maps, sound recordings, microforms, video tapes and slides. The library also subscribe to about 3,000 print journals and 40 online databases which provides access to about 36,000 full text online journals.
Information on PSAS collections is available from the Virtua WebOPAC which can be accessed via the internet from the PSAS website (http://www.lib.upm.edu.my). PSAS is also equipped with wifi internet facilities to enable users accessing the internet using their own laptop. PSAS strives to provide the best information services and facilities to our customers in line with the development in information and technology.
We, the staff of Perpustakaan Sultan Abdul Samad are committed towards excellence through the assimilation of quality traits in library services with a continual improvement in the quality management system to fulfill customers' expectations.
To provide excellent resources, services and facilities to support our customers requirement in enhancing learning, teaching, research and consultancy activities in UPM.
To fulfill the university's information needs in facilitating learning, teaching, research and consultancy.
To optimmize usage of various information resources and facilities.
To reinforce customers learning program towards lifelong learning.