The Library catalogue

The Library maintains a traditional card catalogue, as well as an online catalogue.

  • The traditional card catalogue is available on the ground floor and on the first floor for reference books.
  • The UY Library online catalogue can be consulted from the computers located in the circulations desks, as well as remotely via the University of Yangon website. The catalogue lists books and theses available for borrowing from the Library.

Online resources

Over 40 databases providing access to over 140,000 e-books, 12,000 scholarly journals, review articles and newspapers on social sciences and natural sciences are available online. Access to these database is made possible thanks to the support from Open Access Foundation and Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL).

The search tool available at enables a search through all resources available

Individual databases can also be searched and accessed from

University of Yangon Repository (UYR)

The UYR provides access to publications from UY and is available from

Open Access

University of Yangon students and faculty are encouraged to use resources offered via the Library. Subject Guides provide organised access to subject material available via EDS. They also include Open access resources as available.
Other open access resources are also available through the following access points.

Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge including for those who do not have personal or institutional subscriptions to journals, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder.
A full explanation can be found here, in this article by Peter Stuber.

Internet access and Computer facilities

UYL makes available 20 PCs and more than 25 laptops, with internet access, in the Library computer room. Laptops could not be taken out of the Library.
Library users can also access Wi-Fi in the library using their personal devices.

Reference service

Staffed by information professionals, the Reference Service provides library users with research assistance and guidance in locating information and resources.
Library users are encouraged to consult with the Reference Librarian if they require assistance. The service is located on the first floor. The service also provides personal help via email ( and phone (dial 95 1 537250)