Opening hours

The University of Yangon Library is open from Monday to Friday and Saturday.

  • June to September and December to March: Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday 10 am to 1 pm.
  • October to November and April to May: 9:30am to 4:30 pm


Floor plan

Circulation Counter I (Social Science) and Circulation Counter II – level I and Level II
Computer Section – level 1
Reading Room Areas – Level I and level II
New Arrival Display area – level I
English Processing Section and Myanmar Book Processing Section – level I
Periodical Section – level I
Discussion Room and Training Room – Level II



University of Yangon faculty, students, and staff are entitled to membership of the University of Yangon Library. New members will need to register at the University of Library counter on ground level by completing a registration form. The following documentation is also required

  • Student/staff id card
  • One passport photo
  • proof of payment of university enrolment fees (students only)
No. Type of Members Type of Users (Rules and Regulation)
1 Teachers /Academic Staff Faculty members of University of Yangon
2 Students Students of University of Yangon
3 Office staff Office Staff of University of Yangon
4 Special members Faculty members, students, students. volunteers, researchers and office staff who are not from UY
5 External members Authors, writers, scholars, high officials

Library users who have not registered as members can access the Library and look at books available, but cannot borrow any books.


Once registered, members will be given book borrowing cards. Each card enables borrowing one book at one time. The numbers of cards provided and the loan period attached to each card is set out in the following table.

Books can be borrowed from the circulation desk located at

  • the ground floor for materials on arts and social sciences
  • the first floor for access to materials on natural sciences and applied sciences subjects


Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What if I do not return borrowed items on time?
You will receive an overdue notice. Please return materials on time. UYL needs to maintain good relationships with its partners.

What if I lose an UYL-book?
Report the loss immediately. All fines on lost or damaged materials are payable by the borrower.

How can users access required sources from UYL?
Users can access resources

  1. By coming to the Library to borrow materials
  2. By sending an email to the Library, requesting materials to be scanned. Requested items will be received within one week.

How does the library support users’ services for outside inquiries?
Any outside inquiries are responded to by phone or email.

Interlibrary loan/document delivery

Books not available at the University of Yangon Library can be borrowed from other university libraries in Myanmar (if available).

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Who can use ILL?
UY faculty members, staff, students, researchers, scholars, users from other universities and university libraries can use ILL.

How can I submit an ILL request and what materials can be received?
The following materials can be requested via email, phone or Facebook:

  • Book
  • Journal article
  • Book chapter
  • Conference proceedings
  • Thesis or dissertation

Do I always get the Library’s resources in electronic format?
In most cases, yes, otherwise we will supply you in printed format if the item has over 50 pages.

Copying, printing and scanning

Scanning, copying, and printing facilities and the following services are available in the Library:

  • Scanning is available for everyone (and saves paper!)
  • Black & white and color printing is available only for UYL Members
  • Black & white and color photocopying is available only for UYL Members


Library holdings

The Library holds collections of materials in Myanmar and in English.
Myanmar Books: over 38,000
English Books: over 68,000
E-books: over 4,000
Myanmar manuscripts: 188 bundles
Periodicals 48 titles

  • In English 16
  • In Myanmar 32

E-periodicals: over 76,000 journal titles
Theses: over 14,000
The library also offers access to over 40 databases

Digitalized materials

Some special Myanmar and English resources are made available in a digitized format. They include

  • Journal of Burma Research Society (JBRS 1911-1977)(59 vols.)
  • Burma Gazetteer
  • Proceeding Papers on Congress of South East
  • Dr. Htin Aung’s collections
  • Dr Yi Yi’s collections,
  • Rare Palm-leaf Manuscripts : Religious, Traditional Medicine, Literature and so on.


Collection Policy

Collection – purchasing and donation process.

  • Purchasing process – reflect the teaching, research and support of the curriculum not only for UY faculty members, students and researchers but also other university communities.
  • Balance of subjects; focus on each subject area, edition, date and so on.
  • User studies/analysis – consult the users on what sort of collection they want, expect and need.


The library welcomes donations or bequests program which meet the following criteria:

  • They add value to the teaching and/or research needs of the university
  • They library will accept gifts that improve the physical condition of collections


Study spaces

Computers and Wi-Fi Access
Twenty (20) PC and 25 laptops with access to e-resources are available.
Free Wi-Fi is available at the library and can be accessed through personal laptops and mobile devices for searching the Internet and browsing online databases

Reading areas
Study spaces for both individual and group work are available.
More than 150 desks are available on the ground floor, and more than 50 desks on the first floor. The desks are provided as options for study, research, writing and discussion.
More than 20 sets of tables and chairs and laptops are located in the Discussion Room on the first floor, providing a place for study, research and writing. The Discussion room and training room are available for users.

Orientation to the library

The library offers orientation programs for first year students as required.
Tours can also be organised for visitors. Please contact the Library for visits with large groups.