Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) was established with the rebranding of Kolej Universiti Teknikal Kebangsaan Malaysia (KUTKM) under Section 8 of the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 (Act 30) by the Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (Incorporation) Order 2007, which was gazetted as P.U. (A) 45/2007 on 1 February 2007.
As a Focus University, UTeM boasts strengths in technical fields – namely Engineering, IT, and Management Technology. UTeM has cemented a reputation of being a source of high-quality engineering graduates with the capability of meeting the requirements of high-tech industries. UTeM also has research competencies in areas that it has identified as being key to enhancing the University’s unique proposition and also contributes to the nation such as Green Technology, Systems Engineering, Human-Technology Interaction, and Emerging Technology.
The UTeM Library has been in operation since 10 June 2001, serving the 348 pioneer students at the Temporary Campus in Taman Tasik Utama, Ayer Keroh, Melaka. The Main Library, with the area of 432 square meters, provided a seating capacity for 120 users catering to the needs of students of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FKE) and the Faculty of Electronics and Computer Engineering (FKEKK). The Library also opened a branch at the City Campus, Jalan Hang Tuah, Melaka, on 1 October 2007, to provide resources to the Faculty of Technology Management and Technopreneurship (FPTT) students as well as for those undergoing short and long term courses at the University. The Library could accommodate approximately 101 users at one time.
On 8 July 2009, the UTeM Library moved to a new building at the Main Campus, Durian Tunggal. It began operations on 29 September 2009.The Library at the Main Campus (10,063.68 square meters) provides a seating capacity of 500 users at one time. The Industrial Campus Library ceased operations on 3 September 2009.
On 21 April 2011, the Library at the Industrial Campus, Hang Tuah Jaya, Melaka resumed its operations to provide reference facilities for students from the Faculty of Mechanical (FKM) and Faculty of Technology Engineering (FTK). Since April 2014, the Industrial Campus Branch Library is known as the Technology Campus Branch Library in conjunction with the change of the university campus name.
At the end of December 2016, the Library had a total collection of 110,512 titles including 18 subscribed database titles. The collection includes engineering materials related to the core areas of Electrical Engineering, Information & Communication Technology and Engineering. In addition, there are also collections of other scientific fields such as Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, as well as general readings.
The Library adopts the Integrated Library Management Utility (ILMU) program to manage its activities. The search for the Library collection is available by accessing WebOPAC. Information on services, collection and facilities offered in the library can be obtained by browsing the library portal at http://library.utem.edu.my.