Tun Haji Mohd. Fuad Stephens, Borneo
Research Library was officially opened by Yang Dipertua Negeri Sabah on June 6,
1980. The establishment of the library was
brought about by the Research Department of Yayasan Sabah with the assistance
of a temporary committee consisting of the Chief Librarians of MARA Institute
of Technology, National Library, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Library, Sabah
State Library and Sabah
On July 17, 1993, Yayasan Sabah Board of
Trustees Chairman officially agreed to rename the Library to Tun Haji Mohd. Fuad Stephens, Borneo Research Library in memory of the
contribution of the late Tun Haji Mohd. Fuad Stephens
and his efforts in developing and uplifting the quality of life of all
Malaysians in Sabah, especially in improving
education standard and knowledge.
To serve as a reference,
information and research source primarily for the government policy makers and
planners, professional groups as well as managerial and executive personnel.
To act as an information centre for
Malaysian citizens in Sabah to undertake
To promote and participate in the
development and advancement of Southeast Asian Studies.
To serve as a source of research
with emphasis on Sabah and Borneo in general.
To serve as information source for
various activities, projects ventures or interests of the Yayasan Sabah Group
and to maintain the institution’s archives.
To serve as Yayasan Sabah
Group institutional archive and repository of materials and documents for
conservation and preservation.
To serve and facilitate students in
Sabah at tertiary level.
To foster smart partnership and
collaboration with other relevant agencies, locally and abroad, such as k@Borneo
which was initiated in 2001 and established in 2002 is a regional cooperation
on development and sharing of information on Borneo with participating
institutions from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia
and Malaysia, in particular Sabah
and Sarawak. The Chief Librarian of Tun Haji
Mohd. Fuad Stephens, Borneo Research Library is currently the Chairperson of
the k@Borneo Steering Committee until 2013.
Collections available in the Library covers
various categories such as Borneo Collection, Theses Collection, Antiquarian
Collection, General Collection, Reference Collection, Serials Collection,
Newspapers and Clippings Collection, Bound Newspapers Collection, World Bank
Publications Collection, Prime Ministers Collection, Yayasan Sabah Group
Archives Collection and Annual Reports & Pamphlets Collection.
Books/Material Loan Services
Reference and Information Searching Assistance
Library Orientation and Training
Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
Online Databases such as EBSCO, eBrary, Bernama Library &
Infolink Services (BLIS) and other Online Journal Titles and DocuShare (for
Selective/In-house access only)
Current Awareness Services (CAS)
Selective Dissemination Information (SDI)
Multimedia Services Centre
Audio Visual Room
Microfilm Reader/Printer, Microfiche Reader/Printer
The Library is open to public every weekdays
from 8.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m., including lunch hours.