Collections

Asia-Pacific International University maintains two libraries, the Main library at Muaklek campus and the Faculty of Nursing Library at Bangkok campus. The libraries combined have about 60,000 volumes of circulating and reference books, journal and article titles in English and Thai, and audiovisual materials. The audiovisual resources are in the format of video and cassette tapes, CVD, DVD, slides, and microfiche. Out of the collections, about 11,000 books are in the Faculty of Nursing Library at Bangkok campus.

Heritage Room

The Asia-Pacific International University Heritage Room will be a depository for many kinds of archival materials collected from three institutions – Southeast Asia Union College, Singapore; Nursing College at Bangkok; and Mission College at Muak Lek campus. These three institutions have merged into one institution known today as Asia-Pacific International University.

Dr. Siriporn (Center), Dr. Bissel (left), and a student looking at
the tools of the pioneers. On the background are pictures of
former Presidents of the Southeast Asia Union College, Singapore.

The Heritage Room will preserve items such as publications of the works and contributions of local missions and missionaries to the church and society in the Southeast Asia Union region. The SAUM comprises the countries of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Alumni of the college, and missionaries of SAUM are encouraged to participate in the development of this Heritage Room by depositing pictures, artifacts, manuscripts, etc, that may be useful resources for future reference.

Location: The Heritage Room is located on the second floor of AIU Library.

 

Organization of Library Materials

AIU library uses the Dewey Decimal Classification System for organizing its materials. However, where possible, librarians have assigned the Library of Congress Classification Numbers to many books and they are available for viewing in the MARC records.

Reference Resources

Thai resources, both circulating and reference, are found on the ground floor. All English reference books are on the ground floor as well.

Library Software System The library employs the Magic Library Software System for computerizing its catalogue. It is a locally made system, bilingual, and web-based.

Guide to the Library

– First Floor:
Circulation Desk
Circulating Thai Books
Computers for Internet Research
Current Journals & Newspapers
Online Public Access Catalogue [OPAC]
Reader Services Office
Reference Resources & Information Assistance

– Second Floor:
Circulating English Books [DDC 400–900]
Heritage Room
International Corner
Library Director’s Office
Retrospective Journals

– Third Floor:
Acquisitions & Cataloging Librarians’ Offices
Circulating English Books [DDC 000–300]
E. G. White Collection
Educational Media Center
EMC Coordinator’s Office
Group Discussion Rooms
Multi-Purpose Room

 

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Main Classes Subjects Location
000 Generals Works 3rd Floor
100 Philosophy & Psychology 3rd Floor
200 Religion 3rd Floor
300 Social Sciences 3rd Floor
400 Language 2nd Floor
500 Natural Sciences & Mathematics 2nd Floor
600 Technology (Applied Sciences) 2nd Floor
700 Fine & Decorative Arts 2nd Floor
800 Literature & Rhetoric 2nd Floor
900 Geography & History 2nd Floor