Tun Haji Mohd. Fuad Stephens Borneo Research Library

Tun Haji Mohd. Fuad Stephens Borneo Research Library was officially opened on 6 June 1980 to commemorate the contributions made by the late Tun Haji Mohd. Fuad Stephens and his struggle to develop and raise the quality of life for all Malaysians in Sabah.

The establishment of the library was brought about by the then Research Department of the Group with the assistance of a committee consisting of MARA Institute of Technology, National Library of Malaysia, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Sabah State Library and Sabah State Museum.

In line with the objective of the Group in enhancing the quality of life of Malaysians in Sabah, the library undertakes strategic initiatives to function as a primary information resource centre - contributing towards establishing a knowledge-economic society. The library functions as a unique resource centre in Southeast Asia by disseminating information on various fields of study especially topics on Borneo, both directly from its own resources or from other libraries. It serves as a reference, information and research source primarily for the government policy makers and planners, professional groups as well as managerial and executive personnel.

The unique aspect of the library lies with its Borneo Collection. Information on Borneo from the olden days to the modern era are kept and preserved, making the library an information hub for Malaysians in Sabah undertaking research.

As part of the Group's initiative under the Transformation Programme (2013 - 2023), the library will be transformed into an E-Library where it will ensure that 50 percent of the materials in its collection are in digital format. A digital asset management system will be developed and the internet will be the platform for individuals outside of the library to access information at any time. Under this strategic plan, the library improves their services by applying the latest technology besides adding to the collection of materials available at the library to meet the needs of its users.

Together with a well-trained staff, modern equipment and a welcoming environment, the library provides diverse and organised information for users' learning needs.


k@Borneo Portal is a regional cooperation in the development and sharing of information on Borneo with participating institutions from Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia. The areas of collaboration includes training programmes besides identification, compilation and digitization of Borneo materials. Through this collaboration, it increases accessibility to Borneo materials.

Tun Haji Mohd. Fuad Stephens Borneo Research Library
Menara Tun Mustapha
Yayasan Sabah Headquarters Complex
Locked Bag 190
88996 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Telephone No.: +(60) 88 326300 / +(60) 88 326489
E-mail: library@ysnet.org.my
Website: www.yayasansabahgroup.org.my
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Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday/Public Holiday: Closed

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