Initiated by Mr. S.D. Darmono, one of the founders of President University, the university library was first opened in 2003. As the university grew, a bigger space was needed to house the large collection of books and materials as well serve the information needs of the library users and as a result, it doubled in size.
The library was officially named The Adam Kurniawan Library in honor of Adam Kurniawan, who was warmly known as “Pak Adam” by his friends and business associates. He was a respected entrepreneur in the Indonesian textile industry and a co-founder of the Jababeka Group. He knew the importance of helping others to achieve success in their lives. He was an important figure who had a great concern for the nation’s education, the university and its library.
To help manage the library system as well as all the collection of books and materials, an IT-based library information system called Suteki was installed and implemented in 2007 to serve the campus community as well as all the library users.
Under the coordination and fund-raising activities of Dr. Agus Canny, the Vice Rector III of President University, donations of library materials have been given from many sources such as private institutions, Jababeka business partners, PATA, Indonesian ministries, Asia Foundation, LPPM, Bank Indonesia and other organizations. Leaders of President University from the rectors, heads of departments, faculty staff even the alumni of the university have also been involved in donating library materials.
President University has grown a lot in the past few years and it recently became important to expand the space of the library, the books and materials as well as its services to accommodate the growing student body and achieve the vision of the university. The library started renovations in May 2016 and it is now ready to be used as of August 2016 with its new phase of “home” and “services” to serve the academic and literature needs of the university.
The design concept of the new library celebrates the UNESCO 4 pillars of Education: ‘Learning to Know’ ‘Learning to Do’ ‘Learning to Be’ and ‘Learning to Live together’. These four pillars of education are represented in the library by the four pillars of bookshelves and 4 big crystal lamps hanging on the four corners above the book collection, as the heart of the library. The pillars in the library are made of concrete and each pillar is covered with two mirrors with bare concrete in the middle, and is equipped with wall lamps.
The bare concrete symbolizes that knowledge and wisdom starts from “raw” data while the wall lamps represent education. These pillars with bare concrete, mirrors and lamps indicate that “raw” data can be found in the library materials and it will be transformed into information and knowledge through education which can be shared and multiplied by others. It is hoped that the library will be used to maximize the learning process of our students as a fundamental part of their academic and research endeavors at President University.
Monday – Thursday : 08.00 - 20.30
Friday : 08.00 - 11.30 & 13.00 - 20.30
Monday – Thursday : 08.00 -17.00
Friday : 08.00 -11.30 & 13.00 -17.00
The library is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and all Public Holidays
The following people reserve the right to be members of the library and are entitled to use all the library services.
All registered students of the University
Active Faculty and Administrative staff in the University
Known members of the community and those with a genuine need, can have limited access to a library or with special permission from the Head of the Library.
Other users can only read the library materials and use the reading room in the library.
References (encyclopedias, dictionaries, directory, annuals, handbooks etc.)
Reserve Collection( Proceedings, one copy of required textbooks )
Textbooks and supplemental books in the subjects covered by the Study Programs
Fiction ( English, Indonesian)
Student Final Theses
To find library materials users can access: http://library.president.ac.id/pusaka
The library uses an open access system for all its collections and materials. The current services offered are:
This service provides opportunities for all members of President University to register as library members. These users have the privilege to check-in and out circulated books of the library.
This service provides help and consultation for users to find information or library resources needed to pursue the academic requirements of the teaching-learning process or do research in President University.
The library gives internet access via Wi-Fi to any member of President University to access the World Wide Web. Access to online databases of articles on the subjects covered by the university is also available.
The library provides special rooms for its members to lead group discussions for academic and research purposes. Members can reserve discussion rooms with at least one day notice on a first come, first served basis. Several small round tables are also provided for teacher-student supervision or small group discussions.
Some users need quiet spaces for studying or doing literary research. They can use the study carrels provided.
Any library users can make use of the reading areas to read, study or do research, on the condition that they respect other users and keep the library and the library materials safe, clean, in good condition and in good order.
Scheduled training or seminars, are offered to students and faculty members to keep up with current awareness of literature search tools or any Information in literacy skills.
As a facilitator of education, the library also from time to time presents activities to promote the use of library such as exhibitions, book discussions, knowledge sharing, book reviews, library games and others.