Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) library, one of the oldest libraries in Malaysia was established to support the research and development activities of FRIM since its inception.

The library which initially contained general science titles further expanded when it took over the Applied & Technical Botany collection from the Federated Malay States Museum. The first library cataloging was done by F.S. Walker in 1933 whereby it was discovered that the library contained 3000 books and subscribed to 40 journal titles. The Oxford System Decimal Classification (ODC) was used to classify books on forestry during the year 1949. At present, the library continues to expand in line with advancements in FRIM’s research field and its collection has now exceeded 12000 titles and more than 2000 titles of serial publications to date.

Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday : 8.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. | 2.00 p.m. – 4.45 p.m.
Friday : 8.30 a.m. – 12.15 p.m. | 2.45 p.m. – 4.45 p.m.


To provide an efficient information service on forestry and wood based industries in support of and to upgrade scientific and technical research.

Directory of Librarian

Name: Pn Norain Mohd Arif
Designation: Head of Library
Telephone: 03-6279 7532
E-mail: norain[at]

FRIM RESEARCH DEPOSITORY (FRED) serves as FRIM’s digital library system. Users can easily search for reference materials within the library using this system. This platform also offers digital content in visual and audio formats. A user manual is also available to guide users through the system’s functionalities.