Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) was established as a result of the re-branding of Kolej Universiti Teknikal Kebangsaan Malaysia (KUTKM) Section 8 of the University and College University Act 1971 (Act 30) under the Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka Enactment (Pemerbadanan 2007), which was gazetted as P.U. (A) 45/2007 on 1 February 2007. The UTeM Library has been in operation since 10 June 2001, serving 348 pioneer students at the Temporary Campus in Taman Tasik Utama, Ayer Keroh, Melaka.
On 5 September 2005, the Library was relocated from the Temporary Campus to the Industrial Campus, which began its operation on 12 September 2005. With an area of 2,229 square meters, the Library could accommodate approximately 400 users. Moreover, the Main Library (432 square meters), provides a seating capacity of 120 users which caters to the needs of students from both the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FKE) and the Faculty of Electronics and Computer Engineering (FKEKK).
The Library has also opened a branch in the City Campus, Jalan Hang Tuah, Melaka, on 1 October 2007, to provide reference facilities for the post graduate students at the Institute of Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (IPTK) as well as the University. On 8 July 2009, the UTeM Library moved its location from the Industrial Campus to a new building at the Main Campus, Durian Tunggal. It started its operation on 29 September 2009.
The Library at the Main Campus (10,063.68 square meters) provides a seating capacity of 500 users at any one time. The Industrial Campus Library was closed on 3 September 2009. On 21 April 2011, the Library opened a branch at the Industrial Campus, Hang Tuah Jaya, Melaka to provide reference facilities for the students from both the Faculty of Mechanical (FKM) and Faculty of Technology Engineering (FTK). With an area of 2,229 square meters, the Library can accommodate approximately 400 users.
At the end of January 2017, the Library had a total collection of 110,455 printed titles including 22 database titles. The collection includes engineering materials related to the areas of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Information & Communication Technology Engineering, and Technology Management & Entrepreneurship and Engineering Technology. In addition, there are also collections of other scientific fields such as physics, chemistry and mathematics.
The expansion of this resource of knowledge has enhanced the features of the existing facilities to meet the research, teaching, and learning needs. The Library has adopted the Integrated Library Management Utility (ILMU) program to manage its computer system. This system enables users to gain convenient and quick access to the information of the facilities or collections available at the Library. The search for the Library collection is available by accessing WebOPAC, an online library catalogue.