Universities’ Research Centre, commonly known as URC, is a multidisciplinary research laboratory established in 1985 to assist and foster research activities in Universities, colleges and institutes of higher education as well as to provide research assistance/services to private enterprises and government organizations seeking modern technology.
The foundation stone of University of Yangon Library was laid by the University Chancellor and Governor Sir Harcourt Butler in 1927. Architect T. O. Foster specially designed the first modern library building in Myanmar. The two-story building is in the shape of English letter, "L". It is proportionately built to match with four levels of the main stack room with perforated floors and iron racks. To have better ventilation, the main stack room is fixed with vertical windows.