The Library


Loan Policy:

Borrowing and Renewals

  • User must present a valid Library Card  to borrow material.
  • Library Card is non-transferable.
  • Replacement of Lost Card is at a fee of S$20 plus  prevailing GST.
  • Renewal of membership can be done at the counter during opening hours.
  • Users can renew library materials online via , by phone (6559-1531) or in person. 


  • All borrowed materials should be returned over the library counter during opening hours.
  • If the library is closed, you can return via the book drop.
  • For books returned via the book drop, the returned date will be the next working day.
  • Course Reserve materials must be borrowed and returned at the Library Counter.
  • Overdue fine is S$0.20 per day per item. Users appealing against overdue fines because of illness must present a medical certificate.
  • When students graduate, take leave or drop out of school, they must return all materials borrowed from the Library, clear any outstanding fines and return their library card.


  • Users can make reservations for items-on-loan via the Library Catalog website or at library counter. 
  • Users must pick up the reserved items within 3 days from the day he/she is informed to pick them up.

Course Reserve (CR)

  • Each user can borrow up to five CR items for a day. Renewals are allowed only once, as long as the item is not under reservation.

Lost and Damaged Items

Lost Books

  • User must report lost book at the Library counter during opening hours as soon as possible.
  • A report of lost book after its due date will incur overdue fines.

Payment Policy for Lost Books

For Lost Book to be replaced by user

  1. User must replace the lost book as soon as possible.
  2. Administration fee for lost book is S$50.  The user must also pay overdue fines if applicable.

For Lost Book to be replaced by library

  1. User will have to pay the list price including the freight charges for the lost book, plus S$50 administration fee, and over due charges, if applicable..
  2. For ‘out-of-print’ books, the charge is S$100 (for books in Chinese) and S$250 (for books in English and other languages), plus S$50 administration fee, and overdue charges, if applicable.