Who may apply

All SMEs* located in Singapore are eligible to apply. Each application will be assessed according to the organization's needs for using the services and resources of the NUS Libraries. SMEs may apply for one corporate card per organization. Each card will bear the name of the organization and is valid for entry into the library premises by only ONE person at a time.

* Enterprise Singapore defines Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) as 30% local shareholding, with annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million OR employing no more than 200 staff.


Application for membership must be submitted by the Director/Chief Executive Officer of the organization who will also be responsible for ensuring that all outstanding debts (due to books lost or damaged or fines not paid or any other liability that might be incurred) to NUS Libraries are settled.


Each application will be charged a non-refundable registration fee of $32.10 (inclusive of GST *). Membership fees are not refundable.


Due to licensing agreements, external members DO NOT have access to the electronic resources and online journals.


Please note that certain library facilities and materials (such as Reserved Book Readings and media resources) is available to NUS students and staff only.

 Basic MembershipEnhanced Membership
Category of MembershipLoan
($788.40 in 2023)
($1,544.40 in 2023)


Above-mentioned fees include the prevailing GST (7% in 2022) and a one-time non refundable registration fee of $32.10. 

*  To enjoy the 2022 GST rate of 7%, all membership applications must be submitted to us by 15 November 2022. Membership applications submitted to us after this date will be processed in January 2023 at the new GST rate of 8%.


Loan period is 28 days (except for items from C J Koh Law Library). For details on loan entitlements, please click https://nus.edu.sg/nuslibraries/borrowing-requests/loan-privileges


The respective Special Library may have different loan rules for the various categories of materials. Please refer to the library rules at https://nus.edu.sg/nuslibraries/about/library-policies for details.




Please complete the application form (in PDF) and mail back to us at the following address


Membership Services, Central Library
National University of Singapore
12, Kent Ridge Crescent
Singapore 119275


Payment will be done online via credit card/eDebit. The payment link will be sent to you after the application is approved. 

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