Covid-19 Updates Libraries Access & Support

Sunday, May 16, 2021
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We are open to NUS staff and students at these times.

In line with prevailing national and University guidelines, we’ve implemented safety measures to ensure everyone’s health and safety.

Things may have changed but we will continue to offer our best to support your information needs.
The following online services continue to be available to you in the new academic year.
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Details on loan services, on-premise use of library collection and spaces are available here.

New students, please refer to Library Essentials or this handout to understand how to access the resources, services and facilities available.


NUS Libraries is open to NUS staff and students at these times.
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Loan services, on-premise use of library collection and spaces are available.

For the safety and health of everyone, please observe the following measures when in the libraries:
  • Mask must be put on at all times
  • Observe at least 1m safe distancing
  • Stay at the same reading area and do not mingle
The seating capacity is reduced as part of safe distancing measures. Entry is on a first-come-first-served basis within the prevailing capacity limit. You may check library occupancy levels through the uNivUS app – CrowdInsight.

Regular loans services are available.
  • Mainshelf books with status "Available" are for self-retrieval at the respective libraries
  • Items currently out on loan or held in Closed Stacks may be reserved or requested using the Request Item button on the catalogue
  • Reserved items can be collected from the library loans desk. Alternatively, you may request for items to be placed in BookStation lockers for pickup at your convenience
  • Intralibrary loans for graduate students and staff are to be requested using the intralibrary loan e-form on the library portal
As always the e-resources are available 24 hours a day for NUS staff and students.

We will clean the library spaces regularly and provide sanitizers at high touch areas. In addition, safety ambassadors will conduct regular checks to ensure safety measures are observed.
As part of safety measures and as per prevailing national and University guidelines, NUS Libraries has set a capacity limit for users allowed in each library daily and restricted access to NUS staff and students only. Should you need urgent access or to borrow print books, please apply using this e-form.
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Members affected by the closure of the libraries since March 2020 will have their memberships further extended to end-April 2021.

Please note that we are not processing new and renewal of external membership applications until further notice.

For more information, contact us.