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Library Facilities

Designed as learning and research spaces for the SMU community, SMU Libraries, through its two locations, Li Ka Shing and Kwa Geok Choo Libraries, offers a range of spaces and support the SMU community. Highlights include open areas for individual and collaborative use, such as the 24/7 Learning Commons, Graduate Lounges, Investment Studio (Li Ka Shing Library), quiet individual carrels, book-able project rooms with LCD panels, and quiet areas. Both libraries offer wireless access to the Internet and SMU network as well as printing and copying facilities.

To experience DIY tour of library facilities use the Spaces web-app.

Li Ka Shing Library Kwa Geok Choo Law Library 
Size: 8,800 sqm Size: 2,600 sqm
Seats: 1,800 Seats: 500
Project Rooms
Project rooms are ideal for group work and group projects and they can accommodate 4 to 8 persons. Advanced booking is required.
Li Ka Shing Library
Level 2, 3, 4 and 5
Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Level 4
Booths
Li Ka Shing Library, Level 2 and 4

For group study and discussion.

 
Learning Labs
Learning Labs are fully equipped with video conferencing technology and suitable for active learning.
Li Ka Shing Library
Level 5
Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Level 3
Graduate Lounges
A dedicated space for graduate students - for their study, research and discussion.
Li Ka Shing Library
Level 5 (Two graduate lounges)
Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Level 4
Phone Booth
Book the phone booth for webinars, video/audio conversations.
Li Ka Shing Library
Level 2
 
Individual Carrels
Li Ka Shing Library
Level 2 and 4
Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Level 4 and 5
Quiet Area
Li Ka Shing Library
Level 2 and 5
Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Level 4
Learning Commons
Conducive 24/7 learning spaces with separate entrances.
Li Ka Shing Library
Level 2
Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Level 3
Hive
Li Ka Shing Library, Level 2

An extension of Learning Commons, Hive is equipped with flexible furniture and digital screens. This multipurpose area is designed for collaborative pedagogy, seminars and workshops.

 
Lounge
An area for light reading and browsing of newspapers and magazines.
Li Ka Shing Library
Level 2

The corner also houses lifestyle books and the DVD collection.

Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Level 3

The space also houses Faculty publications and new books.

Investment Studio
Li Ka Shing Library, Level 3

Access high-end finance databases such as Bloomberg, Eikon and Capital IQ, under one roof.  Since the databases are highly in demand, advanced booking of databases is recommended.

 

Computers
Li Ka Shing Library, Level 3

SMU community can use the computers by logging in with their SMU account. Reserve a PC here.

 
Printer and copier
Send print job from library computers or your personal laptop. Use EZlink Card or CashCard for payment. Printing FAQ 
Li Ka Shing Library
Printing Room on Level 2, 3 and 4

Colour printing is available at Printing Room on Level 3

Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Printing Room on Level 3 (Reserves) and 4
Printing Station in Learning Commons

Colour printing is available at Printing Room on Level 4

Scanner
Printing Room on Level 3 (Li Ka Shing Library) 

Scanning service is free of charge. Please bring a USB drive to save your scanned document.

Scanner
Printing Room on Level 4 (Kwa Geok Choo Law Library) 

Scanning service is free of charge. Please bring a USB drive to save your scanned document.

Locate, Borrow and Return

Borrowing Stations
Borrowing Station FAQ and Loan Privileges.
 
Li Ka Shing Library
Level 2
Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Level 3 and 4
Book Drop
Return your books using the Book Drop points. A 24-hour Book Drop is located outside of each library. Return one item at a time.
Li Ka Shing Library
Level 2
Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Level 3

Last updated on 24 Aug 2018 .