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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. Highlights include open areas for individual or 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.


Search databases and get information

Investment Studio

Level 3

Access high-end finance databases under one roof.  Since the databases are highly in demand, advanced booking of databases is recommended.


Level 3 and 4

SMU community can use the computers by logging in with their SMU account.

Collaborate and communicate

Project Rooms

Level 2, 3, 4 and 5

Project rooms are ideal for group presentation and they can accommodate 4 to 8 persons. Advanced booking is required.


Level 2 and 4

Booth accommodates group study and discussion.

Learning Commons

Level 2

A conducive 24/7 learning space with separate entrance.


Level 2

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

Graduate Lounges

Level 5

Two graduate lounges providing a dedicated space for graduate students - for their study, research and discussion.

Phone Booth

Level 2

Book the phone booth for webinar or video conversations.

Read, study, and learn

Quiet Individual Carrels

Level 2 and 4

Quiet Area

Level 2 and 5


Level 2

A corner for light reading and browsing of newspapers and magazine, this area also houses lifestyle books and audio visual collection.

Learning Labs

Level 5

The two Learning Labs are fully equipped with video conferencing technology and suitable for active learning.

Locate, borrow and return

Express Stations

Level 3 and 4

Express Stations are “quick stop” stations to facilitate printing, emailing or looking up book’s location.

Borrowing Stations

Level 2 and 4

Borrowing Station FAQ and Loan Privileges.

Book Drop

Level 2

Return your books using either of the two Book Drop points. The 24-hour Book Drop is located outside the library. Return one item at a time.

Print, copy and scan

Printer and copier

Printing Room on Level 2, 3, and 4

Send print job from library computers or your personal laptop. Use EZlink Card or CashCard for payment. Printing FAQ .


Printing Room on Level 3

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


Last updated on 11 Jan 2017 .