Library Facilities

SMU Libraries offer a variety of spaces and services at its two libraries, Li Ka Shing Library and Kwa Geok Choo Law Library. Highlights include open areas for individual and collaborative use, such as the Learning Commons, Graduate Lounges, Investment Studio (Li Ka Shing Library), 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.

To find out where are the project rooms, use the Find my project room web-app

Library facilities are available to support teaching, learning and research needs of SMU community. SMU staff and student groups can submit their booking requests via the Library Facility Booking Request Form.


Li Ka Shing Library
Size: 8,800 sqm
Seats: 1,800

Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Size: 2,600 sqm
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.

Use Room Finder to locate the project rooms.

For group study and discussion.

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

Graduate Lounges
A dedicated space for graduate students - for their study, research and discussion.

Phone Booth
Book the phone booth for webinars, video/audio conversations.

Individual Carrels

Quiet Area

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.

An area for light reading and browsing of newspapers and magazines

Learning Commons
Conducive learning spaces with separate entrances

Investment and Data Studio
The Investment and Data Studio consists of a physical studio located at Li Ka Shing Library Level 3 and a virtual studio for users to access high-end financial databases such as Bloomberg, Eikon and FactSet. Since the databases are highly in demand, advanced booking of databases is recommended.

Printer and copier
Send print job from library computers or your personal laptop. Use EZlink card or Cash card for payment. Read the Printing FAQ to find out how to print.

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

Borrowing Stations
Borrowing Station FAQ and Loan Privileges.

Book Drop
Return your books using the book drop points inside and outside each library. Return one item at a time