Library Opening Hours

SMU Libraries Opening Hours

SMU Libraries provide information and research services in the physical libraries and virtually. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, there is a maximum occupancy for each library. 

All users are encouraged to check the occupancy rate before coming down to the Libraries. The real-time occupancy rate is available on SMU Libraries’ website. Occupancy rate counters will also be displayed at the entrance of each library.


Weekly cleaning @ Learning Commons

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8am to 9am
  • Saturdays: 10am to 12pm

Students are to take their belonging with them. Unattended items will be removed.

Rules to observe for library users

  • Library users will need to check-in and check-out as appropriate using TraceTogether App or Token to facilitate contact tracing. Please remember to do a check-out when leaving the building.
  • Observe safe distancing (keeping at least 1 metre apart from the next person) and wear a mask at all times in the library and in all common areas on campus.  
  • Observe the library's instructions on entry, exit and use of the library.  This includes seating 1 metre apart, observing any safe distancing signs within the library and adhering to any directions or advice from library and other University staff. 
  • If you feel unwell or experience symptoms of respiratory illnesses while in the library, you are required to report this to the staff manning the temperature-check station at library, please leave the library and consult a doctor as soon as possible.

Online resources remain accessible to SMU community 24/7.

Ask us questions via email or use our ‘Ask Library’ Chat Service.

Public Holidays 2022
New Year's Day Saturday, 1 January 2022
Chinese New Year Tuesday & Wednesday, 1 & 2 February 2022
Good Friday Friday, 15 April 2022
Labour Day Sunday, 1 May 2022
Hari Raya Puasa Tuesday, 3 May 2022
Vesak Day Sunday, 15 May 2022
Hari Raya Haji Sunday, 10 July 2022
National Day Tuesday, 9 August 2022
Deepavali Monday, 24 November 2022
Christmas Sunday, 25 December 2022