Library 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. Please check the Occupancy Counter on SMU Libraries' homepage before coming to the Libraries.


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.

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 2021
New Year's Day Friday, 1 January 2021
Chinese New Year Friday & Saturday, 12 & 13 February 2021
Good Friday Friday, 2 April 2021
Labour Day Saturday, 1 May 2021
Hari Raya Puasa Thursday, 13 May 2021
Vesak Day Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Hari Raya Haji Tuesday, 20 July 2021
National Day Monday, 9 August 2021
Deepavali Thursday, 4 November 2021
Christmas Saturday, 25 December 2021