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.

Overview

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

Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Size: 2,600 sqm
Seats: 500


Collaborate and communicate

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

LKSL project room

Li Ka Shing Library
Level 2, 3, 4 and 5

KGCLL project room

Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Level 4

Booths
For group study and discussion.

LKSL Booth

Li Ka Shing Library
Level 2 and 4 

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

LKSL learning lab

Li Ka Shing Library
Level 5

KGCLL learning lab

Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Level 4

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

LKSL graduate lounge

Li Ka Shing Library
Level 5 (Two graduate lounges)

KGCLL graduate lounge

Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Level 4

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

Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Level 4

Read, Study, Learn

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

Hive
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.

Li Ka Shing Library
Level 2

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

Learning Commons
Conducive 24/7 learning spaces with separate entrances

Li Ka Shing Library
Level 2

Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Level 3

Research and analysis

Investment Studio
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.

Li Ka Shing Library
Level 3

Print, Scan and Copy

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.

Li Ka Shing Library
Printing room on level 2, 3 and 4
Colour printing is available at Printing room on level 2 and 4

Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Printing room on Level 3 (Reserves) and Level 4
Printing station in Learning Commons
Colour printing is available at Printing room on level 4

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

Li Ka Shing Library
Printing room on level 3

Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Printing room on Level 4

Locate, Borrow and Return

Borrowing Stations
Borrowing Station FAQ and Loan Privileges.

Li Ka Shing Library
Level 2

Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Printing room on Level 3 and Level 4

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

Li Ka Shing Library
Level 2

Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Level 3