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Library Membership - Overview

Free Membership

The following members of the Singapore Management University are entitled to free library membership:

Free library membership is also extended to the partner of SMU full-time faculty and staff. Free library membership also applies to libraries that have reciprocal agreement with SMU Libraries. Please refer to Loan Privileges for more details.

 

Alumni

All SMU Alumni Association members have walk-in access to both Li Ka Shing Library and Kwa Geok Choo Law Library. Only SMUAA Membership with Library Add-on has borrowing privileges and access to selected databases.

 

External Memberships

SMU Libraries serves primarily the community of SMU. On a case by case basis, external users may apply for membership.

Membership entitlement:

  • Please refer to Loan Privileges for details of loan entitlement.
  • Printing and photocopying services are available with Cashcard/ EZ-Link card payment
  • Due to licensing agreement regulations, external members do not have access to:
    • Electronic resources (such as databases, e-books and online journals).
    • Certain library facilities (such as PC Terminals, internet and project rooms).
    • Some materials (such as Reserves and Special Collections).

Types of external memberships offered by the library include:

 

Corporate Membership (Annual)

  • Commercial/industrial firms and government departments operating in Singapore are eligible to apply for a library corporate membership.
  • The membership fee is S$750 per annum (inclusive of GST and a one-time administration fee). Membership fee is not refundable.
  • For verification and administrative purposes, the Corporate Membership Application Form has to be supported by the Human Resource Department of the respective organization.
  • The corporate library card will be issued under the name of the organization.
  • The card is necessary for entry into the library and can admit a maximum of three employees from the organization on each visit. The Library may request for additional documentary proof as and when necessary for verification.
  • Library membership cards are not transferable and loss of cards must be reported immediately.

 

Personal Membership (Annual)

  • The membership fee is S$320 per annum (inclusive of GST and a one-time administration fee). Membership fee is not refundable.
  • All applicants must be endorsed by a FULL-time SMU staff. The SMU Staff will need to endorse on the membership form.
  • All applications are to be made using the Personal Membership Application Form.
  • The successful applicant will be issued ONE card which is not transferable and is necessary for entry into the library. Loss of cards must be reported immediately to the library.
  • Only researchers and scholars who are not associated with any degree or academic programme are eligible to apply.
  • Anyone pursuing an academic programme (including Distance Learning) is not eligible to apply for the personal membership.

 

Access-only Membership (3 months)

  • The membership fee is S$120 for three months (inclusive of GST and a one-time administration fee). Membership fee is not refundable.
  • All applications are to be made using the Access-Only Membership Application Form.
  • All applicants must be endorsed by a FULL-time SMU staff. The SMU Staff will need to endorse on the membership form.
  • The successful applicant will be issued ONE card which is not transferable and is necessary for entry into the library. Loss of cards must be reported immediately to the library.
  • Only researchers and scholars who are not associated with any degree or academic programme are eligible to apply.
  • Anyone pursuing an academic programme (including Distance Learning) is not eligible to apply for the access-only membership.

Last updated on 26 Sep 2017 .