SMU Libraries COVID-19 Service Continuity

SMU Libraries COVID-19 Service Continuity


SMU Libraries COVID-19 Service Continuity 

SMU Libraries will continue to provide information and research services in the digital environment.


SMU Libraries Extended Opening Hours : 28 Mar - 30 Apr 2021 (including Good Friday)

  Li Ka Shing Library Desk @ LKS Library
Monday - Friday 8 am - 12 am 8 am - 7 pm
Saturday 10 am - 12 am 10 am - 2 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 12 am 1 pm - 5 pm
  Kwa Geok Choo Law Library Desk @ KGC Law Library
Monday - Friday 8 am - 12 am 8 am - 7 pm
Saturday 10 am - 12 am 10 am - 2 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 12 am 1 pm - 5 pm


  Li Ka Shing Library Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Maximum occupancy 1150 300

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 the abovementioned students, faculty and staff who have approval to come to campus


  • Entry to Li Ka Shing Library will continue to be via Level 2 of the building where students and faculty will need to undergo temperature screening as well as check-in and check-out as appropriate via the SafeEntry app, a digital check-in system which logs students’ and faculty’s entry into university premises 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 Li Ka Shing Library and in all common areas on campus.  
  • Observe Li Ka Shing Library’s instructions on entry, exit and use of the library.  This includes using only designated seats 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 Li Ka Shing Library, leave campus and consult a doctor as soon as possible. 


Require Research Help?

  • Contact our Research Librarians
    • Accounting – aarontay [at] (Aaron Tay)
    • Business – sumitag [at] (Sumita Govindan)redzuana [at] (Redzuan Abdullah)hmlim [at] (Lim Hwee Ming)
    • Economics –melodychin [at] (Melody Chin)
    • Information Systems –weixia [at] (Xia Wei)
    • Law –yxchai [at] (Chai Yee Xin) & samanthalim [at] (Samantha Lim)
    • Social Sciences – rmaniates [at] (Rebecca Maniates)
  • Ask us questions via library [at] (email) or chat
    Use our "Ask Library" Chat Service on the Libraries' website to interact with library staff between: 
    • Weekdays: 8:30am to 10pm 
    • Saturday: 10am to 9pm
    • Sunday: 1pm to 9pm 
  • Browse research guides for available resources on specific subject area


Online resources remain accessible to SMU community 24/7.

  • Go to to continue to search and access SMU Libraries' online resources and collection.