SMU Libraries Opening Hours: Term 1

SMU Libraries Opening Hours: Term 1

Dear SMU Community,

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

For AY 2020/21 Term 1, Li Ka Shing Library and Kwa Geok Choo Law Library will be opened from 17 August to 6 December 2020, Monday to Sunday, to:

  1. Students (both UG and PG) whose cohort is permitted to be on campus for their allocated period or possess a day pass and
  2. Faculty and staff who have approval to be on campus.


SMU Libraries Opening Hours (Term 1)

  Li Ka Shing Library Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  Li Ka Shing Library Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Maximum occupancy 1000 300

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

Research consultations, workshops, etc will be conducted via email and MS Teams.

Rules to observe for the abovementioned students, faculty and staff who are permitted to come to campus

  1. Entry to Li Ka Shing Library and Kwa Geok Choo Law Library will continue to be via Level 2 and Level 3 of the building respectively 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.
  2. Observe safe distancing (keeping at least 1 metre apart from the next person) and wear a mask at all times in the libraries and in all common areas on campus.
  3. Observe SMU Libraries’ 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.
  4. If you feel unwell or experience symptoms of respiratory illnesses while in the library, you are required to report this to the staff at the temperature-check station at the library, leave campus and consult a doctor as soon as possible.