Opening Hours

SMU LIBRARIES Opening Hours - Academic Calendar 2020/2021
 

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:

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

 

SMU Libraries Opening Hours (Term 1)

  Li Ka Shing Library Desk @ LKS Library
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 10 pm 8:00 am - 7 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9 pm 10:00 am - 2 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 9 pm 1:00 pm - 5 pm
Public Holidays Closed
  Kwa Geok Choo Law Library Desk @ KGC Law Library
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 10 pm 8:00 am - 7 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9 pm 10:00 am - 2 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 9 pm 1:00 pm - 5 pm
Public Holidays Closed

 

The Learning Commons will follow the opening hours of the Libraries

 

  Li Ka Shing Library Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
Maximum occupancy 1000 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. 

 

Online resources remain accessible to SMU community 24/7.

Ask us questions via library [at] smu.edu.sg (email) or use our ‘Ask Library’ Chat Service to interact with library staff between:
Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 10 PM
Sat 10 AM - 9 PM
Sun 1 PM - 9 PM

 

Public Holidays 2020
New Year's Day Wednesday, 1 January 2020
Chinese New Year Saturday & Sunday, 25 & 26 January 2020
Good Friday Friday, 10 April 2020
Labour Day Friday, 1 May 2020
Vesak Day Thursday, 7 May 2020
Hari Raya Puasa Sunday, 24 May 2020
Hari Raya Haji Friday, 31 July 2020
National Day Sunday, 10 August 2020 (observed)
Deepavali Saturday, 14 November 2020
Christmas Friday, 25 December 2020