Opening Hours

SMU LIBRARIES Opening Hours - Academic Calendar 2019/2020

SMU Libraries will continue to provide information and research services in the digital environment. Services at the physical libraries will be available to support students’ coursework in addition to faculty research.


Students (both UG and PG) who are in courses between June and August, and faculty who have approval to be on campus


Li Ka Shing Library will be opened from 8 June to 15 August, Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm, only to:

  • Students (both UG and PG) who are in courses between June and August, even if your courses are conducted online; and
  • Faculty who have approval to be on campus and have made an appointment with the Library to retrieve research material or use the database in Investment Studio.


The abovementioned students and faculty can:

  • Request for materials from the Kwa Geok Choo Law Library (KGCLL) and collect them from LKSL.
  • Use our “Pickup and Go” service to request materials ahead of time and pick them up at the Li Ka Shing Library’s service desk.
    Email library [at]


8 Jun - 15 Aug

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


Rules to observe for the abovementioned students and faculty 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 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] (email) or use our 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
(Click on ‘Ask Library’ by the right of the website).


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