Opening Hours

SMU LIBRARIES Opening Hours - Academic Calendar 2020/2021

SMU Libraries provide information and research services in the physical libraries and virtually. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, there is a maximum occupancy for each library. Please check the Occupancy Counter on SMU Libraries' homepage before coming to the Libraries.


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

The Learning Commons at both libraries will open 24/7 from 29 March 2021.


  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 using SafeEntry 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] (email) or use our ‘Ask Library’ Chat Service.


Public Holidays 2021
New Year's Day Friday, 1 January 2021
Chinese New Year Friday & Saturday, 12 & 13 February 2021
Good Friday Friday, 2 April 2021
Labour Day Saturday, 1 May 2021
Hari Raya Puasa Thursday, 13 May 2021
Vesak Day Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Hari Raya Haji Tuesday, 20 July 2021
National Day Monday, 9 August 2021
Deepavali Thursday, 4 November 2021
Christmas Saturday, 25 December 2021