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SMU Libraries is committed to support faculty in their research and teaching activities and to provide services that enhance their productivity.


Research Support and Consultation

SMU students, faculty and staff who need assistance with database searching or customised help with their research projects may make an appointment with a librarian who specialises in your subject. Your research librarians are:

Consult your research librarian about using library resources, getting help with your research and teaching, or training for your research assistant on using library resources.

The research librarians can also work with you to integrate library resources into your courses by developing customised research guides.


Scholarly Communication Services 

Scholarly Communication Services include:

  • Showcase of research and scholarly materials via InK (Institutional Knowledge at SMU)
  • Deposit and storage of research datasets
  • Creation of unique author identities, e.g. ResearcherID and maintenance of Scopus Author IDs
  • Metrics for citation and research impact



The research librarians offer regular subject-specific workshops and seminars that cover resources relevant to your course. Contact your research librarian to customise a session for you.  


New Resources Recommendations

Recommend new resources to the library for purchase.
Faculty can set aside books for the library to purchase at Kinokuniya in Ngee Ann City and Books Actually. Inform the bookstore staff that the books you have selected are for Singapore Management University Libraries, and also provide your SMU name card or your SMU contact details. Library will work with the bookstore to purchase the books and include them in the library collection. You will receive an email once the books are available for loan.


Course Reading Distribution

The Library offers faculty a variety of methods to distribute course readings to students.

  • As electronic links to journal articles available in the Library’s electronic collection
  • As scanned chapters/articles on the Learning Management System (from books or journals belonging to publishers represented by CLASS, Copyright Licensing and Administration Society of Singapore Ltd)
  • As books or ebooks in the Library’s collection
  • As hardcopy course packs for items (students will need to purchase the course packs)

Contact the Library with your reading list. If you intend to distribute readings through course packs or the Learning Management System, please submit the copyright forms online. Faculty teaching postgraduate courses may contact their respective program administrators for assistance. For additional information on CLASS and course reading distribution, check the Library FAQ.


Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Services

Request for journal articles, book chapters and books that are not available in the Library’s collection for your teaching, learning or research needs. Note that some materials cannot be brought in due to copyright restriction or exclusion policies for interlibrary loan and document delivery services. Submit your request here.


Loan Privileges

Faculty can borrow up to 100 items. See Loan Privileges.
For assistance and questions on borrowing and loan privileges, email or speak to library staff at the Services desk on Level 2.


My Library Account

Use My Library Account to:


Off-Campus Access Services

The Off-Campus Access Services allow the SMU community to access e-resources remotely.


Access to Other Singapore Libraries

The Library provides assistance if you wish to visit the other academic libraries in Singapore.

Last updated on 17 Jan 2017 .