All SMU Alumni will have the following services made available to them.

  • Free access to database
    • Business Source Online Alumni Edition

      Business Source Alumni Edition caters to the needs of post-college professional. It provides access to more than 1,360 full text business magazines and journals, of which 590 are peer-reviewed. Publications cover almost every area of business such as marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, econometrics, economics. It also contains trade publications, country economic reports, industry reports, market research reports and company profiles.
  • Access to physical library spaces 
    • Physical access (Selected periods during school and vacation terms) to both the Li Ka Shing Library and Kwa Geok Choo Law Library during library operating hours.
    • Block out period for access 
      • March - April
      • October - November

    Alumni can retrieve the digital Alumni card for verification and entry purposes using the SMU Alumni Hexagon platform. 

  • Access to magazine subscriptions at discounted rate:


The annual fee for SMU Alumni library membership is S$200.  The membership provides the following privileges to the Alumni.

  1. Physical access to both the Li Ka Shing Library and Kwa Geok Choo Law Library during library operating hours including block out period.
  2. Use of designated library spaces for non-commercial networking events 
    • Alumni can also request to use designated spaces within the libraries for hosting networking events, of non-commercial nature, during vacation period.
  3. Loan of physical resources
    • Six physical items with the following loan duration:
      • 28 days (General Collection)
      • 3 hours (Reserves)
      • 7 days (Magazine)
      There will be fines for the late return of loaned physical resources. Fines  are instituted to encourage the prompt return of library items for the convenience of all our users. 
  4. Access of selected databases onsite
    • List of databases for Alumni
    • Alumni with the SMU Alumni Library Membership can access selected databases using the library computer Terminal 17 located at Li Ka Shing Library, level 3 (outside Investment and Data Studio).

      Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources Policy 
      The subscribed e-resources, including databases, datasets, e-journals and e-books, are subject to copyright and are licensed to the University for non-profit, academic research, learning and teaching purposes only. The use of these resources, including the making of copies, must comply with the provisions of the Copyright Act and the terms of relevant license agreements. Dissemination or other use of these resources for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited. Users are also expected to appropriately acknowledge the source of all materials used.
  5. Access to SMU Libraries’ virtual reference services
  6. Attend events, curated tours and bite-sized workshops organise by SMU Libraries, e.g, Bite-sized library workshops, SMU Art Collection tour
    (Note: Current SMU students and faculty will have higher priority when registering for tours and bite-sized workshops)

Interested individuals, can fill up the SMU Alumni Library Membership form. SMU Libraries will contact you for payment details within 3 working days upon receipt of completed form.