SMU Libraries is committed to support faculty in their research and teaching activities and to provide services that enhance their productivity.
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 collaborate with you to integrate subject-specific workshops and seminars that cover resources relevant to your course, as well as involvement in various classroom project.
As for your research output, the Library can help you manage, promote and collect metrics, by:
Faculty can borrow up to 100 items. See Loan Privileges.
For assistance and questions on borrowing and loan privileges, email library [at] smu.edu.sg or speak to library staff at the Services desk on Level 2.
Use My Library Account to:
If you are teaching Undergraduate or Postgraduate courses, you can utilize the Reading List (via eLearn) to distribute your course readings to students.
With the Reading List, Faculty can :
The guide to populating the Reading List explains how this is done. You can also contact your Research Librarian or the Postgraduate Program Administrators for assistance.
Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a service that obtains books, book chapters, journal articles and other resources for university-related research and teaching that are not available in the SMU Libraries collection. The following group of users are eligible for this service:
How to request an Interlibrary Loan:
Read the full Interlibrary Loan guidelines.
libacq [at] smu.edu.sg (subject: Title%20Recommendation) (Recommend new resources) to the library for purchase considerations. Please provide as many details as possible about the request, such as journal title, book title, author's name, year of publication, publisher's name and ISBN.
Faculty can also 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.
The Off-Campus Access Services allow the SMU community to access e-resources remotely.
The Library provides assistance if you wish to visit the other academic libraries in Singapore.