Research Consultations - Individual customized service for you when you need it
Email a Research Librarian to make an appointment for help starting your research, for complex queries or for individual instruction on using library resources.
Use our Research Guides to get you started on your research.
Use online access to My Library Account to:
Check the Library Events Calendar for upcoming workshops and events.
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.
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.
Check the current opening hours.
Dissertations and theses by postgraduate students undertaking PhD and Masters by Research programmes will be placed in InK - Institutional Knowledge at SMU - for access by SMU community. To submit your dissertations/ theses, please visit the InK website to create an account with your SMU ID, acknowledge the Submission Agreement and provide the required information about the work to be submitted. If you require any assistance please email email@example.com.
Need help in writing your thesis? Visit our guide on "Dissertation / Thesis Research and Writing".
The Off-Campus Access Services allow SMU community to access e-resources remotely.
The Library provides facilities such as PC terminals, copiers, print and scan stations, book drops and borrowing stations, project rooms, as well as quiet areas and learning labs.
Graduate Lounges are designated as multi-purpose learning spaces for post-graduate students. There are two Graduate Lounges on Level 5 of Li Ka Shing Library, and one Graduate Lounge on Level 4 of Kwa Geok Choo Law Library.
Photocopying and printing facilities are available at a fee within the library premises. Payment is by EZlink and Cash Cards. All photocopying and printing must comply with the provisions of the Copyright Act.