Welcome to the SMU Libraries webpage for SMU Alumni.

The library services offered to alumni are listed below. For more details on alumni membership, please visit the SMU Alumni Association (SMUAA) website.


SMUAA Members

SMUAA Members have walk-in access to the Library.  Use your SMUAA membership card to tap through the turnstiles.

Graduates who have applied, but yet to receive their membership card will need to bring either confirmation email or letter from SMUAA to gain walk-in access to the library.


SMUAA Members with Library Add On

SMUAA Members who have signed up for the SMU Libraries Add On have walk-in access, plus borrowing privileges and access to selected databases.


Recently Graduated SMU Students

Graduates who have applied, but yet to receive their membership card will need to bring either confirmation email or letter from SMUAA to gain walk-in access to the library.


Loan Privileges and Fines

  • How many? Total loan entitlement for SMUAA Membership with Library Add-on members is 6 items.
  • How long? Different item types have different loan periods. All items on loan are subject to recall.
  • How much? Fines are instituted to encourage the prompt return of library items for the convenience of all our users.


My Library Account

Use online access to My Library Account to:


Library Opening Hours

Check the current opening hours.



  • Books in Reserves are recommended course textbooks and are located in the Reserves section.
  • SMUAA Membership with Library Add-on members can only borrow 1 item at a time, on-site, and only for 3 hours.
  • Items can only be borrowed at the Services Desk.
  • Overdue fine for items in Reserves is S$1.00/hr.
  • No renewal.


Access to Electronic Resources

On-site Access to Electronic Resources
As SMUAA Membership with Library Add-on members, you can access selected subscription databases at Li Ka Shing Library using library PC terminal 17 (T17) . For a description of each database and information guides on the databases, please refer to the Databases webpage. Off-campus access (except for Business Source Alumni Edition database) is restricted to SMU students, faculty and staff due to the licensing agreements of the database vendors.

Off-campus access to Business Source Alumni Edition Database
You can access Business Source Alumni Edition database off-campus. This database is used by the business community to keep current with the latest trends in areas pertaining to management and related fields. It provides access to more than 1,360 full text business magazines and journals, of which 590 are peer-reviewed, and the publications cover nearly every area of business including marketing, management, accounting, finance, econometrics, economics, and more.

Assistance with Database Searching
Visit the Resources for Alumni page for quick tips and links or contact library [at] / (65) 6828-0355 (see opening hours).

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.