SIM membership privilege allows the use and loan of
library resources. Individual, Corporate, and Student Members whose
membership is current can avail of the library services.
Employee of a company that is a Corporate Member is eligible to enjoy
library privileges and only needs to register with the library during
his/her initial visit.
To register, an employee is required to
produce his/her original NRIC accompanied by a letter from the HR Department
of his/her firm. Alternatively you may also show your staff identification
pass (with photograph) in order to authenticate your employment with the
During subsequent visits, the employee is required to
present the NRIC and staff identification pass to borrow books.
Students and Individual members are required to produce their membership
card when borrowing books.
Each member is entitled to borrow a maximum of six
items from the libraries. These include print and/or non-print media.
The NRICs or bar-coded SIM Membership cards need to be presented for
check-out transactions. Our friendly personnel will assist with checking out
the resources at the circulation counter.
In addition, members may
also use the Self-Checkout machines to borrow items.
reminder notice will be sent three days prior to the stipulated due date to
the member’s registered email address.
As membership cards and
NRICs are non-transferable, members who wish to authorise a representative
to carry out any library transaction on their behalf are required to provide
a letter of authorisation.
Tay Eng Soon Library @ HQ
4 hours / Overnight* / Weekend*
* Overnight loan on Monday – Friday
from 4 pm
* Weekend loan on Saturday from
Current SIM Students|
7 / 14 / 21 Days
Current SIM Students|
Chinese / Malay / Tamil Collection
All Current SIM Members|
Returning the Items
Items borrowed must be returned by the date
stipulated on the receipt. Fines will be imposed on overdue items.
For your convenience you may use the following to return items at the Tay
Eng Soon Library:
- An Automated book-drop at the entrance of
the Tay Eng Soon Library.
- Library counter
Renewal of Items
A maximum of two renewals are allowed on books and
audio materials, provided there are no prior reservations for the items.
This service is provided free of charge. Renewals may be done through
My Library Account, via
telephone or personally at the library counter.
All items in the
Loan Collections may be renewed; with the exception, of books in the
Recommended Course Collection which are for short-term loan only.
Paying for Overdue
At both libraries, all loans are deemed valid until
they are returned. Fines are charged as a deterrent to help members be
prompt in returning their books. When items are overdue, notices will be
sent via email or snail mail to notify members.
Please note that
fines are not charged for Sundays, Public Holidays or days on which the
libraries are closed. Methods of payment include CashCard or NETS. Any one
of these means may be used to settle fines at the circulation counter.
Overdue fines are specified below
Recommended Course Collection
4 hours / Overnight / Weekend
$2.00 per hour|
7 / 14 / 21 Days
$0.50 per day|
Only items that are on loan may be reserved. This
service is available free of charge. Items may be reserved via the online
library catalogue, via email, telephone or personally at the library
counter. A maximum of four books may be reserved under a member’s account at
any given time.
Upon availability of the reserved books, our
library staff will inform the members via phone or email. Reserved books
will be held for a maximum of three days only at the circulation counter
after which the reservation will expire and the book(s) will be shelved.
Damage/Loss of Library Materials
Members are required to report damaged or loss of
library materials immediately to the library. Members are liable to pay for
the current cost of book plus an administrative fee of $16.05 (inclusive of
Out of print books will be charged at a flat rate of $100
(inclusive of 7% GST).
SIM libraries offer home/office book delivery service for the convenience of
our members. (Charges Apply). Please contact
library staff for more information.
Rental of Devices (Camcorder, iPad and Notebook)
Devices are available for rent from the libraries
for the convenience of our members. Each member is allowed to rent notebooks
and iPads for free for 4 hours only, and camcorders for 6 hours only per
day. Thereafter, a charge of $2.00 is applicable per hour.
The number of devices at each library is limited and rental is on a
first-come-first-served basis. Advanced bookings are not available.