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The Library serves the following categories of users.

User Category

Borrowing Privileges



Undergraduate – Max 6 items

Postgraduate – Max 8 items




Max 12 items


Members of

SIM Society


Max 6 items




Max 6 items


All library users are required to produce the appropriate card for library transactions.

Upon borrowing, a loan receipt will be sent to the user’s registered E-mail address. A friendly reminder to return loaned items will be sent three days before the due date to the same E-mail address.​

Shelfless Library

SIM Library is shelfless as of 01 July 2022! 

With the shelfless library comes an easier way to borrow library books. Users may simply search and request for books via the online library catalogue OneSearch.

When the requested books are available for pick up, library users will be informed via E-mail and SMS.

Pick up is from:
  • ​Library Counter (All Library Users) OR
  • Express Collect Locker at Blk A Level 2, Outside SIM Library (Students and SIM Society Members only)
Requested books will be held for a maximum of 1 day (Recommended Course Collection) or 2 days (Course Collection), after which the request will expire and the books will be shelved back.

Watch the video below to find out how to request library books:



Loan Duration​

Request Cancellations

Who can Borrow

Recommended Course Collection​​ (RCC)

3 Days*

Request will be cancelled if not collected within 

1 day

Students and

Course Collection

7 or 21 Days

Request will be cancelled if not collected within 

2 days

All Library Users


*As of 01 July 2022, the RCC loan period has been revised from 4 hours to 3 days.

Returning the Items

Kindly return your items via the automated book-drop at the entrance of Tay Eng Soon Library. ​


Renewal of loans is a free library service and can be done via My Library Account. A maximum of two renewals is allowed for books unless there are prior reservations for the items.

Books from the Recommended Course Collection (RCC) are not renewable as they are for short-term loan only.​


Loan Duration


Recommended Course Collection (RCC)

3 Days

Not renewable

Course Collection

7 or 21 Days

Max 2 renewals

Overdue Fines

Kindly return all items on time. Overdue items will incur fines.
When items are overdue, reminder notices will be sent via E-mail to notify the library user. 

Payment methods are via CashCard or NETS at the library counter. To settle fines by PayNow, please E-mail us.
Overdue fines are specified below


Loan Duration

Overdue Charges

Recommended Course Collection (RCC)

3 Days

$2.00 per hour

Course Collection

7 or 21 Days

$0.50 per day

Damage/Loss of Library Materials

Library users are required to report damaged or loss of library materials immediately to the library. Users are liable to pay for the current cost of the book plus an administrative fee of $16.05 (inclusive of 7% GST).

Out of print books will be charged at a flat rate of $100 (inclusive of 7% GST).

Loan of Devices ​(Camcorder, iPad, Portable Projector and Notebook)

Devices are available for loan from the library from our users' convenience. Each user is allowed to loan notebooks, iPads and portable projector for free for only ​​four hours and the camcorder for only six hours per day. Thereafter, a charge of $2.00 is applicable per hour.

There are a limited number of devices so loans are on a first-come-first-served basis.