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Note: Please observe and comply with the Safe Management Measures put up on the library website or premises when enjoying our facilities. Let’s do our part to practice safe distancing.


Group Study Zones                

The Group Study Zones located at levels 4-5 are for students to engage in group work. Eating is not allowed in this zone. Please book a hub, pod, or presentation room before use. Bookings for the week can be made from 0000 hours on Monday. Each individual has a quota of 3 hours per week that can be used for either a hub, pod, or presentation room.

Other Facilities


Board Games [Currently not available for loan]

The library has a selection of educational board games such as Chess, Monopoly, Scrabble and more. The purpose of these games is to develop critical and analytical thinking skills as well as encourage team bonding. You may borrow board games at the Loans Counter, Level 2. Please note that the use of board games is restricted to the Smart Student Lounge at Level 3.


Closed Stacks 

Older materials are kept in the Closed Stacks but may still be borrowed upon request. To request for Closed Stacks materials, use LibSearch to search for the item and Sign-in to your account before clicking on the Reserve link. You will receive a notification email once the item is ready for collection. 


Gallery Collection [New!]

The Temasek Gallery collection includes selected works written, produced or about members of the TP community. The collection is housed within the Temasek Gallery at level 9. Click here to browse the titles from LibSearch.



A selection of fiction titles are available at Level 6 of the Library. Use LibSearch to look up specific titles or click here to browse the collection.


Media Items 

The Media collection comprises audio-visual and multimedia materials in CD, CD-ROM and DVD formats. These materials are housed at level 2 and cover a wide range of subject areas from art and design to sports and travel. Click here to browse the collection, which includes Feature Films. The library also subscribes to video databases such as LinkedIn Learning for teaching and learning.


New Arrivals 

Newly purchased titles are displayed at the beginning and middle of the month, at the New Arrivals shelves at Level 2. You may also browse newly purchased titles here.


Open Shelf 

The Open Shelf (lending) collection consists mainly of academic titles relevant to Temasek Polytechnic’s curriculum and is spread across Levels 6 to 8 of the Library. Use LibSearch to look up specific titles or subject areas.


Past Examination Papers 

Digitised exam question papers from the past seven years are accessible via LibSearch. TP staff may access exam papers on campus or off-campus via Staff VPN. Current TP students can view exam papers on campus or submit a request for e-exam paper delivery service while off-campus. Please note that answers are not provided for exam papers. 



The Periodicals collection at level 6 includes popular and general interest magazines as well as academic and trade journals. The library also subscribes to academic e-journals for research and teaching. For journal articles research, use journal & magazine databases.


Restricted Loans

The Restricted Loan collection is conveniently located at level 2 and comprises high use materials such as:


  • Recommended Textbooks - Use LibSearch’s Advanced Search option to find recommended texts by School, Course or Lecturer Name. 
  • Multi-volume works such as law reports, pharmacopoeias and yearbooks.
  • Standards from various issuing bodies such as American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), British Standards Institution (BSI), International Organization of Standardization (ISO), and SPRING Singapore. The Singapore Standards Subscription Service contains over 500 Singapore Standards and Technical References.


The Library has a collection of software available for loan to students and staff. Click here for more information.


TP Archives 

The TP Archives is a central repository containing materials that chronicle the origin, growth and development of TP. The collection is organised, digitised and accessible online. Click here to visit the TP Archives microsite.

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