Who can use the TP Library?
- Who can use the TP Library?
The Library is open to current TP students, staff and members.
Announcement:Full-time students sitting for Semestral Examination may login to TP Online Student Services Portal from 18 January 2021 onwards to check their personalised examination timetable.
Announcement: Full-time students sitting for Semestral Examination may wish to download the TP Student Mobile App from Apple App Store or Google Play Store to view their examination timetable.
Announcement: Students who are in their final semester of study are reminded to update any changes in personal particulars through TP Student Mobile App by 23 March 2021.
The Library is open to current TP students, staff and members.
Current TP students and staff can use the Library and its resources for free. External Members will have to pay annual fees.
9pm during the term, and 7pm during the vacation. More on opening hours...
You may ask the Library staff at the Loans Counter to search for the book. Provide us with details of the title, shelf number and your personal particulars.
Accompanying CDs are kept at the Loans Counter. Approach the Library staff at the Counter to borrow the CD.
Report all damages or losses to the Loans Counter immediately. Details can be found here (go to the section on Damaged / lost library materials).
Use the Self-check machines on Level 2 or ask for help from the Loans Counter.
Students can borrow up to 15 open shelf books. For more information, check out your borrowing privileges.
Students can borrow open shelf books for up to 28 days. For more information, check out your borrowing privileges.
Students may borrow up to 5 Red Spot books for 7 days. For more information, check out your borrowing privileges.
You can click on the Sign in to request or Reserve link in LibSearch. You will receive an automated email once the book is ready for collection.
At the Loans Counter. Please pay using either NETS, FlashPay or CashCard as we do not accept payment in cash.
Report the loss to the Loans Counter immediately. Library staff will disable your card in order to prevent other people from using it to borrow library items.
Please login with your TP email address and password (e.g. Staff: firstname.lastname@example.org; Student: email@example.com)
Please refer to the table below for more information on how to bypass the Security Certificate Error, depending on your internet browser.:
Google Chrome, Version 51.x
1) Click on “Advanced''.
2) Click on “Proceed to … (unsafe)”.
Microsoft Edge, Version 25.x
|This browser does not allow users to bypass the Security Certificate Error. Please use an alternative browser.|
Mozilla Firefox, Version 47.x
1) Click on “Advanced”, followed by “Add Exception…”
2) Mark “Permanently store this exception”, then click on “Confirm Security Exception”.
Microsoft Internet Explorer, Version 11.x
Click on “Continue to this website (not recommended).”
Self-service printers are available on Levels 4 and 5.
A few computers are available on Level 2 for the use of e-resources (Electronic Gazette and LawNet) and audio-visual materials recommended by lecturers. As the PCs are for specific e-resources rather than general use, students are encouraged to Bring your Own Device (BYOD). The PCs are available on a first-come, first-served basis and each session is limited to 1 hour. For more information, click here
All Library members can connect to TP’s Wi-Fi networks.
The PIN code allows you to borrow books using the Self-Check machines. Click here for more information.
Enter your admission number and password.
Enter your email ID and password.
SIT@TP Staff and Students
Enter your SIT Login ID and password.
Enter your Library ID and password.
students: approach the following locations at your respective Schools:
Block 3, Level 5, Room 51
Business IT Helpdesk
Mon to Fri : 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Lunch : 12.30pm to 1.30pm (closed)
Please call 6780-5264
Block 3, Level 5, Room 51.
Supported by students’ respective schools above
part-time students: approach Loans Counter
academic & admin staff: contact Helpdesk at x5933
external members: approach Loans Counter or call 6780-5772
LibSearch provides simple, one-stop searching for books, e-books, videos, articles, exam papers and more.
If you are looking for books, e-books, DVDs and journals, use Library Catalogue. If it is journal articles that you want, use Databases+, which searches the library catalogue and articles from selected publishers and open access repositories. Students can access Exam Papers and TP Archives on campus only. Staff have off-campus access via Staff VPN. Sign in is required before you start searching for Exam Papers and TP Archives.
Use Library Catalogue to find books, e-books, DVDs, journal titles, and more. It does not include articles from databases.
You can search by title, author, or even by topic. Simply follow these steps:
Enter your keywords in the LibSearch box on the Library website, and press enter.
Click on the title you’re interested in from the search results.
The book’s location, shelf number and status can be found under “Locations”. This information will help you to find the book at the correct floor and shelf.
Robbie, the Library Inventory Robot, performs stocktaking by scanning the books autonomously at levels 6, 7 and 8. The scanned location is displayed in LibSearch, under “Locations”. You can use this information to find books easily at the correct shelf.
The infographic below shows how to identify the row, bay and tier for each shelf.
Databases+ allows you to do a quick, broad search across the Library Catalogue and full text articles from selected publishers and open access repositories. Do note that this is not meant to be a comprehensive search, as not all e-resources subscribed by the Library are covered.
Contents from some of these subscribed databases are included in Databases+
To access more e-resources and perform thorough in-depth searches, click here to search the databases directly.
To use Databases+ for a quick search for articles, simply follow these steps:
Enter your keywords in the LibSearch box on the Library website, mark the Databases+ radio button and click on the magnifying glass button to search.
To view your selected article from the results page, click on “Full text available”.
After signing in, you will be directed to the e-resource to view the full text article if available.
Databases+ covers some of Library’s subscribed databases, but not all of them. Exceptions include newspaper databases such as Nexis Uni and Straits Times Online, as well as specialist resources such as Lexis Advance Singapore and Westlaw Asia. Hence, to access more e-resources and perform thorough in-depth searches, click here to search the databases directly.
While searching Databases+, should you encounter an online article which is not available in full text, you can request for it via the Document Delivery Service. This service is available for staff and students.
From the top header of the page, select Document Delivery For Student or For Staff to submit your request.
If you need help finding exactly what you’re searching for, you can also Ask a Librarian!
Use the filters on the right of the page to narrow your results by Resource Type, Collection, Topic, Author and more.
You can also do a refined search using Advanced Search.
If you need help finding exactly what you’re searching for, simply Ask a Librarian!
Click on Exam Papers below the LibSearch box on the Library website and sign in using your credentials.
Search by the title of the subject, e.g. Food Chemistry.
Click on Online access to view the exam paper PDF.
At the next screen, click to accept the terms.
You will now be able to view, print and save the exam paper as a PDF file.
At each item’s page, use the “Send to” features to print, email and cite. You can also export the item record to reference managers such as Mendeley, by selecting ‘Export RIS’.
To request an item from Closed Stacks, reserve a title or use the Item Retrieval Service, click on Sign In and sign in using your credentials.
After you’ve signed in, click on Reserve. You be notified by email once the item is ready for collection at Loans Counter.
You can access TP Archives either by browsing through the collection, or doing searches for specific items via LibSearch.
To browse through the collection, check out the TP Archives microsite.
To search for specific items in the TP Archives, follow the steps below:
Click on TP Archives below the LibSearch box on the Library website and sign in using your credentials.
You can do a basic search by entering your keywords in the search box directly:
Or click on the “ADVANCED SEARCH” to narrow down your search.
You can narrow your search further by the different collections or material type:
From the results page:
1 - Click on the title to read a summary of the item
2 – Click on “online access” to view the item
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems accessing the TP Archives collection.
Click on “Sign in to your library account”, above the LibSearch box on the Library website.
Click on your name which is displayed at the top header of the page.
Click on My Library Account.
The Overview page shows you at a glance, the loans and requests currently in your account. Click on Loans.
Click on Renew besides the item you wish to renew. Or you can click on Renew All if you wish to renew all the items in your account.
To view your previous loan record, select Loan history from the drop down menu.
If you do not see a Renew button in your Library account page, this means that the item is not renewable.
Items that cannot be renewed include: items with reservation by other patrons, Current Periodicals, Red Spot, Reference and AV Quick Reference materials. You will also not be able to renew the item if you have the maximum number of renewals. Check the borrowing privileges page for more information or email email@example.com for help.
After performing your search, you can save the search query and individual records from the search result to My E-Shelf.
Click on Sign in at the top header of the LibSearch landing page and sign in with your credentials.
After performing your search, click on Save query to save the search. This will allow you to perform the same search in future.
Individual items from the search result can be saved by clicking on the pin icon located next to the title.
To view your saved searches and records, click on the pin icon located at the top header of the page, next to your name.
Here, you can view your saved records and searches as well as your search history. The search history contains only the searches that have taken place during a browser session.
You can organize your saved records by adding labels.
To remove saved records or searches from your e-shelf, click on the unpin icon displayed next to each item.