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Apply For Assistive Technology

The Library has a range of Assistive Technology (AT) devices available for loan to students with special educational needs. These devices provide learning support to students with physical, visual and hearing difficulties among others.

 

To borrow an AT device, students may submit their request via https://bit.ly/ATLoan. Upon submission of the request, please wait 3 to 5 working days for Student Support & Career Services (SSCS)’s authorisation via email before approaching the Library. SSCS staff will also be able to advise students on the best device for their needs.

Book A Library Facility

Please note that hubs and presentation room are currently closed and not available for booking. 

 

Students and staff can book hubs, pods or presentation room for group discussions through the TP Resource Booking System (TPRBS) found in their respective student and staff portals. Refer to the guides below for details on how to access the booking system.

 

Note that bookings for the week start at 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.

 

Full-time Student Portal (guide for booking)  
CET Student Portal (guide for booking)
Direct link or Staff portal (guide for booking)

 

For details about the types of facilities available for booking, refer to this page

Borrow, Renew or Reserve Material

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Use a Self-Check machine at level 2 to borrow. You will need your matriculation, staff or Library card as well as a PIN, which can be set up at the Loans Counter.

 

To use the Self-Check machine, scan the barcode of your card and enter your PIN. The spine of the item must be placed in the lowest part of the v-shaped crevice.

Renew loans online by signing in to your library account in LibSearch. If you have reached the maximum number of renewals and the item is reservation-free, you can ask for a new loan cycle at the Loans Counter. Items with reservation may not be renewed. Please check the Borrowing Privileges tab below for other collections where reservation is not available.

You can place online reservations via LibSearch. When the items are ready for collection, you will be notified via email. Collect the items at the Reservation Pick-Up Locker located outside the library by scanning the QR code included in the notification email.

 

Some items cannot be reserved; check the borrowing privileges page for details. For books with multiple reservations, the loan period is shortened to seven days.

Use either the return kiosk or book drop outside the Library to return borrowed materials.

Patrons accept responsibility for returning or renewing material on or before the due date and for responding promptly to recall notices.

Patrons will receive courtesy notices informing them to renew or return Library items promptly. Fines for overdue items will start right after the due date has passed. Patrons with outstanding overdue fines will also receive reminder emails on a monthly basis. To receive courtesy notices, part-time students and external members should update the Library if there are changes to their email addresses. You can either email libloan@tp.edu.sg or inform the staff at the Loans Counter. Patrons are responsible for returning items on time whether or not courtesy notices are received.

Fines are imposed on overdue loans. Payment can be made via the following channels:

·     NETS, FlashPay, CashCard or PayLah! at the Loans Counter.

·     For AXS online payment method, please email libloan@tp.edu.sg

Report any damaged Library materials before borrowing. Do not attempt to remedy the defects. Patrons will be held responsible for returning damaged materials.

 

Report the loss of Library materials immediately. Charges for loss of borrowed items include: replacement cost of item; handling fee of $10 per item (non-refundable); GST and accumulating overdue charges if applicable, as calculated from the due date to the payment date.

 

If a lost item is subsequently found and returned to the Library before payment of charges, normal rates of fines will apply. We will offset the replacement cost of item and handling fee. Strictly no refund will be given if a lost item is found and returned to the Library after the payment of charges. If the lost item is one of a set or a series, the borrower will be required to replace the whole set or series.

As your matriculation or staff card is also your Library card, please report loss of your card immediately to the Library staff at the Loans Counter. External members who lose their cards should inform the Library as well. This is to prevent others from using your card to borrow Library materials. Note that your matriculation, staff and membership cards are not transferable. Patrons are responsible for the items charged to their Library accounts.

Report loss of personal belongings in the Library to the Loans Counter. You will be informed if an item that matches your description is found. Note that you are responsible for your belongings at all times, and should not leave your personal belongings unattended.

Sign in to your Library account to access the following services:

 

  • Check due dates of borrowed items
  • Renew your loans
  • Reserve items
  • Check loan history

The Library is open to current TP students, staff and members. Find out more about the various membership categories here.

 

Note: For books with multiple reservations, the loan period is shortened to 7 days.

 

 

Staff

 

Loan Type Loan Limit Loan Period Fines Renewal Holds
Open Shelf 40 books 28 days 30 cents/day Y 40
Periodicals
20 issues 14 days 30 cents/day Y 20
Media Items
(Audio Book, DVD, CD)
20 titles 14 days 30 cents/day Y 20
Restricted Loan
(Reference, Red Spot)
5 books 7 days 1 dollar/day N 5
Hourly Loan
Board games, Gadget
2 items 4 hours
(no overnight loan)
10 cents/hour N -
AT Device 5 items 7 days 1 dollar/day Y 2
Acad Staff only
(Instructor’s Guides)
5 items 14 days 30 cents/day Y 5

Max Renewals = 5 (After 5 renewals, if no reservations have been placed, you can ask for a new loan cycle at the Loans Counter.)

 

All fines stated are the rates per item.

 

 

Student

 

Loan Type Loan Limit Loan Period Fines Renewal Holds
Open Shelf 40 books 28 days 10 cents/day Y 40
Periodicals
20 issues 14 days 10 cents/day Y 20
Media Items
(Audio Book, DVD, CD)
20 titles 14 days 30 cents/day Y 20
Restricted Loan
(Reference, Red Spot)
5 books 7 days 1 dollar/day N 5
Hourly Loan
Board games, Gadget
2 items 4 hours
(no overnight loan)
10 cents/hour N -
AT Device 5 items 7 days 1 dollar/day Y 2

Max Renewals = 5 (After 5 renewals, if no reservations have been placed, you can ask for a new loan cycle at the Loans Counter.)

 

All fines stated are the rates per item.

 

 

External Members

 

Loan Type Loan Limit Loan Period Fines Renewal Holds
Open Shelf 10 books 28 days 30 cents/day Y 10
Periodicals
10 issues 14 days 30 cents/day Y 10
Media Items
(Audio Book, DVD, CD)
No Loan (Use in Library only) - - - -
Restricted Loan
(Reference, Red Spot)
No Loan (Use in Library only) - - - -

Max Renewals = 3 (After 3 renewals, if no reservations have been placed, you can ask for a new loan cycle at the Loans Counter.)

 

All fines stated are the rates per item.

 

Library reserves the right to review and make changes to loan privileges when necessary.

Staff and students can request for books to be retrieved in advance, before coming to the library. Here’s how:

 

  1. Go to Library.
  2. Search for the items that you want.
  3. Select the Locations tab and click on “Sign in to request”
  4. Submit your request.
  5. Wait for confirmation email that the item is ready.
  6. Collect at the Reservation Pick-Up Locker.

Printing Services

Printers are available on levels 4 and 5. You can print wirelessly from your laptop (instructions for Windows & Mac laptops), or use a thumb drive at the thumb drive station. Payment is by EZlink card or FlashPay. 

 

Recommend Titles To Library

Can’t find the book you need for your studies? Submit a book recommendation to the library. To ensure you get your book on time, please do not request last minute.

Request For Project Advisory Service

To get research help with your assignment or project, make an appointment with our friendly librarian who will point you to relevant and credible online resources. 

Request For Document Delivery For Students

Document Delivery Service is available to full-time and part-time students to obtain journal articles or book chapters not held by the Library. Document requested must be for study or research purposes and supported by your lecturer.

Request For E-Exam Paper Delivery 

The library offers an E-Exam Paper Delivery Service. Submit your request and we will email you the paper(s) by the next working day.

 

Do note that answers are not provided for exam papers. Exam papers older than seven years are not available.

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