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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://calendly.com/tpatloan. SSCS staff will also be able to advise students on the best device for their needs. Please write in to care@tp.edu.sg and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Book A Library Facility



Students and staff can book hubs, pods or presentation room for group discussions through the Campus Insights@TP platform. The link can also be found in the student and staff portals.


Bookings for the week start at 0000 hours on Monday. Each person is allocated a maximum of 3 hours per week, which can be used to book a hub, pod or presentation room. Watch the video instructions here.

Borrow, Renew or Reserve Material

Staff and Students

Total loan limit: 60 items (staff), 30 items (students)

Total reservation limit: 60 items (staff), 30 items (students)


Collection Loan Period
Open Shelf 4 weeks
1 week
1 week
(Reference, Red Spot)
1 week
AT Devices 1 week

Note: Loan period will be reduced to 1 week if a book has multiple reservations.



External Members

Total loan limit: 20 items

Total reservation limit: 20 items


Collection Loan Period
Open Shelf 4 weeks
1 week

No loan

(Use in Library only)

(Reference, Red Spot)

Note: Loan period will be reduced to 1 week if a book has multiple reservations.


The library may modify loan privileges as needed.


Last updated: 1 Feb 2024

The library has self-check machines at level 2 for patrons to self-borrow library materials.

You will need to enter your login ID and PIN before you start.

To get a new pin, Sign in to your library account. Under Personal Details, select Update PIN Code. Key in 4 to 8 numeric digits and click Save. Alternatively, approach the Loans Counter for assistance.


Pro-tip: place the book spine on the v-shaped crevice.

Open Shelf, Periodical and Media loans are automatically renewed three days before the due date.


Maximum renewal limit: 3. After three renewals, if the item is reservation-free, you can request for a new loan cycle at the Loans Counter.


These materials cannot be renewed: Restricted loan, AT devices and items with reservations.

You can place online reservations via Poly LibSearch. When the items are ready for collection, you will receive a QR code via email. Scan the QR code to retrieve the items from the Reservation Pick-up Locker located outside the library.


AT devices cannot be reserved.

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

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

Patrons will receive courtesy notices informing them to return Library items promptly. Fines for overdue items will start right after the due date has passed. Patrons with outstanding loans and overdue fines will also receive reminder emails on a monthly basis. Patrons are responsible for returning items on time whether or not courtesy notices are received.

Fines are imposed on overdue loans at a rate of 10 cents per day. All fines stated are the rates per item.


Payment can be made:

- At the library loans counter: CashCard, FlashPay, NETS or PayLah!

- Via AXS online payment: Email to libloan@tp.edu.sg first

Report the loss of library materials immediately. Items not returned more than 35 days after its due date are considered lost and will incur lost charges.


Charges for each lost/damaged item are listed below and are subjected to prevailing GST rate:

  • Replacement cost of item
  • Processing fee of $10


If the lost/damaged item is one of a set or a series, you will be required to replace the whole set or series. Strictly no refund will be given if a lost item is subsequently found after the payment of lost charges. 


If a lost item is found and returned to the library before the payment of charges, the library will waive the replacement cost of item and processing fee. However, normal rates of overdue fines will still apply.


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

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


  • Check due dates of borrowed items
  • Reserve items
  • Check loan history

Printing Services

Self-service printers are available on levels 4 and 5 of the library. Refer to this guide for registration and payment using the SCT Print Portal

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.