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Book Collection

book collection This section contains the book collection with class numbers A to Z.  The location is shown in LINC as CL Books.  For information on the subject classification used in Central Library, please refer to this list.

Chat Point for mobile phones

chat points The Chat Point is available for you to answer or make calls on your mobile phone.

Cozy Seats by the window

cozy seats Comfortable seats by the window where you can sit back and enjoy a good book.

Laptop Charging

laptop charging

The Laptop Charging base provides a convenient place to charge your laptops.



LINC Terminals

linc terminals

LINC contains the online Library INtegrated Catalogue of the NUS Libraries. It contains records of books, journals, theses, conference proceedings, microforms, AV materials, and CD-ROMs available in all the NUS libraries. You can also check your library records for information about your loans, requests, fines, etc. 

The library catalogue is available through the Internet at . For instructions on how to search the NUS Libraries' Discovery Service called FindMore, please refer to:

Quiet Reading Zone

quiet reading zone The Quiet Reading Zone on this level is equipped with wireless base stations to enable notebook users to connect to the campus network.  There is also a laptop charging base located in this area.

Services available through SPnP include access to LINC, Audio/Video-On-Demand, IVLE and electronic resources as well as email.

Study Carrels

study carrels The Study Carrels are available to NUS staff and postgraduate students.  To book a carrel, please proceed to the Loans Desk 4 on Level 4.  In addition, two carrels on Level 3 (no. 5 and 6) are available to all users on a first-come-first-served basis with no booking required. 

Content updated on 13 Oct 2015

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