Opening Hours

Science Library

18-02-2019 to 24-02-2019

Mon - 08:30 AM to 09:00 PM
Tue - 08:30 AM to 09:00 PM
Wed - 08:30 AM to 09:00 PM
Thu - 08:30 AM to 09:00 PM
Fri - 08:30 AM to 09:00 PM
Sat - 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Sun - Closed

* Fri, 19 Apr 2019 (Good Friday)

* Wed, 1 May 2019 (Labour Day)

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4th Floor Plan

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Loans Desk/Self-Service RBR/Self Check out


  • Patrons may check out, check in or renew books, journals, on hold items that are ready to be picked up and loan carrel keys at Loan Desk.
  • Patrons may use the self check out service to borrow books and bound journals.
  • NUS staff/students may use self-service RBR kiosk to check out RBR book.


Recently Returned Books/Bound Journals 

This area is to facilitate a faster turnaround of returned books to users. Books, Bound journals and General Reading materials returned at the loan desk are sorted and made available to users at this area as soon as possible. If you are looking for recently returned books or when you cannot find them on the designated shelf, remember to check this area as well.

LINC Terminals

LINC, the NUS Library's online public access catalogue, contains records of books, journals, theses, conference proceedings, microforms, AV materials, and CD-ROMs available in all the NUS Libraries.  Please note the location codes indicated in LINC (see FAQ).

Patrons can also check their library records (see FAQ on myLINC) for information about their loans, requests, fines, or renew their loans, etc. It is also accessible through any terminal connected to NUSNET, the campus network, or Internet. 



New Arrivals 

New books added to the collection are displayed here. These may be checked out immediately.  

Self-service Fines Payment

This enables patrons to pay library fines using the cashcard or ez-link card.   Approach the staff at the photocopying room, on the 5th floor,  to top-up your cashcard or buy a card.

Display Corner

Features the Library collections, introduction to library services during orientation and festivals celebrated in Singapore. These include specialised subject displays.

Information Desk

Please approach the staff if you need:

  • Assistance in the use of library services and collection, LINC, E-Resources and CD-ROMs.
  • To report loss of books and matriculation, staff or membership cards.
  • To loan audiovisual and microform materials, etc.


E-resources PC Cluster 

The networked PCs are meant for accessing E-resources. You can send your print jobs to the nearby network printer. The network printer is operated by a cash card or ez-link card. For instrcutions, please see FAQ on network printing.  Approach the staff at the photocopy room on the 5th floor to buy or top-up your cashcard.




This is the collaborative spaces for discussions.  White boards and 50 inch TVs mounted on stands for screen sharing are available for use.

Self-service Photocopying

This service is operated by a commercial vendor. The machines accept cashcard or ez-link card.  Approach the staff at the photocopy room, on the 5th floor,  to top-up your cashcard.  Please observe the Copyright Act and the NUS Library Rules on Photocopying.


Science Reference Collection

Materials here are grouped into numbered categories.  Each category representing books on  biographies, dictionaries & encyclopaedias, numerical data, handbooks & manuals and descriptions of plants & animals.


Science Current Journals

The recent issues of journals are shelved here. Older issues are bound and shelved on the 5th floor - Serials Room or kept in the Closed Stacks. For closed stacks items, do a request the items in LINC. Check the collections times of closed stacks materials posted in the library.


Science General Reading Section

Shelved here are for your leisure reading.  The collection includes science fiction, pictorial stories of Chinese classics, bestsellers, comics, etc.


Multimedia Viewing Room

This area enables staff and students to make use of the audio-visual equipment to view the resources kept in the Library. Please approach the Information Desk to loan audiovisual and microform materials request.


Seminar Room & Meeting Room

This room is open for student use. Group booking for a minimum of 5 persons can be made one day in advance at the Information Desk.


Discussion Rooms

These 3 rooms are open for student use. Group booking for a minimum of 4 persons can be made one day in advance.  Please see FAQ on how to book the rooms


Book Chute

Books (except RBR books) may be returned through the book chute located outside of the Science Library entrance when the Library is closed.