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Location codes: Medical (MD)

How to locate materials in Central Library, Law Library, Medical Library and Science Library, etc.? What do the different location codes CL RBR, MD SMC, LW RBR, etc. mean? Is the item currently available or out on loan (item status)?

How to locate items in Medical Library?

Getting to Medical Library

Please check the status of the item before picking it up from its location. Check your loan entitlement and loan rules.

Location Code


What you should do

MD Bound Journals 5
Journals are shelved in alphabetical order by title and are post 1994 period. Pre-1994 volumes are kept in the Central Library Closed Stacks.  
MD Current Journals 5
Latest journal issues received are arranged in alphabetical order by title. For use in library only.
MD Books 5 Shelved by Library of Congress Classification numbers.  
MD Closed Stacks  (What is it exactly?)   Request online via LINC for pick up at the loan counter of the holding library.
For Medical Library's Closed Stacks collection times see FAQ.
MD RBR (Loans Desk) 5
Request for recommended books for students and high demand materials. For 2-hourly loan daily; overnight borrowing starts 2 hours before library closes.  
MD Loans Desk 5 Request for accompanying materials from the loan counter and can be checked out with the main item.  
MD Multimedia (Loans Desk) 5
Request by Stack# and Title and view in the Multimedia Viewing room, also at Level 5. Book AV materials for after-office-hours viewing by calling 6516-2046 during office hours. For use in the library only.
MD Reference 5 Grouped by formats such as biographies, directories, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, drug indexes and shelved by call number. For use in library only.
MD Singapore-Malaysia Collection 5 Consists of medical and health-related materials pertaining to Singapore, Malaysia and ASEAN as an entity. For use in library only.
MD General Reading 5 Books for leisure reading and can be borrowed.  

MD Holdshelf (Loans Desk)

5 These are books with a high number of holds and are kept at the Medical Library Loans Desk for pick-up by users who have placed holds/reservations on them. The loan period is usually one week.
MD Information Desk 5 These are reference books / items for use only in library premises. Request for them at the Medical Library Information Desk.

MD Rare Books (Information Desk)

5 These are Rare/Fragile items for restricted use only in library premises. Photocopying may be restricted. Use of hand gloves may be required. Request for them at the Medical Library Information Desk.

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