Top 10 must-knows for freshies to survive NUS (library version)
Note: Also for the NUS library newbie who has yet to venture into library grounds since entering NUS 😊
#1: NUSNET ID
Throughout your life in NUS, you will need the NUSNET ID for just about anything digital in NUS:
#2: Student or staff ID
To sum it up:
#3: Library PIN
A commonly asked question when you want to borrow a library book: what is my library PIN?? It is the PIN associated with your NUS card ID (see #2). Set/reset your library PIN here.
Note: do not mistake Library PIN with Smartcard PIN which you only need for restricted card entry access.
#4: NUS Card (electronic)
Do you know that you have an electronic version of your student or staff card? You can find it on uNivUS app or you can download the NUS Card app to access it. Forgot to bring your physical student or staff card to enter Central Library? Use your eCard!
#5: Study spaces at the Library (mostly!)
NUS Libraries has a selection of library spaces for you to choose from, all armed with power points, air-con and Wi-Fi. Remember to check the library’s opening hours to not be disappointed. Discussion rooms also available for booking if you need some privacy!
Check out the recently renovated Central Library
24-hour study spaces (you need to be a current NUS student/staff and have your physical NUS card on hand)
#6: Module reading list
You are often given a list of reading materials to prepare for your lessons. It is up to you to find these materials and stay on top of class workloads. These materials may be provided by your lecturers, and sometimes you must source for them by yourself from the library or online. Common reading materials include:
#7: Loan entitlement
Know how many books you can borrow at any one time here, including RBR and other materials.
#8: Borrowing and returning books
The process of borrowing books is pretty straightforward. Just know that if you borrow an RBR item, you must return it to the place you got them from, not the bookdrop!
#9: Printing spots
Updated 18 May 2022
Central Library Level 5
CJ Koh Library Level 1 (Bukit Timah Campus)
|FASS||AS8 Level 2 Computer Cluster|
E3 outside Cheers Level 4
SDE4 IRC Level 2
SDE1 Building Service Lab
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Level 1
|EH||Eusoff Hall Admin Block Level 4|
|PGPR||Block 22 L1 Seminar Room 5C|
Raffles Hall Block A
UTown Residence Level 1 (Lounge Area)
ERC PC Commons
ERC outside Seminar Rooms 4 & 5
ERM MAC Commons
#10: Past year exam papers
Need more be said? Here you go: https://libguides.nus.edu.sg/find_library_resources/exampapers
#11: Bonus - if you need more help
Drop by the library reception desk to ask for help, email us at email@example.com, or look around our library FAQs and Resource Guides for help. Help beyond library stuff? Just an email or call away!
|What kind of help?||Who can I approach?|
|Writing and oral presentation||Centre for English Language Communication|
|Wellness||UHC Counselling Service|
|Assistive technology equipment||Student Accessibility Unit|
|Email accounts, access, NUS Card||NUS IT Care|
|Library loans, discussion room booking||Email Library Loans at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6516-6949|
|Financial aid||Office of Admissions|
|MS Office, NUS VPN and other needful software||NUS IT Services|
|Citation and referencing||Library Guide on Citation Styles|
|Nifty tool recommendations for research||NUS Libraries Online Tools|