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 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 (iOS and Android) 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
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!
24-hour study spaces in NUS LIbraries (you need to be a current NUS student/staff and have your physical NUS card on hand):
*Seats can be reserved via Chope@NUS
Locate your course reading materials and stay on top of class workloads. Common reading materials include:
#7: Loan entitlement
Know how many books you can borrow at any one time here, including RBR and other materials.
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 in NUS Libraries
|4 and 5
|CJ Koh Library (Bukit Timah Campus)
|2 and 3
|Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library
|1 (Book Collection)
More details on photocopying spots, network printing and printing costs can be found here.
#10: Past year exam papers
Need more be said? Click here for a simple guide.
#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 other useful library links for help. Help beyond library stuff? Just an email away!
|What kind of help?
|Who can I approach?
|Writing and oral presentation
|NUS Libraries Writers’ Centre
|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
|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