How to find a book?
How to borrow it
Use your student card to borrow books at the self-check machines or go to the Loans Desk.
How to return it?
Return borrowed books at the designated book drops or at the Loans Desk.
RBR items (books on 2-hour loan period) should be returned at the self-check machines of the library you have borrowed it from.
How to reserve if the book is borrowed out?
Place hold/ Reserve the book if it is out on loan using LINC (NUS Library INtegrated Catalogue).
How to find a journal article?
Journals are academic magazines that publish articles and carry footnotes and bibliographies.
(1) Search by article title in our search engine (Findmore or Findmore (New)) to see if we have a subscription
Please note that search by article title only works for 90% of our online articles. Also, this method will never work to find articles that we have in print only. If this is the case, search by journal title (not article title).
(2) Search by journal title in Books & Media
If an online article is not found, try searching by journal title (not the article title) to check if we have the print journal in the library. Check availability of relevant volume and issue of the journal.
Databases are a good place to begin research. The databases subscribed by NUS Libraries contain journal articles. conference papers, book chapters, newspaper articles, book chapters, reports, reviews and more. You can search a database for information (on a particular subject, keyword, author, etc.) across multiple sources (journals, newspapers, etc.) simultaneously.
If you don't have the habit of starting your search on the library website, the following tools will help make access to library resources (including subscribed journals and or checking of availability of books in our library) easier. You can use one or all together.