Loans & Reservations

Loan Privileges

Staff include:

  • NP Full Time Staff, Adjunct Lecturers
  • NIEC@NP Teaching Staff
  • SIT@NP Teaching Staff

Total Loan Limit: 40 items
Total Reservation Limit: 70 items
eBook Loan Limit: No Limit

 Item Loan Period Renewal Limit
 Print Books 30 days 3
 Multimedia 14 days 3
 Magazines / Periodicals 7 days 3
 Reference Book e.g. Standards
 7 days 3
 Restricted Media^ 
e.g. R-Rated Feature Films
 Max 10 items for 14 days 3
 eBooks Max 14 days NIL

Note: Loan period for items that receive multiple reservations will be shortened to 14 days.

^Staff who wish to borrow Restricted Media for teaching purposes will be asked to sign an undertaking form at the library counter. 

Students include:

  • NP Full-Time & CET Student
  • NIEC@NP Full-Time & CET Student
  • SIT@NP Full Time & CET Student

Loan Limit: 20 items
Reservation Limit: 20 items
eBook Loan Limit: No Limit

 Item Loan Period Renewal Limit
 Print Books 14 days 3
 Multimedia 14 days 3
 Magazines / Periodicals 7 days 3
 Restricted Media^
e.g. R-Rated Feature Films & selected Academic Media
 Max 1 item for 4 hours of onsite viewing NIL
 eBooks Max 14 days NIL

^Students who wish to borrow Restricted Media or M18 Multimedia (if under 18 years old) must request via an online form, which can also be found in the item’s search result at the Online Catalogue.

Short-Term Students refer to short-term bridging students (i.e. English Language Bridging Course or ELBC@NP Students) affiliated with NP.

Loan Limit: 6 items Reservation
Limit: 6 items
eBook Loan Limit: No Limit

 Item  Loan Period  Renewal Limit
 Print Books  14 days  3
 Multimedia  14 days  3
 Magazines / Periodicals  7 days  3
 eBooks (on-premise access only)  Max 14 days  NIL

External members are active Library members who are not current staff or students of NP and its affiliates.

Loan Limit: 20 items
Reservation Limit: 20 items
eBook Loan Limit: No Limit

 Item Loan Period Renewal Limit Loan LimitReservation Limit 
 Print Books 30 days 320 items20 items
 Multimedia 14 days 3
 Magazines / Periodicals 7 days 3
 eBooks (on-premise access only) Max 14 days NIL No Limit No Limit

Note: Loan period for items that receive multiple reservations will be shortened to 14 days.

 

Borrow

Item for Loan

Borrow physical items via Self-Checkout Terminals on Level 2 with your membership ID. 

You will receive an email about your borrowing/return activity at the end of the day. You may also view your loan status and due date in your Library account.  

Want to borrow accompanying materials of Print items (e.g. CDs that accompany books)? Contact us via  live chat or email us at lib_circ@np.edu.sg for assistance. 

You are unable to borrow if:

  • Item has been reserved by another library member
  • Item is labelled with a Red Dot on the book’s spine, belonging to ‘Recommended Resource’ collection on Level 3, as they are for in-house reference only.
  • Accumulated unpaid fines have exceeded the maximum overdue bill limit. Pay your outstanding fines to resume your loan privileges.

Ready to browse? Search our catalogue and digital databases

M18 Media

Viewers of media rated M18 must be at least 18 years of age. 

If you are an NP student younger than 18 years old, you may request to borrow M18 media for academic purposes via an online form for endorsement by your lecturer. Upon endorsement, the item will be processed for retrieval at the Library GO collection locker at the Atrium on Ground Floor (below the Library).  

Request M18 title here

Restricted Access (RA) Media:

Restricted Access media can only be borrowed out of the library premises by staff. 

If you are an NP student and wish to view Restricted Media for academic purposes, you may request via an online form for endorsement by your lecturer. Upon endorsement, you may collect the item from Library staff for viewing in the Media Viewing Rooms in Library premises. 

The online request form can also be found in the item’s search result at the catalogue

Request RA title here

eBooks can be borrowed via our eBook platform subscriptions.

Users may select between 1 to 14 days for loan. eBooks will be automatically ‘returned’ once the selected loan period is up.

Explore our digital databases.

 

Reserve & Collect

You may reserve any item eligible for loan under your membership type. 

Loan period for items that receive multiple reservations will be shortened to 14 days. 

To reserve an item, simply select ‘Place Hold’ for the Item Result in the online Library catalogue. 

Items that cannot be reserved include:

  • Books under ‘Recommended Resource’ collection on Level 3, labelled with a Red Dot on the book’s spine, as they are for in-house reference only
  • Restricted or M18 Multimedia
  • Equipment
  • Accompanying materials (e.g. a learning kit that accompanies a book)

Reservations will be processed within 2-3 working days. You will receive an email notification with a QR code when your item is ready for collection. 

To collect, scan the QR code at the Library GO collection locker located at the ground floor of the Atrium (Block 1). 

Reserved items are available for collection within 7 days. If you no longer want the item, you may let the collection period lapse. 

 

Renew

Renew your loans

You may renew borrowed items via your Library account only when your item’s due date is less than 5 days away. If your item is eligible for renewal, a ‘Renew Loan’ button will appear under the Loans section under ‘My Account’. 

Note: The Renew Button will not appear if the current date is more than 5 days away from the item's due date. 

You are unable to renew if: 

  • Maximum renewal limit has been reached
  • Item has been reserved by another library member
  • The current date occurs earlier than 5 days from item’s due date
  • Accumulated unpaid fines have exceeded the maximum overdue bill limit. Pay your outstanding fines to resume your renewal privileges.

Academic staff may request renewals beyond renewal limits for curriculum preparation with endorsement by the School/Division’s Director by emailing us at lib_circ@np.edu.sg


Return

Return an item

Return your item anytime during Campus Opening Hours at the Library GO kiosk at the Ground Floor of the Atrium (Block 1), located below the Library.

Library GO

You may also return your item at the Return Machine located at Level 2 within the Library during service hours. 

Self Service Returns Machine

Items Not Returned

You will be alerted via email if any of your borrowed items is approaching its return due date. 

Overdue fines will incur for items not returned after their due date. 

Items not returned more than 35 days after its due date are considered as lost and will incur lost charges. 

View our Fines & Payment policy.