Mondays - Fridays
Sun & Public/Uni Holidays
Search library catalogue, view & renew loans, check due dates, change PIN and place holds
Mondays - Fridays
Sun & Public/Uni Holidays
The NIE Library houses a collection of approximately 500,000 volumes and subscribes to about 44,000 journals, with a strong emphasis on education. Members are encouraged to make full use of the wide range of library and information services. More information on library resources and services can be found on NIE Library's website.
A summary of the External Membership Structure and Fees is available here.
The Terms and Conditions of the External Membership Scheme are available here.
To apply, please submit completed application form together with relevant documents, cheque for the relevant amount and IC / Passport-size photo to:
Manager / Access Services
Library and Information Services Centre (LIBRIS)
National Institute of Education
Blk 4, 1 Nanyang Walk
Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within 10 working days of receipt of their application.
Membership registration at the Service Point is only available Monday-Friday from 8.30am-4.30pm.
Members are required to key in their library membership number and PIN when accessing some of the services available on the WebOPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue). These services include viewing of borrower information / holds / outstanding balance, cancellation of holds and loan renewals. The Membership Number is the barcode number on your library card. The PIN assigned to members is the last 4 alphanumeric characters of their NRIC, FIN or Passport number. You are strongly advised to change the assigned PIN through the WebOPAC.
Members will receive library notifications by e-mail. It is the responsibility of members to keep track of the due dates of their loans by checking their records regularly through the WebOPAC. After logging into your account, you may view / renew items borrowed, cancel holds and check for outstanding fines. Non-receipt of reminder is not a valid reason for waiver of fines, if any.
|Borrowing Privileges for External Members|
|Member Categories||Corporate Members||Alumni / Personal Members
|Full-time Teaching &
Research Staff from
(on reciprocal basis)
(no. of items)
|Loan Period for:|
|Main Lending Collection||21 days|
|Instructional Materials||21 days|
|Assessment Exercises & Children and Young Adult (CYA) Collection||Use in library|
|Reference Materials||Use in library|
|AV Materials||3 hours (Use in library)|
|Current Periodicals||Use in library|
|Bound Periodicals||Use in library|
|Big Books||No loan|
|Special Collections (SEDU, Closed Stacks)||No loan|
|Electronic Resources||Onsite access only|
|Rates of Fines||Main lending collection: 30 cents / day / item
Audio-visual materials: 30 cents / hour / item
|Fines for Overdue Recalled Items||$1 per day per item after recalled due date|
Library materials are classified according to the Library of Congress (LC) Classification Scheme. Use the WebOPAC to locate materials and note down the location and call number of the book.
You may request for library books that are available or on hold for you to be delivered to your home in Singapore by courier service. The minimum charge for courier delivery is $9.00. Rates are subject to change by the courier service provider. More details are available in the Book Delivery Service webpage.
|Level||Left Wing||Right Wing|
|2||Reserve Book (Red-Spot) Collection
|Chinese/Malay/Tamil Collections Reference Collection
|3||Current & Bound Periodicals
CYA (Children & Young Adults' Collection)
|4||SEDU (Singapore Education Resources Collection)
(Request at Service Point on Level 2)
|General Lending Collection (A-Z)
American Literature/USIS Collection
Computer Software Books
CJ Koh Collection
Membership is non-transferable. Members using self check machines should retain the checkout receipts as proof of borrowing.
Damaged / Lost Materials
Members are liable for the loss or damage of library materials that are borrowed under their account. The amount payable is the replacement cost plus an administrative fee of $20.00 + 5% GST for EACH lost item and overdue fines (if any). A sum of three times the estimated cost of an item will be charged for an out-of-print item reported lost or returned damaged.
Loss of Cards
Members must report loss of membership card at the Service Point immediately to prevent unauthorized use of the card. Members will be liable for all loans recorded under their names before receipt of the report by NIE Library.
All materials are subject to recall if they are urgently needed. A recall email or letter to the borrower initiates an early return of the item immediately or within a specified period of time. Overdue fines for recalled items are currently charged at $1 /day/item after the recall due date.
Borrowed materials may be renewed twice if there is no reservation for them. Telephone renewals will not be accepted. They may be renewed personally at the Service Point or via the following:
Requesting for Items held in the Closed Stacks (for research in the library only)
Request for items archived in the Closed Stacks may be made at the Service Point or via the online form.
Only books with the status "No copies currently available" can be put on hold (i.e. reserved) via the WebOPAC. Members will be notified once the book is returned. If it is not collected within 7 days, the reservation will lapse.
Lending books may be returned through the Book Return Bin located outside the entrance. They should never be returned directly to the shelves.
Information Services and Research Consultation
Service Point Staff provide assistance in locating library resources or specific information at the Service Point (Level 2, Library). Queries may also be submitted by filling in the online form or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Users who wish to request research consultation can make an appointment to meet with a librarian
Instruction Librarians provide library instruction and training on te use of WebOPAC (Online Library Catalogue) and other information resources on an individual basis as well as in groups. Requests may be submitted by filling in the online form or emailing to email@example.com. Users who prefer self-paced learning may access the guides or SearchPath, an interactive tutorial that teaches basic library and research skills.
|NIE Library / Service Point|
|Term Time||Monday - Friday
8.30 am - 8 pm
|Vacation Time||Monday - Friday
|8.30 am - 5 pm
8.30 am - 1 pm
The Library is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
Loan services cease 30 minutes before the library closes.
** Please check NIE Library's homepage for the latest update on opening hours.
Contact Tel / E-mail
|Loan & Membership Services:||6790-3627
|Research & Information Services:||6790-3623
|Media Services (available at Service Point):||6790-3621