Curtin Singapore
Curtin Singapore

Loan services

Loan rules

Loan privileges

BORROWER NUMBER OF ITEMS LOAN DURATION
Students 1 Student Textbook Collection
2 General Collection
2 hours
2 weeks
EAP Students 1 EAP Readers Collection 1 week
Teaching Staff 5 Desk Copy Collection
1 Student Textbook Collection
1 General Collection
1 study period
2 hours
2 weeks

My library account

You can check your library account via My Portal at Curtin Singapore library catalogue. It gives you access to all of your borrower information including overdue loans, reserves, loan history and more.

Visit our Help page for more information.

Returns

You may return borrowed items at the Library Counter during opening hours. When the library is closed, you can use the Book Drop which is located next to the Library entrance.

Renewals

BORROWER TYPE OF ITEMS RENEWAL LIMIT LOAN DURATION
Students 1 Student Textbook Collection
2 General Collection
1
1
2 hours
2 weeks
EAP Students 1 EAP Readers Collection 1 1 week
Teaching Staff 5 Desk Copy Collection
1 Student Textbook Collection
1 General Collection
1
1
1
1 study period
2 hours
2 weeks

Library members may renew items borrowed at the Library Counter or online via My Portal at Curtin Singapore library catalogue. Renewal is denied if:

Recalls

All items are subject to recall. They are to be returned immediately, if needed for course reserve. A borrower who fails to respond promptly to urgent recall requests will be liable for fines.

Reservations

Library members may place an online reservation for any item that is out on loan via My Portal at Curtin Singapore library catalogue. Member will be informed of its availability via email. All reservations will be cancelled if the items are not collected by the specified date in the email notification. Reservations must be collected in person at the Library Counter.

Reminder and overdue notices

Overdue Notification Period of notification sent
Reminder of Item Coming Due 3 days before due date
First Overdue Notice 7 days after due date
Second Overdue Notice 14 days after due date
Third Overdue Notice 21 days after due date
Final Notice 28 days after due date

You will receive library reminder and overdue notifications by email. It is your responsibility to keep track of the due dates of the loans by your student email and library account via My Portal at Curtin Singapore library catalogue regularly. Non-receipt of reminder is not a valid reason for wavier of fines. If the item(s) is not returned by 28 days from the date due, it is considered lost and you have to pay for the replacement cost of the item(s).

Fines for overdue library items

The overdue fines are as follows:

BORROWER NUMBER OF ITEMS LOAN DURATION OVERDUE FINES
Students 1 Student Textbook Collection
2 General Collection
2 hours
2 weeks
SGD0.50 per hour
SGD0.50 per day
EAP Students 1 EAP Readers Collection 1 week SGD0.50 per day
Teaching Staff 5 Desk Copy Collection
1 Student Textbook Collection
1 General Collection
1 study period
2 hours
2 weeks

Library members can check whether they have accumulated any outstanding fines through My Portal at Curtin Singapore library catalogue. Overdue fines will not be computed for Library closure hours.

Items that are returned by 28 days from the date due are considered lost. Please refer to ‘Lost or damaged items’ below for more details.

Borrowers with overdue items or unpaid fines will have their borrowing privileges suspended and a sanction will be placed on their student record.

Lost or damaged items

Lost items

Library members are responsible for the items which are borrowed under their library accounts. The loss of a library item must be reported immediately.

Library members have to pay:

Library members may replace the item reported lost with a new copy within a month from the date of the item is reported lost. The replacement copy must be acceptable to the Library. The processing fee of SGD20 + GST is still payable for each item.

The cost of replacement for library items lost, inclusive of processing fee and overdue fines, is not refundable.

Damaged items

Borrowers will have to pay repair charges for damaged done to the item borrowed. Borrowers are responsible for the processing fee of SGD20.00 + GST as well. If the item is damaged beyond repair, the replacement charges will be levied as a lost item.