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Borrowing Privileges

As the ISEAS Library is primarily a reference Library, only individuals affiliated with ISEAS (such as in-house researchers and staff) are automatically entitled to borrow books from the Library. Individuals who are not affiliated with the Institute may be granted personal loan privileges (please refer to the table below) upon provision of a refundable deposit of S$200. The deposit will be returned upon cessation of loan arrangement with the Library and return of all Library books in good condition. Singaporean and Singapore Permanent Resident are able to borrow books without the need to pay a refundable deposit. There are varying periods of loans depending on the categories of users and materials. Please refer to the table below for loan periods for different user categories. The Library also has interlibrary loan arrangement with several libraries. Please contact the counter staff for further information.


From 2 January 2019, Library members may incur a late return charge of $0.10 per day, per overdue book. This fee will not be charged on days where the Library is closed.


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