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Who can be a member?

Membership is open to:
  • Education officers of government and government-aided schools, junior colleges and centralised institutes
  • Executive Administrative Staff of MOE
  • Allied Educators (AEDs)
  • Teaching staff of independent schools
  • Lecturers of National Institute of Education
  • MOE retired staff - Education pioneers and MOE staff who have retired from service

How to register?

Registration can be made:

Current MOE staff are automatically registered as members of the library.

Teachers without CS cards are required to fill up Form A with endorsement by the Principal or Vice-Principal. Membership forms for teaching staff from MOE independent schools, SPED schools and NIE lecturers are provided upon request.

How many resources can I borrow?

  • Members are entitled to borrow up to 16 items for 30 days.
  • The loan period for the Gold Star Collection is 7 days and is strictly for Principals, Vice-Principals, Master Teachers, Department Heads, School Staff Developers, Senior Teachers and MOE staff only. Teachers may access these resources on-site using the workstations provided in the library.

How can I renew my items?

Renew item(s) via the online catalogue or request for assistance by phone or e-mail.

To renew your book online:

  • Go to the library's website at http://readacademy.moe.edu.sg/
  • Log in to your account
  • Go to My Account page, click on Current Loan
  • Select the title you wish to renew and click Renew

Renewal is allowed once for a period of 14 days and may be made if there are no reservations for the item(s).

How do I make a reservation?

To reserve a title:
  • Go to the online catalogue at http://readacademy.moe.edu.sg.
  • Log in to your account.
  • Enter the author, title or subject keyword and click "Search".
  • The search results will be generated. Click on the title that you are interested in.
  • The information on this particular title will be displayed.
  • Click on the "Place Reservation" button.
  • Select"Via School Delivery Service" under Pickup Location.
  • A prompt will appear confirming the reservation.
  • Once the reserved item(s) is/are available, an email notification will be sent to the member, and the item(s) will be delivered to the school on the designated zone day, unless otherwise specified.

How can I arrange for delivery and collection of resources?

READ@Academy provides free delivery of reserved items to your school as well as collection of items for return via the School Delivery Service (SDS). Members are strongly advised to arrange for collection at least 5 days in advance via phone or email. SDS is available from Tuesday to Friday. Delivery/collection days are divided according to the following designated school zones:-

North – Tuesday
South – Wednesday
East – Thursday
West – Friday

Request for delivery can also be made for borrowing in bulk, as in the case of Literacy Resource Collection (LRC) materials. Contact the library at 6664 1455 or email to moe_readacademy@moe.edu.sg to make arrangements. Users will be advised via phone or email on the delivery and collection dates.

What do I need to do when I lose an item?

You are required to fill up the Lost Item Declaration Form and email back the completed form to moe_readacademy@moe.edu.sg .

We do not accept any monetary payment for the loss or replacement of library materials. Members are required to replace any lost item(s), either with an exact title/copy or that of the same subject matter. Library staff will assist in obtaining the replacement item(s).