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Loan Information

1. Borrowing Privileges

  • Members are entitled to 16 items for 30 days.
  • The 16 items may include books, journals, Gold Star Collection and audio-visual materials.
  • The loan period for the Gold Star Collection is 7 days (only available for loan to ST, SSD, MTT, VP, P, & MOE HQ Officers). Teachers and retired MOE staff may access these resources on-site using the workstations provided in the library.
  • Reference materials are not for loan and must not be taken out of the Library.
  • Delivery and collection services are provided to schools on scheduled delivery days.
  • The Civil Service Card or NRIC must be presented upon borrowing.
  • Members are required to update the library of any changes to their particulars.

2. Reservations

  • Item requests and reservations can be made via the online catalogue, by phone, e-mail or in person.
  • When 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, via the School Delivery Service (not available to MOE retired staff). Materials may be reserved for up to two months in advance.
  • For urgent requests, members are advised to follow up via phone or email.

3. Renewals

  • Members may renew item(s) via the online catalogue or request for library’s assistance by phone, e-mail or in person.
  • Renewals are allowed once for a period of 14 days and may be made if there are no reservations for the item(s).

4. Items Return

5. Overdue Items

  • An auto-generated email reminder will be sent to members with overdue items, seven days after the due date. The library does not impose fines. Kindly return materials on time.
  • Members with overdue items will not be allowed to borrow new items unless the overdue items are returned to the library.

6. Lost Items

  • Lost or damaged materials must be reported to READ@Academy.
  • Fill up the Lost Declaration Form to declare lost items. Library staff will assist in obtaining the replacement item(s).
  • Replacement copy has to be of the exact title in the same format. In the event of out-of-print titles, members are allowed to replace with titles of the same topic.