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Library Membership Fees

Library Membership Type Annual Membership Fees (Including GST) S$
Full-time academic staff of other Polytechnics and Universities in Singapore may apply for membership.
(Institutions should have reciprocal agreement with RP Library.)
No library membership fees (Form 1)
Government Ministries; Statutory Boards; Non-profit organizations; and Libraries in Singapore No library membership fees (Form 1)
*Professionals
*Corporations
$214 (Form 2)
*Individuals (Members of public including students from other academic institutions) $214 (Form 2)

Application

*Payment is to be made via CashCard or NETS at RP Library Information Counter (South Entrance).

Download Form 1 - Government/Non-Profit Organisation/Libraries Application Form

Download Form 2 - IForm 2 - Individual/Corporate Member Application Form

 

Borrowing Privileges for Government/Non-Profit Organization Members

Item Loan Limit Loan Period Overdue Fines
Lending Books 6 14 days 50 cents per item per day
Reference Books; RQ (Quick Reference) Books & RQ ATT (Attachments) Use in Library only Use in Library only Use in Library only
Periodicals 3 3 days 50 cents per item per day
CD-ROM 6 14 days 50 cents per day
DVD/Videos No Loan No Loan No Loan

Borrowing Privileges for Individual/Corporate Members

Item Loan Limit Loan Period Overdue Fines
Lending Books 6 14 days 50 cents per item per day
Reference Books; RQ (Quick Reference) Books & RQ ATT (Attachments) Use in Library only Use in Library only Use in Library only
Periodicals 3 3 days 50 cents per item per day
CD-ROM 6 14 days 50 cents per day
DVD/Videos No Loan No Loan No Loan

Loan Policies

  • The loan period is according to calendar days. However, when a public holiday falls on the day an item is due, the next working day is taken as the due date.
  • You are allowed a 1 time renewal of your borrowed item if there is no reservation on it. You can renew via the library catalogue. You can reserve up to 5 items.
  • Library members are held responsible for all materials charged to their card. They are also responsible for any damage found in the library materials when returned. Library members are advised to report to the Library staff any damage found before borrowing any library material.
  • Reminders will be sent via email. These serve only as a reminder and non-receipt of the reminder does not absolve any member from paying fines.
  • Membership privileges, including the privilege to renew item loans, will be suspended if there are fines or overdue items outstanding in the member's account. Membership privileges will be restored once the outstanding charges are settled.
  • Borrowed item which has been overdue by 60 days, it will be treated as lost. Lost charges include the cost of items plus applicable tax and the cost of processing of items at prevailing rates.
  • New due dates will be calculated from the date of renewal request.

Payment of Fines

All payments are to be made via CashCard or NETS at RP Library Information Counter (South Entrance). Cash payment will not be accepted.


Return of Library Materials

  • All library materials with exception of corporate passes can be returned at RP or National Library Board Libraries book-drops with effect from July 2013.
  • The commitment from both partners is to cancel the loans of items by the next working day.
  • If you have items that are due today (or already overdue), it is best to return them at the place you have borrowed them from to minimise the incurrence of fines.
  • All library materials must be returned to the Library when recalled.

Lost Library Materials

  • Library members must report loss of materials to the Library. Fines will be calculated according to the rates of fines from the date due to the date when the material was reported lost or, if the item is subsequently found, till the date the material is returned.
  • Library members who lose materials charged to them are liable to pay for the cost of the material as well as an administrative charge of $10.70 (including GST) per item. There will be no refund once payment is made even if the lost item is found later.

Membership Renewal

  • Library membership of paying members will be renewed upon payment of the annual subscription fee at the Republic Polytechnic Library.