RP / SIT-OU STUDENT

Membership Privileges (Full-time)

Item Loan Limit Loan Period Overdue Fines
Lending Books 6 14 days 20 cents per item per day
Reference Books Use in Library only Use in Library only Use in Library only
RQ (Quick Reference) Books 1 2 hours 20 cents per hour
RQ ATT (RQ Attachment) 1 2 hours 20 cents per hour
Periodicals 3 3 days 20 cents per item per day
Attachments 6 14 days 20 cents per day
DVD/Videos 3 3 days 20 cents per day
X-Box games 3 3 days 20 cents per hour

Part-Time Students

Part-time students enrolled in courses of less than 3 months duration are not given any borrowing privileges. The membership privileges for part -time students are as follows:

Item Loan Limit Loan Period Overdue Fines
Lending Books 6 14 days 20 cents per item per day
Reference Books Use in Library only Use in Library only Use in Library only
RQ (Quick Reference) Books 1 2 hours 20 cents per hour
RQ ATT (RQ Attachment) 1 2 hours 20 cents per hour
Periodicals 3 3 days 20 cents per item per day
Attachments 6 14 days 20 cents per day

Loan Policies

  • No library membership fees required
  • 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 must produce their valid student ez-link card when borrowing library materials.
  • 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.
  • Loan of audio-visual materials will be in accordance with Info-communications and Media Development Authority (IMDA) guidelines and recommendations.
  • 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 will be done electronically at the Library Information Counter. Cash payment will not be accepted.


Return of Library Materials

  • All library materials 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.

Lost Membership Card

Library members must report loss of student card to the Library and the One Stop Centre immediately. This is to prevent unauthorized use of the card.


Expiry of Library Membership

A student's library membership will expire once he graduates from the Republic Polytechnic. All library privileges will be suspended 14 working days before the expiry date of the students' membership. All outstanding fines and loans must be cleared before a student can graduate from the Polytechnic.