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For a complete guide see "Location codes"

Use LINC or FindMore@NUSL to search for titles in the NUS Libraries' collection. Take note of the LOCATION, CALL # and STATUS. Typically the record looks as follows.


Author Smith, Robert T. (Robert Thomas), 1955-
Title Calculus : multivariable : early transcendental functions / Robert T. Smith, Roland B. Minton.
Imprint New York : McGraw-Hill, 2007.
Edition 3rd ed.
SC Books QA303.2 Smi 2007   AVAILABLE


The LOCATION is usually made up of two components: Library and Collection, e.g. CL Books means item can be found in Central Library (CL) and in the books collection (Books). Below are the library codes.










All Libraries above are NUS Libraries and accessible to all members of NUS Libraries including students, staff and alumni. Other libraries shown below may have restricted access.



Faculty/Departmental Libraries within NUS



  • SDE Information Resource Centre - (Information Resource Centre (IRC) of the School of Design and Environment, For students and staff of SDE only). 
  • YNCL refers to the Yale-NUS College Library. The collection, including RBR, is available for loan to NUS staff and students. Reference items and Current Journals are for onsite browsing only.




Libraries affiliated to NUS


  • Brenner refers to Brenner Library (for A*STAR staff only, for other users, you can recommend NUS Libraries purchase item if NUS Libraries does not own a copy) - Closed since Aug 2013






Below are some examples of Central Library codes.

Location Codes for CL  Location of Collection in Central Library
CL Books Book collection (Level 3)
CL Bound Journals Bound Journal collection (Level 5)
CL Closed Stacks Closed Stacks collection. To access please request online 
CL Current Journals Current Journal Section (Level 5) - USE IN LIBRARY ONLY
CL Multimedia (Loans Desk 2) Fill out loan slip (available at library reception & information desks) and request item at Loans Desk 2 (Level 4)
CL Loans Desk 3 Request for accompanying disks/CDs by CALL # at Loans Desk 3
CL Microforms 
(Loans Desk 2)
Request by stack # at Loans Desk 2 and view in Microform viewing room
CL RBR (Loans Desk 1) Self-service, find by CALL # at Loans Desk 1
CL Reference (PH Room) Reference collection (Level 5) also known as Peggy Wai Chee Leong-Hochstadt Room (Level 5) - USE IN LIBRARY ONLY
CL Singapore-Malaysia Singapore-Malaysia Collection (Level 5) - USE IN LIBRARY ONLY


For CL Reference items, take note of the exact Reference Shelf e.g. CL Reference 8 (PH Room) , go to Peggy Wai Chee Leong-Hochstadt Room (PH Room) (Level 5), and go to the shelf labelled CL Reference 8 (PH Room). Then look for the item you need by the Call number.


For location codes of other libraries, please refer to

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