Answered By: Ming Guang Han
Last Updated: Jun 11, 2015     Views: 1005

Visiting Professors and researchers hosted by the NUS departments can be issued a temporary or term NUS staff card for identification purposes. Among other uses it can also be used to access libraries in NUS.

Please note that, Temporary and Term cards are issued by individual departments. Check with your department if you need one. If you are from the department and are unsure about the issuance of Term and Temporary Cards, this page might help.

If you are not affiliated or hosted by any NUS Department, you may have to consider paying for our membership options such as Access-Only Membership or Personal External Membership.

Temporary cards holders are able to access the various NUS libraries, however they do not have any borrowing privileges with NUS library.

Term card holders also have access to the various NUS Libraries. However, term card holders do not have automatic borrowing rights. If the term card holder requires borrowing rights, the requesting department/faculty has to apply, on behalf of the visitors/ contract staff members, to the Library for above mentioned borrowing rights. The requesting department/faculty should contact the Loans and Membership department of the library at or via phone at 6516-2016 during office hours.

Please provide the following details when applying for borrowing privileges:

      a.         Full name

      b.         NUS term card number

      c.         NRIC or Passport number

      d.         Email address

      e.         Local address

      f.          Contact number.

      g.         Start and end date of staff's stay in the department.

      h.         Designation of staff

A non-refundable registration fee of $5.35 ( including GST ) will be charged for each staff or student applying for membership.

Borrowing privileges will be given on a case by case basis. In addition, the Library may require the departments to undertake to pay all outstanding library debts incurred by the staff or students including outstanding library loans, in the event that these debts have not been settled after the staff or student has left the University.

Do note that temporary and term card holders do not have automatic rights to access the libraries' e-resources. If the temporary and term card holder requires e-resources rights, an application has to be made to the library and access to the libraries' e-resources is only granted by a case to case basis.

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