Answered By: Loans & Membership Department
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2023     Views: 10898

Closed stacks are special storage areas not accessible to users. Typically old or low circulating items are stored there. This helps to save space since items stored in closed stacks can be stored more compactly.

If you need access to closed stacks items, please request the item online first and we will then retrieve the item for you to collect at the appropriate loans desk.

Most books (fewer materials from Singapore-Malaysia Collection, Thesis)  and bound journals from closed stacks can be borrowed out for the normal period. For other items (e.g thesis), please consult a librarian if you are unsure.

Alumni will need to be issued with a Temporary's Reader's permit first before they can request in person at the loans desk.


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