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What types of media equipment does Yale-NUS College Library loan?

What types of media equipment does Yale-NUS College Library loan?

The Yale-NUS College Library has a variety of media equipment available for loan to currently enrolled Yale-NUS students, staff and faculty.

  • For Yale-NUS College Affiliates only
  • Media liability rules apply
  • No loans for all NUS and Exchange Student
  • Equipment loan is for 3 days and chargers 2 hours.

Media Loan entitlement:

Item Loan duration Entitlement
Cameras, video cameras, voice recorders and tripods 3 days 1 (not including tripod)
Phone and laptop chargers 2 hours 1

View our  Media Equipment Catalogue.

For long-term loans of media equipment (more than 1 week), make a booking with our Media team through Camelot at least 2 days in advance.

How many DVDs can I borrow? [For Yale-NUS Affiliates only]

DVDs housed in the Yale-NUS College Library are only available for loan to Yale-NUS Affiliates and NUS Faculty.

DVD/AV Materials Yale–NUS Affiliates (Students, Staff & Faculty)

NUS Faculty (for research and teaching purposes)

Loan Entitlement 1 DVD
Loan period 3 days
Overdue Fines $0.50 / per day
No Renewals / Holds

 

 

Can I request for materials outside of NUS Libraries?

Yale-NUS College faculty, staff, and students are eligible to submit interlibrary loan and document delivery services using ILLiad to request for materials from outside of NUS Libraries.

Refer to ILLiad FAQs for more information.

How do I borrow books from other NUS Libraries?

Use LINC to search for the book you require, take note of the Location, Call Number and Status. After you have located the book in our Library, you could check out the book using our Self Check Machine. Do note that you will require your NUS student/staff card and library PIN to do so. Approach our friendly staff at the Service Desk, and we will gladly show you how to use the Self Check Machine.

What is a call number?

All the books and materials in the library are shelved by call number. Classified according to the Library of Congress Classification System, they are generally categorized into the below classes. Most items, with similar scope and focus, will be placed in the same or nearby call numbers.

Class Description
A General works
B Philosophy ~ Psychology ~ Religion
C History of civilization
D History
E-F History of America
G Geography ~ Anthropology
H Social sciences ~ Economics ~ Sociology ~ Real Estate
J Political Science
K Law
L Education
M Music
N Architecture ~ Fine Arts
P Languages ~ Linguistics ~ Literature
Q Science
R Medicine
S Agriculture
T Technology ~ Engineering ~ Building
U Military Science
V Naval Science
Z Bibliography ~ Library Science

What do the different location codes mean?

The location code is made up of two components, namely the library and the collection. Please refer to the tables below for more information.

Library

YNCL Yale-NUS College Library
CL Central Library
CH Chinese Library
LW C J Koh Law Library
HSSML Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library
MD Medical Library
MU Music Library
SC Science Library

Yale- NUS College Collection

Books Open shelves
RBR Reserve Books / Readings – request for it at Service Desk
Closed Stacks Books in closed stacks – click Request icon in LINC or request for it at Service Desk at Central Library
Current Journals Journals on open shelves – current issues in loose form
Bound Journals Journals on open shelves – old issues in bound form
Loan Desk Materials at Loan Desk – request for it at Service Desk
Multimedia (Loan Desk) Multimedia materials at Loan Desk – request for use at Service Desk

How do I borrow books from Yale-NUS College Library?

Use LINC to search for the book you require, take note of the Location, Call Number and Status. After you have located the book in our Library, you could check out the book using our Self Check Machine. Do note that you will require your NUS student/staff card and library PIN to do so. Approach our friendly staff at the Service Desk, and we will gladly show you how to use the Self Check Machine.

What are my borrowing privileges?

General Library Members

Categories Students Staff
Undergraduate Honours & Graduate
student
Academic and Admin/
Professional Staff
Non-
Academic
Loan Entitlement 20 books 30 books 80 books 10 books
Online Renewals 3 times 3 times 5 times 2 times
Main Shelves Books 14 days 28 days 28 days 14 days
Compact Disks & Diskettes accompanying   main shelves books 14 days 28 days 28 days 14 days
Short term loan book 7 days 7 days 7 days 7 days
RBR books
(2 books at a time)
2 hours/ overnight* 2 hours/ overnight* 2 hours/ overnight* no loan
Bound Journals & Special Library  materials 1 day
(Not applicable in CJ Koh Law Library & Medical Library)
1 day
(Not applicable in CJ Koh Law Library & Medical Library)
7 days   + 1 online renewal
(Not applicable in CJ Koh Law Library & Medical Library)
7 days
+ 1 online renewal (Not applicable in CJ Koh Law Library & Medical   Library)

Yale-NUS College Community (Faculty, Staff, and Students)

Media Loan entitlement:

DVDs

Item Loan duration Entitlement
DVDs 3 days 1
RBR DVDs 4 hours 1

 

Item Loan duration Entitlement
Cameras, video cameras, voice recorders and tripods 3 days 1 (not including tripod)
Phone and laptop chargers 2 hours 1

 

For more information on Loan Entitlement, refer here.

 

Renew

Why is my renewal unsuccessful?

You are unable to renew your book if the

  • Item is on hold for another Member.
  • Item is overdue and carries a fine.
  • Item has exceeded the number of renewals allowed.
  • Item is a journal or RBR material.
  • Item has been recalled.

How many times can I renew my book and for how long?

The number of online renewals vary according to your membership type. Each successful renewal will extend the due date or period by your entitled loan period from the day you renewed the item.

For example, as a student, you are entitled to borrow a book for 14 days, and the book you have borrowed is currently due on 1st Oct. When you renew the book successfully online, the new due date will be 15th Oct.

How do I renew my books?

How do I renew my books?

You can renew your loans via myLINC, and following the steps below:

  1. Log in with your Student number or Staff number, and Library PIN.
  2. Click [Items currently checked out] to see the items you have borrowed.
  3. Click [RENEW ALL] if you wish to renew all the items     OR

Check the items you wish to renew and click [RENEW SELECTED ITEMS].

  1. The new due date will be displayed, if the renewal is successful.

More information can be found here.

Place a Hold

How do I place a hold on a book?

How do I place a hold on a book?

You can place a hold on an item that is currently on loan, ie item with the status “DUE DD/MM/YY”. Follow the steps below to place reservation or hold on the item.

  1. Search for the item in LINC.
  2. Click [Request].
  3. Enter your student matric or staff number and PIN.
  4. Click [Submit].
  5. Click on the copy you want to request, such as the one with the earliest due date or the library you frequent.
  6. Click [Request Selected Item].
  7. Upon successful request, the below message will be displayed.
    1. Your request for [title] was successful.

Note: If there are other holds on an item e.g. DUE DD-MM-YY +1 HOLD, when you request the item you join the queue for the item becoming the second requester.

How do I know when to pick up an item that I have placed on hold?

You will receive an email notification informing you to collect the requested item at the loans desks of the appropriate library when ready. You will have 5 days to collect the item, after which it will be returned to the shelf or go to the next person requesting the item (if there is more than one person requesting the item).

 

Can I place a hold for all library materials?

Below table list down items in which collection or with the different status which can or cannot be reserved.

Can be reserved Cannot be reserved
Collection Books
Closed Stacks
Bound Journals
RBR
Reference Current Journals
Multimedia
Status On Loan (Due DD-MM-YY)
Request Item
At Binding
In-Process
On Order
On Holdshelf
Available
Use in Library
View in Library
In Pro-No Hold

How do I cancel a hold?

If you no longer require the item you have reserved, you can cancel your request via myLINC.

Why can’t I place a hold?

If you are not able to place holds or request an item at all, your membership privilege might be suspended due to outstanding fines, items overdue more than a certain number of days, or items that you borrowed have been recalled but are not returned.