Posted in News on Feb 9th, 2012
In October 2011, Medical Library wrote a blog post before moving to new premises.
We are glad to announce that we have successfully moved to level 5 of the Centre for Translational Medicine (M6). Here are two photos capturing the the move:
The new Medical Library consists mainly of the book collection, reading area, two small discussion rooms, a 30-seat training room and a main discussion room with movable furniture.
We officially opened our doors on 19 December with the collections properly shelved and services resumed. Within minutes of our opening, excited students started streaming into the new library, even though it was still semester break! Here are some of the early birds who visited us on our opening day:
Reading Area Opens 24/7
Since 9 January this year, our main reading area is open 24 hours daily for NUS staff and students only. During library closing time, all users are required to take their belongings and exit via the library’s main entrance, then re-enter the reading area through the card access door. This allows our library staff to re-open the reading area on time.
After normal library operation hours, staff and students are required to tap their NUS staff or student cards on the card readers at the side glass door when entering and exiting. When the library is open, all users enter and exit via the main entrance.
Do drop by the new Medical Library if you have not done so! By the way, we are having a Newbie Special on our Foursquare page. First time check-ins will be able to unlock the specials and claim a little gift from us. For more details, please refer to our Facebook page. See you around!
Chew Shu Wen
Posted in News on Feb 1st, 2012
Please note that electricity supply to Central Library may be disrupted on Sunday 19 Feb 2012 between 8.00 am to 10.00 am due to testing of the emergency electric power generator.
Electricity supply in Central Library may surge or fluctuate during the test. As a precaution, please do not use the electricity power points in the library building during this period as the power surge may damage sensitive equipment.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused.
Posted in News on Jan 16th, 2012
Looking for a discussion space? Check out the new open discussion area on the 6th floor.
Borrowing books on the 5th floor? Use the self-service check out machine conveniently located just outside the book room.
What about the 4th floor? There is a new quiet reading area with brand new tables added to the Reference/Current Journals Room. Do look out for some nice new chairs, which are akan datang (Malay word for “coming soon”). Need a place to charge your devices? A laptop charging area has also made its “appearance” at the E-Resources area.
Yes, these are the new services and facilities at the Science Library for 2012 after Medical Library moved to it’s own location. And we are still exploring what else we can do. So why not drop some comments or check out our Facebook page for more pictures. Better still, drop by at our library!
Loh Mee Lan
Posted in News on Jan 16th, 2012
From 9 January, the Chinese Library’s Specialised Collection Room on Level 5 will have extended opening hours.
Users can now use reference materials from the Chinese Southeast Asian Collection and Siku Series Collection after office hours and during weekends. The Specialised Collection Room will be closed one hour before the Central Library closes:
Looking forward to your visit to the Specialised Collection!
Posted in News on Jan 9th, 2012
QR codes are getting popular recently. We can see these little squares almost everywhere, from product advertisements to election posters. Search Google with the phrase “QR code” and you’ll be stunned by the 586,000,000 results!
We’re using QR codes at some of our libraries as well. At the third storey of the Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library, you’ll see these familiar black-and-white squares at the boxes for selected current journals. Now you can access your favorite journal titles such as Harvard Business Review and The Economist on the go!
How does the QR code work? Simply point your smartphone or tablet’s camera (make sure you have a QR code reader installed) at a QR code, and you’ll be led to our library’s subscription to the electronic journal. Here are two that you can try:
With this new way of reading journals on the go, we’re sure you’ll be even more productive than ever!
Wong Wai Kit
Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library
Posted in News on Dec 23rd, 2011
C J Koh Law Library obtained approval for its extension from the relevant authorities including URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority) and PMB (Preservation of Monuments Board) in 2010. Construction started on 6th June 2011 and obtained its TOP on 28 November 2011. The extension converts the 2 courtyards on the left and right of the Library into 2 rooms. The rooms have glass curtain walls and serve as breakout areas.
The two rooms have been named after the majestic Angsana tree that stands in one corner of the Lower Quadrangle where the Library is situated. It is the tree that is fondly remembered by many graduates and is eternalised in a photograph of the pioneer batch of law graduates taken in 1961.
Angsana 1 has a seating capacity of 58 excluding the built-in benches along the glass walls. It serves as a multi-purpose area to be used for study, for presentations, trainings, group discussions. It is furnished and equipped with modular tables, roller blinds, a ceiling mounted projector and a 100 power points. Angsana 2 has 20 chairs excluding the benches around the wall. This room is equipped with 60 power points.
Well, let us know what you think of the two rooms and check out our Facebook page for more photos!
Posted in News on Oct 24th, 2011
The Library Portal Virtual Challenge ended on Oct 19. A whopping 452 of you entered the challenge, with 78% scoring 8 out of 10 and above! Well done! Seems like the portal challenge was not much of a challenge for some after all!
We hope you had a little bit of fun figuring out the answers and also learnt some useful things at the same time. Do continue to explore our FAQ and Library Instruction pages (available from the top menu bar in the portal) if you have questions or simply contact us via our Chat service (under Contact Us).
We endeavor to improve our library portal continually to meet your needs so do share with us any suggestions or feedback that you think would help!
Now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for- who are the winners of the Library Portal Virtual Challenge Lucky Draw?
||iPod Nano 8GB
||Nikon Coolpix L23 Digital Camera
||Creative ZEN X-Fi Pocket Media player (8GB)
||Lim Jhin Jieh
And the following students received consolation prizes ($20 Kino Vouchers):
- Quek Chee Keong – A0088190Y
- Xu Enliang- HT090480M
- Aparna Raman- A0088385M
- Teh Shi Hui- A0084884M
- Huang Kefeng- HT081069H
- Wong Seik Man- A0074515H
- Tan Wen Bin Clement- A0086540E
- Cong Jin- A0091843B
- Miko Chang May Lee- A0074564Y
- Sneha Girish Tilak- U077443H
Congratulations to all prize winners. And finally, to all dear students: here’s wishing you the very best for your exam revisions!
Posted in News on Oct 24th, 2011
Are you having intermittent issues accessing the wifi in Central Library?
Computer Centre is in the midst of upgrading the wifi by installing more access points and the connectivity may be slow or disrupted periodically at times. Sorry for the inconvenience, as we know that internet access is very important but please bear with us as we work closely with Computer Centre to monitor the situation.
Posted in News on Oct 10th, 2011
When Medical Library moved out of MD6 in 2007 for the impending demolition of the building, many students, staff and alumni were saddened by the loss of a place which held many fond memories for them.
Since then, Medical Library has been co-locating with Science Library at S6. Meanwhile, MD6 was demolished and rebuilt into the Centre For Translational Medicine (above photo). Come mid-December 2011, Medical Library will move back to MD6 to occupy the 5th floor. The library office will be on the 6th floor.
The library at MD6 will be where its primary users are, with services and facilities being more accessible to the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry and Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies.
Faculty, staff and students will no longer have to trudge up the hill towards S6. Reading areas will be more comfortable. There will also be a café conveniently located on the ground floor to cater to users in need of a bite.
In the meantime, stay tuned for more news and developments!
Posted in News on Sep 8th, 2011
Since the beginning of the academic year, the libraries have been playing the closing music performed by the students of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.
The first piece performed by the Conservatory Orchestra is from Schubert’s first movement of Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D.485. This is followed by the Nocturne from Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61.
The Allegro in Schubert’s symphony follows the classical sonata form where the melodic material is pleasing and delightful. The music in the development section passes through different keys and the recapitulation opens with the first theme again before ending in the original key.
In Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, the fairy kingdom and humanity are reflected by the dual worlds in the incidental music. The tranquil nocturne begins with the bassoons and horns. The soft and calm melody becomes slightly agitated as the strings take over and the theme is transformed into the minor mode. The flutes and higher woodwinds depict a gentle lullaby before the music finally ends with a harmonious blend of instruments.
We hope you enjoy the selection of the music played during the libraries’ closing for the night.