Overdue fines will be applied for items returned after the due date. 

Overdue fines are:

  • $0.15 per day for each book/magazine/CD-ROM with accompanying book
  • $0.50 per day for each audio-visual item  

Borrowing privileges will be suspended once you incur charges in your library account. The privileges will be restored when outstanding charges are paid up.



If you lose and/or damage a library item, you will have to pay:

  • Cost of the lost and/or damaged item,
  • Administrative fee of $7.15 per item, and
  • $1.07 for casing of lost/damaged AV materials and attachments.  

Replacements for lost and/or damaged items will not be accepted.

There will be no refund once payment is made even if the lost item is found later.

Borrowing privileges will be suspended once you incur charges in your library account. The privileges will be restored when outstanding charges are paid up.



Reservation fee is $1.55 per item and must be paid before or upon collection of the reserved item.

Reservation fees apply when you: 

  • Reserve books/magazines/audio-visual materials with your myLibrary username through the Online Catalogue or the catalogue stations at the library ,
  • Ask for items to be set aside to be picked up at our branches, or
  • Request for items from the Repository Used Reference (RUR) and PublicationSG collections. Items from these collections can only be viewed at the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library.  

If the reservation has been allocated to you but you were unable to collect it, the reservation fee will still be applied. You can cancel your reservation any time before it is allocated to you. 

Borrowing privileges will be suspended once you incur charges in your library account. The privileges will be restored when outstanding charges are paid up.