The Library provides Course Reserves to support instructional requirements for courses taught at NTU. The reserve collection comprises textbooks, articles, DVDs and other publications that are required reading or viewing.
Physical items designated as a Course Reserve (RBR) will only be available on a short loan -- 2- hours for books and 4 hours for DVDs. The number of copies to be purchased is calculated based on several considerations (see this table). Factors include:
Electronic Books or Textbooks
For electronic books or Digital Copies of textbooks, their availability depends on the options available to libraries. When available, some of the typical options include:
See also: Overview of E-Textbooks
To request for Course Reserves titles:
NOTE: The Library is in the midst of piloting a new system embedded in NTU learn for managing such requests.
Additional / Suggested Readings
Streaming Videos, or Video on Demand (VOD) is a service provided by the Library for current NTU staff and students to access digitised videos on the intranet. This service can be accessed on computers or mobile devices anywhere with a working internet connection.
Getting the license rights for streaming videos is a complex process. It can take several months to conclude on whether the Library can obtain the rights to stream a particular film. Such licenses are typically offered for a fixed time period, e.g. 1-year, and on a renewable basis like a subscription.
Course instructors may wish to consider choosing films that are already available as Streaming Video, or titles that are readily available for purchase from the following providers:
For the purchase and use of audio-visual materials, the Library complies with regulations and guidelines from the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore.
NOTE: Subscriptions to instructional or educational video courses online, such as those in Lynda.com or Schoolism.com, do not fall under the current scope of NTU Library.
To request for a Streaming Video, send an email to acquisition[at]ntu.edu.sg with the following details: