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There are two ways to replace a lost or damaged library item:

  • Option A: Pay the full replacement cost of the loss of respective item; or
  • Option B: Replace with a copy that is acceptable to the Library.
Type of lost item

Full replacement cost:

Book In-Print

Cost of books as listed in the current bibliographical tools.

Book Out-of-Print

Cost of replacing the item will be calculated based on the intrinsic value of the library material, as estimated by Head/NIE Library.

Single Journal issues

Cost of back issues as charged by publishers.

Non-print materials

The Library will determine from appropriate catalogues the cost of replacement for such materials.


Both are subject to a processing fee of SGD$20 + GST. Please note that payment for a lost item is non-refundable. Overdue fines for the lost item, if any, will be imposed.

For the full list of fines and fees, please refer to:

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