Textbook Room HoursBorrowing TextbooksLost TextbooksInformation for LeaversTextbooks by Subject

Textbook Room Hours

After the first three weeks of Term 1, the textbook room is available for students to borrow and return books at the following times:

  • before school: 7.45am – 8.15am
  • break: 10.35am – 11.00am
  • lunch: 1.05pm – 1.55pm

After 4pm, please approach staff at the Interactive Helpdesk.

Teachers looking to make class bookings can email [email protected].

For further details, please email [email protected].

Borrowing Textbooks

Tutors will be sent a schedule before the beginning of Term 1 to book a slot for collecting class sets of textbooks.

If you are a staff member and would like your students to come down and collect a class set after the first three weeks of Term 1, please email the Library Textbook Team to confirm a date and time so we can have the books ready for them.

Lost Textbooks

Patrons are asked to report lost or damaged materials to the Senior Library as soon as they become aware of the situation.

Charges for lost or damaged materials will be calculated as the cost of replacement (retail price at time of purchase) plus an additional $10.00 processing fee. A patron is permitted to replace the lost item with an identical one in terms of title, ISBN and format. The replacement item must be in new condition, as judged by the Senior Library team. In such cases, processing costs will be waived.

Fines will be refunded when items are found within six months of payment and if the item is returned in good condition.

The full cost will be charged for any resource returned damaged if, in the opinion of the Senior Library team, the extent of the damage renders the resource unsuitable for circulation. Patrons may keep any damaged items that they have paid for.


Patrons are requested to pay for lost/damaged items either by cash or cheque at the library helpdesk, or via PayNow or iBanking.

For electronic payment options, please key in the following under ‘Comments’ or ‘Reference No.’ before making payment:

Library books (Student Name/Tutor Class)

Please screenshot your completed payment and email it to [email protected] so that we can issue a receipt and update the user’s account.


Verify that the recipient’s name is Tanglin Trust School Limited and input the amount before confirming the transfer.


Name Of Bank: The Hongkong And Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
Account Name: Tanglin Trust School Limited
Account No.: 144-023348-001

Information for Leavers

Once the Senior Library has been notified that a student is confirmed as leaving, their last date is set in the library system for two weeks prior to their actual leaving date. An e-mail is sent to parents to advise them when textbooks and other library materials must be returned.

The Finance department will be notified of leavers with outstanding charges one week after the student’s leaving date. The library then endeavours to ensure textbooks and other materials are returned, or lost items paid for.

Textbooks by Subject

If you are a teacher who would like to get a list of the titles and number of copies of textbooks for your subject area, please email the Library Textbook Team at any time.