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E-Guides >> Library Portal Quick Guide

 How do I access the Library Portal ?
 How do I login to myLibrary ?

 What are the resources and services that I can access in myLibrary ?
 What is myAlerts ?
 What is myServices ?
 What is myResources ?
 What is myForms ?
 What is Power Search ?
 How do I use Power Search ?
 How do I renew loan ?
 How do I cancel reservation ?
 What is New Title Alert Profile ?
 How to add new title alert profile ?
 How do I search for Past Exam Papers ?
 How do I change PIN ? (For staff only)
 Do I need to logout ?

How do I access the Library Portal ?
Click on NYP home page > About NYP >Supporting Centres > NYP Library or access directly at
http:// library.nyp.edu.sg

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How do I login to myLibrary ?
For Staff / External Members:
User ID: Your NRIC/Passport Number (e.g. S7654321A)
Password: Your Library PIN (e.g. 765432)

For Students:
User ID: Your Admission Number (e.g. 094321A)
Password : Your Student e-Services PIN (e.g. 123456)



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What are the resources and services that I can access in myLibrary ?

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What is myAlerts ?

myAlerts notifies you of your current loans, items overdue, allocated reserved items and total charges.

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What is myServices ?

myServices allows you to check your loan records, renew loans, Change PIN (for staff only), cancel reservations, book a computer and add new title alert profiles.

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What is myResources ?

myResources allows you to access e-Books, e-Journals, e-Reports, Databases, Subject Guides, Video-on-Demand (Campus only).

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What is myForms ?

You can submit your feedback, make enquiries (Ask A Librarian), recommend new titles (for staff only), request interlibrary loans etc.

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What is Power Search ?

The Power Search lets you search across NYP OPAC, library catalogues from local tertiary institutions, databases, Google and Yahoo – with a single query.  To effectively search the Portal, a maximum of 5 e-resources is recommended at one go.



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How do I use Power Search ?

Login to myLibrary, Power Search, click on 'Search' button.

Basic Search
Basic search is a keyword search across various fields such as title, author and subject.

Advanced Search

Combine keyword search in various fields such as title, author and subject using the Boolean Operators AND, OR, or NOT.
Limit your search results by publication date.

Save Search Results
Click on 'Save this search' to save search results.

E-Mail Search Results
Click on 'Email Search Results' to send search results to your mailbox.

View/Delete/Reuse Saved Searches
Click on 'View Saved Searches' to view/delete saved searches, or reuse the search query.

Number of Results
Specify the number of items to display on each search results page.

Word Mapping
Expand your search results using the criteria below:

Acronym (a word formed from the initial letters of a name), e.g. "IP" retrieves works containing "IP" and its variant forms such as "Intellectual Property".
Homonym (words that sound alike but have unrelated meanings), e.g. see and sea.
Synonym (words that have the same or nearly the same meaning), e.g. airplane  and aeroplane.

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How do I renew loan ?

Login to myLibrary, click on myResources > Renew Loan.

To renew selected title(s): Click on the check-box next to the title(s) before clicking on
"Renew Selections" button

To renew ALL titles: Click on "Renew All" button.

To clear your selections / to reselect: Click again on the checkbox to "uncheck" the
item(s), or click on "Clear Selections" button to clear all selections

* Pls note that an item can be renewed only if there are no reservations placed on it, it is not overdue and you have no outstanding library payment.

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How do I cancel reservation ?

Login to myLibrary, click on myResources > Cancel Reservation.

To cancel selected title(s): Click on the check box next to the title(s) before clicking on "Cancel Selected Reservation" button.

To cancel ALL reservations: Click on "Cancel All Reservations" button.

To clear your selections / to reselect: Click again on the checkbox to "uncheck" the item(s), or click on "Clear Selections" button to clear all selections

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What is New Title Alert Profile ?

This service enables you to receive e-mail alerts on new titles that are in your areas of interest. Proceed to add new title alert profile.

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How to add new title alert profile ?

Login to myLibrary, click on myResources > Add New Title Alert Profile.

Step 1. Create a search profile
Select a search option from the drop-down list and enter the search term.  Use the AND, OR and NOT operators for a combined search.  You may also narrow down your search to specific years of publication, locations, collections, languages or materials.

Step 2. - Test your search
Click on the 'Search' button to test the number and the type of the records found based on the search profile you have created in step 1.

Step 3. - Set a Frequency
You can choose daily, weekly or monthly.
Any new titles matching your search profile will be scanned accordingly.

Step 4. - Assign an Expiry Date
If you do not want to be notified after a specific date, enter an expiry date.

Step 5. - Add a Description {mandatory}
Provide a short description of your profile so that you can recognize it in your profile list.

Click on the 'Save' button.

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How to search for Past Exam Papers ?

Login to myLibrary, Search for Exam Papers.
You can search for exam papers by EITHER Module Code OR Module Name.

Search by Module Code (Exact Match)
1. Click on the radio button next to "Module Code".
2. Type in the exact module code in full e.g. IT1101, BM0256
3. Click on the "Submit" button or hit the 'ENTER' key.

Search by Module Name
1. Click on the radio button next to "Module Name".
2. Enter a phrase e.g. "computing mathematics", "financial statement".
3. You can limit your search results by School AND/OR Academic Year.
4. You can sort the results by either Module Code or Module Name.
5. Click on the "Submit" button or hit the 'ENTER' key.

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How do I change PIN ? (For staff only)

If wish to change your Password, login to myLibrary, click on myResources > Change PIN.

* Pls note that you can only use the new PIN in Library Portal the next working day.



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Do I need to logout ?

For security reasons, remember to log out by clicking on the 'Logout' button after you have finished myLibrary access.



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Last updated on 2-Nov-2012 by Chia Wai Ying

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