About NTU Library

NTU Library provides seamless access to information, knowledge and library services which support the learning, teaching and research needs of the NTU community. It comprises seven libraries managed by the Office of Information, Knowledge and Library Services (OIKLS) and is guided by the University Library Committee (ULC) in charting its overall direction and alignment with the University’s strategic plans. Student leaders from across the University also represent their communities' interests through the Student Library Council (SLC).




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1. Art, Design & Media Library
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2. Business Library
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2a. Library Instructional Commons
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3. Chinese Library
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4. Communication & Information Library
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5. Humanities & Social Sciences Library
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6. Lee Wee Nam Library
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7. Library Outpost
LHS-01-03 (The Hive) 
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Renovation works at Communication & Information Library from Dec 2021 to Jan 2022

Communication & Information Library will be undergoing renovation works at some of its spaces from Dec 2021 to Jan 2022. We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we redesign our spaces for a better user experience.


Lee Wee Nam Library

Lee Wee Nam Library

Highlights: A variety of collaborative learning spaces, exhibition spaces, quiet and relaxation spaces, high-end computers, recording room.

Collections: Engineering and science.

Art, Design & Media Library

Art, Design & Media Library

Highlights: Open study spaces, cinema room and individual AV viewing stations.

Collections: Visual arts, architecture, drawing, design, illustration, painting, photography, audio-visual materials.

Business Library

Business Library

Highlights: Collaborative spaces, quiet spaces, individual study rooms, business lounge with Bloomberg and Datastream terminals.

Collections: Accounting, banking, business law, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality management, international business, management, marketing and strategy.

Chinese Library

Chinese Library

Highlights: Rare thread-bound books – Kangxi Dictionary, Imperial Collection of Four and more.

Collections: Chinese language materials covering Chinese literature, history, philosophy, religion, linguistics, politics, economy, sociology and management science.

Communication & Information Library

Communication & Information Library

Highlights: Archive of final year projects by communication students.

Collections: Mass communication and media, information sciences, communication research, media law and ethics.

Humanities & Social Sciences Library

Humanities & Social Sciences Library

Highlights: Singapore Collection and Singapore Literature Collection.

Collections: Psychology, sociology, history, linguistics, literature, philosophy and public administration.

Library Outpost

Library Outpost

Highlights: Café-style seating and lounging spaces, diverse audio-visual materials.

Collections: Audio-visual collection and Course Reserves for HSS and NBS.

All libraries are closed on public holidays. Please check announcements on Library homepage for changes in opening hours. For actual dates of semester and vacation periods, refer to NTU's Academic Calendar.


Monday - Friday8:30 am - 9.30 pm
Saturday8:30 am - 5:00 pm
(Communication & Information Library closes at 1:00 pm)



Monday - Friday8:30 am - 7:00 pm
(Art, Design & Media Library and Communication & Information Library closes at 5:00 pm)
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
(Closed: Art, Design & Media Library and Communication & Information Library)



  •  Photocopying and network printing services will stop 30 minutes before the Library closes.
  •  Level 5 of Lee Wee Nam Library closes 15 minutes earlier.


    Lee Wee Nam Library Extended Hours:

    Period: 17 Oct 2022 - 1 Dec 2022
    Closed on Public Holidays: 24 Oct 2022 (Deepavali)

    Monday - Friday8:30 am - 11:30 pm
    Saturday8:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday9:30 am - 7:00 pm

    Level 5 of Lee Wee Nam Library closes 15 minutes earlier. 

    Services available during extended hours:

    1. The following are available at all times during the library's opening hours:
      • PCs
      • Self-check machines
      • Self-service photocopying
      • Network printing
    2. The main printing room will be closed during extended hours (9:30 pm - 11:30 pm) on weekdays, but will be open during the weekends.
    3. Facilities at Level 2 Collaboration Space are not available during extended hours.


    Take a walk down memory lane with NTU Library as it crosses important milestones from 1981 to the present.



    Mr Lee Wee Nam

    A successful businessman from humble beginnings, Mr Lee Wee Nam (1880-1964) was a firm believer of education, especially that of young women. He was involved in setting up the Ngee Ann Girls’ School and Nanyang University. He sat on the committees of the Nan Hwa Girls’ School and the Chinese High School. In recognition of the generous $10 million donation by the family of the late Mr Lee, the main NTU Library was renamed Lee Wee Nam Library on 2 November 2001. In 2007, the family made another donation to establish the Lee Wee Nam Science and Technology Library Collection Endowment Fund. Learn more about our benefactor at Lee Wee Nam: Life and Times of a Philanthropist.

    Mr Lee Wee Nam exhibition collage.


    Mr Lim Hong Too, Founding University Librarian

    Mr Lim Hong Too, founding University Librarian of NTU Library, shares his unique experience on building an academic library from scratch and the challenges faced as the industry moves towards automation and digitalisation. This video interview project is one of NTU Library’s effort to preserve its institutional memory. Watch the interview here.

    Interview with founding University Librarian Mr Lim Hong Too.


    NTU Library - Evolving with you, 30 years and counting

    Over the past 30 years, NTU Library has grown and developed alongside the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) community - constantly rejuvenating our spaces and keeping up with the latest technological trends to provide seamless access to our resources with the changing needs of our users.

    Watch the video below for a walk down memory lane.

    Read the story of NTU Library's technological milestones through time.


    Statistical Profile for Library Resources (FY20/21)

    Books (print)809,482
    Books (electronic)1,068,323
    Audio-visual materials68,834
    Periodical titles (print & electronic)109,064
    Deposits in repository (Scholarly Publications and Theses)91,999
    Research data files40,095
    Research datasets


    Statistical Profile for Library Spaces (2020)

    All Libraries in total15,229
    Lee Wee Nam Library7,895
    Business Library2,735
    Art, Design and Media Library1,295
    Chinese Library1,040
    Humanities and Social Sciences Library953
    Library Instructional Commons582
    Library Outpost375
    Communication & Information Library354


    Statistical Profile for Library Resources (AY18/19)

    Books (print)827,688
    Books (electronic)1,024,123
    Audio-visual materials91,390
    Periodical titles (print & electronic)103,672
    Deposits in repository83,585
    - Student theses and reports55,433
    - Staff publications22,623
    - Research data files5,529

    The use of library resources and are governed by policies to ensure responsible utilisation by members.


    The Library is privileged to be the beneficiary of many generous hearts who have contributed to its development through the years with monetary gifts and book donations.


    Giving to Library Enhancement & Development Fund

    The Library Enhancement and Development Fund was created with donations from individuals, organisations, NTU faculty, administrative staff, alumni and students. It is used to develop information resources, services and facilities at NTU Library.

    Make a difference today by donating to the Library Enhancement and Development Fund.


    Gift of Endowment Funds

    1. Lee Wee Nam Science & Technology Library Collection Endowment Fund

    This Endowment Fund donated by the Lee Wee Nam family in 2007 enables the Library to:

    • Increase the range and depth of engineering and science books.
    • Provide access to a wider selection of e-books and other electronic resources, particularly in non-mainstream disciplines.
    • Develop programmes and resources to increase usage of science and engineering literature.

    Resources acquired with this fund augment the Library’s current collection and continue to benefit future generations of NTU students, researchers and faculty.

    2. Annie Tan (Mrs Wan Boo Sow) Chinese Book Collection

    This Endowment Fund donated by the Wan Boo Sow family in 2010 enhances the Library’s Chinese book collection in the following areas:

    • Chinese books with subject matters relating to Singapore and Southeast Asia.
    • Secondary works on literature, humanities, social sciences and other disciplines which inform the study of Singapore and Southeast Asia.

    Books acquired with this fund will benefit all users involved in studying, teaching and research activities relating to Singapore and Southeast Asia.

    If you would like to explore ways to give to the Library, please contact the NTU Development Office on a range of opportunities or browse the Frequently Asked Questions on giving to NTU.


    Gift of Books & Materials

    The Library recognises that donations complement, broaden and enrich its collections. However, with limited space and resources, the Library needs be selective in accepting donation requests.

    For details on condition of books and terms of acceptance, please read the Donation of Materials to Library Policy.


    Explore opportunities to work with the Library as full-time/part-time staff or as Student Assistants. Professional and executive staff vacancies are also listed on the NTU Human Resources website. In addition, professional vacancies may be advertised through the Library Association of Singapore website.

    Current vacancies at NTU Library:

    Librarian, Academic Engagement

    The Office of Information, Knowledge and Library Services (OIKLS), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) invites applications for the position of Librarian in the Academic Engagement Team. We are looking for an individual with a working knowledge on copyright matters as it relates to libraries and educational institutions, exposure to library-faculty engagement activities and services as well as experience in providing systematic literature search services for different types of reviews.

    The successful candidate will work closely with the Team to provide copyright advisories, general research and systematic search consultations as well as implement faculty engagement programmes. This position will report to the Team Lead of Academic Engagement in OIKLS.


    • Manage the reference and research consultation (in-person/remotely) service to provide effective access to relevant information and library resources.
    • Manage copyright management practices and related matters with stakeholders.
    • Administer and provide advice and consultation on literature reviews and systematic search strategies for research.
    • Collaborate and build relationships with faculty members to integrate library resources and services into their teaching and research.
    • Facilitate discussions with faculty and college/school administrators on new library initiatives, library collections and services.
    • Organize and conduct library orientation sessions for new faculty and new research staff.
    • Organize and conduct library briefing sessions for postgraduate students.
    • Assess user needs and feedback on library services, resources and systems, and communicate the information to internal stakeholders.
    • Participate in library-related projects and ad-hoc duties.


    • A recognized MSc in Information Studies (MLIS or equivalent) is preferred
    • 3-5 years of professional working experience in academic, research or special libraries
    • Good subject knowledge across disciplines and familiarity with research resources, including external data services
    • Demonstrated experience in providing reference services, research assistance, library instruction and outreach
    • Knowledge of data analytics, data analysis and digital fluency
    • Knowledge of research methodologies and conduct of systematic and literature reviews
    • Basic knowledge and understanding of copyright legislation as it applies to libraries, education, and educational institutions
    • Basic knowledge of various models related to service and resource provision
    • Excellent communication skills and a strong service-orientation
    • Good interpersonal and collaboration skills
    • Good organizational and time management skills
    • Good project management experience
    • Able to work independently as well as in a team
    • Able to change, adapt and thrive in rapidly changing, complex and ambiguous environments
    • Initiative to learn and gain new knowledge and skills
    • Broad interests and a strong sense of curiosity

    To apply, please submit application, resume and cover letter here. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    Librarian, Research Data Specialist

    We invite applications for the position of Research Data Specialist in our Institutional Repositories Team in the Office of Information, Knowledge and Library Services (OIKLS), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). We are looking for an individual with exposure to administering web applications and keen to learn more on research data curation and archival in an academic setting.

    The successful candidate will work closely with the Team, to provide services that include repository application management and advocacy for researchers on data curation, data sharing, and metadata standards. This position will report to the Team Lead of Institutional Repositories in OIKLS.


    • Provide dataset and metadata curation for deposited datasets.
    • Engage and advise depositors in enhancement of metadata and appropriateness of data sharing
    • Perform enhancements, upgrades, maintenance, and troubleshooting for research data repository application
    • Liaise with the application community and implement/advocate the use of best practices and standards that accompany the application’s upgrade
    • Document processes, settings, and configuration changes of the application
    • Conduct workshops for researchers on institutional repositories related topics
    • Assist in institutional repositories and open access related roadshow talks, workshops, seminars, and other events
    • Involve in library-related projects and other ad-hoc duties


    • Master’s degree (MLIS or equivalent) is preferred.
    • 3-5 years professional experience in research data management, research data analysis or related area.
    • Experience in basic system administration, ideally in the context of web applications.
    • Working knowledge of admin APIs, bash and Python scripts, database schemas, HTTPD, Java and application logs.
    • Experience in conducting training and providing outreach services.
    • Exposure to institutional repository services or research data management.
    • Be comfortable to work within an academic library environment with a diverse population of colleagues, faculty, staff, and students.
    • Take ownership of tasks and good time management.
    • Self-motivated with independent learning skills and desire for continual life-long learning.
    • Proactive, flexible and comfortable with complexity and ambiguity.
    • Excellent communication and writing skills.
    • Knowledge of repository metadata as well as understanding of metadata fields configuration.
    • Understanding of cybersecurity issues, database tuning and database security.
    • Exposure to advanced system administration (e.g. installing or uninstalling from source).
    • Awareness of emerging trends in scholarly communications and research support.

    To apply, please submit application, resume and cover letter here. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    Library Applications Specialist

    The Office of Information, Knowledge and Library Services (OIKLS) is seeking a Library Applications Specialist for our Digital Technology and Analytics Team. We are looking for a candidate who has technical knowledge and passion to manage library systems, develop and optimize a suite of modules and applications and manage integration requirements with the university enterprise systems in partnership with the various library teams and stakeholders. These systems are essential to provide the platform for library to continually review and reframe its workflow, operations and services that support the evolving learning, teaching and research needs of the NTU community.


    • Manage the configurations of an integrated suite of library enterprise SaaS systems which include Alma, Primo, Leganto, RemoteXs and Lean Library.
    • Manage the configurations and integration of library systems with library-specific hardware as well as integrations with NTU enterprise systems and initiatives.
    • Engage library teams to review usage and determine feasibility of new features so as to continually improve and to optimize technologies.
    • Provide troubleshooting support for library systems and answer related queries.
    • Provide training to build staff awareness and confidence in using library applications, tools, equipment, and their new features.
    • Create and maintain policy and procedure documentation for library systems and applications.
    • Support the team in fulfilling service requests and managing incidents across all platforms, tools and equipment.
    • Coordinate and manage special projects assigned.


    • A recognised master’s degree or Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLIS) is preferred.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems/Technology, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or related discipline from a recognized university.
    • At least 1-2 years of working experience is preferred. Fresh graduates are also welcome to apply.
    • Knowledge of application administration, web technologies and vendor management.
    • Basic knowledge in system administration, databases, networks and IT security.
    • Experience with SaaS or library technology solutions is an advantage.
    • Experience in facilitation and documentation of technical and end-user requirements, requirement specifications and business cases.
    • Passion for library technological advancements and digital transformation.
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including an ability to explain complex technology to non-technical users.
    • Service-oriented with effective interpersonal skills to develop good working relations among peers, colleagues, and stakeholders.
    • Strong project management skills to drive results.
    • Good time management skill and ability to prioritize work well.
    • Ability to work under tight deadlines and constraints.
    • Flexible and adaptable to changes.

    To apply, please submit application, resume and cover letter here. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    Assistant Librarian / Librarian, Open Science and Research Team (Temp Contract)

    The Office of Information, Knowledge and Library Services (OIKLS) is looking for a highly motivated individual who has the relevant skill sets and experience to provide citation report services to NTU faculty members. NTU faculty members are required to include citation reports as part of their dossier submission for promotion and tenure purposes.


    • Provide one-to-one consultation to faculty members who may need additional help in generating their citation reports and update end-user guidance materials to improve user experience
    • Explore the use of available tools to make the generation of citation reports more efficient.
    • Support the Open Science and Research Services Team in open science data analysis projects and activities.


    • A recognised Masters or Master’s in Library and Information Science is preferred.
    • At least 2-3 years of experience working in a library/research setting will be very useful.
    • Familiarity with scholarly communication, ethical, legal and policy issues in research, and research data management will be an advantage.
    • Experience in developing and delivering instruction in an academic setting will be useful.
    • Knowledge of open-source software, workflows, and collaborative platforms such as GitHub, open lab notebooks, open-source, open science tools, Open Science Framework, research data repositories will be an added advantage.
    • Familiarity with various metadata formats e.g., JSON, XML, and metadata standards for managing research data.
    • Ability to collaborate effectively with peers, colleagues, and stakeholders.
    • Good organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously in a timely manner in a fast-paced environment.

    For enquiries, please contact Goh Su Nee.

    Senior Executive, Library

    The Office of Information, Knowledge and Library Services (OIKLS) is looking for a service-oriented staff for the Library User Services and Spaces Team. The incumbent will support library operations and help identify areas for improvements so that innovative projects can be implemented to transform library service delivery to better meet the needs of its users.

    This frontline role requires the staff to be both service and growth oriented with excellent interpersonal skills. Experience in a large service-oriented organization is preferred. The staff should be a team player, require minimal supervision and take pride in suggesting changes for process improvement or service delivery enhancements. The ability to learn and master operations of library IT systems (e.g., Alma) is also critical to implementing process improvements.


    • Assist to review, improve and streamline operational processes at the libraries with technology and to assist in change management and implementation for users when new services are launched.
    • Provide support to generate data and relevant reports from the library system for decision making by the management team.
    • Consistently upkeep and enforce the Service Standards set by the Library and recommend improvements.
    • Attend to a range of enquiries and feedback from user and assist in the use of library resources and facilities.
    • Administer access to course reserves in support of teaching and learning, including the overseeing the operations to process, track, and re-shelve reserves in a timely manner.
    • Ensure the maintenance of the libraries including basic troubleshooting of equipment and working condition of library facilities.
    • Train, manage, and participate in the assessment of a pool of Student Assistants.
    • Perform office administrative work which may include (but is not limited to) rostering of staff and Student Assistants, updating of statistics, budget tracking, procurement etc.


    • Diploma, or equivalent, preferably in library and information science or service-oriented fields.
    • At least 3 years of working experience in libraries or service-oriented organisations.
    • Familiarity with library management systems (e.g., Alma) would be beneficial.
    • Must be service or user-oriented.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to engage and communicate with a wide range of users and through different mediums including face to face, written, email and telephone.
    • Excellent time management skills.
    • Requires minimal supervision.
    • Able to work well in a team.
    • Reliable, flexible, and enthusiastic.
    • Take initiative to suggest and create improvements in work.
    • Excellent IT skills and ability to master new IT applications quickly.
    • Proficient in using MS Office tools.

    To apply, please submit application, resume and cover letter here. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    Student Assistant

    Broaden your horizons with part-time work at NTU Library (for current NTU students only).


    • Earn while you study (minimum $7 per hour)
    • ​Choose flexible work hours
    • Work on campus
    • Express your creativity
    • See your work on display
    • Gain valuable skill sets and knowledge
    • Build up your portfolio and widen your work experience​

    Requirements are detailed in the links of Library departments currently seeking Student Assistants:

    To apply, log on to Work Study Scheme.

    Office of Information, Knowledge & Library Services

    50 Nanyang Avenue, North Spine 3, Level 4, Singapore 639798

    Tel: 6790 5776
    Email: library@ntu.edu.sg
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    Staff Directory

    Contact our staff for enquiry, research and collaboration opportunities.


    Visitors & Tours

    We welcome visits by local and international delegations and individuals from educational institutions, research institutions, and libraries who are interested to learn more about NTU Library. We will be happy to offer tours and/or briefings tailored to your interests with the appropriate staff.

    Please write to us with your preferred visit dates and any areas of interest via our online enquiry form