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 Art, Design and Media Library from Aug 2021 to Nov 2021

Art, Design and Media Library will be undergoing renovation works at some of its spaces from Aug 2021 to Nov 2021. 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.

Suspension of visits and tours

Due to enhanced safety measures by the university, visits by external members and public to NTU libraries will be suspended from 10 May 2021 until further notice.


Art, Design and Media Library will be temporarily closed on Saturdays from 4 Sep 2020 onwards

As the School of Art, Design and Media building will not be open on weekends for the time being, the Art, Design and Media Library will also be closed on Saturdays until further notice.


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;
Art, Design and Media Library is closed until further notice)



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: 18 Oct 2021 - 2 Dec 2021
    Closed on Public Holidays: 4 Nov 2021 (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.


    Statistical Profile for Library Resources (FY19/20)

    Books (print)812,506
    Books (electronic)1,070,067
    Audio-visual materials77,710
    Periodical titles (print & electronic)104,371
    Deposits in repository96,211
    - Student theses and reports58,393
    - Staff publications25,323
    - Research data files12,495

    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


    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


    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, Open Science and Research

    The Office of Information, Knowledge and Library Services (OIKLS) invites applications for the position of Librarian. 

    The incumbent will join the Open Science and Research Services Team. We are seeking for a highly motivated individual, who is familiar with the scholarly communication landscape to manage and provide bibliometric services, including the provision of citation report guidance to individual faculty members during their promotion and tenure exercises as well as ad-hoc requests from the University management. He/she will be exploring new approaches including leveraging available new digital tools (e.g., APIs) and platforms to streamline and make the service more sustainable in the long term. Another important part of the incumbent’s portfolio is to develop and implement a five-year Open Science programme for the University. He/she will be advocating the benefits of making the research process and research outputs more transparent and openly accessible, reusable and reproducible, especially for publicly funded research. He/she will be involved in Open Science community building through various engagement and training channels with stakeholders to help make Open Science visible and accessible in NTU. 

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Provide bibliometric citation report service for the faculty promotion and tenure exercise.
    • Review and enhance the bibliometric citation service process.
    • Provide citation report services for the University Management.
    • Develop and implement a five-year Open Science programme with stakeholders to build and grow an Open Science community in NTU.
    • Explore and recommend the use of new research metric tools, Open Science badges, etc.
    • Design and create engagement and training channels with stakeholders to make Open Science in NTU more visible, accessible and encourage greater participation.


      • A recognised master’s degree or Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLIS) is preferred.
      • At least 1-2 years of work experience in a research setting.
      • Familiarity with scholarly communication, ethical, legal and policy issues in research, and research data management.
      • IT skills such as Python.
      • Experience in developing and delivering instruction in an academic setting.
      • Knowledge of open-source software, workflows and collaborative platforms such as GitHub, open lab notebooks, 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 organisational skills and the ability to handle and prioritise multiple projects simultaneously in a timely manner in a fast-paced environment.

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

      Librarian, Digital Innovations

      NTU Library invites applications for the position of Librarian / Senior Librarian for our Digital Innovations Team.  We are looking for a highly motivated individual who has the relevant skill sets and experience to recommend and implement suitable digital tools and platforms supporting the library’s greater involvement in contributing to the Interdisciplinary Core Curriculum (ICC), Co-Curriculum Workshops for Residential Education, URECA and other Transferrable Skills initiatives, Open Education projects and showcasing of NTU Research such as the Enhanced Academic Profile. This is in support of Library’s efforts to contribute to NTU2025 goals, especially in the areas of education and showcasing of research outputs.


      • Provide expert advice to Faculty and the Student Management System Team on different ways of showcasing student projects and faculty research outputs, especially capturing outputs of experiential learning. There are at least 10 projects yearly.
      • Contribute new content and co-teach in the ICC modules, focusing on cultivating research and digital literacy skills. This is in support of NTU 2025 strategic plans for education
      • Ensure that the NTU Academic Profile which highlights to research outputs of 3,000 faculty and researchers are kept up-to-date and are easily discoverable


      • A recognized Masters in Library and Information Science or MLIS is preferred.
      • At least 1-3 years of experience working in an academic library or research setting.
      • Good working knowledge of the best practices in designing and conducting workshops
      • Demonstrated written and presentation skills.
      • Experience with Python, R or web development is preferred
      • Ability to collaborate effectively with peers, colleagues, and stakeholders.
      • Good organizational skills and the ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously in a timely manner in a fast-paced environment.

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

      Librarian, Emerging Technologies

      NTU Library invites applications for the position of Librarian or Senior Librarian (Emerging Technologies) for our Digital Technology and Analytics Team. The successful candidate will collaborate extensively with various library teams/units in offering innovative and comprehensive technology solutions for a variety of library's digital initiatives to support the learning, teaching and research needs of NTU community. The incumbent will also be responsible for optimizing the library's enterprise systems, including Alma/Primo and to explore, experiment emerging technologies for library, identify opportunities and implement innovative solutions to optimize work processes, enable data driven decision making and enhance digital library services.


      • Manage and optimise the library's enterprise SaaS systems, which includes Alma/Primo and Leganto, and maintain its integration with other university systems.
      • Explore, evaluate, and experiment new and emerging digital technologies and identify suitable tools for application in library.
      • Collaborate extensively with all library teams, seek new opportunities, and propose and implement innovative digital solutions for continuous improvement.
      • Automate work processes with relevant technology to improve efficiency/productivity.
      • Facilitate data linking across different library platforms by integrating systems and processes with API.
      • Design and manage data analytics dashboards to enable data driven decision making by individual teams.
      • Provide training to build staff awareness and confidence in using library software applications, tools, equipment, and its new features.
      • Coordinate and manage special projects assigned.


      • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from a recognised university.
      • At least 2-3 years of working experience in Information Technology projects preferably in academic libraries or education/research institutions.
      • Demonstrated skills with modern programming languages, data visualisation tools and digital technologies (e.g., XML, JSON, RPA, QlikSense, Python, PHP, PowerApps, Chatbots, Web scraping, APIs).
      • Knowledge or experience in the administration of Alma, Primo and Leganto platforms is an advantage.
      • Experience in facilitation and documentation of technical and end-user requirements, requirement specifications and documentation in accordance with recognized best practices.
      • Passionate in experimenting emerging technologies and excited by its possibilities, have the confidence and drive for continual learning to keep up with the trend.
      • Ability to advise users in process re-engineering and present innovative solutions to challenging problems.
      • Strong analytical and problem-solving ability supported by project management experience, and facilitation capabilities.
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including an ability to explain complex technology to non-technical users.
      • Effective interpersonal skills to develop good working relations among peers, colleagues, and stakeholders.
      • Agile with demonstrated sound organizational skills, and the ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously in a timely manner in a fast-paced environment.

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

      Senior Executive, Library

      NTU Library 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.


      • Attend to a range of enquiries and feedback from user and assist in the use of library resources and facilities.
      • Train, manage, and participate in the assessment of a pool of Student Assistants.
      • Consistently upkeep and enforce the Service Standards set by the Library and recommend improvements.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Contribute actively to projects that seek to measure and improve processes, or to assist in change management for users when novel services are launched.
      • Evenings and weekend work will be required.

      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.


      • 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:

      • Communication and Outreach
      • Digital Scholarship & Education
      • Digital Technology & Analytics
      • Institutional Repository
      • Library Planning & Effectiveness
      • Resources, Discovery & Access
      • User Services & Spaces

      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
      Whatsapp: 8395 0629
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      Due to enhanced safe management measures by the university, on-campus visits by external parties are suspended until further notice.