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).




NTU Library campus map.
Download map here.

1. Art, Design & Media Library
ART-01-03 | Show location

2. Business Library
Show location

2a. Library Instructional Commons
Show location

3. Chinese Library
Show location

4. Communication & Information Library
Show location

5. Humanities & Social Sciences Library
Show location

6. Lee Wee Nam Library
Show location

7. Library Outpost
LHS-01-05 (The Hive) 
Show location

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: 25 Mar to 9 May 2024
    Closed on public holidays: 29 March (Good Friday), 10 April (Hari Raya Puasa), and 1 May (Labour Day).

    Monday to 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:

    • Self-check machines
    • Self-service photocopying, scanning, and printing
    • The operating hours of the main printing room are as follows:
      1. Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
      2. Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
      3. Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Important Note: Facilities at Level 2 and 3 are not available for booking during extended hours.

    Lee Wee Nam Library Extended Hours:

    Period: 23 Oct to 7 Dec 2023
    Closed on public holidays: 12 Nov (Deepavali), and 13 Nov (Public Holiday).

    Monday to 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 operating hours of the main printing room during the extended hours are as follows:
      1. Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
      2. Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
      3. Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
    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 (FY22/23)

    Books (print)812,720
    Books (electronic)1,283,975
    Audio-visual materials89,173
    Periodical titles (print & electronic)142,806
    Deposits in repository (scholarly publications and theses)108,514
    Research datasets

    Statistical Profile for Library Resources (FY21/22)

    Books (print)810,453
    Books (electronic)1,184,946
    Audio-visual materials68,240
    Periodical titles (print & electronic)118,760
    Deposits in repository (Scholarly Publications and Theses)99,567
    Research data files58,700
    Research datasets

    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

    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.

    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: [email protected]
    Ask A Librarian


    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

    Open Seating Areas

    All 7 libraries provide ample spaces for self-studying and discussion in the open areas that do not require reservations.

    Quiet Zones

    These special zones are dedicated for users who need to concentrate on their work or study and are available at Lee Wee Nam Library (Level 5), Business Library (Level B4) and Chinese Library (Reading Room). Discussions are not allowed in these Quiet Zones.



    A dedicated wellbeing space at the Quiet Zone of Lee Wee Nam Library (Level 5) designed to encourage users to engage in reflection, contemplation and mental relaxation. HYGGE features the concept Fascinature, which combines elements of soft fascination and nature to facilitate mental rejuvenation.  It is a collaborative effort by NTU staff, alumni and students, with support by the University Wellbeing Office. Fascinature was officially opened on 8 September 2022 by Deputy President and Provost, Prof Ling San.


    The newly launched enhanced Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Bookish and Experimental Research at the Art, Design and Media Library (Liber@ADML) features the following edtech-ready spaces and facilities to better support the School of ADM's interdisciplinary research and innovation needs.

    Configurable collaboration zones with wellbeing features

    Equipped with different lighting presets and modular furniture, The Playground offers users the flexibility to play around with the space and build the ideal classroom or collaborative workspace for teaching and learning. For user wellbeing, The Playground also features a circadian lighting system that automatically adjusts its brightness and colour temperature following the daylight cycle, allowing the human body to stay in tune with its natural circadian rhythm that regulates wakefulness and alertness.

    AV pods

    The new audio-visual pods are designed to function as a collaborative space for users to access visual media resources along with an open concept meeting room.

    Flexible showcases

    The interactive exhibition space and versatile window displays host the School of ADM’s creative works by faculty and students.

    Temi the robot

    A new service by NTU Library in the spirit of innovation, Temi the robot is the Library’s first-ever Smart Library Assistant. Temi’s capabilities include wayfinding, answering frequently asked questions, and video calling a NTU Librarian.

    Collaborative Spaces (Bookable*)

    The following spaces for group discussion require reservation on LibFacilities prior to use. Accompanying equipment for each space may differ – read the description when booking on LibFacilities. 

    *Reservation of bookable spaces are only available to current NTU students and staff. External members such as Personal and Corporate members will not be able to reserve these spaces.

     Lee Wee Nam Library Business Library Art, Design & Media Library
    Collaboration Booths and Discussion Pods (for 2 or more users)23 pods (with attached TV screens or PCs)7 pods (with projectors) -
    Soundproof Rooms
    1 Recording Room
    1 Video conferencing Room
    1 Cinema Room 1 AV Room
    Audio-Visual Pods--3 AV Pods


    Individual Study Spaces (Bookable*)

    The Business Library provide 19 rooms that can be reserved for individual study (14 Study Rooms and 5 Language Learning Rooms).

    *Reservation of bookable spaces are only available to current NTU students and staff. External members such as Personal and Corporate members will not be able to reserve these spaces.


    Exhibition Spaces

    Most NTU libraries provide exhibition spaces to showcase the work of the NTU community for a specified period of time. Please submit exhibition space request or schedule a discussion with the Library using this form.

    Spaces for Events, Filming and Photoshoots

    For enquiries on use of Library spaces for events, filming and photoshoots, please contact the Library using this form.