NUS Chinese Library, one of the special libraries within the National University of Singapore Libraries system, is situated in the northern wing of the Central Library Building. The primary purpose of the Chinese Library is to support the teaching and research of the Department of Chinese Studies. The collection includes Chinese literature, Chinese history, Chinese philosophy, Chinese linguistics and Chinese Overseas Studies. It is notable for its strengths in traditional thread-bound Chinese books, Four Treasure Library series, Chinese newspapers published outside China, Taiwan, Hong Kong & Macau, rare Chinese periodicals during the Republic of China, and Southeast Asian Chinese materials.
On 1 October 2002, the Japanese Resources Department of the Central Library was absorbed into the Chinese Library. The Chinese Library therefore expanded its scope to support the teaching and research of the Department of Japanese Studies.
Content updated on 05 Jul 2013
10 Aug - 25 Oct 2015Mon-Fri : 8.00am - 10.00pm
Sat & Sun : 10.00am - 5.00pm
Pub Hol : CLOSED *
*Unless otherwise stated
The Library will be CLOSED on the following public holidays:
11 Sep 2015 (Fri) Polling Day
24 Sep 2015 (Thu) Hari Raya Haji
Directions to CH
- The Innovators and the Imitation Game
- Highlights from NUS Libraries’ collection – The Fabric of the Human Body
- Japanese and Chinese comparative Literature Series (In Japanese)
- Celebrating NUS110 & SG50 through music
- Rounding Up — NUS Libraries’ Scholarly Communication Events (Semester 2, Academic Year 2014/2015)