Opening Hours

Central Library

18-03-2019 to 24-03-2019

Mon - 08:30 AM to 09:00 PM
Tue - 08:30 AM to 09:00 PM
Wed - 08:30 AM to 09:00 PM
Thu - 08:30 AM to 09:00 PM
Fri - 08:30 AM to 09:00 PM
Sat - 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Sun - Closed

* Fri, 19 Apr 2019 (Good Friday)

* Wed, 1 May 2019 (Labour Day)

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CL Level 4 Map


artsbuzz The ArtsBuzz is located near the entrance, next to Perk Point.  It showcases artworks by NUS staff and students.  The exhibitions are only open to NUS staff, students and NUS Libraries members only.

LINC Terminals

linc terminal LINC contains the online Library INtegrated Catalogue of the NUS Libraries. It contains records of books, journals, theses, conference proceedings, microforms, AV materials, and CD-ROMs available in all the NUS libraries. You can also check your library records for information about your loans, requests, fines, etc. 

LINC is available through the Internet at .  

Loans & Membership Services

loans desk The Loans Desks provide the following services:
  • Borrowing and returning of items
  • Borrowing of study carrel
  • Pickup for items placed on request
  • Intralibrary and Interlibrary transactions
  • Lost and found
  • Membership matters
  • Payment of fines

Resource Room

microform viewer For viewing of microfilm and microfiche collection.

New Books Displays

new book display The New Books Displays showcase recently catalogued books which may be checked out immediately.  For a list of new books and audiovisual materials available at the Library, please refer to the New Additions list.




Perk Point

perk point This area features cozy seats where you can unwind.  Light refreshment is available from vending machines within the premises.


Reserve Books/Readings (RBR) & Multimedia Viewing Area

rbr collection

The Reserve Books/Readings (RBR) Collection contains materials recommended by teaching staff as essential reading.  They are available for loan only to teaching staff and students for a period of two hours or overnight after 8.00 pm. 

RBR materials and multimedia items are shelved behind the Loans Desk, and are self-service areas.

The Multimedia Viewing Area enables staff and students to make use of the audio-visual resources in the Library.  Equipment available include:

  • Video cassette recorders (VCR)
  • Laser Disk, Audio CD, VCD and DVD Players

Reception Desk

reception desk The Reception Desk is located at the entrance of the Central Library.  Please approach our duty officers if you have any enquiries.


Self-Service Book Drop

self service bookdrop The Self-Service Book Drop enables you to return library books without having to queue at the Loans Desk. 


Self-Service Borrowing

self service borrowing kiosk The Self-Service Borrowing stations enables you to check-out library books without having to queue at the Loans Desk.


Self-Service Photocopying

self service photocopying This service is operated by a commercial vendor. The machines accept coins and cashcards.  The sale and top-up of cashcards are available here.  Please observe the Copyright Act.



With a maximum capacity of 120, this room can be used for class viewing of media materials, and as a venue for workshops, lectures and library sessions.

NUS staff and students may enquire on booking availability by emailing, indicating the date and time of booking request.