The Consult a Subject Librarian service is an appointment-based reference service offered at the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library (LKCRL). You can make an appointment with a subject librarian to help you with research on the following subjects:
Singapore History and Heritage
Singapore Literary Arts
assigned subject librarian will share about resources available at LKCRL and
assist with identifying relevant sources, in-depth sharing on the available
resources in LKCRL as and compiling a listing of materials relevant to your
You may request this service at firstname.lastname@example.org (This service is temporarily unavailable until further notice.)
more information, please refer to our FAQs.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Who is eligible to make an appointment?
free service is available to library patrons who require assistance and
guidance in research on Singapore History and Heritage and Singapore Literary
2. What does the Consult a Subject Librarian service include?
This personalised reference service includes:
Reference interview conducted by the librarian on the scope of the research topic
relevant sources available at LKCRL by the librarian including materials in our
closed-access collection (RCLOS) such as primary materials (e.g. manuscripts
and typescripts), publications in our Legal Deposit collection and resources in
the library’s online portals and subscribed databases
Compilation of a listing of materials (up to 10 titles) relevant to the research area according to the researcher’s needs
In-depth sharing on the available resources in LKCRL relevant to the research topic
3. What type of assistance is excluded from this service?
The Consult a Subject Librarian service does not
offer guidance and assistance on requests not related to Singapore History and Heritage and Singapore Literary Arts
offer advice on school homework, quiz questions, crossword puzzles, questions for competitive gain (e.g. gambling or contests) and medical or legal questions. However, resources for self-directed research in these areas may be suggested
- provide research or tutoring service
4. When can I make an appointment to
meet the subject librarian
You can make an appointment to meet a subject librarian on weekdays Monday to Friday, between 10am to 12noon and between 2pm to 7pm.
5. How do I make an appointment?
You may make an appointment by sending an email to email@example.com. You will be contacted by
email/phone within five working days to schedule an appointment.
For onsite requests, a counter staff can assist you
with your booking.
6. How long is the consultation session?
consultation session will usually be between 30 to 60 minutes. Library patrons are
allowed one session per week only.
7. Where will the consultation session be held?
session will be held at LKCRL.
8. I need to cancel my appointment. What is the best way to do this?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel the appointment.
9. Are there other ways to get help from a librarian?
For questions that do not require a face-to-face appointment, you may use our Ask A Librarian service or approach counter staff.
LKCRL reserves the right to redirect the requests to Reference Point (RP) for enquiries that do not require a face-to-face appointment.