The material in the RU Collection includes the following:
- Last copies of titles in NLB's collection
- Out of print titles
- Material with research value, with particular emphasis on Singapore, Southeast Asia and Asia
- Material of historical value such as biographies of well-known authors, economists, historians, musicians, politicians, scientists
- Titles less frequently used in LKCRL and the public libraries, which are still relevant to Singapore, Southeast Asia and Asia
- Children’s books with Asian content, or by famous authors, compilers, illustrators or translators
RUR materials may be reserved online via the Catalogue at http://catalogue.nlb.gov.sg. However, library members need to consult them onsite at Lee Kong Chian Reference Library.The period of consultation is for 3 weeks. The Reservation fee of $1.55 per item applies. Payment may be made at the Book Borrowing Station/reservation lockers at any public libraries.