Reference and Research Services

Get help with research and referencing with access to our collection of Singapore's published heritage.

Keen to use the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library's resources? Please email ref@nlb.gov.sg and our librarians will assist to identify relevant sources for your research needs.


Access our archived collection of past newspapers processed in a microfilm format.


These services are available at levels 7, 8, 9 and 11 of the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library.


Submit your request to view materials from the National Reference Closed Stacks. You may wish to check for other available copies in the NLB Catalogue first.


Submit your request to view materials collected through the National Library's Legal Deposit. This is a chargeable service. You may wish to check for other copies in the NLB Catalogue first.


Submit your request to view older editions and less frequently used titles from our collections. This is a chargeable service. You may wish to check for other copies in the NLB Catalogue first.


Submit your order for high-resolution digital copies of images from the National Library's digital collection.


Request for document reproductions from NLB's physical collections like books, journals, newspapers and microfilms.


Find out more about loan requests for books and materials from overseas libraries unavailable in our collection.


Discover curated resources on Singapore, the arts, business and more, including how-to guides to navigate our catalogue.


Learn about the National Library's Legal Deposit function and how you can deposit your materials with us.





Archival Research Services

For researchers interested in using archival resources.