Named after prominent Singapore philanthropist Dr Lee Kong Chian in honour of the S$60 million donation from the Lee Foundation, the reference library is the premier resource for works on or about Singapore and the region.
The Lee Kong Chian Reference Library occupies seven floors from levels 7 to 13 at the National Library building with a floor area of 14,265 square metres and physical collection size of over 2.5 million items in various formats. It also offers a full range of services such as access to subscribed online databases, document delivery service, digital reproduction services, microfilm and audio-visual materials to serve the information needs of researchers, professionals and the general public.
Besides preserving Singapore's knowledge legacy for future generations, the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library also strives to enrich its collections to enable Singaporeans to progress and stay ahead in the knowledge-based economy as well as in their pursuit of life-long learning.
Discover our rich collections with a wide range of resources in various subjects and formats.
Check out our suite of services to assist your research.