- Nanyang Technological University Libraries
The Nanyang Technological University Libraries consist of 7 libraries located within the Nanyang Technological University campus in Jurong, Singapore. All of the Libraries are open to all staff and students of NTU, regardless of which faculty they belong to. Members of the public are also welcome to use library facilities and view print resources, but only members of NTU may check out materials or access electronic resources.
The 7 libraries consist of the main library, the Lee Wee Nam Library, the Business Library, the Humanities and Social Sciences Library, the Chinese Library, the Asian Communication Resource Centre, the Art, Design & Media Library, and the Wang Gungwu Library. Each library has a specialised collection designed to cater to the needs of different segments of the faculty and students of the University. The libraries as a whole serve as learning centres for the entire NTU community, both to conduct personal research and engage in group discussions. The branch libraries were established with the aim of providing learning hubs for each school, as well as to house print and media collections which are of particular use and interest to the faculty and students there.
Lee Wee Nam Library
This is NTU’s flagship library building and was named in recognition for a generous donation by the family of the late Mr Lee Wee Nam. It houses the Engineering and Science collections and the Library administration. This well photographed building has reading space to cater for both group discussion and learning as well as individual quiet reading. The window seats, in particular at Level 5, overlook the green campus surroundings and have an excellent view of Jurong West and even parts of the Straits of Johor.
This Library houses the core business collection of books and journals in the field of accounting, banking, business law, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality management, international business, management, marketing and strategy. It also holds the main audio-visual collection comprising music CDs as well as VCD and DVD titles in all subject areas and genres. Ample workstations and media viewing rooms are provided for the listening and viewing pleasure of these audio-visuals. This Library is a popular place for many students as it has quiet spaces and individual study rooms as well as spaces for collaborative work distributed over four floors.
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
This interim library provides a growing collection relating to psychology, sociology, history, linguistics, literature, philosophy and public administration. To meet the diverse needs of users, the library has facilities for group learning and quiet study. Facing a gentle green slope, it also offers a conducive setting for reflection and leisure reading.
The interim Chinese Library houses resources in the Chinese language on Chinese literature, history, philosophy, religion, linguistics, politics, economy, sociology and management science. It is a small but welcoming area popular with users wishing to read Chinese language materials.
Asian Communication Resource Centre
The Asian Communication Resource Centre (ACRC) has a history spanning 20 years. It started operating on June 2003 through the merger of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) Documentation Unit and the SCI Resource Centre. ACRC carries about 20 years of communication materials with a concentration of materials in development communication. It includes works pertaining to the fields of knowledge management, library science, information systems and journalism. There is also a large collection on development communication, as that was historically the main collection target of the library.
The collection comprises books and journals on advertising, broadcasting, information studies, journalism, knowledge management, library science, media law and ethics, amongst others. It also maintains materials pertaining to Communication in Asia with complete set of conference proceedings and research reports produced by the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) since 1971.
Art, Design & Media Library
ADM Library is located within the School of Art, Design & Media and is specifically designed to reflect the creative and artistic nature of its environment. It houses a growing collection of resources in the visual arts, architecture, drawing, design, illustration, painting and photography and a strong collection of AV materials. Interesting areas in the Library include a mini cinema, individual A/V viewing carrels, a flexible seating space and a large, writable black glass wall.
Wang Gungwu Library
In 2003, Professor Wang Gungwu made a generous book donation to the Resource Centre at the Chinese Heritage Centre. The Resource Centre was renamed Wang Gungwu Library in recognition of the Professor's contribution to research on Chinese overseas and for his generous donation. WGWL focuses on collecting materials related to Chinese overseas.
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