National Library, Kolkata (Calcutta)

The National Library of Singapore is a national knowledge institution empowering individuals and businesses with knowledge and information as it continuously expands its vast array of reference collections and services.

Through the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library, it preserves and makes accessible Singapore's literary and publishing heritage, and intellectual memory. The reference library occupies seven storeys (Levels 7-13) at the National Library Building where the start-up collection size exceeds 530,000 print and non-print materials. A full range of services, such as access to electronic databases, document delivery service, reprography, microfilm and audio-visual access are available.

Whether you are a researcher, parent, educator or student – there is something for everyone!

Use NLB e-Resources (eresources.nlb.gov.sg/index.aspx) to locate indexes, full-text ejournals, enewspapers, ebooks and emagazines. Also available are websites and guides on Singapore – Singapore Infopedia, NewspaperSG, HistorySG, PictureSG, BookSG, MusicSG and more!

Interested in the history, arts and culture of Singapore and Southeast Asia? Check out BiblioAsia, a quarterly journal to promote the collections and programmes of the National Library: nlb.gov.sg/Browse/BiblioAsia.aspx

To find a book in the library, visit: http://catalogue.nlb.gov.sg

Search for upcoming library events: nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Question for a librarian? Submit here: nlb.gov.sg/Research/AskUs.aspx

Other enquiries can be emailed to: helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg
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  • The National Library in Alipore, Kolkata is the largest library in India. It is under Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Government of India. The library is designated to collect, d...  more »
  • Oldest library as per my information though not sure . have traveled once earlier and it place its good looks attractive  more »
  • Place for students & scholars. The books which you can't find anywhere will be found here. This is the largest public library of its time.  more »
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  • The national library has a good collection of books on each and every subject. It is a reservoir of knowledge. I wish the books were maintained in a much better manner. The lush green surroundings make the library more attractive. Yes the building needs maintenance. If one believes in the stories of ghosts, then one should visit this place. For there is a story of Warren Hastings still searching for his black box which contains his confidential papers.
  • The National Library on the Belvedere Estate In Alipore, Kolkata is the largest library in India by volume and India's library of public record. It is under the Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Government of India. The library is designated to collect, disseminate and preserve printed material produced in India. The library is situated on the scenic 30-acre Belvedere Estate. It is the largest in India with a collection in excess of 2.2 million books.Before independence, it was the official residence of Lt. Governor of Bengal.
  • National Library, Kolkata is under massive renovation programs. The massive 🌲 are shedding their dead leaves. New leaves have started coming. Altogether they are declaring the onset of spring. Beautifully maintained lawns, roads, continuous cleaning by gardening staff added with bright sunlight is a thing of joy for everyone. This hard earned silence automatically helps the readers/ researchers to concentrate on books etc. Everyone must visit the place.
  • One the oldest libraries in India. And the architecture of this building is excellent. The collection of books is so large. You can find almost every book here. There's a good collection of old and every rare books. There are more than 2.2 million books. Large space of seating and reading. Perfect atmosphere for researching on something by taking a book from there. There's a auditorium with capacity of 500+ people. Though this building needs maintenance now.
  • So quit, Good environment. Pollution free total area. Total area covered by green tree.
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