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  • Closure of Lee Kong Chian Reference Library during COVID-19 Circuit Breaker period from 7 April to 1 June 2020

    Streets and Places · Politics and Government · Seow, Peck Ngiam
    "Signages outside the closed Level 7 Business, Science & Technology reading room at Lee Kong Chian Reference Library."--Contributed by Seow Peck Ngiam, as part of the "Documenting COVID-19 in Singapore" collection community call. This photograph shows the closed entrance to the reference library during the Circuit Breaker period. A notice...
  • National Library, 1972 : group photograph

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This is a photograph of students and their teacher, posing outside the National Library at Stamford Road during a class outing. Photograph donated by Tan Ching Hwee and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_233. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Writer in residence : profile

    Personalities · Arts · Events · Edwin Thumboo Collection
    This is a photograph of a writer giving a talk at the old National Library in Singapore. Edwin Thumboo is standing in the background. This photograph is part of the collection donated by Edwin Thumboo to NLB. Title devised by Library staff.
  • National Library, 1970s : general view

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a general view of the National Library building at Stamford Road. The iconic red-brick building was a major landmark in Singapore's civic and cultural district. The library was closed on 31 March 2004 and eventually torn down in 2005 to make way for the construction of the...