RCLOS items are reference closed accessed items. They include heritage materials published before 1970. It also includes out-of-print titles published in Singapore. Patrons may request for these RCLOS items at Level 11 of the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library.
The Lee Kong Chian Reference Library provides microfilms and microfiches for reference at the Singapore & Southeast Asian Collections on Level 11 of the National Library Building.Microfilms are arranged for public access by microfilm number (e.g. NL0023) or barcode number ('A' series: e.g. A00000234G) and DDC or MFC number for microfiche.
All newspapers on microfilms published on year 2000 and after are shelved by title and date. You can check for the microfilm number of the newspapers/journals/books/manuscripts from the Newspapers on Microfilm site through NewspaperSG or the Microfilm catalogue station at Level 11 of the National Library Building. Library users will need to retrieve the required microfilm from the microfilm cabinets personally, place it in the basket provided and bring it to the Information Counter. For microfiche, library users can approach the Information Counter for assistance to retrieve them from the locked cabinets.All requests are to be written on the ‘Application to Consult Microfilm’ form and submitted to the librarian at the Information Counter.