RCLOS items are reference closed accessed items housed at the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library. They include heritage materials and out-of-print materials published in Singapore. Patrons are to request for these RCLOS items online at https://catalogue.nlb.gov.sg. Walk in requests may also be carried out at Level 11 counter. The cut-off time for such walk-in request is 7:00pm.
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.