• Mae Lim

Singapore's Largest Education Library

"The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.” Though some NIE newbies may think to add a few other choice items to Einstein’s observation, few will deny that the library is an integral part of her campus experience.

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.”

- Albert Einstein

Largest Education Library in Singapore

Shaped like a giant horse shoe, conveniently located atop the canteen, NIE Library boasts of more than half a million volumes and titles (both print and electronic), 52,000 journal titles (print and electronic) as well as more than 50,000 audio-visual materials. It is the largest education library in Singapore.

NIE library specialises in collecting books, e-books, journals, videos and other materials on education.

This includes publications on: teacher education, pedagogy, educational research, educational policy and administration.

Other niche collections include:

  • Resources on Singapore Education: Features books and theses on education in Singapore, history of Singapore education, educational system, policies and examination syllabuses.

  • Materials on National Education (NE): This includes videos on National Education that are produced by the National Education Branch.

  • NIE Authors: Books, book chapters, and reports that are written by NIE staff and lecturers can also be found in NIE Library. To browse all the titles written by NIE authors, simply type ‘NIE author ‘ (use single quotation marks to denote a phrase) in the Library catalogue and you will retrieve 4,400 titles.

So, while it’s good to know where the library is, it’s even better to know what the library has!

Highlights of NIE Books

  • Tan, O. S., Liu W. C., & Low E. -L. (Eds.). (2017). Teacher education in the 21st century: Singapore's evolution and innovation. Springer.

  • Poon, A., & Whitehead, A. (Eds.). (2017). Singapore literature and culture: Current directions in local and global contexts. Routledge.

  • Ng, P. T. (2017). Learning from Singapore: The power of paradoxes. Routledge.


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