Collections & Shelf Guide

Lifestyle Collections

Our Lifestyle Collection is housed at Level 2 (entrance level) of the Library.

Books and Comics

We house a diverse range of books for personal, career or lifestyle needs. 

Personal & Career Development topics include Biography, Business & Management, Creativity & Innovation, Lifeskills, Science & Technology, True Stories

Lifestyle related topics include Comics, Hobbies, Humour, Fiction, Entertainment, Sports, Food & Beverages, Travel & Culture. 


Keep yourself updated with trends in travel, fashion, food and entertainment through our range of lifestyle magazines. 

Lifestyle Media

From award-winning feature films to tv shows and documentaries, the Library offers a collection of multimedia for media analysis or leisure. 

Restricted Media

We also manage a collection of Restricted Media for academic purposes -- available to NP Students and Staff only. 

NP Students may borrow restricted media for academic purposes for up to 4 hours and only view it on-premise in the Library's Media Viewing Rooms (Eris 1 and Eris 2). To borrow Restricted Media (including M18 Media if you are under 18), please request for lecturer endorsement via this online form. Upon approval, you will receive email instructions on how to collect the requested Restricted Media and access the Media Viewing Room. 

NP Staff can borrow Restricted Media out of the library for teaching purposes only. To do so, fill in this online form to confirm your purpose before making a request for the specific media item at our Library Catalogue.

Find out more about loans and requests of specific items. 


Academic Collections

Our Academic Collection can be found throughout Level 3, 4 and 5 of the Library. This extensive collection has been curated to support the learning, research and teaching needs of our NP Community.

  • Specialised Collections (Level 3)
Includes titles covering career guidance and development as well as further education.
Includes Chinese cultural history, drama & theatre, Chinese literature, Chinese media (Singapore and the region), Chinese music lyrics and values, Chinese philosophy, Chinese popular culture, translation and interpretation, news writing in Chinese, written communication, speech communication and presentation skills.
Comprises the best works and state-of-the-art technologies from the print, broadcast, digital media and industrial design worlds. Also covers advertising media, television broadcasting, photography, computer animation, graphic and product design. 
Covers titles and media resources to support the curriculum needs of the Early Childhood Development programme. 
Showcases Dr Lien’s rags-to-riches story, his legendary business acumen, services to the country, commitment to education and passion for community service. Also includes a collection of titles on successful Asian entrepreneurs, pioneers of Singapore, philanthropy, and the Chinese diaspora. 
Titles on national related topics and biographies of Singapore leaders such as PM Lee Hsien Loong, SM Lee Kuan Yew, Goh Chok Tong, and more. 
Covers law statutes, legislations and standards on technical specifications.
Covers titles on personal finance, financial planning, portfolio management, stocks & shares and real estate investments.

  • Main Academic Collections (Level 5)
  • Most of our Academic materials are located on Level 5. Our extensive collection spans disciplines like Business, Data, Engineering, Finance, Humanities, Science, Technology and more. 


Searching the Catalogue

Search for both physical and online items using our online catalogue

Simply type in any keyword (e.g. Title, Author, Subject, etc).

You may filter your search results by type of material (e.g. Books, Journals, etc) or Attribute (e.g. Author, Language, etc).

You can also do an Advanced Search for results that contain specific phrases.