About Archives Reading Room



The Archives Reading Room (ARR) is the primary physical space where researchers and members of the public seek access to archival records. Our duty officers address enquiries and attend to the research needs of the public, academics and government agencies. Researchers can request to view and reproduce copies of records subject to prior approval if this is required from transferring agencies and donors and in compliance with NAS’ terms. The ARR holds reference copies of records in microfilm and digital formats which include Straits Settlements Records, private records, maps, building plans, cemetery, marriage and school records and records from overseas archives.

Opening Hours:

Mondays - Sundays: 10am – 9pm

Closed on Public Holidays

Staffed Service Hours:

Weekdays: 10am – 6.30pm

Saturdays: 10am – 1pm

Excluding Sundays, Public Holidays and substituted Public Holidays

Closed at 1pm on eves of Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year

For more information please visit: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/faq. For enquiries please email us at nas@nlb.gov.sg and we will respond within 5 working days. If more time is needed to respond to you, we will let you know.