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The Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library was built in 1986 to honour Singapore’s 3rd Minister of Finance, Mr Hon Sui Sen (1916-1983), who was in office for 13 years. Mr Hon was also the Member of Parliament for the Havelock Constituency (1970-1983).

The Havelock Community Centre leaders and senior civil servants mooted the idea to build a library as a fitting memorial to commemorate the late Mr Hon’s selfless dedication to the country. Following the Government’s approval in 1984 to set up the library at NUS, the Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library Fund Raising Committee was formed. In December the same year, the Planning Committee for the Library was set up and Mrs Lee-Wang Cheng Yeng was appointed Head-Designate of the Library and Chairperson of the Committee.

On 5 Oct 1984, the foundation stone for the building was laid by Mrs Annie Hon, wife of the late Mr Hon Sui Sen. Construction work started in November 1984 and was completed 25 months later. The Library started operations on 15 June 1987 and was declared officially opened by Mr Goh Chok Tong, the then First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence on 15 January 1988.

The library collects and maintains a rich collection of management, business and finance books, journals, audiovisual materials and digital resources to cater to the School of Business and its Graduate Division.

Facility Booking

Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library is currently undergoing renovation from December 2020 to mid-2022.






NUS Libraries Virtual Tours

Take a virtual tour of our libraries. Virtual tours are available for the following libraries:

CentralC J Koh Law • Hon Sui Sen Memorial • MedicalMusicScienceWan Boo Sow Chinese

Finding your way within the library? Access the

Virtual tour of HSSML is currently not available as we are currently closed for renovations
Level 1
Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library

1 Hon Sui Sen Drive, Singapore 117588

Tel: +65 6516 3131


View of HSSML from Business Link / Carpark 15
- Take the MRT train to Clementi station (EW23).
- Take Bus Service No. 183 at Clementi Station.
- Alight at the Pasir Panjang Road, near Heng Mui Keng Terrace.
- Take a 5-minute walk by Heng Mui Keng Terrace and turn left at Kent Ridge Drive where the Library is located behind the Mochtar Riady Building.
- You may also take any one of  bus services 10, 30, 51, 143, 188 or 200 on the opposite side of Haw Par Villa station (CC25) and alight at the bus stop on Pasir Panjang Road, opposite Heng Mui Keng Terrace.

Alternatively, you may also

- take Bus Service No. 96 from Clementi bus interchange or No. 95 from the bus stop opposite Buona Vista MRT station.  For bus 96, alight at the bus-stop opposite the Central Library. For bus 95, alight at the bus-stop in front of Central Library.

- Then, take an internal shuttle bus from the bus-stop outside Central Library.  After the internal shuttle bus passes the Mochtar Riady Building and turns left into Business Link, you will see Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library on the left. Press the bell and you will alight at the bus stop on side of the NUS Business School’s block Biz 2.

Please note that there are covered walkways linking the Central Library and Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library. It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the Central Library to the Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library.
When you are already in the NUS campus, you can take the Internal Shuttle Bus Service to all the libraries in the NUS Library system.  For bus schedules and routes, click  here.
The bus stops along Business Link are referred to as "Opposite Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library" located across the library or "Biz 2" which is located at the sheltered area where the road passes through Business School's block Biz 2.
  • Take the Ayer Rajah Expressway (Tuas) and exit on Clementi Road.
  • At the end of Clementi Road, turn left into Pasir Panjang Road.
  • After you see the Singapore Post branch on your left, turn left into Heng Mui Keng Terrace at the traffic light.
  • Go along Heng Mui Keng Terrace, you will see Mochtar Riady Building. Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library is behind the building.

See: NUS Parking


There are no really safe bicycle lanes to NUS Kent Ridge Campus. For now, the only way is to use Clementi Road flyover and enter campus via Entrance A.

There are two other marginally safer ways to get on the Kent Ridge campus:

  • From Pasir Panjang Road, enter Heng Mui Keng Terrace, which leads to Kent Ridge Drive.
    Enter Science Park I from Portsdown Ave (near Normanton Park).
  • Exit at South Buona Vista Road, just outside the NUHS building. Note that this can be a busy junction during morning and evening peak hours.


Opening Hours

Libraries are closed on the following dates:
Mon, 2 Jan 2023
(New Year's Day)
Sat, 22 Apr 2023
(Hari Raya Puasa)*
Fri, 1 Sep 2023
(Presidential Election)*
Mon, 23 Jan 2023
(Chinese New Year)*
Mon, 1 May 2023
(Labour Day)*
Fri, 10 Nov 2023
(NUS Well-Being Day)*
Tue, 24 Jan 2023
(Chinese New Year)*
Fri, 2 Jun 2023
(Vesak Day)*
Mon, 13 Nov 2023
Thu, 6 Apr 2023
(NUS Well-Being Day)*
Thu, 29 Jun 2023
(Hari Raya Haji)
Mon, 25 Dec 2023
(Christmas Day)
Fri, 7 Apr 2023
(Good Friday)*
Wed, 9 Aug 2023
(National Day)

*except Yale-NUS College Library

Opening hours are shortened on the following dates:
Additional notes:
C J Koh Law Library
Angsana Rooms 1 and 2 are open to NUS staff and students 24/7 during term time.
Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library
HSSML hours indicated below is in reference only to the book collections section of the building (HSSML Collections).
Wan Boo Sow Chinese Library (雲茂潮中文图书馆)
Closed 1-hour before Central Library's closing time during term time.

25 SEP - 01 OCT 2023

Sep 25 Mon

09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Sep 26 Tue

09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Sep 27 Wed

09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Sep 28 Thu

09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Sep 29 Fri

09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Sep 30 Sat


Oct 01 Sun


25 SEP - 01 OCT 2023 Sep 25 Mon Sep 26 Tue Sep 27 Wed Sep 28 Thu Sep 29 Fri Sep 30 Sat Oct 01 Sun
Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM CLOSED CLOSED
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