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The Medical Library is the oldest library in NUS. Its origin can be traced back to 1905 when the Straits and Federated Malay States Government Medical School was set up.

It is home to an impressive collection of biomedical subjects, dentistry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy.

The Medical Library serves primarily the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Dentistry, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Duke-NUS Medical School. It is also used by hospital doctors, health-services personnel, general practitioners, medical officers of the Armed Forces and personnel attached to various government departments, official bodies and scientific organisations.

Facility Booking

Medical Library features a variety of spaces and resources available for the NUS Community’s learning, research, and teaching needs. Explore some of the featured spaces or visit the Facilities page to view the full list.


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Take a virtual tour of each level:
Level 5
Medical Library

Block MD6, Centre for Translational Medicine

14, Medical Drive #05-01 Singapore 117599

Tel: +65 6516 2046

For directions, use   NUS Campus Map journey planner or   Google Map Journey Planner.

Medical Library is located on level 5 of block MD6

  • Take the MRT train to Kent Ridge station (CC24).
  • Walk towards NUH.
  • MD6 will be approximately 200 metres right in front of you.

Alternatively, take bus 95 and stop at the bus stop near NUH Service Block. The Medical Library is within walking distance of this bus-stop.

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.

Take Shuttle Service A alight at the bus stop near NUH Service Block. Alternatively take Shuttle Service C and alight at the bus stop near LT 27/Science Co-op. It takes about 5-10 minutes to walk from either bus-stop to the Medical Library building. The Library entrance is on the 5th floor.

See: Internal Shuttle Bus Services

Take Exit 8 along Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) and turn into South Bouna Vista Road.Turn into Lower Kent Ridge Road. The nearest Visitor Car Park is Car Park 10.

See: NUS Parking

For detailed directions, use NUS Campus Map journey planner or Google Map journey planner.

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Opening Hours


Due to the current Covid-19 situation, various access restrictions may apply based on prevailing on-campus guidelines issued by the University.

Libraries are closed on the following dates:
* Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library is closed for renovations until mid-2022
* Mon, 9 Aug 2021 (National Day) (except Yale-NUS College Library)
* Thu, 4 Nov 2021 (Deepavali) (except Yale-NUS College Library)
* Sat, 25 Dec 2021 (Christmas Day)
* Sat, 1 Jan 2022 (New Year's Day)


Opening hours are shortened on the following date:
* Fri, 24 Dec 2021 (Christmas Eve) - Closes at 1:00pm


18 OCT - 24 OCT 2021

Oct 18 Mon

09:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Oct 19 Tue

09:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Oct 20 Wed

09:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Oct 21 Thu

09:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Oct 22 Fri

09:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Oct 23 Sat


Oct 24 Sun


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Medical Library 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM CLOSED CLOSED