Businesses can do market research at Singapore Libraries for free or by becoming a member.
National Library Board
The National Library and all its branches are open and free to the public.
To borrow an item or use the multimedia facilities, you need to be a member.
The Lee Kong Chian Reference Library focuses on specific areas and topics.
The Business Collection of the Lee Kong Chian Library has more than 37,000 volumes and 20 electronic databases.
You can ask for help on research and information retrieval at any of the Information Counters on Levels 7, 8, 9 and 11.
You can also send your research requests to the Reference Library through email, SMS, phone or fax through the Reference Point Service.
You can pay to become a member of the University libraries in Singapore and use their library resources.
Each library has different membership fees.
You can approach any of these libraries:
Offers Reference, Chinese, Japanese & Korean, and Engineering/Science Periodical, Conference collections, as well as audio-visual resources.
Offers print resources, including reference, books and journals on business, finance, economics, information technology, social sciences and law.
Offers print and non-print materials, including books, journals, annual reports of Singapore-listed companies, audio-visual materials and training packages. It also subscribes to online databases and e-journals.
Government agencies and statutory boards have libraries that you can also tap into.
SPRING Information Resource Centre
The Centre houses the largest collection of national, regional and international standards including Singapore Standards, British Standards, ISO and IEC Standards.
The Centre also has information specialists who can assist you in research.
IE Singapore Advisory Centre
The Centre, run by the International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, has a collection of over 10,000 volumes of publications providing business information to support Singapore companies in their internationalisation efforts.
The collection focuses mainly on providing business contacts, trade statistics, export regulations & tariffs and selected industry information.
Social Services Training Institute (SSTI) Resource Centre
The Centre, run by the National Council of Social Services, is equipped with information and resource materials on local, regional and international developments in social service-related issues.
The library can be used for research and reference purposes only.
Singapore Sports Council (SSC) Sports Library
SSC Sports Library is the only specialised sports library in Singapore.
The Library provides up-to-date sports information to the sports fraternity, academic institutions, schools and the general public.
Membership is required.