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Wang Gungwu Library


On 13 September 2003, the Resource Centre at the Chinese Heritage Centre was named Wang Gungwu Library (WGWL) in recognition of Professor Wang’s scholarship and significant contribution to the field of Chinese Overseas Studies. Professor Tommy Koh, the immediate past chairman of the Chinese Heritage Centre Council, and Mr Wee Cho Yaw, the founding chairman of the Centre, jointly officiated at the naming ceremony. The Library which houses mainly resources on ethnic Chinese overseas subjects has also benefited from Professor Wang’s generous donation. The WGWL presently holds a collection of around 56,000 items.

Members of NTU library are eligible to borrow non-reference material from the WGWL. Anyone who wishes to consult the materials can make enquiries by calling: (65) 6513 8680 ​or by 


Chinese Heritage Centre Building will be undergoing a major renovation from 23 February 2021 to 14 June 2021. Wang Gungwu Library will be closed during this period. Users who would like to return books borrowed from WGW library, you can do so via any of NTU libraries. 

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NTU Library online database, Library Catalogue​

General Enquiries & Loans
Tel: (+65) 6513 8680

The Centre welcomes the donation of books or valuable documents on the ethnic Chinese. Donors can enjoy a double tax deduction.

Wang Gungwu Library introduces QR-coded textbooks


Launch of the Early Textbooks Digital Project

If you have heard or visited our early textbook special collection at Wang Gungwu library, you might be very impressed by these precious resources. Now we present this online bibliography for your easy access to this collection at any time anywhere as you like!

It records a total of more than 1200 titles of textbooks and related study and teaching materials that were used in Mainland China and Chinese schools in Southeast Asian countries during the twentieth century.

You can search by title, author or subject. Alternatively, you can browse the whole collection by author, year, content level, subject heading, keyword, and place of publication.

You can access this bibliography via: NTU Eresources​ Or use this link:​

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