In 2003, Professor Wang Gungwu donated more than thirty thousand volumes collection to Chinese Heritage Resource Centre. In September 2003, the centre was named “Wang Gungwu Library” in recognition of Professor Wang’s scholarship and significant contribution to the field of Chinese Overseas Studies. The Library which houses mainly resources on ethnic Chinese overseas subjects has also benefited from Professor Wang’s generous donation. Other scholars have donated smaller personal or family collections to the Library. The current focus of the library's acquisition program includes Chinese genealogical records, clan association publications, and documents relating to the former Nanyang University.