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The RELC Library

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Located on the 4th level of the RELC International Hotel, the Library supports RELC programmes in training, research and development, publications, seminars and other professional activities. It is a special library of resources in language education and research, with a special focus on applied linguistics and the teaching of English to speakers of other languages.

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Library's Desired Outcomes
  • To be a resource-rich space to enable readers/speakers to access language materials and information for life-long learning.

  • To provide seamless access to both physical and digital information.

  • To be inclusive in the sharing of space for a multitude of diverse users who might want to access the library for very different purposes.

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Visitor's Information - Our usual opening hours are 8.30am to 6.00pm (Mondays-Thursdays), 8.30am to 5.30pm (Fridays) and 9.00am to 12.00noon (the first Saturday of every month). We are closed on Sundays and all Singapore public holidays.
Location & Opening Hours



Level 4
30 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258352
Republic of Singapore
Email :
Tel : (+65) 6885 7822
Fax : (+65) 6734 2753

Library Opening Hours
Monday - Thursday
0830 - 1800 hours
0830 - 1730 hours

Saturday (Open as per the schedule below)

2 September 2023

7 October 2023

4 November 2023

2 December 2023


0900 - 1200 hours 
Kindly note that the Service Counter closes 30 min before closing time.
Borrowing of Books

General Books: Most books may be borrowed for a period of two weeks.


Reference Books: These are for use in the Library only.


Reserve Books: These are marked with a red band on the spine of the book. They may be borrowed overnight by course participants only.


Periodicals: Unbound periodicals, except the latest issues, may be borrowed for 3 days only. Bound periodicals may be borrowed for a period of two weeks.


RELC Theses, Dissertations, Projects and Publications : These may be borrowed for two weeks.


Non-Print Materials: These may be accessed in the Library or borrowed for up to two weeks only.


Renewal of Loans: Loans may be renewed via the Library Catalogue, personally or by email, up to two times, provided the item has not been requested by another person and is not overdue.


Reservations: An item which is out on loan can be reserved at the Circulation Counter or through the Library Catalogue. When it is available, it should be collected within three working days


Recall: Any book may be recalled from loan at any time.


Fines: Fines are payable on items not returned on the date or at the time due

Please note that fines for interlibrary loans are charged at different rates.
All Materials except Reserve Books
Reserve Books
S$1.00 (Inclusive of GST) Per Day After Due Date
S$1.50 (Inclusive of GST) per hour or part thereof, after 0900 hours when the book is due
Lost Books
If a book is lost, the member who has borrowed the book has to report it to the Library immediately. Charges need to be paid according to the following table, plus any overdue fines. The cost of replacement for lost books, inclusive of fines and administrative charges, is not refundable.
Total Charges
Lost item replaced by Library
Administrative Fee of S$32.10 (Inclusive of GST) + Current price of item (Inclusive of GST) + shipping + bank charges (if any)
Lost item replaced by Library member (Library member purchase a new copy for Library)
Administrative Fee of S$32.10 (Inclusive of GST)
If lost item is out of print
Administrative Fee of S$32.10 (Inclusive of GST) + Original price / market price of the item from online dealers (Inclusive of GST) + shipping + bank charges (if any)
Other Services

Other Self-Service Facilities

The self-service library photocopier is for photocopying and printing of library materials and payment is necessary. The charge per page for the first 10 pages is S$0.15 (Inclusive of GST); the charge per page for the next 10 pages is $0.20 (Inclusive of GST) and the charge per page from the 21st page onwards is $0.35 (Inclusive of GST). Compliance with the Singapore Copyright Act is essential.


Self-service scanning services are also available at an administrative cost of S$0.50 (Inclusive of GST). Compliance with the Singapore Copyright Act is also applicable.


Document Delivery

Photocopy requests of an article may be acceded to, subject to the Copyright Laws of Singapore. The charges are S$10.70 (Inclusive of GST) for the first ten pages, and S$2.15 (Inclusive of GST) for each subsequent ten pages, plus registered airmail delivery charges. The article will only be sent upon receipt of a bank draft of the correct amount in Singapore dollars. Any bank charges levied will be borne by the requester. Please email the request to


Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan is S$10.70 (Inclusive of GST) per item for non-reciprocal libraries. Overdue fines of S$1.50 per item per day will be charged to borrowing library if borrowed item is not returned on time. Please email the request to


Note: Payment of below S$25.00 can be by cash or PayNow. Payment above S$25.00 can be by cash, PayNow or credit card.

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Online Library Guides and Catalogue
Library Guides
Joining the RELC Library

Please click here.

Accessing your Library account
Please click here.
Searching the RELC Library Catalogue
Please click here.
Placing reservations
Please click here.
Updating your personal details
Please click here.
Library Catalogue
 Click here to visit our online library catalogue

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