The National Library (NL) and the National Archives of Singapore (NAS) play an important role in safe-keeping records on Singapore history. NL is a premier resource centre on works about Singapore and the region. It has about 1 million books, manuscripts, newspaper issues, letters and so on, published in and about Singapore.
Complementing NL, NAS safeguards government records including government files, photos, plans and maps, speeches and oral history records that document our nation-building journey. Together, NL and NAS hold a collection of over 10 million items. To facilitate greater access to its rich holdings, NLB launched the OneSearch portal which allows users to search across library, archives and museum databases simultaneously.