Sumptuous facility with lots of quiet space for reading and research. Excellent online access free by simply signing up (that includes JSTOR, one of the best digital academic Asian resource libraries). The National Library also hosts a website that has online editions of some of the region's most fascinating out-of-print, classic travelogues including the 1897 Life of Sir Stamford Raffles and
An Account of the Malayan Peninsula: http://www.nlb.gov.sg/. Large basement carpark and good bus access. Few minutes' walk from Raffles Hotel and Bugis Junction.