Looking for things to do now that the long 3-month vacation has arrived? NTU Library has many resources such as books, music, and online learning databases to keep you occupied.

Learn new skills online with Lynda.com

Why not learn something new now that you have all this free time? You can access Lynda.com via the library. There are many types of courses to suit your needs ranging from Python, Data Analytics, Data Visualization as well as Photography, Song Writing, Comic Book Designing, and Job Hunting among other topics. You can also switch between your computer, tablet, or mobile device.

Search and select the courses that you are interested in and save your own playlist in Lynda.com. Collect online course certificates after completing each course.

Music buffs rejoice







Music Online by Alexander Street Press allows you to cross-search seven music collections across a variety of music genres. Check out the Music Online: Jazz Music Library to listen to your favourite jazz tunes on the go. Select the album or musician of your choice. Click send to mobile, scan the QR code and the music will be streamed to your device.

Other music databases with Alexander Street Press include:



It’s a little known fact but besides academic readings, NTU Library also has a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles that you can discover.

Atonement : a novel
McEwan, Ian.
New York : N.A. Talese/Doubleday, 2002, c2001.
Call no.: PR6063.C4A881

Ian McEwan’s Atonement was shortlisted for the 2001 Booker Prize for fiction. The story revolves around 13-year-old Briony Tallis and a critical incident that she witnessed between her older sister Cecilia and Robbie Turner, their housekeeper’s son. But Briony’s incomplete grasp of adult motives and her imagination lead her to accuse Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Subsequently, this incident changes the lives of all three of them and led Briony to a life-long quest of finding atonement for her childhood misdeed.

Rick Sammon’s travel and nature photography
Sammon, Rick.
New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton, c2006.
Call no.: TR790.S189

This book features how-to tips from a globe-trotting photographer. From photographing seals under the ice in Siberia’s Lake Baikal to monarch butterflies on Mexican mountaintops, Sammon’s excursions take the reader on armchair photography excursions to many exotic locations around the world.

London in paint
Cheshire, Lee
London : Tate Publishing, 2017.
Call no.: N8214.5.G7C524

This book showcases 100 paintings from the 17th century to the present from the Tate collection, with each work offering a special perspective contextualized by revealing and memorable anecdotes that brings London to life.

If you’d like to find out more, drop by NTU Library during the vacation season. Check out our vacation opening hours here and if you want more recommendations, you can contact us at library@ntu.edu.sg.