The Kwa Geok Choo Law Library is named in memory of the late Madam Kwa Geok Choo, wife of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.
The 2,600-square-metre Law Library will have seating capacity for over 500 users, and will be fully equipped with modern technology and wired for legal research in the 21st century.
The Law Library will be a rich depository of knowledge resource and will provide comprehensive collection coverage to support the teaching and legal research needs of the SMU School of Law. It has the capacity to hold 50,000 print volumes. It will focus on developing several special collections on topics such as Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution and Islamic Law.
The Kwa Geok Choo Law Library and the Li Ka-Shing Library will together provide access to over 90,000 electronic resources, including e-books, e-journals and databases, catering for multidisciplinary research and interests. The two libraries will also provide seamless access to information services and resources to the entire SMU community.