Since 18 September, the Reference Room at Central Library has been renamed the Peggy Wai Chee Leong-Hochstadt Room.
Mrs Peggy Wai Chee Leong-Hochstadt served as the first Chief Librarian of the NUS Library from 1980 till her retirement in July 1991. Mrs Hochstadt was a well-loved leader who was instrumental in the library’s early embrace of information technology. She also made many contributions to the library profession in Singapore.
With the renaming of the room, the location code displayed in the catalogue for Central Library’s reference materials is now “PH Room”:
The Hochstadt family has also very generously donated a collection of 526 titles to enrich our libraries’ print collection. Here are just some of the titles: